As we are still on a break between season 4 and 5, now is a good opportunity to go back and revisit some of the older episodes of the TRIBEathlon podcast; one of my favourite early episodes was with Sean Conway, who is currently halfway towards doing 102 Ironman races in 102 days…crazy!
Sean was the ‘First’ person to swim from Lands’ End to John O’Groats (a story told in Hell and High Water), the person to complete the ‘Furthest’ triathlon (around the UK as seen in the film ‘The Edge’) and the ‘Fastest’ to cycle across Europe (Europe or Bust) – and these are just a few of his exploits. What is interesting about chatting to Sean is how little he enjoys his adventures, but how he has turned them into a career that he loves. You can listen to Sean talk about being First, Fastest, Furthest here.
What I’ve Been Reading
I’ve recently read the best book on diet or food I’ve read for years, possibly ever. After listening to the interview of Jessie Inchauspe on Diary of a CEO, reading Glucose Revolution: The Life-Changing Power of Balancing Your Blood Sugar became a must for me and was complete less than a week later. This book is a guide to improving health and well-being through managing blood sugar levels.
Inchauspe emphasizes that glucose, which enters our bloodstream through the starchy or sweet foods we eat, impacts everyone, not just people with diabetes. When glucose levels are high, people may experience weight gain, fatigue, hunger, skin breakouts, wrinkles, and hormonal imbalance, and over time these conditions can lead to chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, cancer, dementia, and heart disease. Inchauspe provides easy to implement strategies to lower glucose levels without dieting, including eating foods in a specific order to aid weight loss, choosing dessert over a sweet snack to curb cravings and balance hormones, and using a secret ingredient to enjoy starchy foods guilt-free. The book presents a new perspective on health, filled with tips that can make immediate improvements in the reader's life, regardless of their dietary preferences.
What I’ve Been Watching
These days it is rare I find American comedies very funny - too cliched or teen focused for my liking; so I was beyond surprised when as a family we all fell in love with Young Sheldon. It is a series revolving around Sheldon Cooper, a precocious 9-year-old boy who starts attending high school in East Texas, where he stands out due to his brilliant intellect and social cluelessness. He is supported by his strong-willed mother, football coach father, and his older brother and twin sister, all of whom form the core of the show's humour and heart. Whilst it might be considered to have predictable jokes and plot twists, the quirky nature of Sheldon and the family around him never cease to make us laugh - me especially!
If you’re looking for a light-hearted, short episode series to keep the family in the same room of an evening, I’ve not found better than this. If you have, please let me know, as we’ll no doubt be through the 4th season soon!
App I’ve Found Useful
Ever got to the end of a meeting and thought, I wish I could reference back to something that was mentioned, share part of that conversation with a colleague or have a transcript of the conversation to use elsewhere?
I have used Otter.ai on and off for a few years, but more recently have integrated with Zoom. It now dials in as a separate user and creates a live transcription of the conversation along with a recording. Just today I was able to go back into the transcript, search for a specific section of the conversation through words mentioned, and relisten to that section, and then share it with a colleague. Another amazing way AI can help us become more productive.
TED Talk I’ve Found Interesting
Ever wonder how we poop? I was recently watching a TED talked entitled The surprisingly charming science of your gut by Dr. Giulia Enders in which you can learn about the gut - the system where digestion (and a whole lot more) happens. In this brilliant TED talk, doctor and author, Enders, takes us inside the complex, fascinating science behind our gut, including its connection to mental health.
It turns out, looking closer at something we might shy away from can leave us feeling more fearless and appreciative of ourselves.
Quote of the Week
“I’m only nine years old. Most evil doesn’t start till puberty.”
― Sheldon Cooper
There is so much talk about the impact of AI in business at the moment; in our most recent Trusted Team workshop I did a section on the tools we can use immediately to improve our productivity and reach within our business in a fraction of the time, using Generative AI. You probably won’t lose your job to AI that soon, but you might well lose it to someone who knows how to harness the impact of AI.
If you’d like to step inside a Trusted Team workshop, I’d like to give you an idea of what goes on, at the same time as exploring how you could boost your business using AI. If you’d like to watch The AI Advance, you can here. If you’d like to attend one of our workshops as a taster for free, just drop us a line and we’d love to let you experience it first-hand.