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Sometimes we all need a bit of a boost. A boost of energy, a boost of motivation, a boost of positivity. In A Bit Of A Boost, wellbeing and performance expert George Anderson shares ideas and strategies to give you the boost you need.

Drawing on 2 decades of experience as a personal trainer, wellbeing, performance and mindset coach, George offers new perspectives and practical tips, and introduces an exciting lineup of guests who share their own personal go-to methods of boosting their wellbeing.

A Bit Of A Boost aims to equip you with the tools and resources you need to boost your motivation, energy and mindset, and bridge the gap between knowing and doing as you move from information to implementation.

You can find out more about George on his website at https://bygeorgeanderson.com/podcast, follow him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachgeorgeanderson and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/coachgeorgeanderson

A Bit Of A Boost George Anderson

    • Health & Fitness
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Sometimes we all need a bit of a boost. A boost of energy, a boost of motivation, a boost of positivity. In A Bit Of A Boost, wellbeing and performance expert George Anderson shares ideas and strategies to give you the boost you need.

Drawing on 2 decades of experience as a personal trainer, wellbeing, performance and mindset coach, George offers new perspectives and practical tips, and introduces an exciting lineup of guests who share their own personal go-to methods of boosting their wellbeing.

A Bit Of A Boost aims to equip you with the tools and resources you need to boost your motivation, energy and mindset, and bridge the gap between knowing and doing as you move from information to implementation.

You can find out more about George on his website at https://bygeorgeanderson.com/podcast, follow him on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachgeorgeanderson and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/coachgeorgeanderson

    Grief - a personal experience

    Grief - a personal experience

    There's been a bit of a pause on the podcast these last few weeks because my father sadly passed away at the beginning of the month.
     
    In today's episode I describe the process that has been helping me navigate the challenging landscape of grief in what feels to me to be a healthy and adaptive way.
     
    Often in times like this we know that we should 'take the pressure off' or 'go easy' on ourselves, but this can be a difficult thing to do in practice. On the one hand we don't want to let people down or let our high standards slip, and on the other we know that something has to give in order to create the space and time necessary for grieving.
     
    Giving a eulogy at his funeral a week ago also gave me the chance to put into words some of the many life lessons he taught me through his life, and I share a couple with you today in the second half of this episode.
     
    A couple of resources I mention in the episode include the book 'On Grief & Grieving' by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler, and this Huberman Lab episode on grief which I had been listening to on my several trips up to Manchester to be with my dad in his final days.

    • 41 min
    Managing overwhelm - practical techniques

    Managing overwhelm - practical techniques

    We all have the capacity to survive and thrive in the presence of stress.  
    In fact stress is the very thing that enables us to perform at our best but if the pressure grows too much we can slip into a paralysing feeling of overwhelm.
     
    In today's episode I explore some of the areas that a state of overwhelm can impact, and some practical techniques to bring you back to a more grounded, action-oriented state.
     
    To find out more about the 6 Week Boost fitness challenge I mention in this episode, head over to the website for more information (starts June 13).
     
    bygeorgeanderson.com/boost-challenge

    • 33 min
    How to put more of your ideas into practice

    How to put more of your ideas into practice

    Have you ever come away from an event with loads of ideas but then gone back to your day to day and not done anything with them?
     
    Or perhaps you've listened to a podcast, read a book or watched a video and felt motivated and inspired to put things into action but struggled to bridge the gap between knowing and doing.
     
    Today's short episode is dedicated to the simple idea of implementation, not just information. 
     
    Creating movement, not just consuming content.
     
    It's about progress not perfection, and how even just a small amount of action can build momentum.
     
    It's about the journey from data > information > knowledge > wisdom.
     
    It's simple but powerful and the question at the end is worth considering.

    • 12 min
    Life lessons from running through the desert - with Mat Poole

    Life lessons from running through the desert - with Mat Poole

    A bit of an unusual episode this week as it was produced in two parts. I interviewed a friend of mine, Mat Poole, a couple of days before he departed for the Sahara desert to take part in the infamous Marathon des Sables.
     
    At the start of this episode I share the notes I made during this call with Mat, where I asked him about his hopes and fears, logistics and expectations of the event.
     
    Then in the interview itself we find out how it went, and how close to his expectations it came!
     
    In a challenge like this there are always lessons to be learned and I was interested to try and extract them in a way that could be useful to you and I in more day to day areas of our lives.
     
    Mat was raising money for the charity Walking With The Wounded who support mentally, socially and physically wounded veterans.
     
    For a few more weeks following the publication of this episode the Just Giving page will be open should you care to donate:
    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/matp
     

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Neuroscience for wellbeing with Dr Lynda Shaw

    Neuroscience for wellbeing with Dr Lynda Shaw

    My guest this week is cognitive neuroscientist Dr Lynda Shaw, and we spend the episode discussing the brain and neuroscience and how we can improve our wellbeing and performance.
     
    I seem to spend most of my free time reading journals and books and studies about neuroscience and we had a great conversation!
     
    I was really interested to hear from Lynda where the cross over lies between psychology and neuroscience, and how we can use the latest research to benefit us in our wellbeing and performance.
     
    I know Lynda through the Professional Speaking Association of which I’m a member, and Lynda is the current president so I’ve heard her speak on numerous occasions.
     
    She always explains complicated subjects so clearly and I knew we’d have a blast talking about all things brain-related in this conversation today.
     
    I asked Lynda about the neuroscience that underpins some of the commonly known areas such as growth mindset, neuroplasticity, and the fight and flight stress response.
     
    We talk about neurobiology and chemistry, and some of the chemicals we produce that influence our mood and motivation such as dopamine, serotonin and the less-well-known nitric oxide.
     
    Lynda works with a lot of senior leaders to help them ‘recalibrate their thinking’, and we touch on some of the approaches and tools she shares with her audiences.
     
    https://drlyndashaw.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/lyndashaw

    • 55 min
    Optimising your energy to make the most of every moment, with Simon Ong

    Optimising your energy to make the most of every moment, with Simon Ong

    I’m joined this week by life coach and author Simon Ong, who’s new book Energize has just been published.
     
    We talk about the subject matter of the book and the importance of optimising your energy. This is a topic I’m passionate about and active with in my own work, and it was great to get Simon’s take on it.
     
    He shares some of his own journey through a decade in the corporate world and into the world of personal development and coaching, what he’s learned and how he applies it.
     
    I love it when my guests share tips and tools, and Simon is very generous with some real crackers so this is a truly high-value episode for you today.
     
    https://getenergizebook.com
    https://www.simonalexanderong.com
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonalexanderong
    https://www.instagram.com/simonalexandero
     

    • 51 min

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