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140 Deep Grooves: Launching my book - Working Women's Wealth

My book has launched!  So if you’re wanting to overcome patterns that keep you stuck, the sneaky peak into the book, Deep Grooves is here.  This week we do things a little differently – Abby is interviewing me about my book Deep Grooves: Overcoming Patterns that keep you Stuck. 

It’s a fun look into a few parts of the book. We look at the difference between Good Reasons and Real Reasons, why we use Short-Term Hits of Happiness, and how Journaling fast tracks your thinking changes.  I also read an extract I love, and how getting suspended from kindergarten impacted my approach to leadership.

Show Notes

  • [2:20] Why a wealth manager writes a book on step changing your thinking?
    • The gaps in my thinking and identity that emerged once I left corporates.  Who was I when boss’s and colleagues weren’t telling me what a great job I did?
    • So little about financial success is related to finance and maths – it’s about the mindset to put off spending today for the future.
  • [6:30] Abby’s favourite part of the book – Good Reasons vs Real Reasons
    • You can’t ever change something if you don’t get down to the real reason, otherwise you’re treating the symptom not the cure
    • The impact of listening to Good Reasons – the Real Reason I went to med school
    • We can only ever live our best life, solve our relationship issues, sort out our career paths or health, if we deal with the Real Reasons.
    • Challenge yourself to dig deeper into the Real Reason – there is ALWAYS something deeper going on.  And how you know that you’ve got to the Real Reason.
    • How leaving corporate and starting my own business has accelerated my personal growth because if things don’t work out, it’s just me to ‘blame’.
  • [13:12] Short Term Hits of Happiness – and how it relates to eating and exercise
    • Our brain is wired to avoid pain and discomfort keep us safe. 
    • Our brain stored the memory of teenage diets as pain and discomfort. So when we want to change our eating, even if it’s healthy eating and not a diet, triggers that thinking.
  • [16:06] Short Term Hits of Happiness at work
    • The brain change that happens that Short-Term Hits of Happiness have in common
  • [18:12] How are you different now that you’ve written the book
    • I still struggle with all the same things, but the speed I move through difficult situations to a place of calm and Joy
    • I’m mindful when I’m ‘out of sorts’ I go through the framework and tools and it helps me increase my productivity
  • [21:06] Why is journaling so important
    • The link to the subconscious
    • It activates so many parts of your brain, that helps you sort through challenges quicker
    • The prompts that are in the book that you can use to journal or think through that help speed up your thinking person
  • [25:17] The uniqueness of the book lies in the personal stories I use to teach the principles
    • I read through one of the opening stories in the book which retells when I got suspended from pre-school (kindergarten)
    • Abby and I discuss how that incident shaped my leadership path, and how it still impacts me
    • How the thinking stack works
  •  [32:24] Everything has its consequences
    • The choices we all face – to live a safe, comfortable life
    • Or, to step out and be brave and take on our journey to live our Best Life.
    • How we reframe our experiences for who we are today.
  • [35:01] The challenge of women and claiming their space
  • [35:50] The experience of writing a book and my hopes for the book
    • As you write a book, you go through the process of transformation that your reader goes through.
    • I believe deeply it can change people’s lives – that it would help people be more mindful of their journey.

Links to other episodes

Buy the book

  • Kindle version:  Get it on Amazon
  • Paperback version in South Africa:  Get it on my website
  • Paperback version elsewhere:  Get it on Amazon

Sign up for the companion course to Deep Grooves

  • Starting on 5 August, I will be taking a few people personally through my companion course.  I’d love you to join me.  It’s an hour-and-a-half once a week on a Wednesday at 10am South African Time.
  • Sign up here!