The Formula To Establish How To Spend Your Time: Ed Jackson and Lucy Gossage

Burnout and stress is on the rise. Finding work-life balance is increasingly elusive. What's the answer?

The issue isn't necessarily too few hours in the day, it's how we use the hours we have - which comes down to our choices and priorities.

Ed Jackson, the former pro rugby player turned walking quadriplegic who is now a charity fundraiser and TV presenter, came up with a superb formula for how to work out how to spend your time that helped save him from burnout. That formula was the adopted by another of my guests Lucy Gossage, the former Ironman Champion turned Oncology Doctor and Charity fundraiser, and it had a huge impact on her life which allowed her to have a hugely positive impact on so many other people's lives.

In this episode:

  • How Lucy realised she wasn't fulfilling her potential and was risking burnout
  • When she listened to Ed and the impact his formula had
  • Her advice for anyone in a similar position
  • Understanding the value of time
  • Ed's formula that helps establish the value of time with extrinsic (money) and intrinsic (joy and purpose) activities
  • Why doing things for other people is so rewarding

Lucy's charity 5K Your Way:

Lucy's full length episode on 'Self Talk':

Lucy's Iron Mind coaching website with Helen Davis:

Helen Davis full-length episode on 'Beliefs':

Ed's charity Millimeters 2 Mountains:

Ed's first full length episode on 'perspective':

Ed's second full length episode on 'Hard Conversations':

Ed's book 'Lucky':

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Please do share this episode with anyone who struggles to manage their time, or is feeling disillusioned with their career, or is suffering - or has suffered - with any of the symptoms of burnout. Thank you.


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