I am lucky enough to do everyday what I love. Working with motivated passionate coaches and clients who share my vision for a healthy, fit and grateful modern world.
Staying abreast of best practices, implementing what I learn in my own life so that I can then teach those around me is what gets me up early on cold dark Winters mornings.
I'd be keen to assist you when you are ready.
But then sometimes it’s nice to read something a little more chewy that raises more questions than it answers. Something that makes us think about who we are, what we’re doing and what we want in life.
I thought it might be useful to share with you some of what I have been listening too and reading which makes me ask those questions of myself, and I hope that there is something there for you.
Here is a list of just a few of the Podcasts and Books that I believe have helped me on my journey of being a better human.
It took me a while to click with Rich. It wasn’t until I read his book (Finding Ultra) that I resonated with his voice. Rich interviews successful people of all walks of life who are doing amazing things in their fields.
Rich has a great story which I will mention below under “books”.
He and his wife are plant based crusaders and he does promote his plant based diet and products through his podcast.
I will caveat that Rich’s podcast is a little heavy going and can be long. Some are up to 3 hours but most between 1 and 2 hours. Don’t feel bad about starting a podcast of Rich’s and not finishing it – I don’t. Remember it’s there for our inspiration.
The Slow Home Podcast with Brooke McAvery (for grounding)
I’m still getting to know Brooke and her co-host Ben but I love their message – slow living for a fast world. They talk about a slower type of life with less focus on things and more of a focus on experiences.
This podcast helps shape what’s important to me in my world. I suppose it helps shape my values.
I mentioned Rich’s podcast above, however, his book is excellent.
He has an amazing story of being a highly successful teen swimmer then being lost to alcohol in his early 20’s to sobriety, becoming a lawyer and getting a middle age spread. Only to one day in his 40’s having an health awakening after struggling up the stairs.
I don’t know what lead me to read Leo Tolstoy. But his stories are compelling and informative.
I loved Ivan the Fool, a story of a greedy peasant that questions ‘how much does a man need?’. They are stories that are of this theme of ‘how much is enough?’ and ‘does more equal better or does it just equal more?’.