Mindset

This is Scary (But Worth it)

Mia, my daughter was in town over the weekend. I missed her birthday a few weeks ago so this was an action packed time we had, full of good food and adventure. Yesterday we went to “Go Ape”

For those of you not familiar with this, it’s a high rope obstacle course with Tarzan swings and zip wires. It’s great …

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Mindset

This is Scary (But WORTH It)

Mia, my daughter was in town over the weekend. I missed her birthday a few weeks ago so this was an action packed time we had, full of good food and adventure. Yesterday we went to “Go Ape” For those of you not familiar with this, it’s a high rope obstacle course with Tarzan swings and zip wires. It’s …

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Mindset

I’ve Got A Secret To Tell You…

I’ve got a secret to tell you, that many people don’t know… Comfort zones eh? You know that nice, cosy place WE ALL love to be, in every aspect of our lives. The comfort zone is the complete opposite to stepping into the things we fear, and unfortunately, it’s what holds us all back in …

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Mindset

“Get Busy Livin or Get Busy Dyin”

I just don’t have the time I’m busy at work I get home really late I need more sleep It’s not my fault… …and so on and so on are the excuses I hear all the time from people that want results. Yet how come some people with the same 24hrs manage to balance their …

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Mindset

The Slight Edge

Just re-read a brilliant book called “The Slight Edge”. To sum it up very quickly, the slight edge is all that’s needed for ANYTHING to be a success or indeed a failure.     Many people expect a magical silver bullet or a quantum leap to propel them to millions in the bank, an awesome …

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Motivation

Mindset

Don’t Be Like Jayne…

“Shit, I’m late again. Damn trains, why are they always late when I’m in a hurry?” she says to herself… Jayne takes a quick glance at her watch. It’s 8.45 now and she was meant to be in work at 8.30 but it will be 9am at least before she gets there. She has a new …

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Mindset

Pulling The Trigger

As I imagined, a lot of you reading this newsletter are still looking to shift a few pounds in 2017. In fact, if we did a survey and people were 100% honest, I think that most people would say that they had some weight to lose or that they would want to be smaller, leaner, tighter and just …

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Mindset

This Will Make You Think About Your Life

How was your weekend? It was my birthday yesterday. I was 21… …plus 22 🙂 I had a great birthday brunch at Roka in Canary wharf with Alex and then Tom and Jess surprised me by turning up at our place with a chocolate Gruffalo cake with a big sparkler sticking out of it which set the smoke …

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The Monk who sold his Ferrari

Mindset

A Lawyer, His Ferrari and a Himalayan Monk

How was your weekend? I was in Paris Friday night to speak at an event on the Champs-Élysées, which was great fun and came back late on Saturday and was up early to drive to King’s Lynn to pick up Mia for the day.

We went over to Peterborough to see my Mum, Dad and Sister and her family, which was …

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success

Mindset

7 Things To Leave Behind in 2016

There are many things we should do as we move into 2017 but what about the negative habits and emotions that we all carry yet might want to leave behind… Here are 7 things you might want to leave behind in 2016. #1 Self doubt Many people don’t believe in themselves enough to attempt the …

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Amazing

Mindset

THIS is Totally Amazing

We live in strange times do we not? Over the last six months, the news has been dominated by an onslaught of depressing headlines. Almost every week, stories about a scandal, a war, terrorism, a disease, a climate change, income inequality and a shaky economic recovery have dominated the airwaves. What a world we live in. …

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Tony Robbins

Mindset

Notes From UPW With Tony Robbins

Key learnings from the weekend: A few quotes to start with… “Success leaves clues” “Find out what poor people read and don’t read it” “Knowledge is only potential power, execution is POWER” “Motion creates emotion” “Your state controls everything. Master your state, master your life” “If you are hungry, you can do ANYTHING!” “Energy is …

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possible

Mindset

It’s POSSIBLE

Happy Wednesday! Do you know that a child has the capacity to learn up to seven languages fluently between the ages of 0 – 7 years old? There are many people all over the world that can speak three or four languages and many more than that that are bilingual. But seven? That’s amazing isn’t it? …

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Face Fear

Mindset

The Great Things We Can Learn From A Disney Film

So I was in King’s Lynn yesterday with my daughter Mia. I love spending time with her and this week I promised her we would go and see “Zootropolis” A shot of espresso pre-film is always a wise idea for me as I have a tendency to fall asleep in warm, dark rooms much to Mia’s …

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mind set

Mindset

THIS Should Be Your Focus In Life…

I finally got round to watching “The Revenant” last night. The film is set in 1823 in the good ol’ US of A with the story focused on a group of trappers and a tribe of American Indians. Leonardo DiCaprio’s character is attacked by a bear after disturbing the bear’s cubs in the forest. He survives the attack but is very …

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Marathon monks

Mindset

The Marathon Monks

Gather round peeps, its story time again. Sitting comfortably? Good. I want to tell you about a certain group of chaps that know a thing or two about commitment and dedication. The Japanese “marathon monks” are a set of crazy individuals seeking enlightenment in a quest to serve Buddha. These monks are from the Tendai school of Buddhism in Mt. …

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Eternal life

Mindset

The “Secret” To Eternal Life

How’s your week so far? Making it count? A load of you clicked on the link for the journal on Monday, which actually surprised me but in a good way… I wonder how many of you bought it or will buy it? Taking action is the key right? At the weekend, apart from a going for a wicked Chinese meal on …

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Tony Robbins

Mindset

21 “Things” That Might Change Your Life

We are back from the USA now… We had an amazing time and I learnt loads of great stuff, too much to go into detail so I thought I would summarise in brief. Here are 21 ideas, suggestions and invaluable snippets of information that may or may not enhance your life going forward. Feel free to …

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Nootropics

Mindset

Be Limitless

Nootropics Many of you will have seen the film “Limitless”. For those that haven’t, it’s basically about a guy (Bradley Cooper) that takes a pill and his whole life becomes incredible beyond measure. He learns fluent Italian in a few days, he writes the most amazing book in a week where previously he had taken …

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compare

Mindset

Don’t Compare Yourself To Anyone

So I had my metabolic fitness test on Wednesday with Laurent Bannock and Lindsay Holden from Guru Performance. I was going to tell you all about it today but I only got the results last night and I need to look at them and interpret them properly before I report back to you. I will do …

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Mindset

Super SKINNY Doesn’t Always Mean Success

This post came about after a new client of mine in the gym said she was “desperate” to get back into her skinny jeans. My client told me that she had previously achieved great results from running and restricting her calories and was concerned that resistance training would make her bulky. It’s always fascinating to …

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Happiness

Mindset

The Key To Happiness

Are you happy in your life? I think that if you asked many people what their goal is in life apart from the obvious “things”, being happy would rank up at the top wouldn’t it? In fact, if you look at all the other things in life that we accumulate, they are really just ways …

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Mindset

4 Steps To Improve Your Life Today

1. You are the average of the five people you spend most of your time with If things are not working out for you in life, look around. Maybe it’s time to get a new circle of influence? Our attitudes, ideas and aspirations are all taken from our closet five. This can often mean best friends and …

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Mindset

What’s Your Philosophy?

How was your weekend? Tom and I had a steak night with the lads, which turned out to be a bit of a reunion… …a few of the guys hadn’t seen each other for years… It was a great night. We went to Goodman on Maddox Street in Mayfair… I’m very sure many of you …

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Mindset

Goal Setting

So as we come to the end of the week, can you look back and say it was a productive one in terms of your health & fitness? Can you say that you did the work that was required? Did you get all your workouts in and did you prepare your food each day? If not, why …

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Mindset

Run Your Own Race

Glorious weather we had yesterday here in London… …the good news is that today is set to be pretty much the same. What did you get up to over the weekend? I was at the gym early Sunday morning for a little bit of cardio to take the edge of the calories consumed on Saturday …

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Mindset

11 Steps To Living a Fantastic Life

1) Be cool to everyone. I don’t care who you are or how much money you make, you are no better or worse than the next person. Forget your ego and just be cool to everyone all the time 2) Make as many mistakes as possible. I don’t mean deliberately mess up but I mean try to do as …

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Mindset

Cancer is A Bitch, Isn’t It?

Cancer is a bitch isn’t it? Two greats from the Silver Screen, David Bowie and Alan Rickman, died last week from Cancer, along with thousands of others across the world no doubt. Both, just 69 years old. Way too young. In fact, cancer kills about 7.6 million people every year worldwide, which works out to be about just over …

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Mindset

Work Harder on Yourself Than You do on Your Job

“Work harder on yourself than you do on your Job” Wise words from the late, great Jim Rohn, who was an entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker. But what does that mean? Well most people, if they are employed, get up and go to work and spend 8 hours or more in the workplace, working hard for someone …

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Mindset

5 Steps To A radical Transformation

As you can imagine, Tom and I often get clients that come to us with various health & fitness goals. Goals such as fat/weight loss or various health challenges and aims to improve performance for a particular sport. Some clients achieve amazing results and transform their health and their life. Others just don’t do much at all really and over the last …

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