TED Talk I’ve Found Interesting

Have you ever felt like you’re talking, but nobody is listening? If you have, you might want to check out Julian Treasure’s TED talk entitled ‘How To Speak So That People Want To Listen’. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to’s of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.

App I’ve Found Useful

On Monday I was up in the Yorkshire Dales for a day to cycle a route called The Struggle. The route lived up to its name with 108 very steep and hilly miles through what is a stunning part of the country.

It wasn’t just the cycling that was a struggle; when owning an electric car, occasionally logistics like arriving late Sunday night, cycling all day Monday and then leaving super early Tuesday morning to come back to work need a little thought. Fortunately, the Zap-Map App came to the rescue and found me a charger exactly where I needed one. It is the best resource I’ve found for finding all chargers, from fast to slow, so you can leave the struggle for the bike!

Podcast I’ve Been Listening To

Back in June I recommended Adharanand Finn’s book, ‘Rise of the Ultrarunners’, and prior to that I had also read the brilliant ‘Running with the Kenyans’ – both of which are two of my favourite running books. So I decided to give his podcast ‘The Way of the Runner’ a listen too.

Whilst I think Finn’s talents lie more in the writing than the interviewing, there are a lot of brilliant insights to be gained by listening to them. I particularly enjoyed the episodes featuring top Ultrarunner, Beth Pascall, and Ironman legend, Chrissie Wellington. If you like your running, then it’s definitely worth a listen.

Quote of the Week

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”

  • Jim Rohn

Finance Theme I’ve Been Considering

I was chatting to some potential new clients earlier on this week. They have an existing adviser that they actually happy with, but they came to me with a number of questions. They could essentially be boiled down to 2:

  1. Will I have enough to retire in the style I want?
  2. How can I leave a legacy when I am gone?

Whilst they have been receiving advice on their investments for years, they have never benefited from financial planning, hence the inability to answer these questions.

Planning is about the people whereas advice is about the products, so it is vital there is a plan in place, otherwise how can the advice be specific to their future? If you, or someone you know would benefit from finding more about how financial planning can help set up their retirement or their legacy, on 8th October at 4pm we have a free live webinar entitled The Dream Retirement Webinar. You can register by emailing victoria@efficientportfolio.co.uk. If you are failing to plan, you are planning to fail!

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