Thomas is blowing away B.S. from the workplace. Thomas is a burnout and breath specialist who specialises in giving people back their agency and harnessing their personal power by helping them understand how to rebalance their physical energy and regulate their emotions, no matter what life throws at them.
What projects are you concentrating on during your focused hours?
Baby takes away focus hours
Wake up early 5am before baby wakes up
2hrs of power
Ice bath/exercise/breath work
Life and business is his project
WHM (Wim Hoff Method)
Corporate consulting: employee experience
How about the rest of the time? What do you enjoy doing in your off time?
non negotiable around the sleep window
Essential for recovery
Tape mouth, minimise mouth breathing
Old hobbies prior to being a father
Used to DJ (old school)
Used to play field hockey
Reading (more recently)
What does your morning routine look like and how has it evolved over time?
Cat wakes him up at 5am
What do we start with? Personal vs business
Reading: few pages
Daily stoic, Holiday
Daily Laws: Robert Green
Baby wakes up
Coffee for wife
Great there is 1 priority: sleep
Has it always been the case that 1 priority has been clear?
What do you do to optimise productivity during your working hours?
Avoid Burn out:
Historically burnt candle on both ends (chartered accountant study, full time job, training at gym)
Developed heart condition
Don’t “Think outside the box”
Be contrarian, push back against defaults
Looking at a sunset or anything panoramic
Keeping elbows near rib cage and breathing through nose only
How do you switch off at night?
Mouth taping improved oura readiness score?
Less peeing during the night
Put a small piece over your mouth
While you’re awake
Home cooked meals
>= 2hrs before falling asleep (latest at 7pm)
Rest and digest
Dim lights: himalayan salt lights
Eat with baby + wife
Don’t eat at your desk/standing up
What habits do you want to remove from your life?
netflix/TV forcibly removed by fatherhood
What resources (books, philosophies, apps) do you find most helpful for productivity and habit formation?
Number one recommendation: Allan Watts. “Allan Watts: if money was no object”
Jocko Willick Discipline = Freedom
Matthew Walker: “Why we sleep”
“Tools of Titans”
David Allen: “Getting Things Done”
James Nestor: “Breath”
Ian McGilchrist: “The master and his emissary”
Huberman Lab podcast
Kelly Starret: Mobility WOD
Randolph Ness, Good reasons for bad feelings
Where can people connect with you or find your work?
Do you have any final words or asks for our audience?
“You’ve got more power and control than you realise”
With the help of breathwork and other advisors, you can get yourself back on solid
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