Please Stick to your New Year’s Resolutions

I’ve written before about why I’m not convinced by New Year’s Resolutions. I think if you want to make change, make it there and then and not wait until the new year. But, if you insist, please at least stick to them! I can’t say I’m an expert in habit setting or goal achievement,  but if I want to start …

The Importance of Reading

How many of you will have a book on your Christmas list? This year, for a Secret Santa, I gave a book and received a book (if you’re interested, I gave ‘1984’ and received ‘What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20’). In my opinion, books, podcasts, interviews, videos etc are some of the most valuable tools for learning. …

Why do we leave things until the last minute?

There’s so much value in getting things done early… yet we always leave things until the last minute? I’d be quite interested to understand why we do leave things until the last minute. I could speculate as to why, and I guess many people do, but that topic can be saved for another time. Recently I’ve spoken to a couple …

Win a medal only to have your funding scrapped

Today UK Sport announced their funding plans for the road to Tokyo 2020. This news was not good for anyone related to Archery, Fencing, Weightlifting, Wheelchair Rugby, and the sport that got me upset – Badminton. Before I get into the news of today. Lets have a quick look at what the UK Sport Funding actually is and how it …

Zorba the Greek

This week I finished the book, ‘Zorba the Greek’ by Nikos Kazantzakis, published in 1946. Hailed as a classic, this book really was hard to put down. The book is a tale of the narrator setting off to find fortune from mines, before setting off he meets Zorba. The book follows their journey together – and this is where the …