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The Roundup – Episode 8

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

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

Good morning on the last Monday of September.

In this episode, 3 is the magic number. Danilo shares an extraordinary book written by an extraordinary girl, a song that expresses God’s love for us, and a TED Talk that’ll have you saying goodnight a little earlier. As the autumn weather is starting to set in, why not start your week the right way – with a nice cup of tea to accompany your inspirational tips for the week ahead and beyond.


Book of the week:

"I am Malala" by Malala Yousafzai

Danilo found himself hugely inspired after reading “I am Malala”. Malala was, and still is a huge advocate in global education. Her story is built on the challenges she faced in childhood, but also in her ambition to fight for girls’ rights to education – including her own.

A schoolgirl that stood up to the Taliban, Malala nearly paid the ultimate price by getting shot in the head at point-blank range.

Danilo believes that Malala’s story shows how ordinary people can become heroes when they really believe in something that can change and transform other’s lives, even with risks involved.

Malala’s memoir is an astonishing read, and she is the youngest Nobel prize winner, having been awarded the honour at just 17 years of age in 2014.

Song of the week:

"Reckless Love" by Cory Asbury

“Oh, the overwhelming, never ending, reckless love of God
Oh, it chases me down, fights ’til I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine
I couldn’t earn it, and I don’t deserve it, still, You give Yourself away
Oh, the overwhelming, never-ending, reckless love of God”.

Danilo loves the lyrics of this song – how they show the difference between God’s love and human love. A human’s love is calculated, God’s love is reckless – he paid a price in a way that none of us would in our lifetime.

TED Talk: Sleep is your superpower

Sleep Scientist Matt Walker reminds us of the importance of sleep. As a student especially, it can be hard to keep up with healthy sleeping habits. Fact: studies have shown that if you don't get a consistent proper nights' sleep, your ability to create new memories decreases by a whopping 40%. Woah. Got your attention? Give this a watch.