The You Project is a 30-90 minute dose of inspiration and education hosted by Craig Harper with great stories, ideas, strategies and lessons from high-performers in sport, business, science, media and health.
#566 Memory Editing
Imagine if we could 'edit' our negative or traumatic memories to reduce, or potentially remove, anxiety, depression, sleeplessness and even, PTSD. Which would in turn improve mental, emotional and physical health, leading to an improvement in overall life quality/experience. Well, Dr. Amy Milton and her research team from Cambridge University are at the threshold of some amazing, and potentially life-changing breakthroughs in this area. Enjoy.
#565 The Neurology Of Consciousness
To be honest, this was a much broader conversation than the title suggests. Professor Steven Laureys is a Medical Doctor, Author, Neurologist and Meditation Master, who hangs out with the Dalai Lama and is recognised worldwide as a leading clinician and researcher in the field of the Neurology of Consciousness. If that sounds over-the-top academically (and boring), don't panic; it's fascinating and so is he. He even took me through a two-minute (ish) meditation mid-show and apparently, I'm no monk! It never ceases to amaze me how down-to-earth, kind and humble some of my brilliant guests are, and Steven was no exception. After we finished recording, the world-renowned academic, told me to "let him know if I needed any help or advice with my PhD research." Amazing. Enjoy.
#564 Carparks, Comfy Beds and Compassion
Norm McGillivray's dad was a successful business man who had a severe stroke in his early thirties and subsequently lost his marriage, business and financial security, became homeless and sadly, died at 42 living on the streets of London. This experience (and others) inspired Norm to create Beddown, whose aim is to take spaces that are commonly used and busy during the day (like massive carparks) but at night are left empty and then to repurpose those spaces into pop-up overnight accommodation, ensuring that the homeless (those sleeping rough) can sleep in a warm and comfortable bed. Those who sleep rough are always fearful of being attacked and/or robbed and by providing a safe and secure place to get a good night's rest, Beddown help restore health, dignity and respect for their guests. I love this concept and I love Norm.
#563 Tony Doherty Un-F*cking-Filtered
And yes, I recognise the irony of having an asterisk in this title. WARNING: if you're easily offended, this might not be the episode for you. It's fair to say, there wasn't a lot of filtering (or editing) happening. But if you're okay with all that, you might fucking love it. Tony Doherty is a Mate who wears his heart on his sleeve, pulls no punches, walks his talk and fights passionately for the industry he loves. He's a main-stream media regular and is often the lone voice of reason in a sea of misinformation and confusion about all-things fitness, working out and gyms (health clubs, PT studios). Like me, he's imperfect, rough around the edges and can ruffle feathers but what he is, is real. There's no show. No persona. No b******t. If he likes you, you'll know and if he doesn't, you'll know. But underneath it all, is a bloke who cares deeply, thinks deeply and gives freely. This was a catch-up chat to see where he's at with his business, life, future plans and his own personal challenges. I loved it. Enjoy.
#562 Pandemic Psychology
I tend to steer clear of too much pandemic talk on TYP (there's enough elsewhere) but as I was chatting with my friend Jacqui Louder (a Psychologist chatting daily to people with Covid challenges), I thought we'd see how people are travelling mentally and emotionally (from her perspective) in the chaos. Fear not, we keep it relatively light and amusing because nobody needs another depressing Covid conversation. Enjoy.
#561 Finding Your Flugelbinder (Part 2)
This was an awesome chat with my ex-business partner, Tara Jarrett, about all things career, self-belief, self-sabotage, creativity, problem-solving, business development, understanding the needs of others (clients, customers, colleagues, friends), overcoming self-doubt, treading water in a job we hate and turning an idea in our head into a reality in the physical world (business, service, career, product, program). *FYI, Flugelbinder: a fictitious word from the movie 'Cocktail' referring to ordinary things (objects, ideas) that can turn their inventors into millionaires.
Fab! Always informative, thought provoking, often funny and always sweary!