Welcome back to another Friday Footnotes. Having frozen ourselves to the core with outdoor eating, who’d have thought we could become so grateful to be able to eat inside a pub or clubhouse. Enjoy these happy days sensibly!
Episode 43: Emma Pallant-Browne already has a hugely impressive sporting CV, being European U23 cross-country champion, a world-class middle-distance runner, world titles in aquathlon and duathlon, runner-up at the 70.3 World Championship in 2017 and a stack of 70.3 wins; all pretty impressive for someone whose running career was ended by a recurring knee injury.
In this interview, Sid and I wanted to chat to her about the benefits of cross training, cracking the nutrition and hydration challenges of the long course, being mentored by Dame Kelly Holmes and giving back to the community through sport.
App I’ve Found Useful
Once upon a time, before making a purchase online I would try and find a discount code that would work. More often than not I failed on the multiple discount codes sites, but occasionally they would work, and I’d get money off my new purchase, free shipping, or something else.
PayPal have recently launched an app called Honey that works in your web browser and does the leg work for you. I was recently buying a new pair of work trousers from Spoke and Honey found a discount code that saved me 20% without me having to do anything. I suggest you give it a try – it won’t work every time you shop online but every little helps.
Whilst I am mentioning Spoke, I can’t help but recommend them too – whether it is jeans or smart trousers, their sizing, flexibility and quality is amazing!
Podcast I’ve Been Listening To
I recommend a lot of sport podcasts, but a brand-new business one I suggest you check out is Honey I Blew up the Business. Hosted by Dan Kirby (a friend from Strategic Coach), his first guest is the founder of The Strategic Coach Program, Dan Sullivan. It explores how failures in life and business can often lead to our greatest successes. I encourage you to give it a listen if business podcasts are your thing; it has flown up the charts already.
Finding a property in Rutland has never been more difficult than today. Living in such a beautiful county that is still in close proximity to London, it is understandably attracting a lot of new people in a flexible working world. Many of the properties sold never even get the photographs taken, and those that do list on Rightmove can have 16 bids within days.
I was recently chatting to property search agent Charlie Rearden at Stacks. If you are trying to find that perfect property and struggling in this ever more competitive market, I’d suggest giving him a call. He may just be able to track down the home of your dreams.
Quote of the Week
“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.”
- William James
Finance Theme I’ve Been Considering
A client recently introduced me to a short video called The 100-Year Life, about how living to 100 will affect our finances and our lives. Take a look – it makes some great points in just 2 minutes.