Use the flat pack furniture instructions?

Imagine you come home from Ikea. You’ve got a wardrobe to put together. You have a go and it turns out looking like the table and the side board were involved in a car crash. You try again next weekend and it looks a little more like a wardrobe. But there’s loads of bits left…

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If its good enough for Fido and Billy…….

What would you do if your dog was overweight? Feed him a bit less and walk him more? Same question for your kid? Similar answer I should imagine. Get them to reduce junk food and pop and have more fresh stuff. Be more active, play sport, etc. But not much more complicated. What is 90%…

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Variable speed limit

You ever been on the motorway and seen one of those variable speed limit bad boys? You know, the ones that slow you down to, let’s say 50mph. Even though you could do 70 at that point. It’ll be because there’s some sort of slowness going on up ahead. Or they’re trying to prevent it.…

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“We need more equipment”

Here’s another parallel from our many conversations and experiences with fellow FitPros over the years. The standard FitPro response to not having enough clients………. Is to buy (or lease) more equipment. Either more of the same to make a facility look better. Or some new stuff they don’t already have. Now there’s nothing wrong with…

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How do you win?

I was helping out at my eldest son’s school hockey tournament the other day. I was in charge of the B team that my Oli was in. While the group games we’re running on the pitches, they had ‘Quad Kids’ running in the field. This wasn’t, as I initially thought, an activity for four wheeled…

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Like paying taxes

So, I paid the final balance on my taxes at the end of January. A whole day before deadline. Always a little painful seeing how much of your hard earned cash you’ve handed over to the tax man isn’t it? No one really wants to do it, do they? But, it’s got to be done,…

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“Regrets on Parting with My Old Dressing Gown”

It’s the mid 18th Century. ———- Note: It’s not. It’s 2019. I’m doing one those clever scene setting things ———- You are French philosopher Denis Diderot. ———- Also not true. See above ———– You have just published an essay entitled “Regrets on Parting with My Old Dressing Gown”. ———- Ditto. I’ll stop now ————- In…

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“What’s he pointing at?”

Have you take a train in Japan recently? No, me neither. Never in fact. Not been to Japan at all. But I’ve been reading about it. If you do get a train in Japan, watch out for the white gloved uniformed employees pointing and calling things out seemingly to no one. They’ll track their pointy…

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“I just haven’t bothered”

We’ve mentioned before about setting a minimum version of a goal so that you can always do it, no matter what. And then, dependant on circumstance, you can over achieve on most of the time. But one that you can always do. Unless you choose not to. Is there really ever any reason we can’t…

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It’s like looking at the price labels

If you read these blogs regularly (and if you don’t, what is wrong with you?), then you know that I quite like the comparison between eating and managing your finances. There’s lots of different ways to do it, but they both require a balancing of a budget to ‘underpin’ what’s happening. Eat / spend in…

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