Competition in the work place

I really love my job, it is probably the best one I have ever had. It is strange because when I got the new job it was a step up from the old one.  I have more responsibility and more money.  But unlike my other job I am back at the bottom - basically I … Continue reading Competition in the work place

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Focus on routine

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" Mike Murdock One of my biggest mistakes with training at the gym is that I constantly would change … Continue reading Focus on routine

On confidence

Over the last several years I have been on a mission to increase my confidence.  I am better than I used to be but still have some bad habits.  Until recently I was blissfully unaware until I got some feedback from my last job interview "you know your stuff but you need to show more … Continue reading On confidence

Sweating over weight loss

When I woke up and realised that I had gained a lot of weight, I knew it wasn't going to be easy - I didn't have that same motivation or self-control and I certainly wasn't as fit as I used to be. I had gone up to 14 stone 6 lbs (91.4 kg).   This … Continue reading Sweating over weight loss

Fearing the gym

I read a number of blogs about many peoples first experiences with the gym, or from the perspective of someone who has lived a unhealthy lifestyle and is trying to find a new way. Many of these are the fears they have - that people are looking down on them because of how they look, … Continue reading Fearing the gym

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?

A man of many talents

This year I made a cake for my birthday. Being aware of many of the activities I do (many of which I highlight in this blog). Someone remarked "You're a man of many talents" I guess I am.  But the reason I am is because I make the effort to apply myself and try. I … Continue reading A man of many talents

Fighting the Forces of Negativity

This week has been my most testing time in my new job. I have been optimistic and upbeat since starting, but this is the first week where I seem to have been fighting the forces of negativity from all sides. With people leaving, going on holiday or being off sick, things look light on the ground. … Continue reading Fighting the Forces of Negativity

System: The Power of Three

I have had a bit of a hiatus from posting recently. Since starting the blog I have been well disciplined to ensure that there has been new content every week (or more) because when I started I knew that I did not want to be one of the those blogs that post inconsistently and started … Continue reading System: The Power of Three

Make time for your loved ones

So much to do in a day, yet so little time to work on my goals. If I have been out with Vicky, talked to my mum, gone walking with my dad or helped out my brother, I can forgive myself for shirking on my goals. "Always make time for your loved ones.  They are your … Continue reading Make time for your loved ones