Introducing My Free Guide to Survive “the New Normal”

Are you someone who has been sent to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic? How are you managing to balance the responsibilities of childcare with the demands of a job? My new guide “The New Normal”: Managing young kids while working from home in a crazy time… is something I wrote to support working … Continue reading Introducing My Free Guide to Survive “the New Normal”

1 Year Without A Energy Drink…

My first taste of an energy drink was Monster mixed with Jaeger. The best way to describe the taste was a burning kick, with an adrenaline rush that hits you straight in your eyes, making you feel like your contact lenses are ready to pop out – even if you don’t wear them. My relationship … Continue reading 1 Year Without A Energy Drink…

The Many Failures of Winston Churchill…

Recently I’ve become fascinated with Sir Winston Churchill. The reason? Throughout history there is no leadership figure with so many documented failures, who inevitably kept bouncing back. His political career was littered with examples where Churchill was nearly right or just plain wrong about a situation. Regardless, in the world of politics there is no … Continue reading The Many Failures of Winston Churchill…

A Zest for Life

It’s 6.30am. It’s Saturday. Never a good combination when your week has been made up of early starts and you just wanted one day to sleep in. I’m faced with a difficult decision, I desperately need to pee, but know this means as soon as I rouse from my slumber, that’s it, our dog Ollie … Continue reading A Zest for Life

The Hate List

“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” Criss Jami, Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile Hate, Hate is such a strong word. You might say you hate Madonna, but really what you mean is you dislike her music. … Continue reading The Hate List

What We Consume…

Always remember what you consume has an impact on your mindset. If you are constantly surrounded by messages telling you why everything is bad, why you are not good enough, then you start to believe it. Some deliberately push these messages of negativity to target your insecurities and then try to profit from your misery … Continue reading What We Consume…

5 Tips to Make Your Home Workout Harder!

As highlighted in my first post in the #ukinlockdown series, one of my goals to maintain a sense of normality was to try and adapt my workouts so they are near enough to what I normally do at the gym. This business as usual approach, personally I think is the best approach to help with … Continue reading 5 Tips to Make Your Home Workout Harder!

Putting it All into Perspective…

Obtaining a fancy sounding job title will never beat the role of being a father. Having an abundance of wealth in your bank account doesn’t measure up to the love your family provide. A high social media follow count means nothing compared to the feeling of making real life, daily connections. Smashing personal bests in … Continue reading Putting it All into Perspective…

#ukinlockdown Resilience, Realisation, Recovery and Readjusting

Barely 24 hours into  UK lockdown, and I had developed an overbearing feeling of hopelessness, which was difficult for me to even articulate why. In UK lockdown part one I was adamant throughout the process that I would never let it defeat me – this was a time when strength and leadership was needed in … Continue reading #ukinlockdown Resilience, Realisation, Recovery and Readjusting

What Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Teaches About Personal Growth

I managed to watch the latest movie in Kevin Smith’s View Askewniverse – Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. When I was younger, I was a massive fan of Kevin Smith’s work. I bought the spin-off comics and even on my first visit to a America, went on a mission scouring stores to find the Clerks … Continue reading What Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Teaches About Personal Growth

What Makes a Good Gym Buddy?

What makes a good gym buddy?... When it comes to training at the gym I’m a lone wolf. I much prefer going alone as it allows me to focus and unwind without distractions. However, if I was looking looking for a good gym buddy, then I would want someone: Who is consistent. Keeps showing up. … Continue reading What Makes a Good Gym Buddy?

#ukinlockdown On the Positive…

This week it was announced the UK would go back into lockdown for a month. Of course this has a lot of implications, the main impact for me (apart from seeing family) is closing down the gym again… This is quite frustrating as this is the second time I’ve got on the verge of breaking … Continue reading #ukinlockdown On the Positive…