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Nuggets April 2018

Nuggets April 2018

Hey everybody,

I’ve promised to keep in touch with you guys, so here it goes – short & sweet:

What I’m reading
Grant Cardone – Sell or Be Sold
Wow, what a force of nature! A prime example of a positivistic epistemological stance, Grant lays out the rules, laws and proven certainties of selling. I find myself bouncing back and forth between being totally inspired, shouting out loud that “the world is more complex than that, dude” and feeling sad that everything is a sale to some people, even love. Very engaging though! The audio book is even better.

What I’m listening to
Tommy Guerrero – No Man’s Land
Tommy has been with me most of the afternoon as I was working through a series of not too exciting tasks. Have a listen. It spans across times and is energetic, yet relaxed, with no vocals.

What I’m offering
Many of you will be aware: I’m running two weekend courses in London soon:
Positive Psychology for Coaches – April 21/22 – I’ve got a few student tickets going at 20%
Existential Coaching – July 27/28 – 15% Early Bird discount now live
To secure your place, just book your ticket via Eventbrite or paypal me a £100 deposit.

I’m also considering running an online version of these, so if you’re interested, let me know!

What I’m pondering on
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.” (Alan Watts)
More existential thoughts and nuggets

What I’m avoiding
After an injury last summer (4th dislocation of the patella) I’ve been struggling to get back into exercise. I’ve had a really good morning routine and it felt great (and looked the part). I’ve had to admit to myself a little while ago already that a knee injury is really not an excuse not to move at all but now that “we’re getting wedding-ready” all signs are on go, yet I’ve been avoiding to take action. These are the times I wish I was a morning person 🙂

That’s it for today (or tonight rather – talking about not being a morning person hehe). As always, if you have any feedback, thoughts, comments, questions or recommendations, I’d love to hear from you!


(PS: for the hundredsomething new subscribers since my last mailout to whom this format may seem familiar: Yes, it is indeed inspired by and shamelessly adapted from Tim Ferriss’s newsletter, which I can highly recommend). 

Yannick Jacob

As a coach, mediator, coach trainer & supervisor and as a creative, critical thinker who’s determined to introduce effective programmes to schools, companies and individuals, Yannick helps his clients explore their world, build a strong foundation of who they are and as a result grow, resolve conflicts and embrace life’s challenges.