In this week's episode, Ebonie chats with Laurence Shorter about 'getting to things late in life'.
Laurence is a creative entrepreneur, speaker, coach and recently - a talk show host! His books include “The Optimist - one man’s search for the brighter side of life”, “A global tour of the world’s most positive people”, and “The lazy guru’s guide to life”, a cartoon book that advocates doing nothing as a new approach to mindfulness.
He lives in East Sussex with his wife and two children and helps stressed-out business owners to relax when he’s not at home writing.
Fav quotes from this episode:
“I can draw a line before and after I had children in terms of adulting”
“I wasn’t just slow off the mark with my career, I was slow off the mark with everything!”
“You never stop becoming an adult”
‘When I talk about myself and my own woes, it’s funny!’
“It’s easier to talk about sex than God!”
“Sometimes you have to trust yourself to just ‘be’”
“I’m an adult but… I’m addicted to tea and coffee”
In this episode we talk about:
- The difference between being an adult and behaving like an adult
- How there is something beautiful in sharing the tragedies and struggles of being a human
- How that at some point in life you realise you’re never going to read every book, watch every film, watch every Netflix series, and it’s nice to just do nothing!
- How taking a little bit of time out can actually be the catalyst for increased productivity as well as reducing the risk of burnout.
Plus, we talk about how not having your shit together in your twenties isn’t a sign of what is to come for the rest of your life!