This is an insightful conversation about a topic that feels close to mind for me and so many of my clients right now.
Whether you call it hustle culture or always being ON or the hamster wheel – however you describe it, from personal experience it does not feel joyful, sustainable or even especially effective!
Me&my is a Sydney nutritionist practice that seeks to enhance and enlighten the well-being of others.
Their approach is to look at the whole picture, to ask better questions, listen a little harder and delve a bit deeper to find the best path to a solution.
My guest today is CEO of me&my wellness, clinical nutritionist and lifestyle medicine specialist Anthony Hartcher. Anthony holds three bachelor’s degrees in Complementary Medicine; Nutrition and Dietetic Medicine; and Chemical Engineering.
In this conversation we cover:
- Anthony’s journey to providing holistic health solutions and using food as medicine.
- In the age of digital connectivity… does Anthony believe in balance? Is it something to strive for?
- The Three Big Lies of Hustle Culture. (taken from this article on meandmywellness.com.au)
- Time Scarcity. It’s not about managing time—it’s about managing decisions and priorities.
- Money as the Ultimate Goal. Financial success doesn’t always equate to emotional or personal fulfilment.
- The Toxicity of Constant Busyness. Busy doesn’t necessarily mean being productive.
- Is it possible to achieve success and contentment without pushing all the time?
- The harmful effects of hustle culture.
- How to avoid hustle culture.
- Best piece of advice Anthony has ever received.
I hope you find that conversation as valuable as I did. It’s a fine line to negotiate between the drive and passion that naturally draws people to you and the crazy, pushing, unsustainable HUSTLE.
Things like consistency, hard work and even sacrifice count. And yet, the things I work hardest at like this podcast which I do for free and the Plant Positive Journal which is also a venture of the heart, they don’t feel like work. They feel like a privilege.
One that will receive more of my time VERY SOON! I think that might be why at an unconscious level I sought out this conversation. To further support a decision my heart has already made. More on that soon.
For now, if you’re spending time earning money doing something you might have gratitude for yet would NOT do for free I recommend setting both daily and weekly boundaries with your time and your energy. Also acknowledging that whether we are talking about business or health sometimes it’s a season of maintaining, sometimes it’s a season for sprinting and also you need rest periods.
It’s vital to cultivate a respect for and trust in your body to know when you can push harder and when you need to ease off.
To connect with Anthony I will have you all linked up in the show notes. Just cruise to strongbodygreenplanet.com and search 838.
Also via his website: meandmywellness.com.au
Check out the Me&My Health Up podcast
That’s it for this week in Healthification.
However, have you checked out my Plant Positive Journal yet?
I am so very proud of this stunning journal. There is now also a fillable PDF version available for immediate download so wherever you are in the world you can still get Plant Positive with me!
If you are plant-based curious. Or already vegan and need a healthier approach to the lifestyle.
In this daily journal you will learn how to consistently prioritise food, exercise and other healthy habits that build on each other to have a compounding and lasting effect.
To help you create a BODY and LIFE you LOVE by successfully managing your TIME and your MIND.
It makes a great gift to YOU!
Or, for the loved one who is plant-based curious or who has been a valuable vegan ally to you.
You can check out the printed version HERE:
Plus, the fillable PDF HERE:
Importantly, the journal follows a twelve month format however is not dated so it is perfect to use at ANY time of the year.
With love and gratitude plant friends.
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