7 Top Tips for Increasing Energy

I know as well as anyone what it feels like to be low on energy. It's how I lived for most of my adult life. Up until a few years ago I was constantly tired, relying on coffee to wake me up in the morning and often having a slump around 3pm where I could … Continue reading 7 Top Tips for Increasing Energy

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GOALS: It’s Not Just About Being SMART (part two)

In the first blog of this series, I explored the SMART goals model and questioned whether  goals also needed to be more aligned with our mindset in order to really be effective. I started to explore the  Six Elements of a Well-formed Outcome. Looking past the actual “target” to the “outcome” that we are wishing to achieve … Continue reading GOALS: It’s Not Just About Being SMART (part two)

GOALS: It’s Not Just About Being SMART (part one)

Chances are if you have done any kind of training in goal setting you would have heard the term SMART to describe the characteristics of a well formed goal. Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Timely Is this really enough to set effective goals or do we need to delve a little closer into our mindset when … Continue reading GOALS: It’s Not Just About Being SMART (part one)

3 Things To Stop Doing Right Now If You Want To Be Happy

Being happy is probably the one emotion that we as a human race are constantly seeking above all else. You may have goals to be financially free, to own a nice house or car, to travel the world, to marry the person of your dreams and start a family - whatever it is that you … Continue reading 3 Things To Stop Doing Right Now If You Want To Be Happy

Dream On! Daydreaming can lead to Spectacular Results!!

I was watching a recording from a leadership summit in Vegas today and the presenter was talking about dreams. Not the kind you have while you are asleep, the kind you have when you are awake. A daydream. Now I don’t know about you but as a kid I often remember being told to stop daydreaming and … Continue reading Dream On! Daydreaming can lead to Spectacular Results!!

Breaking through your fitness plateau

It would be a rare individual indeed who has been able to work at their fitness for a number of years and not hit some kind of plateau. I’ve been there! I’d been running for around three years and then I just couldn’t gain significant improvements. I spent the next few years trying harder and trying … Continue reading Breaking through your fitness plateau

Mindset is everything – trust your instincts

I have been doing a lot of work around mindset for the last couple of years and my instincts were telling me this morning to write about it, so here are a few things I have learnt about myself and others: 1) People come into our lives for different reasons, some stay around and some … Continue reading Mindset is everything – trust your instincts

Accidental Half Marathon

I am currently helping to coach a friend of mine to run a half marathon in a few months time, and it reminded me of my first half marathon and how I didn't train for it... Going back to when I first joined the Lytchett Manor Striders running club, and I had signed up for … Continue reading Accidental Half Marathon

I refuse to have a bad day!

Today didn't start off that great. I haven't run since the weekend because I had some tenderness in my right achilles and I wanted to rest it. I had planned to meet a friend this morning for a hilly trail hike but when I woke up it was still sore and I had to take … Continue reading I refuse to have a bad day!