Do affirmations work?

One habit that I have followed religiously since I read Scott Adams book  “How to fail at almost everything and still win big” to encourage me to think positively and focus on what I want is affirmations.

What is an affirmation?

An affirmation is basically something that you say to yourself in order to help encourage a positive outcome.  So for example in Scott Adams book he would say to himself

“I Scott Adams will one day I will be a successful cartoonist”.

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The Thankless Life of a Football Supporter

Although I am impressed with Leicester City winning the Premiership – purely because I love an underdog, the unexpected victory sums up why I could never be a die hard football fan or for that matter a a major fan of any sports team.


The English Premier League has more or less been dominated by the same teams since its start, the only way a club seems to be able to challenge is when some billionaire decides that they too want to play at being a football club owner.  And that is nothing but bad news for football fans. Continue reading “The Thankless Life of a Football Supporter”

Wherever it takes me (aka what I would probably tell my future child)

“What do you want to do with your life?”

“What career do you want?”

These are questions I remember being bombarded with at school from people who have no clue about having a proper job (i.e. teachers and career officers).  I really don’t think the school method of preparing children for life was helpful.

I am going to guess (based on a sample of friends, acquaintance, work colleagues and family) that 90% have never known what we want to do and the chosen ‘career’ we are on is just by luck or what we fell into. Continue reading “Wherever it takes me (aka what I would probably tell my future child)”

What are you doing the other 23 hours?

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What the hell are we putting into our bodies?

About three years ago I was having a ‘recovery’ drink in the form of a very sugary, high glucose Lucozade.

I had started getting into the habit of looking at the calorie content of any food I ate and was kind of shocked to see this energy drink with over 300 calories in it.

To put that into context, the 20 minutes I spent on the cross trainer, was undone just by having this drink. Continue reading “What are you doing the other 23 hours?”