Episode 55 – Overcoming Anxiety with Nick Elston
In this episode Chris, David and Producer Tommo share a chat with the inspirational Nick Elston. Following on from his spellbinding talk at the Financial Wellbeing Conference, Nick talks about his personal experiences with anxiety and how this led to becoming a professional speaker. With top tips on what you can do to overcome money anxiety, planting trees with #tightasstommo and a very topical Ovation Client Question, this is an episode not to miss.
Welcomes & Introductions
The Financial Wellbeing Book and it’s part in helping shape the Podcast
What is this podcast all about –
- An interview with Nick Elston, sharing his amazing story of how he deals with daily anxiety through professional speaking.
Ovation Client Questions – What to do about investments with Brexit looming?
- Diverse portfolio
- Don’t keep looking at it
- If your financial adviser only talks about investments performance, get a new adviser
Tight Ass Tommo – Click here to visit ecosia.org
Use your internet searches to plant trees
Nick Elston Interview
- His honest approach to professional speaking
- Nicks story, from OCD to GAD
- Thinking the worst of daily events, and how it impacted his daily life
Money and anxiety
- Putting our happiness into material things will lead us out of control
Scheduling recovery to avoid burn out and breakdown
Anxiety stunting growth. We find it easier to stay put and find change scary
The fear of letting others down
These problems have always happened, but now mental health is getting a voice
Question and get to know yourself
Disarming truth – telling people exactly how you feel
How to use self help books to create your own playbook to cope
Testing Mark Twain’s theory “some of the worst things in my life never actually happened”
- A worry journal
- Writing down 128 worries and looking back a week later to see they never happened
What else did Nick do to manage anxiety?
- Never assume an outcome good or bad, look at the facts and process
- ‘Regret from the past and fear of the future’
- Take emotion out of finances
Comparison is an enemy to wellbneing
Jim Rohm – you are the average of the people you surround yourself with
Choose to be happy
How did Nick end up talking on stage about his anxiety?
- Emotional storytelling
- People arn’t crying out to be fixed, they just want to be heard
Conclusions from the guys
Do you have any financial wellbeing questions you would like us to answer? Do you have a #tightasstommo money saving tip you would like to share with our listeners?
If so, let us know by going to Twitter @Finwellbeing or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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