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The Roundup – Episode 10

A collective of ideas to inspire you, each and every week.

At Newbold, we believe in the power of Monday motivation.

Let’s be honest with each other – the mornings are getting a little harder aren’t they? You wake and it’s still dark outside, and the idea of getting out of your warm cosy bed is not so appealing. We get that.

Whether you’re an early bird or a late riser, a hot water-and-lemon or a coffee drinker, a cereal or egg connoisseur, Danilo offers his thoughts on the all-important morning routine based on his 3 main principles: inspiration, energy and reflection.

Now, where’s that ‘snooze’ button…


Bible verse of the week: Psalm 18

Take a walk and inhale the fresh air. Reflect on days past and consider the day ahead. Danilo finds himself thinking about bible verses sometimes too, and more recently, Psalm 18. "The Lord is my pillar, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower."

Book of the week:

"The Cost of Discipleship" by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

This book is one of Danilo’s favourite to read in the morning, written by Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today? Drawing on the Sermon on the Mount, Dietrich Bonhoeffer answers these timeless questions by providing a seminal reading of the dichotomy between ‘cheap grace’ and ‘costly grace.’

The Cost of Discipleship is a compelling statement of the demands of sacrifice and ethical consistency from a man whose life and thought were exemplary articulations of a new type of leadership inspired by the Gospel, and imbued with the spirit of Christian humanism and a creative sense of civic duty.”

Foodie tip: oats, glorious oats!

Did you know that oats are a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants? The ideal all-rounder, oats are a hug in a bowl, the ultimate autumn/winter breakfast warmer and will fill you up for longer. Sounds like a win-win to us.