Here is your Seven-Bullet Monday
1. A quote I am pondering:
"Be irreplaceable!" – Alex Hormozi
What a great quote in just two words! If we have this mindset at work, in business and in relationships, we will keep giving that little extra that will make us genuinely irreplaceable.
2. A question I am asking myself:
When eating, at what point do I go from sustenance-driven to taste-driven consumption
With my F45 Fall challenge program underway, I am focusing on gaining more muscle and losing some body fat. With that in mind, when I eat, I want to think of it as fueling my body to achieve these milestones. If I can figure out when I have consumed the suitable types of food and optimum calories, that will help me achieve these goals.
3. A book I am reading:
A Life on Our Planet: My Witness Statement and a Vision for the Future – David Attenborough
David Attenborough has done more to educate the world about nature than just about anyone else on the planet. This, his latest book, written in his 90s, talks of his 70 years of recording how nature is coping with the world's growing population and diminishing wilderness. There are many sad stories but also ones of hope, such as recovering whale and mountain gorilla populations. He urges us, in the book, to act swiftly to correct our mistakes and ensure we preserve our beautiful planet for future generations.
4. My favourite podcast this week:
Huberman Lab: How Meditation Works & Science-Based Effective Meditations
f you want to get a book's worth in one podcast, Huberman lab is the place to find it. This 2.5-hour podcast was full of fascinating and valuable information on meditation's multiple benefits and why our brains and bodies benefit so much from it. He also provides some valuable suggestions for different types of meditation depending on whether you are predominantly exteroceptive (externally sensitive) or interoceptive (internally sensitive).
When did you last take a close look at your bank and credit card statements
I received a new credit card last week after alerting the bank to an extraordinary number of skip-the-dishes charges to my card. If I hadn't checked the card, those charges would have kept on and kept on and probably morphed into larger ones. The banks are usually pretty good at picking up unusual charges, but they will miss some from time to time. That means we must always be vigilant and check our online statements frequently, at least weekly, because you never know who might be trying to get their hands on your money.
6. My highlight of the week
Rejoining my two mastermind groups again after the summer break
I attend two biweekly masterminds, one for educational and training providers and the other for a men's group. With so much travel, I could only rejoin the two groups last week. It was great to be back amid these motivating folk and a well-needed kick in the pants to get into action on several fronts.
7. My challenge to you for this week
Get more people around you smiling and laughing
The average adult smiles only 20 times a day, compared with the average child, who cracks 400 smiles daily. What a huge setback that comes with ageing! I think it is our noble duty to help those around us get nearer the 40 smile-a-day mark, which is the average happy adult. You may not rank on the local comedian charts, but by helping others smile, you make them happier and cheer yourself up in the process.
Have a productive week