Aim higher

Some of my success has been limited by my lack of ability to aim higher. The problem with setting goals that are clearly quantified is that you can quite easily set a target that is too small or not challenging enough. One things that sticks in my mind was at an interview where I was … Continue reading Aim higher

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Fēijī

Fēijī - it means Airplane in Mandarin Chinese. When I was at University we had the option to do an  additional language course on top of the regular degree.  As it was evening study the courses weren't too popular as most students were too busy getting drunk.  But studying Business it seemed logical to learn Mandarin. Upon … Continue reading Fēijī

Learning how to drive

Trying to Passing my driving test, exposed me to some of the worst advice I ever received. "You've failed your test, just book straight back onto it..." this didn't consider that I should reflect where I went wrong or find a better teacher - this resulted in a waste of time and money. A Pattern … Continue reading Learning how to drive

15 years of the gym

I realised the other day that I have been going to the gym for over 15 years. It all started when my dad started encouraging me to join the gym he was going to.  I was a shy, quiet, overweight Eighteen year old.  I knew if I didn't take action I was going to get fatter. … Continue reading 15 years of the gym

Small Challenges – big achievement

Look at the picture below - what do you see? Curtains? A rather empty looking room? To me - I see achievement. See I have always considered myself a 'thinker' so when I moved into my new house one of the biggest things I was dreading was having to do small bits of DIY. In my … Continue reading Small Challenges – big achievement

200 posts later… My secret is out…

As I write this to mark my 200th post it seems fitting that as I sat in my new home the other day, the 'missus' quiet casually brings my blog into conversation. For those who are not aware - this blog is not something that the people in my real life are aware of.  Its … Continue reading 200 posts later… My secret is out…

How to set goals

As I start off goal setting month, the best place to start is from the beginning, as I show how I set goals.  If you have never done this before get a sheet of paper and write down what you want to achieve. Simplicity On the paper you will have a variety of ambitions.  Some … Continue reading How to set goals

How many notepads does a blog writer need?

It's my first real effort at getting rid of some of my stuff and compared to previously I have decided to be more pragmatic in how I choose to clear my possessions out. I may need this one day... "How many notepads does a blog writer need?" I think, as I clear out a draw full … Continue reading How many notepads does a blog writer need?

Do you have oneitis with your goals

Oneitis is a term used in the maculinty blogs to refer to when a man becomes obsessed with one woman.   So much that she is seen as the 'one' - a special little snow flake, whoses faults are overlooked and spends all his time, energy, effort and money to become their significant other. Oneitis … Continue reading Do you have oneitis with your goals