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Are you a potato or an egg?

Get a pan of boiling water. Or, at least, imagine you’ve got one. Pop and egg and potato in there. What happens to them? You got it squire! The egg hardens and the potato softens. Just what happens. No one shouts at the potato and tells it to ‘toughen up’. The egg’s other half and…

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Compound interest

Imagine you’d find a bank account that paid interest of 1% per day. Unlikely I know, but work with me. You put one pound in it. After a week you had £1.07. Nice, but that extra 7p doesn’t really make a great deal of difference. After a year you’ve £37.78. Ten years and it’s £5,870,740,000,000,000.…

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Will Smith don’t gotta cuss in his raps to sell records

So sang Eminem in his first UK number one hit “The Real Slim Shady” back in the year 2000. I won’t give the next line as your email profanity filters might block it, but feel free to google it if you like if you don’t already know it 😉 Eminem clearly felt (and continues to…

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It’s all Goldilocks

One of the sections in our monthly briefing meetings that I mentioned yesterday (this one here, go check it out if you haven’t already –>www.theacademygtc.co.uk/briefing-meeting) goes through peoples common concerns before they start with us. And one of those concerns (probably the most common one) is some version of “Too hard”. “It’ll be too difficult…

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Did I see you in McDonald’s?

I was chatting to one of our members the other day. Let’s call her Claire. Because that’s her name. It’s the same Claire who tells her story at our monthly find out more meeting (that you can book in for here if you’re ready to stop yo-yoing and make some serious, lasting changes –>www.theacademygtc.co.uk/briefing-meeting). She…

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“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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