Episode 24: I first saw Dan Miller speak at my Vistage group (an executive coaching organisation), where he taught us about how to be healthy entrepreneurs.
Dan is an award-winning speaker and experienced martial artist with an incredible knowledge of the difference between being fit and being healthy, so I wanted to chat to him in this episode about how we can improve our performance and our health through our diet, as well as whether supplements are a waste of money or the key to our long-term success. I also wanted to explore the mistakes we make with our health, and the tactics we can use to be in the best shape possible, whether that is in sport or in life.
What I’ve Been Watching
If you listen to the Dan Miller interview, you will hear him sing the virtues of cannabinoids in promoting health and recovery. I wanted to learn more, so I watched the documentary ‘Weed the People’.
As well as many of the health benefits Dan discussed, it appears from this film, that cannabinoids can significantly improve your chances of beating cancer. What is most clear from this documentary is that the need for more research in this taboo topic it vital.
What I’ve Been Eating
Back in November I mentioned a one-a-day whole food vitamin that I now regularly take from Garden of Life. This was the suggestion from Dan, who also recommend I track my nutrient intake with the Cronometer App. Now would be a great time to start, if you haven’t already.
TED Talk I’ve Found Interesting
January is a time to kick out the bad habits and replace them with good. Whether it be rising early, exercising and reading daily or drinking less alcohol and eating more healthily - the compound effect of these good habits will have a massive effect.
The question is, can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction -- from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they're bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but profound tactic that might help in his TED talk ‘A simple way to break a bad habit’.
Quote of the Week
“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”
- Mahatma Gandhi
Finance Theme I’ve Been Considering
At this time of year, people are often rethinking their approach to their life, and at the moment, more business owners than ever are doing exactly that. As an entrepreneur, if you’ve decided it’s to sell up and move onto something new, what do you need to consider?
I’ve teamed up with James McBain-Allan of Bishopsgate Corporate Finance and Mike Matthews of Roythornes Solicitors to do a free webinar on ‘Planning & Implementing a Success Exit from Your Business‘ at 9am on Wednesday 27th January.
Whether it is understanding the legal side of things, the selling process or understanding how much is enough for you to be able to stop, we will cover it and be on hand to answer questions.