Mental Spinach | No more flying blind - the art of self-awareness

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TRANSCRIPT https://actuaries.logicaldoc.cloud/download-ticket?ticketId=b22fc111-456f-472b-be5d-c12d447cc3b2 DESCRIPTION In part one of this four-part series, Martin Mulcare (Actuary, Director at the Growth Project and Facilitator of the Professionalism Course at the Actuaries Institute) interviews Ian and Jess Pollard, on their co-authored book Mental Spinach. Ian is an actuary, Rhodes Scholar, international tennis player and currently the chairman of RGA Reinsurance Australia. Jess is a career and creativity coach and a professional singer/songwriter. They are father and daughter; a self-described ‘Yin and Yang’ duo, who collaborated on the Mental Spinach pocketbook to “nourish you in love, work and play”. They aim to inspire others to reflect on their values, desires, strengths and opportunities to navigate big decisions and design a rich and sustainable life. Listen, as they bring together different generational perspectives and tell stories that reveal practical takeaways on enriching your life. Discussion topics include: •The first of the four lenses is “Identity” – what’s it all about? •Your Tripod of Foundation: Personal - Social – Financial. •The importance of language in reframing your story and identity? •What are some daily practices to enhance self-awareness? •How do we fit other people into our personal search for identity? SHOW NOTES Mental Spinach Book https://www.mentalspinach.com - For the Pollards, Mental Spinach is not just a book. It's a project. They want their book to have a tangible impact on the lives of its readers. Further, they aim to positively impact the education and lives of children and young adults by donating to charity every dollar you spend on their book or workshops/keynotes. - In 2018, the Pollards raised over $15,000 for education charities. About the Pollards https://www.jessandianpollard.com/about-us About Martin Mulcare http://www.betterbennelong.com.au/about-martin/ Article - The value of aligning values by Martin Mulcare https://www.actuaries.digital/2015/04/24/the-value-of-aligning-values/ Investing In Your Life – Ian Pollard http://www.investing-in-your-life.com/ Audio clips used (With fair use) The Who - Who Are You © The Who Polydor 2121 361 (UK) MCA (US) Popeye the Sailor © King Features Syndicate Based on Popeye, created by E.C Segar © Warner Bros. About the Actuaries Institute As the sole professional body for Members in Australia and overseas, the Actuaries Institute represents the interests of the profession to government, business and the community. Actuaries assess risks through long-term analyses, modelling and scenario planning across a wide range of business problems. This unrivalled expertise enables the profession to comment on a range of business-related issues including enterprise risk management and prudential regulation, retirement income policy, finance and investment, general insurance, life insurance and health financing. Find out more about actuaries https://www.actuaries.asn.au Follow the Institute of Actuaries on our social channels; ↳ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/792645/ ↳ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Actuaries-Institute/183337668450632 ↳ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ActuariesInst ↳ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ActuariesInst ↳ Spreaker: https://www.spreaker.com/user/actinst

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