What has been the first thing that you achieved today?
This morning I started the day by getting up and cycling down to the gym. Upon checking my stop-watch I realised I had shaved some time off my cycle. I thought
“Great my first achievement of the day!”
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I wrote a post a while ago about the danger of fat acceptance.
Right up to publishing the post I debated in my head whether I should pull it and post something a bit less opinionated.
I felt mean, like I was fat shaming – but cooler heads prevailed and I decided to post.
Continue reading “Fat Shaming – Smoking Shaming: A Comparison”
If you want to see improvement in your life, the most essential thing that you need to do is ensure you stick to a regular routine
“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine”
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This post on assertiveness was originally posted on April 2014
Additional note: It’s interesting to go back through my old posts to see how my writing has changed, reading it can be a bit embarrassing but I guess it shows I have changed and evolved…
Life is short, some people choose to waste their free time doing much of nothing, others spend free time on interesting hobbies, improving themselves and developing skills that they can use later in life.
Here are the five habits you should be doing:
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Please see a continuation of my top 10 weight exercises: where I give my opinion on some of my favourite exercises that have been a staple of my gym routine for many years.
I have a very traditional and basic attitude to weight training – you won’t see gimmicky exercises or “Wolverine Workouts” here. If you have experience of weight training you have probably heard of most of my list. I take the view to be the master of these 10 weight exercises, rather than do a new routine every week.
This week is Number 4:
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Self-limiting beliefs are the biggest hindrance to our true potential.
When you have goals, or you just want to get something done, the first battle often is fighting against these beliefs, which can sometimes use a lot of the motivation that would actually be better used to get the task done.
Continue reading “Be your crowd”
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 pushed on how much I felt I should get paid. I gave a pathetically low amount.
My fear was that if I said too much I would have put them off straight away – my logic was that I was offering them a bargain – they interpreted it that I didn’t value my time.
The lesson there was that I should have aimed higher – even if I did give an amount that was too high, I could have negotiated and still got a wage that would have worked out well for both parties – myself getting paid more and the company thinking they got a true bargain as they had negotiated my wage down!
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