Thoughts of the week
If you are very knowledgeable about something or skilful in a particular area it is very likely that you have invested much time, effort, energy and expense into this. Now it could be that you are trying to be the best at a particular thing, it could be that you were the best at a particular thing or it could be that you are trying to help someone else be the best at a particular thing. What are you an expert in?
Human beings love to learn, they strive on developing new skill sets, achieving new goals and celebrating new successes. It is very likely that positive achievements occur with the help of someone else whether that be a small, medium or large contribution. Ask yourself two equations: i) who was the last person to help me with something significant? ii) Who was the last person I helped with something significant?
In our experience of working with high performance clients, the most successful ones have an equal give to take ratio. It may not initially be that balanced but over time with wins, draws and losses in sport, business and life even out. The amount of times someone has helped them versus the amount of times they have helped someone achieve a goal, solve a problem, win a challenge or just simply get better tends to reverse itself.
If you have something to offer then offer it. Don’t keep it to yourself. Make sure people respect what’s on the table there is no elitism. Swallow your pride, look forwards rather than backwards and think how you would want to be treated in the opposite position. Remember “the expert in anything was once a beginner!”
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Recipe of the week
Wholewheat banana bread
- Preheat the oven & grease your loaf tin with coconut oil
- In a large mixing bowl sift the wholewheat flour with cinnamon, then whisk to combine
- Melt butter & leave to one side to cool
- In a small mixing bowl whisk the eggs together, then add the organic honey, melted organic butter & mashed bananas (make sure they are very ripe, almost black) then whisk until well combined
- Pour banana mixture into the flour mixture & fold everything together until just combined.
- If you would like to add chopped nuts, banana chips, or dark chocolate chips then do that now!
- Pour the banana bread mixture into your loaf tin & cook until golden brown on a medium0high heat. This should take between 30-60mins. To check when done insert a metal skewer into middle & when it comes out clean that is the time to remove from oven.
- Slice and serve as in picture.
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