SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

221 episodes of SIWIKE “Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier”: the podcast since the first episode, which aired on April 6th, 2020.

  • What to do if you almost fail out of university | SIWIKE Podcast | Daivik Goel (DG-001)

    September 5th, 2023  |  45 mins 33 secs
    career journey, computer science, daivik, lessons learned, luki danu, podcasting, siwike, startups

    Join Luki Danu on the latest episode of the SIWIKE Podcast as he sits down with Daivik, a dynamic individual with a rich background in CS, startups, and podcasting. Dive deep into Daivik's journey as he shares insights about leaving his job, his passion for startups, and the lessons he wishes he knew earlier. Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation packed with wisdom, experiences, and the essence of the SIWIKE mindset.

    Tune in and discover the "Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier" with Luki and Daivik.

  • How to turn a spoiled kid into a successful entrepreneur | SIWIKE Podcast | Tony Sicheng Li (TL-001)

    August 29th, 2023  |  51 mins 2 secs
    business, entrepreneurship, focus, focus inspired, inspired, luki, motivation, productivity, siwike

    Join us in this inspiring episode of the SIWIKE Podcast, where we delve into the world of focus and determination.

    Our guest host, Tony, shares his unique insights and experiences that have shaped his success in business and entrepreneurship. Get ready to be inspired by Tony's journey and learn how you can apply his focus-inspired strategies to your own life. From boosting your productivity to achieving your dreams, this episode is packed with invaluable lessons you don't want to miss.

    Tune in and discover the "Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier" with Luki and Tony.

  • How to roll with the punches | Patrick Wardhana SWIKE Podcast (PW-001)

    August 22nd, 2023  |  41 mins 58 secs
    childhood memories, patrick, podcast, procurement technology transformation, professional development, siwike, supply chain consulting, technology consultant

    Join us in this enlightening episode of the SIWIKE (Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier) podcast as we sit down with technology consultant Patrick. With a rich background in technology, computers, and supply chain consulting, Patrick shares his insights into procurement technology transformation and process enablement.

    We also take a nostalgic trip down memory lane, exploring Patrick's childhood memories and his journey to becoming a seasoned professional. Don't miss this engaging conversation filled with wisdom, experiences, and a touch of humor!

  • The importance of asking the right questions | Jack Zhou SWIKE Podcast (JZ-002)

    August 16th, 2023  |  35 mins 59 secs
    actionable insights, balance, career development, critical thinking, luki danu, personal growth, questions, self-improvement, siwike

    Join Luki Danu in this enlightening episode of the SIWIKE Podcast as we dive into the world of questions, discovery, and personal growth.

    From understanding the power of asking 'So What, Now What?' to collecting essential questions for self-improvement, we uncover the tools to enhance your life and career. Listen now as we share actionable insights and explore the importance of balance between high-level thinking and day-to-day execution.

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  • How to deal with imposter syndrome | SIWIKE Podcast | Valerie Le / Nahian Alam (VL-NA-002)

    August 9th, 2023  |  39 mins 1 sec
    career development, gratitude, impostor syndrome, luki danu, mental health, personal development, rose gratitude, self-compassion, self-confidence, self-improvement, siwike

    In this empowering episode of SIWIKE, host Luki Danu dives into the complex and often misunderstood phenomenon of impostor syndrome.

    Join Luki and esteemed guests Valerie and Nahian as they share personal insights, real-life examples, and practical strategies to overcome feelings of self-doubt and inadequacy.

    From understanding cultural and familial influences to embracing gratitude with the ROSE technique, this episode is packed with valuable lessons for anyone looking to befriend their inner "impostor".

  • How to leverage your communication skills | Drew Sisera SWIKE Podcast (DSis-001)

    August 2nd, 2023  |  40 mins 35 secs
    career journey, communication, cross-cultural experience, drew sisera, english teaching, luki danuk, personal growth, public speaking, siwike, taiwan, teaching, travel

    Join Luki Danu as he delves into the remarkable journey of Drew Sisera in this latest episode of SIWIKE Podcast.

    From Taiwan to Europe, Drew's teaching and communication expertise have shaped him into a world traveler. Drew shares his wisdom, insights, and the Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier (SIWIKE) that guided his career path. Explore his adventurous experiences, uncover unique cultural elements, and embrace change as Drew imparts his philosophy on personal growth and communication.

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  • How to start a not-for-profit | Dan Marquez SIWIKE (DM-002)

    July 24th, 2023  |  41 mins 51 secs
    communication, leadership, luki danu, marquez d, mission-driven, nonprofit growth, nonprofits, siwike, startup scaling, strategic planning, student clubs, ucg, university consulting group, volunteer engagement, volunteer organizations

    In this insightful episode, Luki discusses the ins and outs of running a volunteer organization with special guest, Dan.

    They delve deep into the experiences, challenges, and SIWIKE (Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier) of starting and scaling nonprofit groups, with a focus on the University Consulting Group (UCG).

    Dan shares invaluable wisdom on keeping the mission clear, the importance of communication, and why understanding your organization's 'immovable truths' can guide your decision-making process.

    Whether you're thinking of starting your own nonprofit or student club, or you're already on that journey, this episode is a treasure trove of insights you don't want to miss!

  • What is XR and why you should know about it | Cheryl Lao SWIKE Podcast (CL-002)

    July 18th, 2023  |  27 mins 5 secs
    ar, augmentedreality, digitalworld, educationinxr, emergingtech, entertainmentinxr, extendedreality, futuretech, immersivetechnologies, innovation, mixedreality, mr, siwikepodcast, techpodcast, virtualreality, virtualworld, vr, xr, xrapplications, xrbeginners, xrdesign, xrdevelopment, xrhardware

    Join us in this episode of the SIWIKE (Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier) Podcast, as we delve into the exciting realm of Extended Reality (XR) with Cheryl, an XR enthusiast and budding expert. From discussing the fundamentals of XR, including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR), to exploring the potential applications in education, entertainment, design, and much more, Cheryl offers invaluable insights. We also discuss the progress in XR hardware, the evolution of authoring capabilities, and how one can get started in this fascinating field. For anyone interested in exploring the future of immersive technologies, this podcast episode is a must-watch!

  • How to become an entrepreneur | Kalyna Miletic SIWIKE (KM-001)

    July 11th, 2023  |  37 mins 47 secs
    author, balancing career and family, business podcast, career advice, entrepreneurship, kalyna miletic, lead today show, personal growth, predictable profit, self improvement, women in business

    Join us on this insightful episode with Kalyna Miletic, a serial entrepreneur, podcast host, and author who shares a wealth of knowledge from her entrepreneurial journey. She explores her path from starting her own business at 18 to publishing her book "Memorable" and launching her podcast, the Lead Today Show. Kalyna delves into the importance of taking a pause before diving into new ventures, giving yourself credit, and actively learning from your past experiences. She also provides a sneak peek into her future aspirations, including her next book that aims to support women navigating the challenging terrain of balancing career growth with building families. Her new project, Predictable Profit, is set to help women build consistent income-generating businesses. Tune in to hear Kalyna's fascinating story and glean nuggets of wisdom from her experiences.

  • How to become a leadership coach | Parm Chohan SIWIKE (PC-001)

    July 4th, 2023  |  33 mins 11 secs
    business, career change, career path, career transition, coaching, computer science, conquer leadership, ego management, faith, growth mindset, intentionality, interview, john maxwell, kindness, leadership coaching, life lessons, parm, personal growth, podcast, professional development, self development, siwike

    Join us in this enlightening episode as we speak with Parm, a passionate leadership coach and a personal growth enthusiast. Parm discusses his intriguing journey from computer science to business and finally finding his calling in leadership coaching through a surprising catalyst—a video of a teenager discussing growth mindset. Dive into Parm's life lessons or "SIWIKE" (Stuff I Wish I Knew Earlier), where he shares insights on managing ego, being intentional about life choices, the importance of faith as an anchor, and the transformative power of kindness. Parm also shares his future aspirations, ongoing projects, and invites listeners to connect with him for further discussion. Don't miss this episode packed with insights about personal growth, career transitions, and the power of intentionality.

  • How volunteering and giving landed me a job - Lucky Osunbiyi | SIWIKE Podcast (LO-001)

    June 27th, 2023  |  36 mins 47 secs
    career advice, confidence, interview tips, job applications, job search, lucky osunbiyi, perseverance, personal growth, professional development, skill development, software development

    Join us as Lucky Osunbiyi shares his compelling journey from his early life in Nigeria to becoming a successful software developer in Canada. In this enlightening interview, Lucky discusses the importance of helping others, the power of confidence, and how he found success through relentless job applications and continual learning. Discover why job searching is a skill that needs to be honed and how perseverance and adaptation can open doors to success. Whether you're a student, a developer, or anyone seeking inspiration, Lucky's story offers invaluable insights into personal and professional development.

  • How to find your purpose with Mahima Lucille Klinge | SIWIKE Podcast (MLK-001)

    June 20th, 2023  |  42 mins 54 secs
    bliss, business relevance, emotional independence, financial freedom, fulfillment, joy, mahima lucille klinge, mahima mindset, meditation, mental health, mindfulness, personal growth, post covid world, self care, self discovery

    Join us in this deeply enriching conversation with Mahima Lucille Klinge, a celebrated mindfulness meditation expert, motivational speaker, and international best-selling author. In this episode, we delve into Mahima's inspirational journey towards self-discovery and her groundbreaking "Mahima Mindset" that has transformed countless lives around the world. She passionately shares her wisdom on how to attain financial and emotional independence, live in the power of the 'now', and cultivate inner joy and peace. We also discuss the importance of daily self-care routines, understanding the post-COVID world, and how businesses can stay relevant in these challenging times. This episode is a must-watch for anyone seeking personal growth, better mental health, and a life filled with joy, bliss, and fulfillment.

  • How to start your career in Canada | Miguel Abascal SIWIKE (MA-001)

    June 13th, 2023  |  39 mins 33 secs
    careeradvice, careercoach, careerjourney, immigrantstory, inspirationstory, lifelessons, mentorship, miguelabascal, personalgrowth, podcast, successstory

    In this enlightening episode of our podcast, we delve into the personal and professional journey of Miguel Abascal. From his humble beginnings as a coffee server at Tim Hortons in Canada to becoming an influential career coach and mentor, Miguel's story is a testament to resilience and perseverance.

    Miguel opens up about his decision to leave behind a promising business opportunity in Mexico to pursue his dreams in Canada. Despite the challenges and doubts he faced, Miguel's unwavering commitment to his goals led him to the life he always dreamt about. His story serves as an inspirational beacon for everyone striving to make their dreams come true.

    Throughout the podcast, Miguel shares his insights about the importance of mentorship and learning from other people's mistakes. He also highlights the significance of finding the right life partner and giving back to the community. His unique perspective on success as being tied to significance and transcendence is truly thought-provoking.

    In the end, Miguel shares his future aspirations, striving to help more people on a larger scale through his involvement with 'Unstoppable Me' and 'Thrive Faster', two organizations committed to accelerating career progress.

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  • Landing your first job | Rachelle De Muy SIWIKE (RDM-001)

    June 6th, 2023  |  29 mins 25 secs
    campus recruitment, career advice, career journey, consistency, deloitte canada, graduate employment, job hunting, job search strategy, linkedin, networking, persistence, personal branding, personal development, professional developmen, rachelle du muy, recruitment, success

    Join us in this episode as we chat with Rachelle Du Muy, a seasoned Campus Recruitment Lead at Deloitte Canada. Rachelle shares valuable insights from her own journey, highlighting the importance of strategic job hunting, the power of consistency, and the transformative role of perseverance in achieving career success. Whether you're a new graduate navigating the job market or a young professional looking for advice, this episode offers a wealth of inspiration and practical tips.

  • Overcoming Imposter Syndrome when becoming a project manager | Nahian Alam SIWIKE (NA-001)

    May 31st, 2023  |  40 mins 19 secs
    career coaching, career journey, career transition, edtech, education, government jobs, imposter syndrome, lifelong learning, mba, mental health, personal development, project management

    Join us in this episode as Nahian, a seasoned project manager and career coach, shares his inspiring journey from studying psychology to project management and eventually branching out into career coaching. Nahian discusses the struggles he faced, including dealing with imposter syndrome and going against his parents' wishes to carve out his own unique career path. With a deep belief in the timing of life events and a relentless passion for lifelong learning, Nahian navigated his diverse career trajectory. He encourages listeners to be open to new experiences, to continually seek knowledge, and to appreciate the interconnectedness of various professional fields. Discover how letting go of control and adopting new perspectives can open up exciting career opportunities. Tune in to be inspired by Nahian's journey and gain valuable insights for your own career progression

  • Writing and publishing experiences from 2 authors Adam Rodricks | SWIKE Podcast (AR-002)

    May 24th, 2023  |  24 mins 12 secs
    adam, author, book writing, collaboration, inspiration, lessons learned, luki, personal branding, personal development, podcast, publishing, self-help, self-improvement, self-publishing, storytelling, writing, writing process, writing resources, writing tips

    Join our host Luki as he engages in a deep-dive conversation with Adam, a two-time author, about the fascinating and often challenging journey of book writing. They share invaluable insights from their experiences, discussing topics such as the inspiration behind their first books, the writing process, the impact of their words on their readers, and lessons learned along the way. Aspiring authors will find useful advice, from the importance of outlines to networking with published authors. Adam also teases his upcoming book, discussing the innovative ways he plans to take a different approach. Whether you're a budding writer or a seasoned author, this podcast offers a treasure trove of knowledge to help you navigate your writing journey.