Q&A with Arianna Huffington: Sleep yourself to the Top

How to succeed? Get more sleep! A conversation with the co-founder of the Huffington Post  

Remember what it feels like to be focused and productive?

It has been a while? Well, you're not alone!

Many of us feel exhausted and overwhelmed due to the economic situation caused by Covid-19 and the many uncertainties ahead in business and in private life. This podcast is here to help: Listen to Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the Huffington Post and founder of the behaviour change company Thrive Global in conversation with Bits & Pretzels' Editor-in-Chief Britta Weddeling.

In this podcast the serial entrepreneur, bestselling author and fearless business person shares what best practices have helped her in the course of building her amazing career — from starting  the news aggregator Huffington Post that won her the Pulitzer Prize, fast forward to today – and her vision with Thrive Global, the mental resilience platform that helps entrepreneurs and their staff to deal with workplace stress.

The media mogul explains how we can all manage pressure and anxiety better with what she calls „micro steps“ — small adjustments to our lives that help us to sleep & relax better and further our ability to being more focussed and productive – and why the culture of being always on and alert is not at all helpful in dealing with this crisis:

“It's very easy for us to operate like firefighters constantly. But we need to really differentiate between what is urgent and what is truly important, because if everything is urgent, then nothing gets really done.“

So if you are concerned about how to adjust your business to the new normal over the coming months – this podcast hopefully provides some valuable advice for you.

03:10: How Arianna was diagnosed with burnout after a collapse
05:15: „Creating awareness is not enough, it’s about changing habits“
06:40: Micro steps and four journeys: recharge, fuel, focus & connect
09:26: What entrepreneurs and athletes have in common
11:56: How company leaders can create healthy work environment
15:51: Beer Garden Break: Why behavioral change is the coolest challenge for entrepreneurs
20:28: Taking care of yourself is essential if you want to be good leader
28:02: Either-or-game: Life isn’t about „either… or….“, it’s about „yes and…“

Production: Regina Körner, Migo Fecke (professional-podcasts.com); Hubert Honold & Sophie Dechansreiter