Listen: Australia, Investment Banker, United States discussed on The Back Up Plan with Alice Judge-Talbot
"Welcome thank you so much for joining us is such a pleasure to speak eighteen so I want to kind of talk about your journey but also talk about how we can be well and be happy so first off growing up. What was your plan a so? My plan was to find a job I loved because I grew up in a household. My parents loved work on Sunday. They couldn't wait to start Monday. It wasn't ever about you know hazing. Were doing something from the money or whatever so ponte was to financial beloved but along the way I probably tried most things I was buried at mass right school and so I was like I should probably do something in that and I did those tests and they told me Ashby an investment banker so I tried investment banking and decided it wasn't me that I did intentions and events when I was I did lots of different different jobs from Doku King to frontier designer for yet fashion and I was always like trying to figure out what I was wanting to do in life and it wasn't until I found like food and nutrition which is what I ended up doing and working in the end of my university and now it's like this is what I'm going to do it sort of I dunno through trying lots of different things I figured out what to do. I'm going to interested that you're trying to investment banking because you come across such a calm and kind and lovely lovely presence and I always think it's a bit of a Doggy Dogg weld in finance. Did you find that well. I intend to family friends from that was a smooth <hes> so it probably was a little bit less like however I definitely was the odd one out but I think when you get it something at school automatically think that you should go into something around that and I think I was like Oh. It'd be good to make some money. People who back in banking thinking look normally make money so that's just for the US and then I read is that she wasn't really my passion. I think we say drilled into at school that we have to do kind of like inverted and the good jobs like the lawyer only accountable the finance Passan and I really hope that as the weld is growing that schools teaching kids time pointed it is to have creativity and like you said I think that's such an important lesson from your parents. The in really you're allowed to love your work rather than just go to work for the sake of earning money you know I feel very grateful that my parents taught me lots of things and that was definitely on. I was never very good at anything at school. Any mass came to me very late. This is the last E._S._P._N.. Of Life and I would come home and I said well I'm not I'm not in the top team in anything or in school and I was always bottom of the class and everything and she was very good at smiling smiling will make people like you and then that will help you in life okay. They WANNA keep on smiling. I mean not that my job is to smile but it definitely helps. Why do now say be good either school smiling? I would think smiling every time but that's such a lovely lesson. I think to be taught that you don't have to be academic. You just have to be a good person yeah no. I think the I'm very lucky to have that from my parents but I think going to a private go school. We definitely not taught at that. You're very much like you're the best yeah yeah. That's it so I think hopefully through that violence. I've come out alright talking more about when you were young you've talked about in disgust quite often Changes for the sake of your health so yeah I probably said. It didn't have very good relationship with food growing up. I think it was all very much a control. Oh thing I had a difficult teenagehood. One of my best friends died and then my parents divorced around the same time so it was just a sort of difficult oh cool time where like everything out of control and I decided to use food to control it and I think at the time it was Kate Moss was revered and it was about being very skinny and moved calorie and like so I just kind of went down that like I say like Special K rice cakes you know and then sweet alcohol and it was just not very like I never felt good. I never had very good energy. I think I had was always a bit bit foggy because I was obviously not feeding it with the right like fats and nutrients that it needed and then it was pretty much when I moved to Australia so I went to university in Australia and in one eighteen to twenty two securities so we'll have a New Zealand passport allows me to do this by my father upset that I went to Australia and New Zealand parole life moving across the world. The rifle reruns d. but I just fell in enough with Australia like for me. It's my spiritual home and like I still think about her and would maybe like to live there at some point again. So I I went to university that didn't know anyone but it just watch out for me and I just love the way they've used. How about dieting like I just felt like in the K.. It was like you either on a Diet or you will indulge coaching there was no inbetween and their people still drunk and they still chocolate but every day they were looking after themselves feeding themselves well exercising daily and it was just park their lifestyle and I fell in love with that and I had really bad I._B._S.. At the time I think just because I was eating rubbish and not really off to myself off and I went to see a natural path and she kind of changed my diet and I ended up eating in this cafe so much. They gave me a job yeah. So what was your journey at the cafe. How did that kind of cooking come about. How did you have a coach before was it kind of being jumped in at the deep end very much trump's. Ziv Hand and I think I was just really passionate and I was like I would love to work and they were like it was generally like that and you're there every day anyway you might as well clean and decent things right. It was a gym attached shook cafe and it was all about seasonal produce so they would bring in whatever's in season how to cook something with that and we were making everything scratch through making her in Kifah fermented. You'll get so we look using the culture and getting in the mail can then be making like cheesecakes and we were making like slow cooked roasts and different solids and energy balls and this is when energy bills were not in your by things free quite revolutionary solution and there was a real like community. Everyone knew each other and I just yeah. I loved it. I think that's one thinking unifier between people is kind of food movement. That's could few and interesting and exciting with the kind of food that you do. Do you think there is a big community in a big kind of movement around is still it's so different until I started my blog like now seven years later. The landscapes changed the amount of people out there doing the same sort of thing has changed however <hes>. I still think that food is something that we constantly need inspiration for more. We constantly need every day so we need to be doing it and Kerr her king so I think the way we eat evolved and changed so much and with so much inspired from cultures around the wall. We're maybe trying to promote practical. It's a WHO without kind of busy lives trying to make more efficient and just understanding the importance of cooking and trying different things and <unk> a variety in your diet and eating the same thing every day because I think we got into this yeah. Absolutely I think diet and what you eat is very emotional national and I think a lot of people take religion so if you're eating clean of eating Vegan is you and your life and that she no it's breath it's much more flexible and yeah like veganism my wife you for a while but you might pregnant or you might feel ill and might not work for you and I think you have to be more adaptable so I feel Phil. We need to move to this place. Where like there are no labels. There is no culture and we just eat what we intrusively fail and I there was a movement towards ensures intrusive easing which is really exciting and we've lost that so much because we're bombarded with information of like either stone eat la and I think it just needs to be a fact of trying to eat. I five plus portions of free evegeny other than that. Keep Balance. Keep it interesting. Keep enjoying as well because food needs for enjoyment and I think sometimes uh-huh obsessive nurse. Diet culture can make it restrictive exciting enjoyable and I just don't think that's worth it. Food is as such a big part of our lives and it's really interesting how you said. It's quite emotional because I know that if I ever have a bad day I always eat a jacket potato and cheese. That is my number one on like I love it. I love it just the best meal. I've eaten some really nice places but I would check of potato over any of those places. What do you eat when you feel national. What's your south who yeah I don't have a kind of jacket potato goes to sadly. I feel like I need to get a meal. Go so he's crab is always ready. What do I do when I I think I probably just pick my probably more someone that just takes on the carpet capital. I'm like I'll eat a day and nuts and crackers and like I need to figure out what that meal is probably a better way to do it but yeah. I I think when I'm feeling a bit like stress Deafening Ama- Beverly Pecker and a grazer but it never innocent or as you. It doesn't necessarily make me feel good. I think what I should be doing better as like long walk fash at come home and then cook a meal rather than ten different things that are like all kind of Hinson much easier to pick as."