The Secret of My Endurance

Last year my grandfather died. In my family, he was the last line of the grandparent generation. An era of men and women born into a world where their fathers, took part in the great war. Many a time on visits, I would get presented murky browny-grey photos with frayed edges, of uncles never known, … Continue reading The Secret of My Endurance

The Gym Dad

It was probably the fifth night my baby girl was wide awake, her preferred state of rest beingclosely embraced by a parent. Comfortable for her, but not the most productive way for my wifeand I to live. I couldn’t help feeling antsy knowing there was an early morning gym session planned, gingerly Iwent to move … Continue reading The Gym Dad

The Way of Dad: What Does it ACTUALLY Mean to be a Father?

It’s over five months since my second daughter decided to grace us all with the pleasure of joining us in this beautiful universe. This made me contemplate – what does it actually mean to be a father? When you have your first child, you quickly realise they don’t come with instructions - no matter how … Continue reading The Way of Dad: What Does it ACTUALLY Mean to be a Father?

Be the hero they see

Good day to you all, hope you are keeping sane. With isolation and no gym I've taken the opportunity to get my garden in order. It's not always easy as I'd much rather spend the time with my children than working alone outside. The other day my daughter sat down to watch the latest Secret … Continue reading Be the hero they see

Three ways to invest in your child

As a father we have an essential role to play in supporting the development and growth of our children, until they reach a point of becoming a functioning adult responsible for making their own decisions. There are 3 ways we can invest in their development: Your health Wealth Time Your health Children follow by example, … Continue reading Three ways to invest in your child

Old habits die hard

As a new chapter begins in my journey of being a father to two children, a week has gone so quickly. A goal I vowed to follow was to not let this wonderful change stop me indulging in my old habits - writing and hitting the gym. It goes without saving, having a child is … Continue reading Old habits die hard

The expectant father

The expectant father This week my wife gave birth to my second daughter. As an expectant father, it's scary seeing the mother of your child in pain, as unless you happen to be a qualified midwife you can't do much to help your wife/loved one/unfortunate one night stand reach the end goal of giving birth … Continue reading The expectant father

Essential values for fathers determined to get it right

Essential values for fathers determined to get it right Fatherhood is the greatest role you can ever have in life. All other things you've wanted - a career, wealth... whatever, these are all insignificant to the first day you hold that tiny person in your arms who is now your responsibility. A natural concern any … Continue reading Essential values for fathers determined to get it right

The fatherhood / ambition balance

The fatherhood / ambition balance Becoming a dad for the first time is a massive change to our lives.  How do you got about balancing fatherhood with ambition?   It can be difficult to focus on wider goals with this new person in our lives.   In this post, I share my experiences being a … Continue reading The fatherhood / ambition balance

Building habits to last: the path to success

Building habits to last: the path to success Habits - it's something that dominates self-improvement thinking. The internet is full of research and opinion on building habits.  The fascination ultimately comes down to the fact that it can be the difference between success and failure (or if you want to get dramatic -  life and … Continue reading Building habits to last: the path to success

Perfect father

If I have not said enough already, last year I became a father. It took a while to really get back to focusing on my goals.  Time is tight and there is the obvious distraction (i.e. a baby) but so far its all good, I feel motivated than ever and finding ways to make it … Continue reading Perfect father

The fit father

Prior to the birth of my little girl, I spoke to a work colleague how I would fit my gym routine around my soon to be changing life. "Oh you won't have time for all that anymore," they said in an almost self-satisfied manner. The gym has been part of my life for over 15 … Continue reading The fit father