Riffing Yarns

Riffing Yarns

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Life is already complicated - why make it more complex? UNCUT - UNEDITED - UNSCHEDULED Simple, efficient and effective tips, opinions, life and bio hacks.
017 How To Travel Light
Feb 15 • 6 min
I travel a lot and I still struggle trying to take all the right things. I think after years of doing the packing, I have got to a point where I seem to have the optimum approach for me. In this podcast, I would like to share with you my approach for…
016 The Change Quest™ Model Interview With Dr Britt Andreatta
Feb 13 • 30 min
The Change Quest™ Model has proven to be highly effective in driving successful change of all kinds. It has helped individuals and organizations better understand how people react to change and how to reduce change fatigue and increase resilience. “The…
015 Big Data and Big Money and Big Brother
Feb 11 • 2 min
We are living in the era of Big Data. Companies are now really keen to tempt you with their stuff so that they can watch your behaviour online and make big bucks. Careful what you watch and do online because Big Brother is watching and wants to make Big…
014 Water Only Fast - Dr Alan Goldhamer Interview
Feb 8 • 37 min
After my own experience, in December 2018, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Dr Alan Goldhamer from the True North Health Centre. Dr Goldhamer is a world expert when it comes to “water only fasting”. In this interview, we discuss what exactly…
013 Fear Helps You Grow
Feb 6 • 2 min
Purely coincidental that this is Episode 013 and the title is “Fear Helps You Grow”. In a 2004 study, the psychologist Karen Parker set out to explore the effects of early exposure to fear in squirrel monkeys. A group of 17-week-old monkeys were taken…
012 Quit While You Are Ahead
Feb 4 • 2 min
Less is more and quitting while you are ahead can give you that reboot and refresh to get more out of what you are trying to do or achieve. Ernest Hemingway’s advice to would-be writers was to “always stop when you know what’s going to happen next.”…
011 How I Lost 3Kg in 3 Days With The Water Only Fast
Feb 1 • 12 min
Not another one, I hear you shout. Well, perhaps a little different. There are lots of different types of fasts out there and I am not going to ramble on about these nor suggest any that I have not tried. In August 2018, I thought I would experiment with…
010 Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE) for Exercising Smart NOT Hard
Jan 30 • 4 min
In 2018, I trained to become a qualified fitness instructor. Not because I wanted to change my career or anything like that. I did it because I felt that after 30 years of regular exercising and fitness related activities, I just wasn’t getting optimised.…
009 Break Out Of The Rat Race
Jan 28 • 4 min
Not looking forward to going back to work? There might be something more deep-rooted in this than what you first might think. Drawing upon my own experience, in this podcast, I share with you what you can do to review your “cravings” and how to go about…
008 Team Dynamics and Conflicts
Jan 25 • 2 min
When you think of a successful team, do you envision a harmonious, tightly-knit group? Or do you imagine a room full of people arguing with each other? The former, right? You might be surprised to discover that conflict between team members can actually…
007 The 2 Minute Rule For Getting Things Done
Jan 23 • 2 min
Have a big task list and find it repeats itself like a bad meal? Perhaps on your task list is the task “sort out my task list”. Oh dear…so, whenever you come across a task that can be done in under two minutes, for example, responding to an email or…
006 Solve problems in your sleep
Jan 21 • 2 min
I suspect we have all had those late nights of burning the midnight oil, but research now clearly shows that sleep is the answer to solving your problems. Listen to this quickie and hopefully, you are not listening whilst in bed….or maybe it might just…
005 Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Khaneman
Jan 18 • 4 min
Been wanting to read this book for a while and finally got around to doing this but it was heavy going! In his book Thinking Fast and Slow, Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman explores the two thinking systems that we use to make decisions: system one and…
004 The “Halo Effect” - What is it?
Jan 16 • 1 min
As I am recording this (the day before the so-called “meaningful vote”) in the UK we are in Brexit mode….oh dear!! If we do end up having another referendum, let’s make sure we are not suffering from the “Halo Effect”. After all, we are in knee deep in…
003 Pomodoro technique for improving your daily productivity
Jan 14 • 2 min
I did a podcast just recently about “decluttering” in 2019. This really follows on and looks at improving your daily productivity using the “Pomodoro technique”. But what is this Pomodoro Technique? How can it help? Join in and listen…it might just save a…
002 Declutter Your Life With These Top Tips
Jan 8 • 14 min
In this episode, I want to share with you my top tips to declutter your life and specific aspects. Let’s start with defining decluttering. Look at positive and negative motivators and also triggers. We will then look at the various approaches for…
001 The Show Begins - Riffing Yarns with Sonni Gopal
Jan 7 • 3 min
Welcome…I would like to share with you the origin of the show, why and what motivated me to start this show.