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 confidence in yourself”

This was pretty surprising as I thought I was coming across confident.  Upon reflection I realise that there are areas that I can focus on to make myself appear more confident.

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Fast Friday 05/08/2016

Welcome to another week of ‘Fast Friday’ where I write about what I have been doing this week

What I am listening to

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How much do you bench?

How much do you bench?

That is a question that always makes me cringe.  If we ignore the basic functionality of the bench press (how often do you lift a heavy item off your chest) – it usually illustrates to me that the person asking the question:

  1. Lacks gym/weight lifting experience – non-regular gym goers may ask this as they don’t know the name of any other exercises.
  2. Shows the askers immaturity – if you don’t believe me, note how often the bench press is the first thing all teenage boys seem to do first when they hit the free weight area.

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For some reason the bench press has developed a reputation of being the main measure of a persons strength, despite the fact that the bench press is focused on only working upper body strength.

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Fast Friday 22/07/2016

After a week off to focus on some other writing, welcome to another week of ‘Fast Friday’ where I write about a few things I have been doing this week

What I am doing

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Fast Friday 24/06/2016

Welcome to another week of ‘Fast Friday’ where I write about what I have been up to this week.

What I am watching

I caught Punk Britannia on BBC4 (Which you can watch the first episode here), as a fan of the US 90’s punk scene, I have always respected it’s roots.  So this was something I wanted to watch. Continue reading

Fast Friday 01/07/2016

Welcome to another week of ‘Fast Friday’ where I write about a few things I have been doing this week

What I am reading

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How I make the most of time

It was a regular Wednesday morning – where I always get the train to work.  The only difference was that my alarm did not go off.

With 20 minutes to get ready it was a difficult task to get the train – usually it takes me at least 20 minutes alone to get ready!

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Almost defeated I was ready to roll over and go back to bed.  Then something in my head said Come on if you are quick you can do this!”

I jumped out of bed, cleaned myself up, threw all my things in my bag, grabbed some breakfast and drove down to the station.  When I arrived I expected to be making a mad dash for the train.  I checked my watch – I had 2 minutes to spare.

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Fast Friday 24/06/2016

Welcome to another week of ‘Fast Friday’ where I write about a few things I have been doing this week

What I am watching

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The Worst mistake you can make in life…

I was talking with my future wife about our wedding.

“It will be here before we know it…” she said

She was right, it was nearly the end of May.  When we started making those plans it seemed like such a long wait.

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Another Milestone – 1000 Likes

On another average day I open up my WordPress notifications to find this:

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So let me thank you all  for reading, following and liking posts on this blog. Continue reading