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The Bookledge Podcast

The Bookledge Podcast

By Shubham Jena
BookLedge is your go-to podcast for self-improvement. Here we share book summaries of personal development books and interview successful people who can offer their knowledge and expertise to our listeners. Hope you enjoy the podcast! 😊
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Episode 17: In Conversation with Arjun Sachdev - Arjun on Why we Overthink, What Kind Books You Should Read, Why He doesn't like making Carousels and many more

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Episode 31: The Ghost and The Man - A Story of Modern Man
In today's episode, I will be telling you a story. A story of how the modern man is destroying his life and who's the culprit behind it.
July 30, 2021
Episode 30: 5 Lessons From The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson
In this episode, I shall be sharing 5 lessons from one of my favorite books The Almanack of Naval Ravikant by Eric Jorgenson. 
July 23, 2021
Episode 29: The Psychology of Money Book Summary
In this episode, I will be discussing the lessons I learned from The Psychology of Money book by Morgan Housel.
July 08, 2021
Episode 28: The Subtle Art of Not Giving A Fuck Book Summary
Honestly when I asked people what would you like to listen to on my podcast? And many people wanted book summaries. So, I thought of reusing the content I made for my YouTube here too. Hope you like to listen to it, while you hit up the gym.
July 03, 2021
Episode 27: 5 Ways to Calm Down Your Anxiety
In this episode, we shall be talking about a few ways through which you can calm down your anxiety.
June 20, 2021
Episode 26: Self Improvement is Masturbation | Understanding The Fight Club Philosophy
I recently uploaded a post on the fight club philosophy where the main character compares self-improvement with masturbation. And says that self-destruction is the answer. And in this episode, I would like to discuss the philosophy behind it. 
June 05, 2021
Episode 25: In Conversation With Zeeshan Sheikh aka SeeKen - Bookman of India on Why He Started Reading, The Reading Revolution in India and much more
In Today's episode. I had the opportunity to interview one of my favorite content creators of all time: Zeeshan Sheikh. Or You might know him as SeeKen. He talks a lot about why he started reading and The Reading Revolution in India. And how to increase more awareness about reading in India. I was a really incredible opportunity to be able to talk with him. Hope you all like this conversation.
May 22, 2021
Episode 24: In Conversation With Ki is Your host: Ki on Self-confidence and The Art of Letting Go
In today's episode Ki is your host talks about her book, Walk Tall. And explains to us how to be self-confident in any kind of situation. And to say the truth. Her book is small and practically applicable. If you want to buy the book. You can click on the link below.
May 07, 2021
Episode 23: Why is Consistency so Important? And Why it's hard to be Consistent?
In today's episode. We shall discuss why is consistency so important? And why it's so hard to be consistent? And how you can be consistent using small mental shortcuts.
April 30, 2021
Episode 22: In Conversation with Renuka - Renuka on Kindness, Personal Branding, Why Copywriting makes her Happy and many more
In today's episode. I will be interviewing one of my nice friends Renuka. She is a Bookstagrammer and Copywriter. And a really kind person. I have been following her for a while and I know that she's really dedicated. She used to make posts on her phone when she didn't have her laptop. And that's the level of commitment it takes to achieve success. So, If you haven't followed her. Do follow her. And if you liked this episode. Do, subscribe or follow us depending on which platform you're listening to.
April 22, 2021
Episode 21: How To Become Lucky (The Easy Way)
Luck has been a fascinating topic to research about. As a kid, I used to believe that people went where they are with sheer luck. But, as I read books, this mindset has started to change but in the book The Almanack of Naval Ravikant. Naval talks about one of how can one become lucky and this is a small excerpt from it.
April 03, 2021
Episode 20: Don't Make This Mistake While Taking Notes (The Effort Principle)
Well, I always thought that taking notes digitally was the best way to take notes. But, I recently found out that I was wrong in assuming it. Because of a thing as known as the effort principle. Which you'll learn more about in the episode.
March 30, 2021
Episode 19: Why You Shouldn't Read A Book A Week
Well if you have been following me for a while. You might have heard me say this stuff again and again. But it worked wonders for me when I learned the fact that I don't have to read a book a week. Which is often preached by the self-help industry. So, here are 3 reasons why you shouldn't read a book a week.
March 28, 2021
Episode 18: Why You Shouldn't Make GOALS and Chase Them?
Recently I watched the Soul movie from Disney's Pixar. And it was a real emotional journey for me and it gave me a really valuable lesson. Although I knew it, this movie gave me the reason, Why we shouldn't obsess over goals. Why we shouldn't keep chasing them. I hope you enjoyed this episode and if you haven't followed us or subscribed to us. Then please consider subscribing, and I bet you won't regret it.
March 26, 2021
Episode 17: In Conversation with Arjun Sachdev - Arjun on Why we Overthink, What Kind Books You Should Read, Why He doesn't like making Carousels and many more
Arjun Sachdev has been a mentor and friend of mine for a long time. And I have learned a lot from him. And he just recently touched the milestone of 10k. Which is a great achievement for any creator. But, he has a different take on it. He is one of the clearest thinkers I know of. And remember, a clear thinker is better than a smart person and of course he is one of the smartest out there too. Listen to him talk and I bet you'll certainly learn a lot from him. And don't forget to follow him @silly.reader
March 12, 2021
Episode 16: In Conversation with Moina Abdul - Moina on Her Secret Meditation, Being a Reader as a Children and Many More
In this episode, I had the opportunity to interview one of my friends: Moina Abdul from @moina_books. And I had a blast talking with her about books, why did she start reading, and all other stuff. Listen to the episode and enjoy it. And if you like please subscribe to us or follows us, because we'll soon be coming up with Book Summaries. 😉
March 04, 2021
Episode 15: In Conversation With Chirag Malik - Chirag on How He Grew to 10k Followers in a Month
In this episode, we got to interview Chirag again and learned about how he got to 10k in just about a month. You might think, it's just sheer luck. But sorry to disappoint you, it took hard work, engagement, and connections to reach, where he is today. As many of you aspire to have your page growing, grab a pen and notebook and start learning all the valuable wisdom that Chirag's sharing.
February 07, 2021
Episode 14: In Conversation With Ryan Mannion - Ryan on Vulnerability, His Story, And How to Choose a Career
In this episode, I had this opportunity to interview the co-founder of @bookthinkers, Ryan Mannion. He is a really awesome guy, I really loved his concept of vulnerability and overall he is a really nice guy to interact with. I mean, I wish I could have met him in person. But, I think I'm gonna meet him someday. And fun fact Bookthinkers recently crossed, 100k followers. Now, I know that 100k people are interested in Books. Thanks, to Nick and Ryan, I'm on this beautiful journey. Will be forever grateful to them. Instagram: @bookthinkers Ryan's Personal Account: @ryanwmannion
December 07, 2020
Episode 13: In Conversation With Matt Hutson - Matt on Handling Criticism, His Best Investment, His Podcast's Mission
In Today's episode, I had the opportunity of Interviewing a very good friend of mine, Matt Hutson from Bookmattic. We had a blast talking about stuff, about books, about his personal life, and his podcast's mission. I Hope you all listen to this to the end, coz you're gonna get endless value from this lifelong learner. IG : @bookmattic Website: And do check out his online course:
November 24, 2020
Episode 12: In Conversation With Abhinav Atrey - Abhinav on 10X vs Atomic Habits, What's His Vision, How To Handle Criticism
In Today's Episode, We have with us Abhinav Atrey. He is a really inspiring person. He has been sharing his learnings or insights on his Instagram page and do, believe me, his page is really awesome. So, go check him out, and don't forget to subscribe or follow us or rate us if you're listening on apple podcasts. Instagram: @knowledgeseed2020
November 18, 2020
Episode 11: In Conversation With Chirag Malik - Chirag on Power of Compounding, What Got Him started, His favorite Mistake and How To Grow on Instagram
So, In Today's episode, we have, Chirag Malik. A really great person, who found his refuge in books. He talks about how he got started, what's his favorite mistake, and many more. Do listen to this episode to learn more about Chirag and do follow him on his Instagram. Instagram - @booksmyrefuge
November 05, 2020
Episode 10: How To Become Mentally Tougher? Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins Book Summary
In, this episode you'll be learning the 4 ways to become mentally tougher from the toughest man in the world. Despite having a bad start at life, David Goggins changed his mindset and went on to become a navy seal and an endurance athlete, and broke the world record of the most pull-ups in 24 hours. He says all this feat was achieved by him because he became mentally tougher and teaches us, how we can change our life, by becoming mentally tougher.
November 01, 2020
Episode 9: In Conversation With Nicholas Hutchison from The Bookthinkers - Nick on Deconstructing Ego, Using the Third Door, Secret Behind his Tatoos and How to grown on INSTAGRAM
I had this awesome opportunity to interview one of the people I look up to and admire. I had a conversation with Nichola Hutchison from The Bookthinkers. I have been following him for a few years, and he inspired me to read books and start this podcast and bookstagram. It was a dream come true for me and I really enjoyed the process. And, I am sure you guys are going to learn a lot from him. So, If you haven't checked him out. Go and check him out. Instagram: @bookthinkers  Website:
October 27, 2020
Episode 8: In Conversations With Vishakha Raghav - Vishakha Raghav on Work and Reading Balance, How To Get Started With Bookstagramming, Choosing between Fiction and Non-Fiction Books and a lot more
Today, I had an awesome opportunity to interview, one of my friend, Vishakha Raghav and share her thoughts on reading and bookstagraming. She talks about how to manage your work and still find rtime to read, and why you shouldn't stick to one genre, and how to get started with book blogging and followng your gut feeling. Hope, you will like our conversation. If you do, please check her out, she's really awesome. Instagram :
October 25, 2020
Episode 7: In Conversations With Arjun Sachdev - Arjun Sachdev on Books, Reading and Power of Keeping A Jounal
I had an awesome opportunity to interview one of my friends, Arjun Sachdev. Who had been like a mentor to me since the beginning of my journey. And I got to ask him a few questions which he very happily answered. I hope you all will enjoy this episode and don't forget to follow him on his Instagram handle. IG: @reader.arjun
October 12, 2020
Episode 6: The 7 Lies of Learning | Limitless by Jim Kwik Book Summary
We, humans, are so much capable but we never use the most of our capacity. And the thing that holds us back is none other than us. We hold us back with the lies that have been told to us about learning. So, here are the 7 lies of learning from the book Limitless by Jim Kwik.
September 22, 2020
Episode 5: 10 Member Of Your Real Estate Team | The Book On Rental Property Investing By Brandon Turner
In real estate, you need to have a successfully designed team, to help you succeed in the game. A team is not a formal group of members, a team is comprised of people on whom you can count on.  So, here are 10 members of your own real estate team.
September 07, 2020
Episode 4: 5 Keys To Become A Successful Rental Property Investor | The Book On Rental Property Investing By Brandon Turner
The benefits of investing in real estate are numerous. With well-chosen assets, investors can enjoy predictable cash flow, excellent returns, tax advantages, and diversification—and it's possible to leverage real estate to build wealth. Thinking about investing in real estate? Here's what you need to know about real estate benefits and why real estate is considered a good investment. Real estate investors make money through rental income, appreciation, and profits generated by business activities that depend on the property. The benefits of investing in real estate include passive income, stable cash flow, tax advantages, diversification, and leverage. Rental Property Investing offers a way to invest in real estate where you can have a steady cash flow and retire early.
August 20, 2020
Episode 3: 10 Keys To Success In Selling | Part 1 | The Psychology Of Selling by Brian Tracy Book Summary
The top 20 percent of salespeople earn 80 percent of the money. The top 5 percent or 10 percent of salespeople earn vastly more than that. Your goal is to become one of the very best and highest-paid people in your profession. Fortunately, this is easier than you might think.  One of the turning points in the author's life was when he learned about the law of cause and effect. This law says that for every effect, such as high income, there is a specific cause or causes. If you do what other successful people do, you will eventually get the same results that they do. In the remaining pages, I would like to pass on to you some of the causes, or reasons, for great success. The more of them you practice, the better results you will get. Once you learn these ideas, you can practice them time and again. The more you practice them, the less effort will be required for optimum results. You will move onto the fast track in your sales career. Here, are 10 keys to move your drowning sales career on the fast track of success. 
July 24, 2020
Episode 2: The Life S.A.V.E.R.S | Practices that will change your life before 8 AM | The Miracle Morning Book Summary Part 2
Here are six powerful, proven personal development practices known as the Life S.A.V.E.R.S. that you’ll use to gain access to the powerful forces—already within you—that will enable you to alter, change, or transform any area of your life. Let’s look at each of the six personal development tools that make up the Life S.A.V.E.R.S. and how each will help you become the person you need to be to easily attract, create, and live the most extraordinary life you have ever imagined.
July 09, 2020
Episode 1: The Life S.A.V.E.R.S | Practices that will change your life before 8 AM | The Miracle Morning Book Summary Part 1
Here are six powerful, proven personal development practices known as the Life S.A.V.E.R.S. that you’ll use to gain access to the powerful forces—already within you—that will enable you to alter, change, or transform any area of your life. Let’s look at each of the six personal development tools that make up the Life S.A.V.E.R.S. and how each will help you become the person you need to be to easily attract, create, and live the most extraordinary life you have ever imagined.
July 01, 2020
5 Step Snooze Proof Strategy To Wake Up Each Morning With High Energy | The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod Book Summary
We all strive to be better and choose to become early risers. But what happens when the alarm rings? Most of us are incapable of fulfilling our promise and just hit the snooze button. If you really think about it, hitting the snooze button in the morning doesn’t even make sense. It’s like saying, ‘I hate getting up in the morning—so I do it over… and over… and over again. For most of us, when the alarm clock sounds each morning, we are woken from a dead sleep. Leaving the comfort of our beds is the least appealing thing to do. If you were to rate your level of motivation as it pertained to waking up—a.k.a. your Wake Up Motivation Level (WUML)—at the moment the alarm clock starts incessantly beeping, on a scale of 1-10 (“10” is ready to wake up and embrace the day, and “1” meaning you want nothing more than to go back to sleep), most of us would probably rate our WUML close to a one or a two. It’s perfectly natural, when you’re still half asleep, to want to hit the snooze button and keep on sleeping. The challenge is, how do you give yourself the motivation you need to wake up early and create an extraordinary day when your Wake Up Motivation Level is only at a one or two when your alarm clock sounds? The answer is simple: one step at a time. Here are five simple, snooze-proof steps to making waking up in the morning— even early in the morning—easier than ever before.
June 28, 2020
The Causes Of Mediocrity And Their Solutions Part 2 | The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod Book Summary
In the last episode, we discussed the causes that lead to mediocrity and make us a loser in life and what are their solutions. If you haven’t listened to that episode please go and listen to it as it is a continuation of the same topic.
June 27, 2020
The Causes Of Mediocrity And Their Solutions Part 1 | The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod Book Summary
In the previous episode, we discussed about the 3 steps to rise above mediocrity, to join the 5%. But we left the most important part that is the causes of mediocrity and their solutions. So, let’s discuss that now. Knowing the solutions is not enough you have to practice it too. The thing is that we listen to many such podcasts watch videos but don't apply them because no one is holding us accountable for it. So, just take action. 
June 26, 2020
How To Overcome Mediocrity? The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod Book Summary
Every day people wake up and face the same universal challenge that is to overcome mediocrity and live our life to our full potential. It’s the greatest challenge in human history-to rise above our excuses, do what’s right, give our best and create a life we truly want-the the one with no limits, the one so few people ever get to live. Approximately 95% of our society settles for far less than they want in life, wishing they had more, living with regret and never understanding that they could be, do, and have all that they want. So speaking of which, only 5% of us will be successful in creating a life of freedom, and 95% will continue to struggle their entire lives. The steps are described by Hal Elrod in his book The Miracle Morning. This book provides you with simple ways with which you can transform your life exponentially.
June 24, 2020