Recently while I was training a member she asked me out of the blue “Why did you set up UR and why do you do what you do?”
I thought this was a bit of a deep, probing question but it turned out she had just started a programme of executive coaching herself and was doing lots of work on her own life in terms of vision, values, mission, goals etc to help her set a course for the next phase of her career. This was a period of self reflection and analysis for her, hence she asked me the question possibly to get some context or perspective for her own ‘homework’.
At the time, I said something like ‘Well, there’s lots of reasons really that go quite deep and probably too much to go into with a quick few second answer’ as we were stretching off towards the end of the session. So, I thought I would put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) and share my own journey and that of the origins of UR. Continue reading “Gamma Radiation, Bat-copters & The Origins of Unique Results.”
Bud Jeffries is a strength coach, author, motivational speaker, minister, business owner and one of only a handful of professional performing strongman on tour in the US. His anti-bullying assembly is one of the most popular in the US, now starting his 4th year on tour and having spoken to over 300,000 students in that time. Bud averages 10 shows per week, every week, during the calendar school year, only having off Thanksgiving and Christmas (winter) break. This is a rigorous schedule that no other performing strongman in the US is currently showing.
In this blog I wanted to share with you some content Bud sent out recently. He’s a pretty unconventional guy and he does all his training outside on his farm in barefoot. He is incredibly intelligent, well read and passionate about spreading the message of health and strength.
Below are Bud’s “30 Thoughts on Being an Amazing Person”. Hopefully a few of them may resonate with you and where you currently are on your personal journey: Continue reading “30 Thoughts from Bud Jeffries”
What an incredible two weeks it has been.
It has now been confirmed that Team GB have finished second in the overall medal table behind USA. Rio 2016 has been GBs most successful Summer Olympic Games ever!
The whole country seems to have been lifted and united in a way that doesn’t seem to happen with any other sporting occasion or event.
Every medal winner from Team GB has talked about the positive influence of team success and how they were inspired to work harder & do just that little bit more because of the culture of success within the team. It’s possible for us all to dig just a little bit deeper when inspired, encouraged and supported correctly. Continue reading “The Power of Team.”
The most common excuse used by people for not exercising or looking after themselves is and always has been a perceived lack of time.
In Stephen Covey’s fantastic book ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ he discusses what he calls the time management quadrant. This is where he divides up task into 4 different categories relating to levels of importance and urgency. Quadrant 2 relates to tasks that are important but NOT urgent. These are things that can and are often neglected or put off in place of more pressing or urgent tasks. Continue reading “Make Time Don’t Find Time.”
Strange title, but all will become clear and i’m sure you will be able to relate to the upcoming story – especially if you’ve ever tried to eat more healthily, look after yourself or in anyway modify or improve behaviours.
I was sitting earlier this week working at home on my laptop (much as I am now) when my phone rang. On the display it said ‘Mum – Home’ so I picked up with a cheerful:
“I’m just popping into Chelmsford and have a lovely Apple & Custard Sponge left over from the weekend, can I drop it off to you as WE DON’T WANT TO EAT IT’ Continue reading “The Danger of Mums & Politeness.”
When you drive a car you are constantly given feedback from the dashboard in front of you. It will tell you how you are doing, how you are performing, if there are any potential problems ahead and when you need to refuel.
When we are working on our own health and fitness we also need to take certain measurements to provide us with feedback that is specific to our goals. Below are a few of the more common indicators that can be used to help us on our way and to ensure we don’t break down. Continue reading “Your Health Dashboard”
Today I want to talk with you about a basic need that I believe is essential for every single one of us.
I was discussing business issues with a client of mine this week (as he is going through some transitions) and he said:
“Wouldn’t it be great if you could just get a business to a level you were happy and comfortable with and just leave it there ticking over?”
I said in response: Continue reading “Growing or Dying?”