You don’t know PODCAST what you don’t know
How this began…. Way back before podcasts were even a thing I was asking questions. At one of my first jobs someone told me that I should be a reporter because I asked so many questions.
I would describe myself as a collector of stories. This is what fuels and excites me. There is no coincidence that my work is in marketing communications – working with business and brands to extract, share and nurture their most authentic story.
I believe a good story is the path to creating a lasting and meaningful connection to everything in our life.
Paul Callaghan, The Dreaming Path, beautifully explains this:
“Everything and everyone has a story. The more stories we share, the more we learn. The more we learn, the more we grow, the closer we are to achieving wellbeing – individually and universally.
Why motherhood is an excuse to pursuing their dreams
Speaking to Amber Daines who touches on the subject of Motherhood – Why it is used as an excuse to pursue your dreams and why it’s important. Amber is a Mum, communication consultant, author of the book Well said and on the board of Woman for election Australia.
Good, bad, hard to say
Dale Williams has a coaching business, focused on men in the trade and construction industry. Dale has completed a results coaching course with Authentic Coaching, Timeline Therapy and NLP. He is an inspiring guy to be around and listen to.
In this podcast we cover:
- Dale’s recent experience at a 3 Day Men’s Retreat run by Cosmos Warriors.
- Disconnect to reconnect
- “I’m not capable” self talk.
- How a job site injury put my dream on hold.
- Coaching and working with people to believe in realising their potential.
- The trade industry does courageous but not vulnerability. “From what I know now, I believe they are interrelated.”
- What to do if you are thinking about getting into coaching.
- “Toxic work environments come home with you whether it’s your choice or not. And the negativity can manifest”.
- “I was one of those people that thought one person couldn’t change the world.”
- Living in a minimalistic way.
- “I use to exist in the model of society, where you never spoke about your feelings. Just kept your head down.”
- Dreams change.
The mind of an ultra trail runner
We talk to Geoff Evison, an Ultra Trail Runner. We are not just talking 100km runs, but 245 kms runs. Which takes 38 hours (on a good run) to complete, if you do actually complete it.
Why does a level headed guy like Geoff, feel the need to get up seven days a week and train for one running challenge after the other?
What we cover in our podcast with Geoff:
- A tiny dabble in politics and travelling through India.
- “I hate running. But what I love about running is everything it gives me.”
- The transition from road running to ultra trail running.
- 10 years of trail running.
- “My legs normally start hurting at the 45km mark.”
- Adjusting your mind. Anything above a half marathon has very little to do with running.
- I run to maximise life. Two days of running 100 miles gives you one year of emotions.
- The deep dark hole.
- Running long distances becomes a game of problem solving.
- “There has been lots of tears.”
- When will it be time to quit?
- 12 weeks training plan.
- “Running is very different from any other sport I have done before.”
- Are there more worthwhile things to do with my time?
- Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc
- “When you want to give up and your totally spent. And you think you’ve had enough. You’re at about 35%.”
- The impact of running across other areas of life.
- Running is a gender equaliser.
- Geoff’s instructions to his wife: “Unless there is something sticking out of me… don’t let me pull out.”
- Will Geoff still be running 10 years from now?
Dex Randall coaches men on managing, reducing and preventing burnout. After experiencing severe burnout himself, Dex feels drawn to helping others – and showing them how easy and quickly you can recover from burnout and consequently live a happier more fulfilled life.
The topics we cover:
- What is burnout?
- The symptoms of burnout
- Who is most susceptible to burnout.
- ‘Having to cope’ – leads to burnout.
- Burnout is portable – it’s likely you will take it to your next job.
- The habit of burnout.
- The impacts of our changing work culture
- “I quit my job and 3 weeks later had a massive heart attack”.
- Suffering silently
- “Unlearning everything I knew”
- Asking for help – The strength of vulnerability
- The incidence of burnout is being pushed down the age spectrum.
- The correlation between high achievers and burnout
- Most people know they are in burnout
- Leaking time vs efficient ways of working
- Meditation – the one basic thing everyone can do