What I’ve Been Reading
Given that his shortest seminar lasts 4 days, when Tony Robbins writes a book you can almost certainly guarantee it is going to be thick enough replace a brick. That said, you know it will be the most comprehensive approach to a subject you will find; not just packed full of the most important information but also with the mental tools to ensure you actually action the advice.
Life Force: How New Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine Can Transform the Quality of Your Life & Those You Love co-authored by Peter Diamandis, is no exception here. What if there were scientific solutions that could wipe out your deepest fears of falling ill, receiving a life-threatening diagnosis, or feeling the effects of ageing? What if you had access to the same cutting-edge tools and technology used by peak performers and the world’s greatest athletes? Well now you do. Life Force brings you more than 100 of the world’s top medical minds and the latest research, inspiring comeback stories, and amazing advancements in precision medicine that you can apply today to help extend the length and quality of your life, and most of it will blow your mind.
Be warned, it’s a long and detailed book; but it contains so much incredible work, research and advice. If you want to live a long life with a great quality of health, it is a must read.
What’s Been Making Me Laugh
Chat GPT has had a huge impact in its short life, and one of the biggest debates I hear is the impact of AI like Chat GPT on how schools educate and evaluate their students. Whilst I haven’t watched South Park in years, this 30 second clip on Chat GPT made me laugh about this very problem.
App I’ve Found Useful
Carrying business cards around bugs me. Nowadays I don’t even carry credit cards with me, so why would I want to carry business cards on the off chance I want to give my contact details to someone? - and for me as an owner of multiple businesses, there is the question of which business card! Blinq is the digital business card that uploads my contact details, photo and social media links straight into the recipient’s phone through a simple and quickly accessible QR code on your phone. Boom!
TED Talk I’ve Found Interesting
In her talk Your elusive creative genius, Elizabeth Gilbert, author of the global best seller Eat, Pray Love, muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It’s a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk. She brilliantly differentiates between ‘being’ a genius and ‘having’ a genius - a distinction I am keen to explore in my work.
Quote of the Week
If you want to succeed at anything—whether it’s building a hugely profitable business, constructing a stormproof investment portfolio, or creating a healthy lifestyle that fills you with boundless energy—you need to study people who have already achieved the result you’re after.
- Tony Robbins, Life Force.
Finance Theme I’ve Been Considering
Andrew Bailey, the bank's governor, has warned that if prices keep being set at high levels and inflation continues to go up, interest rates will need to rise even further, which in the long term will not benefit anyone. For example, as interest rates rise, those with tracker mortgages will see an immediate increase in their monthly payments. The Bank of England has been steadily increasing interest rates as it tries to make borrowing money more expensive and encourage people to spend less, with the aim of stopping prices from rising so quickly. Despite all this they are still confident that inflation is likely to drop sharply this year and Bailey, has said that the risk of recession for the UK "has gone down quite a lot", adding that the prospects for economic growth are "now considerably better". He was also confident that the UK banking system is not under threat in light of the collapse of 2 US banks, and the rescue of one Swiss lender; although, he did confirm that they are being very vigilant and alert to the situation, which is certainly good to hear!
I recently watched a short talk by Geoff Ramm called Elliot’s Magic Ticket, and it got me thinking.
Referrals have always been a huge part of how we have grown Efficient Portfolio; you get warm trusting conversations with people that are likely to be your ideal client. In The Trusted Team we have helped business generate more referrals using the processes and principals we employed at Efficient Portfolio, and one of those was to always aim to exceed expectations. You don’t always succeed, but when you under promise and over deliver, it encourages people to talk about their experience. This is exactly what happened with Elliot’s Magic Ticket. Give it a watch and have a think about how you could achieve this level of conversation about your business.
If you want to find out more about The Trusted Team and how it could help you generate for leads through routes like more referrals, we have a taster workshop coming up that you can join for free. You can find out more and/or register here.