You 2.0

Have you ever set a goal and not achieved it?

Are you struggling to do that currently?

It could be the way you are thinking about it!

Setting the intention is great. But, when you’re trying to attain it, your thoughts towards it are very important.

Normally you set a goal in the future. It is great to have something concrete and specific. Measurable and precise. 

Writing down the intricacies. And to ensure that it is measurable. Not a state. Your goal doesn’t want to be a feeling.

For example, ‘I want to feel healthy’. Of course, you want that but it is better if you have goals that you can measure accurately.

For example, ‘I want to lower my blood pressure to x/y’. ‘I want to have produced x by this time.’ ‘I want to have improved my health markers for my next health assessment’. 

The common problem is after you set the goal. With regards to how you are thinking about that goal.

Saying to yourself ‘it’s going to happen’ is telling your subconscious that it’s in the future.

Making it even more elusive. 

You want to be thinking that you have already achieved said goal. Telling yourself ‘I have just achieved my ideal body weight’. ‘I have just secured that contract’. ‘I have got the promotion’.

Telling your subconscious to take the required action to meet the instruction/affirmation. To close the differential from where you are now to the desired version of you.

Maybe you are stuck not progressing? As well as not having the right mindset, it could be because you’re taking advice from the wrong people. They mean well and they are more than happy to offer you their opinion. But you should not be taking advice from people who don’t have the lifestyle you want.

And they should not be offering it if they have not achieved what they are advising. After all, you can’t give what you don’t have.

Which makes me want to ask you. Are you…

someone that knows what they have to do but doesn’t take action or put in the work required?

Or are you trying all manner of things? Working away tirelessly to improve your health. But not getting the results from the work you are putting in. You don’t know what you should be doing.

The latter is the type of person I work with. Those that know that there is work to be done to improve their health. But there are gaps in their knowledge of what to do. With regards to diet, exercise, sleep, stress, and performance. 

I’m not interested in working with people that are trying to avoid the work required for change. Reluctant to put in the effort to transform them from the person they are now. 

When all it takes is some guidance and some elbow grease. To become the future happier, healthier, more confident, better-performing version of yourself.

You 2.0

In the eye of the beholder

When I go into the city, I find it a bit of a sensory overload. The lights the billboards, advertisements everywhere.

Even in the atrium of the office building where I was sat waiting to deliver a talk. A huge TV screen displaying a couple with athletic physiques running on a beach at some luxury holiday resort.

The managing director walked into the lobby area. “Andrew” he extended his hand to greet me.

We exchanged pleasantries as we were walking to the elevator, he mentioned that I should make the most of the advertisement he saw me looking at.

“It’s getting removed from the feed as someone has complained about it. They said it was offensive.”

This seemed absurd to me. I’m all for body positivity but when it goes the other way and there is almost a positive discrimination against those who have an athletic physique. Then it’s gone too far”

I find that the complaints usually come from people in the most pain and are uncomfortable in their bodies.

I think it triggers that uncomfortable pang of discomfort. Because they are comparing their physique to those in the advert. And they then feel guilt, inadequate or inferior.

They complain about being reminded about. This way they don’t have to hear the uncomfortable truth. 

When I went back to the office to deliver another training session. This advertisement was replaced with a clothes company advert featuring plus-size models wearing their plus-size range. With the slogan ‘big is beautiful’ scrolled across their logo.

Now big (I’m talking obesity/high-fat mass, not tall or high muscle mass) may be beautiful to some. But according to the empirical evidence big is dangerous!

I think the message ‘big is beautiful’ is not a good one. It’s like saying smoking is cool, or drinking is fantastic. 

When you celebrate and encourage people to embrace an unhealthy position the problem grows. People become ignorant of the risks associated with obesity because it is accepted.

Is shaming the answer? Absolutely not! This will only exacerbate the situation. I’ve seen celebrities go on TV and say we should shame people who are obese. This only compounds the issue.

Is celebrating it the answer? No this only promotes and confuses.

Is education and eradication of false information the answer? 

It could be. 

I personally think that Health and wellbeing should be part of education. Food technology could be adapted. So that children learn about balanced meals and energy content (calorie awareness).

I’d love it if my job didn’t exist. Because people know how to stay fit, healthy both mentally and physically.

I’ve worked with so many people that have been in an unhealthy position. and is not just the physical health issues

it’s the psychological ones that come with it.

Unfulfilled in their career because they are underproducing (due to low energy levels). And not progressing to the next level promotion that they have been working towards for the past 5 years.
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Unconfident in their body and their intimacy with their partner has dropped off, and they are starting to look at what else is out there.
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Stuck because they have been wasting thousands of dollars and hours on quick fixes. And they are still in the exact same spot as they were 5 years ago. Except maybe worse off because they are 5 years older. 

If you want to get unstuck, next month I’m taking on 2 people for my one-to-one coaching program.

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Why you don’t want to ‘boost’ your immune system

The advice from the world health organization is social distancing I’m miles ahead of it, as I’ve been avoiding people for years!


On a serious note, what you can do is avoid any erroneous claims or snake oil that charlatans try to sell you for your immune system. I find it incredible that people are proclaiming to have methods and products to cure the virus. Or products to ‘boost your immune system’! 


You can’t, neither would you want to ‘boost your immune system’. You can only support it! Your immune system can be split into 2 parts; innate and acquired responses.


The innate response first and it’s not specific. It makes you flehmy/snotty to try and catch the infection. It also increases your temperature [a fever] to try and, for want of a better word, boil off the infection.


You may feel weak and want to stay in bed, which is a good thing. Because you don’t want to go out and catch another infection in this delicate state.


The acquired immune system takes longer to kick in (5-10 days). This part is more precise and makes specific antibodies. The only thing that can speed up the response of the acquired system is vaccines. So if you boosted your immune system (innate) you would feel pretty crappy.


If anyone starts blabbering on about foods or supplements to boost your immune system. They are trying to sell you some good old snake oil!


Components of our diets are required for healthy immune function [vitamins and minerals]. The ones claimed to boost it! But if you have a good diet you will not need extra. And if you have a good diet you do not augment your immune system with supplements. Focus on maximizing your health now, avoid those health conditions that put you more at risk.

It would be prudent to ensure your diet is healthy and inclusive of lots of fruit and veg. Stay on top of your exercise and get good quality sleep.


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