Rob Geraghty and the Vision 35 Lifestyle

My podcast Beyond Busy interviews people from all different backgrounds, experiences, places and stages about work/life balance, happiness and success. I’m on a quest to discover how different people manage their busy schedules- and how they find happiness along the way.

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In this episode, I sat down with presentation coach Rob Geraghty. Much of our conversation stemmed around Rob’s ‘Vision 35’ – a goal set by Rob at a period in his life where on the outside it seemed he had it all, but in reality his own unhappiness forced him to create a plan with the goal of living the life he wanted by 35. We talked about what retirement means to Rob – namely, financial freedom (dubbed ‘passive income’) the ability to do what you love and where family and loved ones take the priority. Rob’s vision has even inspired my own ‘Vision 40’! We also talked about what it means to be an entrepreneur, and what it looks like once you’ve been successful.

Chatting with Rob sheds a new light on the route to happiness – one where finding it is a proactive process defined by setting goals and working towards them. In Rob’s own words, the vision doesn’t stop at 35 – it’s more of a lifestyle choice.

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Carl Honoré – The King of Slow

My podcast Beyond Busy interviews people from all different backgrounds, experiences, places and stages about work/life balance, happiness and success. I’m on a quest to discover how different people manage their busy schedules- and how they find happiness along the way.

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In this episode, I sat down with the king of ‘Slow’ – Carl Honoré. Speaker, Journalist and Author of ‘In Praise of Slow: How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed’ and ‘The Slow Fix: Lasting Solutions in a Fast-Moving World’, – Carl is a huge advocate for the ‘Slow Movement’. In this episode we discussed the idea of ‘instant gratification’ and how that concept has snuck its way into every aspect of our lives, helped largely along by modern social media. Whether it’s politics, relationships, or even parenting – in this episode Carl outlines the need for the rise of ‘slow-thinkers’ in a fast-paced culture.

We thought about rituals and the little things we can do to help to slow us down, even in the most fast paced of environments. Whether that’s a simple cup of tea or a full on yoga session, my chat with Carl really reinforced the importance of taking time away from our fast-paced lives for me, and the crucial difference it can make to our happiness.

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Claire Fox: On how to have it all – including your sanity!

My podcast Beyond Busy interviews people from all different backgrounds, experiences, places and stages about work/life balance, happiness and success. I’m on a quest to discover how different people manage their busy schedules- and how they find happiness along the way.

Claire and Lucas 2016

In this episode, I sat down with Claire Fox who (deep breath!) is a mother of two, author, marathon runner, speaker, global HR Director and Child Safeguarding Director at Save the Children. Yes, she really does do all of that- and even more impressive, she’s home on time every night! Claire shares her 4 step approach that allows her to leave work at the door, run birthday marathons and set personal goals away from what’s going on at work.

In this interview, Claire and I break down what it means to be busy and how setting (and sticking) to your boundaries can be the difference between finding happiness in that busyness, and drowning in it.