In this section we collate stories, videos and posts that have lit up our imagination, sparked conversation and collaboration, drummed up dreams, aspirations and ideas, and mirrored our vision of ‘opening minds to a lifetime of possibilities’.
Hopefully they will inspire and touch you in the same way, to perhaps lead you to new ways of thinking, and help you live your very best life. Lightbulb moments. We hope you enjoy them – and discover your own.
What makes a good life?
What makes a good life? What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness - Robert Waldinger.
In this talk, Waldinger shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life.
Steve Jobs: his most innovative speech
“Values, and core values, they shouldn’t change” – An inspirational address from Apple legend Steve Jobs.
‘The surprising habits of original thinkers’
How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organisational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take action to put them into the world. "The greatest originals are the ones who fail the most, because they're the ones who try the most," says Grant.
An honest look at the personal finance crisis – Elizabeth White
Millions of baby boomers are moving into their senior years with empty pockets and declining choices to earn a living. And right behind them is a younger generation facing the same challenges. Here's an honest look at the personal finance crisis from author Elizabeth White.
Denzel Washington’s life advice
"Don't just aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference. " - Denzel Washington's life advice........
One of the best speeches on life we’ve ever heard. Simple as that.
"Have the courage to follow you heart & intuition, they already know what you truly want" – Steve Jobs.
“Let’s talk honestly and openly about money” – Tammy Lally
Struggling to budget and manage finances is common - but talking honestly and openly about it isn't. Why do we hide our problems around money asks author Tammy Lally.
What I learned from going blind in space – astronaut Chris Hadfield
There's an astronaut saying: In space, "there is no problem so bad that you can't make it worse." So how do you deal with the complexity, the sheer pressure, of dealing with dangerous and scary situations? Retired colonel Chris Hadfield paints a vivid portrait of how to be prepared for the worst in space (and life) - and it starts with walking into a spider's web.
The Fringe Benefits of Failure by J.K. Rowling
At her Harvard commencement speech, "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling offers some powerful, heartening advice to dreamers and overachievers, including one hard-won lesson that she deems "worth more than any qualification I ever earned."
Nine life lessons – Tim Minchin’s UWA address
Tim Minchin, the former UWA Arts student described as "sublimely talented, witty and smart" in a musical career that has made him popular around the world, is awarded an honorary doctorate by The University of Western Australia.
Inspirational interview with astronaut Chris Hadfield
"If someone is willing to teach you something for free, take them up on it. Do it. Every single time. All it does is make you more likely to be able to succeed." - Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut and Commander of the International Space Station.
Neil Pasricha: The 3 A’s of awesome
Neil Pasricha's blog 1000 Awesome Things savors life's simple pleasures, from free refills to clean sheets. In this heartfelt talk from TEDxToronto, he reveals the 3 secrets (all starting with A) to leading a life that's truly awesome.
Sometimes you just want to say thank you
Lifetime believe in the power of relationships. It is a key component of our company culture. We use it to forge a great team that delivers outstanding work - and we use it to put our clients at the very heart of what we do.
We came across another company who view their customers in the same light.
The Power of Vulnerability – Brene Brown
Have you wondered why humans crave connection or why everything in the world can seem right again when you’re with “your people”? This talk will leave you thinking about the transforming power of being a human being: our ability to empathize, belong, and love.
Are you a giver or a taker?
Organisational psychologist Adam Grant breaks down personalities and offers simple strategies to promote a culture of generosity.
Ian McMillan and Lifetime – an enduring relationship
The acclaimed English poet, writer and broadcaster Ian McMillan gives a snapshot into his enduring relationship with Lifetime - and explains why he feels his financial future is in safe hands. He also has a liking for Lifetime's branded cups and saucers!
This American Life: Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Roads
This American Life: Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need RoadsVisit website
How cashflow modelling can help you
Cashflow modelling helps people find out what their finances could look like and whether they will have enough money in the future. It can help people with all kinds of […]Find out more
The importance of your Why
We often talk about the pitfalls that advisers fall into in the financial services industry, using language that no-one understands, and this often alienates them from the very people they […]Find out more
Reith Lectures. The Human Hive, Niall Ferguson 2012Visit website
How I built this with Guy Raz.
How I built this with Guy Raz. Headspace: Andy Puddicombe and Rich PiersonVisit website
The One Thing
A very good read. We heartily recommend……. The One Thing, by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan. This is a book about life improvement, showing us how we can cut through […]Find out more
Under the skin with Russell Brand: Yanis Varoufakis – How to construct a Global Revolution
Under the skin with Russell Brand: Yanis Varoufakis - How to construct a Global RevolutionVisit website
If This Man Can Turn His Life Around, So Can You
If This Man Can Turn His Life Around, So Can You with John McAvoy, by Dr. Rangan Chatterjee. Part of the ‘Feel Better Live More’ series.Visit website
Desert Island Discs
Desert Island Discs: Kirsty Young’s castaway is surgeon David Nott.Visit website
TED Talks that may help you get to grips with your financial situation
Here at Lifetime we love TED Talks! TED is a non-profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful videos (which are normally 18 minutes or […]Find out more
13 minutes to the moon
13 minutes to the moon: How the first moon landing was saved. The story of the people who made Apollo 11 happen.Visit website
The Simplicity Principle
The Simplicity Principle with Julia Hobsbawm. Pandemic Networks with Niall Ferguson.Visit website
Against The Rules
Against The Rules: Journalist and bestselling author Michael Lewis (Liar's Poker, Moneyball) takes a searing look at what’s happened to fairness.Visit website
Cautionary Tales is a podcast series by English economist and journalist Tim Harford, with the help of guest actors. The podcasts, says Mr Harford, ‘tells true stories about mistakes and what we should learn from them’. is a podcast series by English economist and journalist Tim Harford, with the help of guest actors. The podcasts, says Mr Harford, ‘tells true stories about mistakes and what we should learn from them’.Visit website
Michael Jordan and the last dance
Have you got a Netflix account? If so, tune in and watch this! In 1997, legendary basketball star Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls allowed a film crew to follow […]Find out more
Google? Alexa? Why not ask flo? She may just have the answers you’re seeking….
You’ve made the decision. Given yourself the go-ahead, the necessary nudge. You have turned on your computer, or brought your mobile phone to life, and headed for the search bar. […]Find out more
Desert Island Discs: Michael Parkinson’s castaway is writer Maya Angelou
Desert Island Discs: Michael Parkinson’s castaway is writer Maya AngelouVisit website
This American Life: One Last Thing Before I Go:
This American Life: One Last Thing Before I Go:Visit website
Sometimes you just want to say thank you!
A company’s very existence can often rest on the relationship it has with its customers. Those customers want value – and in turn to be valued. Lifetime believe in the […]Find out more
Lifetime act as guide, coach, mentor and friend
A flexible financial plan – a life plan – is something that we all should look to put in place. At Lifetime we take great pride – and recognise the […]Find out more
Desert Island Discs: Kirsty Young talks to motor racing commentator Murray Walker
Desert Island Discs: Kirsty Young talks to motor racing commentator Murray WalkerVisit website
A sporting coach, business coach, life coach; why not a ‘money coach’?
There are coaches in sport. There are business coaches. In fact, there are a whole slew of different coaches, for different goals, environments A personal coach, a career coach, a […]Find out more