We know people that appear selfish, they do everything for themselves, and we know people that do everything for everyone else, and get to the end of the week feeling they've done nothing for themselves. One is selfish, one is selfless, right? We disagree. Tom opens this argument talking about self-serving actions and how all our actions are actually self-serving, we just value different things and put importance on short term behaviours over long term behaviours. I then expand into how we see this play out in life, and how we can be more aware of what we value, and shift selfish behaviours too. In short, this podcast goes against the "put your mask on first before helping others". Enjoy.
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#641 - Keep Moving Forward with John Clark
1:10:44This week Tom interviews John Clark, a man who has been at the top in strongman, who has played high level rugby, who runs successful businesses, and who has raised over £100,000 for charity doing events ranging from a 24 hour Ski Erg to running 48 marathons in 48 days - one in each English county!This inspirational conversation covers John's impressive athletic career - the successes and the injuries - and all of the lessons learned along the way about resilience, backing yourself, finding meaning in what you're trying to achieve, and ultimately asking yourself who you want to see when you look in the mirror.There is a ton of value in this interview, and we know you're going to enjoy it!Find John at @_john.clark on Instagram, and check out his charity work via the link in his bio
#640 - Xmas weight gain anxiety
13:46The Xmas period is one filled with great food and time spent together, but while this is supposed to be a time of year for celebration this prospect can fill many with anxiety. What if I gain weight?What if this sets me back?How can I avoid fat gain?In this show, Co-Host Tom takes us through a conversation he's having with his clients at the moment, detailing the mindset and approach you can adopt over the Xmas period to ensure that come January you have no regrets. He discusses:- What it really means to maintain your weight- The questions you can ask yourself to make sure you get the most out of every choice you make- The maths of fat gain, and how to set realistic expectations for the next few weeksIt's a quick show, but one packed with practical ideas to implement in your life, we hope you enjoy it!
#639 - Egoism vs Altruism - Are Humans Inherently Selfish?
31:48We know people that appear selfish, they do everything for themselves, and we know people that do everything for everyone else, and get to the end of the week feeling they've done nothing for themselves. One is selfish, one is selfless, right? We disagree. Tom opens this argument talking about self-serving actions and how all our actions are actually self-serving, we just value different things and put importance on short term behaviours over long term behaviours. I then expand into how we see this play out in life, and how we can be more aware of what we value, and shift selfish behaviours too. In short, this podcast goes against the "put your mask on first before helping others". Enjoy.
#638 - When Science Doesn't Have Answers To Our Problems
59:27Alternative medicine is often at odds with science, but do alternative and holistic therapies fly in the face of evidence based practice, or is it part of the triangular approach? If there isn't science to support something, is it worthless, should we disregard it? Many people are desperate for answers for many health issues they have, just as I have been with Long Covid - of which nothing is proven to work - so what do I/we do, sit and wait for science or act under the 'alternative' light of health care? What if said therapies aren't safe? A big conversation, listen in to what Tom and I think...
#637 - Olympian Mindset with Amy Williams MBE
42:00We look up to Olympians, they are the epitome of physical feats and have the mindset to win, but how can we apply that mindset to our lives, and the lives of the youth aspiring to follow in Olympians footsteps? Amy Williams MBE joins me to talk about her lessons from Olympic success, the mindset behind achievement, how to compassionately critique yourself, the benefits of your team and how to shape it, and more. An incredible chat with one of the most energetic and positive people I've ever had the chance to zoom with! Grab a copy of her new book 'Talent to Triumph' at Amazon, Waterstones, or reach out to her on Instagram @AmyJoyWilliams
#636 - The Conspiracy Against Carbs
1:01:01So many corners of the internet still believe that carbs are evil - and it can feel like the arguments are valid, like there is some conspiracy against them. Carbs stimulate insulin, insulin causes fat gain, so carbs must be avoided at all cost - and as a result carbs are driving the obesity epidemic. We break down this argument, look at prominent researchers and practitioners like Zoe Harcombe and Robert H. Lustig that are proponents of such narratives and the claims they make, and explore the wider argument. We also discuss how to challenge these beliefs, where and when people's minds can't be changed and how to tactfully use Socratic questioning to help the other person realise their arguments faults. This show is practical, but also science dense, have a notebook at the ready....
#635 - ReWire Your Brain with Adele Spraggon
46:14We all have habits we want to change, what if you could just re-wire your brain, could it be as simple as changing how your brain patterns work now, to how you want them to work? I get renowned author Adele Spraggon onto the show to discuss the brain, how our behavioural patterns work, where they have come from, and how to change them. If you want to think differently and leave old ways behind, this show is for you. Find Adele online at www.shift4steps.com
#634 - How to Make Difficult Decisions
25:42Making decisions in life is important, as adults we are constantly weighing up the pros and cons of various life moves, and in this show we give you a framework, based on some simple science, of how to make better decisions. We'll discuss the framework so you can use it, then discuss the nuance so you can know when the framework fails us, and what to do next. Here's to better decision making, and thus, a better life.
#633 - Self Sabotage with Natalie Butler
51:49Self sabotage is common in the pursuit of goals, and for whatever reason most of us have experienced this at some point in our lives. Be it a fear of failure, a lack of self worth, or life being so stressful and overwhelming we get caught in bad habit loops which see us take 1 step forwards and two steps backwards. Natalie Butler, a coach to stressed women, joins me to talk about her experiencing burning out, sabotaging herself, and getting caught in negative habit loops. Check out Nats online @nataliebutlercoaching
#632 - Optimising Our Productivity
58:37We all look to be more productive and efficient, so what have we learnt about being more productive as fitness people, me as a business owner, and Tom as a remote worker, both to get more done in the day, fitting work and the things we love to do in? We also go down a happiness rabbit hole, discuss values based reflection, living with flexible rules, the science behind anchoring yourself to fixed ideals, my experience reading a recent book, and more.