Podcast I’ve Been Listening to
There’s no new episode of the TRIBEathlon podcast to share this week, so I wanted to share a couple of episodes from another that I have found both interesting and useful. The Diary of a CEO has some fantastic interviews, some of which I have shared here before, but the two that have stood out for me lately are Derren Brown and Stephen Fry.
Derren Brown, the magician, mentalist and hypnotist, talks about love, happiness and the awkwardness of growing up, and there are some fascinating insights into the human psyche within.
The British treasure that is Stephen Fry talks about bipolar disorder, going to multiple schools and jail in his teens and how acting can be both a help and hinderance to a happy life.
There are many similarities between the interviews, not least both talking about the difficulty of coming out as gay. Definitely worth a listen.
TED Talk I’ve Found Interesting
If you have read former book recommendation How to avoid a climate disaster by Bill Gates, you will already know that Nuclear power is one of the safest, cleanest forms of energy – yet, to most people it might not feel that way. In her TED talk, Nuclear power is our best hope to ditch fossil fuels, Isabelle Boemeke, the world's first nuclear energy influencer and creator of the social media persona ‘Isodope’, deftly debunks the major objections to nuclear power and explains her unconventional way of educating people about this clean energy source.
What I’ve Been Reading
‘Will’ tells the incredible rollercoaster success story of Will Smith. The most successful actor of all time, based on both continuous run of no.1 movies and box office takings, has come from humble surroundings and taken his opportunities along the way. Starting out as a rapper that wouldn’t swear, he rose through the TV success of The Fresh Prince of Belair, and went onto becoming the top movie star, in a time when all his rivals were white.
Will is packed full of laugh out loud moments as well as lessons we can all learn from. Whilst his drive was unquestionable, it was his later learnings around emotions that was probably most fascinating. I also loved the way he used his unique combination of music, humour, determination and acting out to create almost no competition amongst his peers.
Quote Of the Week
"The minute we begin to think we have all the answers, we forget the questions."
- Madeleine L’Engle
Finance Theme I’ve Been Considering
The Capital Gains Tax (CGT) allowance is due to reduce from the current level of £12,300, to £6,000 from April 2023. So, if you want to make use of the higher existing CGT allowance, you will need to take action pretty soon! If you have a GIA, directly held shares or other holdings that would be subject to CGT when sold, it may be beneficial to sell these assets and place them in more tax efficient investments such as ISAs or pensions. You’ve been warned.
The Trusted Team
Have you ever looked at a cricket scoreboard? I remember taking an American friend to a test match years ago and he was utterly dumbfounded at the complexity of the display. It shows the number of overs, runs for each batman, bowlers figures plus much more!
In sport, it is difficult to know who is winning if you don’t know the score, and the same applies in business. That’s why we created The Entrepreneurial Happiness Scoreboard to help you assess whether you are winning or losing at the game of business. Its free to use, and it should highlight the areas that need the most attention to ensure you score better in the future, take the important wickets and ultimately win the match of business and life. You can complete it for free here; give it a go and let me know what you think.