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[21 May 2014 | No Comment | ]

We all know how being around some people drag you down. There are some people I will not spend time with. It’s not my job to lift them up, in fact the chronically negative people actually don’t want to be lifted. Some people actually drain your energy.   In the Harry Potter movies there were characters called “Dementors”, they’d suck the joy and energy out of you. These are not the people to share with when you travel away to a race.
By time you stand at the start line, …

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[27 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

We’ve all heard, “good intentions are no substitute for action”. How many New Years resolutions are still being practised in March or April?
I’ve met a lot of athletes who have dreamt big, told me what they want to achieve, but when we get a couple of months into the program they find little things to fit into their lives which handicap them. The goals are not my goals, they choose them. Dreaming big is great, but we have to back it up with action. In fact the ones who hold …

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[15 Mar 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

My mother had a fall while working in the garden about three weeks ago, I picked her up from the hospital next day and she was sitting in a wheelchair outside the doors. I thought I’d have to help her up into my truck, but she stood up and walked straight up the the truck, grabbed the handle above the door opening and pulled herself up into the seat. She showed me her doctors report.
She had a fractured seventh rib, a fractured radius bone in her wrist and a badly …

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[24 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

OK what do you want from the year about to start? What could you make happen in 2014 that has not already happened in your life?
“Choice, not chance determines destiny”
Whatever you decide that you’re going to aim for in 2014, you are going to have to change what you presently do. Are you prepared to change what you do? Are you willing to give up sugar in your diet? Are you willing to get up at 4.30am every day? Are you willing to do something towards your goal every day …

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[30 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

I know lots of people who struggle to fit everything into their busy lives. We all have responsibilities, work, family and social. In fact fitting things in becomes another source of stress. If finding time to fit in what you love doing is causing stress, it might be time to step back and sort out what your priorities are.
If we set the alarm really early to go on holidays, it’s no trouble to get up. If we set it at the same time to get up early and catch up …