I tried to stop complaining for 21 days, here’s what happened…

I tried to stop complaining for 21 days, here's what happened... When I started self-improvement there was a sense of awe at the outlook leaders in the field possesed. Some had terrible backgrounds, yet didn't complain.  It made me wonder - how did they maintain such a positive mindset? Are they like that 24/7 or … Continue reading I tried to stop complaining for 21 days, here’s what happened…

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How to make an impact when you follow in a successful person’s footsteps

Following in the footsteps of someone who is exceptionally talented can be a daunting and intimidating prospect. Whether it is with work where you take on the job of someone who is described as “invaluable” “a massive loss when they left” or “did so much for us” to having family or friends who are massive … Continue reading How to make an impact when you follow in a successful person’s footsteps

That gym exhaustion feeling

It's been a hard few weeks at the gym. I feel that I have really improved over the last few week and as an added bonus it has been good to start have a consistent weight loss. I have gone from doing sessions where I was struggling to last more than an hour, to getting … Continue reading That gym exhaustion feeling

Gym Bitches

Following on from my post about fearing the gym, I thought I would share this story of when I did experience the thoughts of sheep. I had recently finished a graduate placement - because of the recession the market for jobs in the sector I was looking for had dried up. I had put on … Continue reading Gym Bitches

The danger of Fat Acceptance

With my weight gain, it made me realise how it easy to lose control and gain wait.  More worryingly I could neglect this or have an accident that stops my ability to exercise more than I consume.  Fortunately I have that level of control where I think enough is enough and do something about (usually … Continue reading The danger of Fat Acceptance

Where am I next year?

I got to a point in my life where I realised the only guarantee you have is what you have today is what you have got tomorrow (subject to any major disaster). If you take no actions, risks or accept responsibility for your own fate - you will still most likely be in the same … Continue reading Where am I next year?

Money vs Happiness

One of the key elements of my 'Money' system is to move up the career ladder Recently I have had the opportunity to fill in for a senior member of staff who has been on long term sick.  As I was covering a large part of their duties, I viewed this as an opportunity to … Continue reading Money vs Happiness