Struggle Less & Flourish More with Nataly Kogan

Here’s a thought to consider: Challenges in life are constant, but struggle is optional. In her new book, The Awesome Human Project: Break Free from Daily Burnout, Struggle Less, and Thrive More in Work and Life, entrepreneur, speaker, and author Nataly Kogan explores the idea that while life certainly has its ups and downs, we can learn to move through it with more ease when we use the right tools. These include strengthening our emotional fitness skills and creating a more supportive relationship with ourselves in order to reduce self-doubt start to live, work, and lead with more energy, joy, and meaning, even during difficult times.

In this conversation we discuss:

  • The Awesome Human Manifesto;
  • How to talk back to your brain;
  • Cultivating emotional fitness and refueling your energy reservoir;
  • Learning to become the editor of your thoughts;
  • How to live and treat yourself like you’re enough.

You can listen to our conversation wherever you stream podcasts (Apple, Spotify, iHeart Radio) or listen here:



Nataly Kogan is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author on a mission to help millions of people cultivate their happier skills by making simple, scientifically backed practices part of their daily life. Nataly immigrated to the US as a refugee from the former Soviet Union when she was 13 years old. Starting her life in the projects and on welfare, she went on to reach the highest levels of corporate success at companies like McKinsey & Company and Microsoft. When she still found herself unfulfilled, Nataly set out to discover what really leads to a fulfilling, happier life. Her explorations led her to create Happier, a company whose award-winning mobile application, online courses, and “Happier at Work” training programs have helped more than a million people improve their emotional health. Nataly is a sought-after keynote speaker and has appeared in hundreds of media outlets, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, TEDx Boston, SXSW, The Harvard Women’s Leadership Conference, and The Dr. Oz Show. Learn more at natalykogan.com.



Kristen Manieri is certified as both a habits coach and a mindfulness teacher. Her book, Better Daily Mindfulness Habits: Simple Changes with Lifelong Impact, was released summer 2021. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 160 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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