170. Author 2.0 Bali Retreat Session 3

In May 2016, I attended and spoke at a brilliant retreat that was organised and run by Andrew Griffiths and Bree James. I had a chance to chat with some of the attendees, and here are their stories…

Kate Reardon

In this episode we talk about:

  • Kate Reardon’s book The Essential Cleanse: 21 Powerful Days to a Lighter Body, Mind and Spirit
  • Feeling excited and inspired about her book’s message
  • The incredible potential we are capable of as human beings and how it is easier to step into that power
  • Removing impediments that stand in our way on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level… the true meaning of “cleansing” for Kate
  • The 21 day cleanse
  • Stepping up and becoming all that we can be as human beings on this planet
  • Choosing what we eat is a luxury
  • Kate’s perspective of food as medicine and how it can heal our bodies
  • The importance of eating: The way it serves our bodies and how to use it to enhance our lives
  • Hunger and obesity
  • The importance of educating people about life, being grateful and inspiring others to make a difference for the good of all of us
  • How Kate is making value when it comes to sharing food with the people she loves
  • How she advises her clients to make time to share a meal with their families and celebrate life by coming together
  • Health and food
  • How she keeps it simple and light by sharing what really healthy food should be like
  • The importance of drinking more water, getting out in sunlight and eating whole foods
  • The importance of listening to our gut and intuition when it comes to what’s really good for our bodies
  • Kate’s incredible time at the Author 2.0 Bali Retreat and being with people who are really inspiring
  • What made her sign up and what she got out of the four day retreat
  • Kate’s big desire to be of service in the best way that she can

Kate Reardon’s earliest and fondest memories around food

“I think I took it for granted and I didn’t have a good relationship with food. It was just something that I put in my body. I didn’t think about what it was. But now I have this deep appreciation for carrots growing up from the ground – that it took this long and it’s being graded. And how it’s mixed into a salad and then with a tomato. I just really appreciate it because it’s a luxury that we get to choose what we eat.”

Who would you love to have dinner with and where?

“I love this question. Frida Kahlo. She is one of my favourite artists of all time. She’s a Mexican artist. She was such an eccentric, unique, creative woman who really expressed herself in a way that was really out there for her time. She really pushed boundaries on so many different levels, like in politics and religion, and wasn’t afraid to be herself. There are so many questions I would love to ask her. I’ve loved her since I was a little girl. I would love to go to Spain, San Sebastian.”

Last meal on the planet

I think it would be a mango. That would be just so good. ”

Where to find Kate Reardon

Website: http://katereardon.com.au/book


Twitter: https://twitter.com/katereardonlove

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katereardonloves

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katereardonloves


Tyson Franklin

In this episode we talk about:

  • Tyson Franklin’s amazing last two days at the Author 2.0 Bali Retreat
  • His book entitled It’s No Secret… There’s Money in Podiatry
  • Earning more, working less and enjoying what we do each day
  • How Tyson is putting time and effort into managing his podiatry business
  • Having realistic goals on what to achieve in a certain time frame
  • Being consistent in what we’re doing
  • Making money out of a profession
  • Tyson’s perspective on the traditional marketing approach and why it still works in this day and age
  • The Tear Sheet
  • The right guidance to write a book
  • The reason he wrote his book
  • How to be a better business person and podiatrist
  • The importance of investing money, buying new stuff, and going to conferences to learn more and be better in your industry
  • Self-investment

Where to find Tyson Franklin

Website: http://www.tysonfranklin.com


Twitter: https://twitter.com/TysonFranklin2

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tyson.e.franklin

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/tyson-e-franklin-84603724


Andrew Griffiths

In this episode we talk about:

  • Andrew Griffiths’ big achievement in the last few days of the Bali retreat
  • Andrew’s wonderful sense of satisfaction he felt in what he achieved over the last four days of the retreat
  • His love of being in a group of people: Helping them to be open and listening to them about stuff that is personal and challenging
  • The trust he gained from the group of people who inspired him during the retreat
  • The reflection stage – the most importance part of the retreat
  • How Andrew likes to share his knowledge and experience
  • How he delivers suggestions and advice that get results from people
  • Getting material across in the right way
  • How he delivers contents to people from being an intense presenter
  • How he’s making sure no one’s left behind, and every person gets heard by having one-on-one conversations
  • The difference between the Author 2.0 presentation retreat and the other presentations he’s done
  • Learning about self-discovery, and about the group in the four day Bali retreat
  • How Andrew observed the group and their extraordinary qualities over four days
  • Andrew’s big lessons about self-management and managing a group by making sure everyone can be heard
  • Planning the next retreat
  • The importance of valuing the group and allowing them to connect with one another
  • Andrew’s big advocacy for animals
  • His incredible compassion for animals and how they should be treated


Where to find Andrew Griffiths

Website: http://www.andrewgriffiths.com.au/author-2.0-bali-?pageID=2838

Twitter: https://twitter.com/agauthor

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrew.griffiths.165

LinkedIn: https://au.linkedin.com/in/griffithsandrew

Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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