Friday, 6th July

To have a go or not.

Most of us worry about what people think of us, which is often the kiss of death to our ambitions, dreams, and teaches us not to kick up a fuss, even when we know what we are doing is often not for us.

Many worry if they get enough “likes” when they post on social media, when instead they should just post what they believe in if they think it can help people positively.

Some choose a “safe” career path because that’s what “everyone” who mattered “wanted” for them, even if they aren’t engaged in what they do and all they dream of is their “pension”, wishing their lives away instead of making a meaningful positive contribution in life that they could be proud of at the end of their days.

My kids have started writing cartoons, a bit basic to start with but they are quickly getting better, now they are funny and the stories more and more inventive. Nobody is holding them back, they are just pumping the stuff out, with practice and they are improving fast.

Their stories are individual, colourful and straight out of their minds. No copying. I applaud their efforts, and they continue to get better. Kids and people in general get better when you give them a chance, and encourage them to get better.

Most of us have deep ambitions within us to do something magical as kids, but that is often stamped out of us by endless rejections of our own “art” and our own interpretations of what our work should be.

Chances are that if you have more encouragement along the way in life, instead of painful rejection, more of us would end up doing what we really want to do. 

Accept rejection though as a fact of life, and as a sign that all you need to do is work on a better approach, success will come to you as you keep on refining what you do for the better, and you keep sharpening your skills.

Accept too that the path you really want to be on means you will leave people behind along the way. True friends don’t hold you back and tell you that you cannot do it. They will be honest with you, support you but at the same time tell you the stuff you need to work harder on to get where you need to go.

Whatever stage in life you are at, get out of what people think is “ok” for you to do, and get after what really matters to you, and go after it with everything you have.

Thursday, 5th July

Your day is dictated by every hour of the day.

Getting up late is a bad start, and makes you in a rush for the rest of the day, AND makes you irritable!

Miss breakfast or eat a sugary breakfast and you have a huge spike in energy upward, then the most depressing low.

Start off with sugar, and your body will crave sugar, and a lot of coffee usually too.

Get into work and if you rely on buying food at work, then its unlikely you will ever get in shape. Prepare better food the night before, and you will be ready to feed yourself properly.

The company you keep or listen to during your day will make or break your day.

Lots of you are being told right now “why go to the gym!!! It’s too warm!!!!” Truth is that you are only showing them up, and their lifestyle choices are being exposed.

You won’t get ONE person who is fit and healthy and happy with their life telling you not to go to the gym, that’s a fact.

If you skip the gym on your way home, you won’t sleep as well, your irritability won’t be worked out and you will likely not feel at peace at home. Not working out is known to rise anxiety levels without you even realising it.

All I know and seen over the years makes me say that relationships work better when both partners exercise. Your love life tends to work far better when you exercise, and exercise affects everything positively at home.

These are the facts, make your choices on where you want to be and how you want your life to turn out.

Thursday, 5th July

Let’s take off the gloves, and if it hurts some people, I apologise, but it really needs to hit home. If I don’t say this then I am cheating you, and lying to you about the truly incredible future you can have if you can JUST take some more action.

This is ONLY BECAUSE of the success so many of you have had and proved so many people wrong.

Many of you find it tough to turn up at times, emotionally, physically, scarred from past experiences, and you automatically think that when sadness hits your life (and it hits us ALL), then the best course of action is to lay low, do nothing and somehow “let it pass”, and then only good things can happen.

In my experience, and I have trained a LOT of people over a lot of years, you need to get into the mix and flush those sadness and emotional stress out of you.

Nothing truly makes sadness go away totally, but you can rid of a lot of the toxic stress that can kill you over the long term.

Those of you who have come so far, so incredibly far, you need to look at yourself, write down how you feel right now, and what action you took today, or lack of it.

Will that lack of action bring you happiness, the deep joy in your life, or just prolong your unhappiness?

Hopefully, you realise we give you every inch of our support, and more, but PLEASE keep to your end of the. bargain.

Show courage, show your heart and drag that potential out of deep within your stomach, because if you don’t try then you will be guilty of leaving yourself down, and the inspiring future you can really have.

Are you really prepared to let these vital moments go, and slip back again into negativity, malaise and mediocrity, or are you going to stand up and continue your road to do something truly memorable in your life.

Your new life is waiting for you, but to get there you need to change the way you think, and push yourself through the anguish and come out the other side full of pride and say to yourself and others “yes, I achieved that and it was all me and it literally changed my life into the great one I have right now”.