Episode 27: The Power of Negativity with Oliver Burkeman
Join Chris, David and Producer Tommo in this much anticipated podcast! They talk to Guardian journalist and author of Chris’ favorite non-fiction book The Antidote, Oliver Burkeman. Oliver talks about the alternatives to motivational seminars and the power of negative thinking.
0:12 – Welcome & Introductions
0:56 – The Money Charity
2:60 – Wellbeing Word from around the world
Norway – Koselig
4:05 – Tight Ass Tommo
Great tips including posting clothes and gate crashing weddings!
#tipoftheweek – Cashback | Top Cashback
7:50 – Introduction to Guardian journalist Oliver Burkeman
8:55 – Oliver explains his book, The Antidote, an alternative to motivational seminars and the power of positive thinking.
11:40 – The problem with ‘clear goals’ thinking
13:45 – The philosopher and stoicism
It is not the event, it is our beliefs about events that make us distressed
16:05 – Understanding yourself and knowing the limits of understanding yourself
17.50 – Non Attachment (from Buddhism)
18:50 – What can people do to insulate themselves from the noise of self-help?
19:34 – Just do something! (Simmone Gnessen podcast)
20:00 – Negative visualisation, what is actually is the real worst thing that could happen?
21:45 – Capacity for Loss
22:20 – Effectuation
26:28 – Acceptance, to reconcile happiness and achievement
30:40 – Fatherhood changing views
32:42 – Chris and David talk over the topics discussed in the interview
34:42 – Do not wait for that perfect moment, just do something (Carl Richards podcast)
35:00 – Dame Kelly Holmes on making mistakes
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Competition will run from Thursday 30th November until Thursday 7th December 2017. Winners will be drawn at random from eligible entries and announced on Friday 8th December 2017.