“The score takes care of itself”

American football coach and three time Super Bowl winner Bill Walsh has a famous saying. It was even the title of one of his books. “The score takes care of itself” he would often say (or so I’m told, I didn’t play for the San Francisco 49ers in the 80s). If you become the right…

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“Maybe just tell me what you would like sir?”

Imagine you’re in a restaurant. It’s your party’s turn to order. Your mate is taking an eternity with the waiter. “I don’t like beef” “I’m allergic to shellfish” “I’m not in the mood for anything too heavy” “I don’t want the fajitas” “I don’t want the lasagne” “I don’t wan’t the mixed grill” After a…

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Even chimps do it

Take a chimp. Not literally. Unless you really want to. This chimp is ‘Proper Bo’ at cracking nuts. He’s got the best technique going. ‘King of the nutcrackers’ he is. Pop him in with a group of chimps with an inferior nut cracking technique. And, I can guarantee, within hours to days, SuperNutCrackingChimp will have…

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“You can’t handle the……….”

I’m sure we all remember the line. From the 1992 Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore film “A Few Good Men”. “You can’t handle the truth” Jack Nicholson’s character bellows at Tom Cruise’s. The thing is though we can usually handle the truth fine. We’re not daft. We know that the reason we don’t…

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Just take the on ramp

It can be hard to stick to our goals sometimes, can’t it? Exercising X times per week for Y hours. All these ‘better’ food choices. Work stuff, family stuff and so on. It can all seem too much. Where we often go wrong is looking at the entirety of what needs to be done. The…

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What’s the first question you’d ask?

Imagine your friend had got a new job. Bit random, but they’re responsible for keeping the number of people in a room below an average of, let’s say, 10. They’re struggling with it. Their manager keeps telling them that there must be over 10 on average because of what’s happening. The decor is wearing too…

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Never more than four miles

As I mentioned yesterday, my good wife is running the London marathon in April She did a half marathon distance run the other day with ninja Kerry who’s also doing the marathon. Afterwards Kerry sent Alex a link about a running method. Where you start from home and run in one direction for four miles…

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You don’t choose your sport, your sport chooses you

Last April my sister did the London marathon. This April my wife and sister-in-law are doing it. Putting us boys to shame they are 🙁 Last year we had positioned ourselves at the 3 mile mark in time to see the front runners come past and then waited till my sister had got there before…

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Long not hard?

Over the years I’ve heard many of story of local FitPros telling people that they work harder than us. Pointing this out to actual or prospective customers as a way to sell what they do. I’d question that though. They don’t actually know how many hours we work for a start. But, yeah, they may…

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Reply to this for $5

The problem with many things that we set out to do in life is that the result is a sum of lots of smaller processes and decisions. And each one in and of itself doesn’t do a great deal. So it’s tempting to leave each one. You can get away with that. The benefit is…

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