Video of the Week
On Tuesday after I got back from the race, I took a walk around Mt Eliza Village to see what the energy was like. Dropped by Woolworths to see what all the “empty shelves fuss” was about. I was pleasantly surprised to see that Woolworths had cleaned out all the junk food from the shelves and had FULL shelves of fruit and vegetables. Like Full! A great move to help improve the health of our community. Secondly, I went to the local Pop’s Cafe for a Latte. Amazing! If you are ever needing a bright start to your day go here, the girls are so upbeat and cheerful. Then onto Boys On Seats Barbershop for a haircut with Alex. Again a great experience, plus there is nothing like a good haircut (although you might judge differently when you watch the video) to make you feel fitter and faster.
Here is the thing… I had a great experience because I decided to see the good. I decided to be confident and certain about their future. To let them know it will be ok. You'll understand what I mean when you watch the video. Enough scaremongering!!!! If scaremongering was a crime the media would get the electric chair. Don't buy into it, don't feed it, don't pass it on. Be a positive force for your family, team, and community. Start now.
Here are the top three things that have made a difference in my week.
They might also be useful for you, or not.
1) A great experience I had...
Terra Nova 24. A fantastic first entry to Adventure racing. Yep, I know you've heard me talk about it before, including all the gear Michelle doesn't know I’ve been buying. Well, let me say it all came in very handy last weekend. After the big drive up to Huskinson (Jarvis Bay), we woke race day to 30km winds and rain. Which didn't really matter, because an hour into the race we had to do a creek crossing in all our gear, then compete with soggy runners, etc. The team did super well given 2 of us competed injured. In fact, we finished in 17 hours at 6.35 am. Epic! If you get a chance and it’s your thing, do one. By the way, if you click the link above you can see the tracking of us during the race. We are team “The Lost Boys”. Didn't get lost once. It was twice.
2) A great app we used for the trip...
Splitwise. This ripper app lets you invite friends that might be on a trip together or who regularly hangout to form a group. Every time one of you spends money you can enter it in the app and decide how to split it. For us, petrol, breakfasts, accommodation, registration, etc were all paid by individuals then split using this app. In the end, the app works out who owes who for you. Amazing, in fact, I would rate this as one of the best apps I’ve ever used. Get it for your next group shindig.
3) Something to think about...
Helping out.There are going to be some tricky times ahead for some of your friends, clients and local businesses. Australians are great at stepping up to help mates when they are in need. We did a great job with Aussies impacted by the bushfires. I wonder how we could step up to help others in need at this time. As I’ve said in the video, be the safe place for people, let them know you’re here for them and you are confident and grounded. I think that's number one. Secondly, how could you help out financially, or with time or energy? Maybe we need to follow the “RU OK” days theme and just ask “R U OK and how can I help?”.
Ps. My favorite quote from one of my greatest mentors this week is: “You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.” Zig Ziglar
I would love your feedback on what had an impact on you and the lesson in it, moral of the story, or learning you would share.
Have a ripper finish to your week.
Cheers Dr. Ben
Dr. Ben Carvosso
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