Monday, January 22, 2007

Where's the adventure?

For those of you who've read the Magic Hundred, you'll know that I place a great store on setting and achieving adventure goals that serve to motivate, inspire and bring us to life, stretch our comfort zones and awaken that spark of excitement within our spirits that we once had before we 'grew up' (whatever that means).

For me, adventure has always been a big part of my life. I've always enjoyed travelling to new and unusual places, trying new foods, doing new activities and stretching myself beyond my pre-existing boundaries.

In fact, in the last few years I've been to Thailand 10 times visiting Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Koh Samet, Phuket, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Hanoi, Hoi An, Da Nang in Vietnam, I've driven the entire East coast of Australia, swam on the Great Barrier Reef, Parachuted from 14,000ft with my 15 year old daughter Kayleigh, survived a Tsunami, flown an aeroplane, a helicopter and done so many wonderful things that sometimes I have difficulty remembering them all!

I have, in fact, been living the life of my dreams!

It got me to wondering...

How many people are actually stretching themselves to put even a little adventure into their lives? Not that many if the thousands of emails I recieve every week are anything to go by!

In fact, it seems that most people are caught in a kind of groundhod day, simply reliving the same day over and over again with little variation, adventure or excitement except maybe the annual holiday.

Yet it's so easy to put some adventure into your life.

Walk a different way to work.
Eat at a different restaurant.
Apply for a new job.
Go walking in the hills. something NEW!!!

That's what adventure is about!

It's about growth and becoming more.

You don't need tons of money (though yes, it helps), just an imagination and a definite decision to make more of your days, weeks and years, in fact, YOUR LIFE, than you currently are.

Just ask yourself... 'Where's the adventure?' and if there's none then go get some!

Take a look at the video below for some ideas....

P.S - If you're thinking 'It's all right for you, you have the money to do that, you're right. I do.

Yet 5 years ago I earned £5 an hour and STILL found ways to add adventure to my life... in fact, building my business is one of those adventures.

Don't make a case for your limitations or sure enough, you'll get more!

Truth, joy and love!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

The MAGIC Hundred

It's been a mad fortnight for me (which iswhy my blog postings have been non existant) due to the insane level of interest for The MAGIC Hundred program I released earlier this year.

It seems that absolutely everyone is buying the book, the audios and the coaching proogram from and every day I awaken to more and more emails from seriously happy people who're loving my program.

It's a great feeling I can tell you! : )

I just recieved an email from Scott Toussignant telling me that he's even posted something about the program on Youtube!

Here it is...

If you're intersted in finding out why Scott's raving so much then go have a look at

Truth, love and joy


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The FLY Story

Not that long ago, I was sitting in the reception of one of my personal training studios. It was a nice day so we had the studio door open to let in some ‘real’ air and freshen up the place a little.

As I sat there watching people come in and out for their training sessions I noticed a large, black fly had flown in and after buzzing around for a few minutes and finding nothing of interest, it decided to leave.

It flew right past my head and with a ‘thump’, hit the plate glass window before bouncing off and falling to the floor in a daze.

After a few seconds of circling around on the floor it took off again and took what I can only describe as a ’run-up’ (fly–up?) at the window in a greater attempt to get through the barrier that was keeping it from its goal of the outside world.

With an even louder ‘thump’ the fly went down again and spent more time on the floor.

Well, to cut a long story short, that fly got up again and again and again and pounded at that window with all of its might for over 10 minutes before I had to get up and take care of a customer.

About 30 minutes later I sat back down in the same spot having totally forgotten about the fly and went back to my ‘people watching’ when, out of the corner of my eye I saw the fly laying at the base of the window on its back, legs in the air.

It was dead.

Now, usually the death of a fly is not worthy of remembrance but this one I will always remember because its death taught me one of the greatest success lessons I’ve ever learned and I continue to reap the benefits of its teaching to this day.

What Did It Teach Me?

That Working Harder Simply Doesn’t Work!

You see, in theory, that little fly was doing everything right.

It had a clearly defined goal – To get out.

It had passion – It risked and eventually paid with its life.

It was willing to work as hard as necessary to bring about its goal.

In fact, that little bug kind of reminded me of many, many people that I’d met who knew what they wanted, had passion and were willing to work as hard as necessary to achieve their dreams but who were, over and over again bashing their heads in on the same invisible barrier that did for that fly.

And whilst it may not have ended in physical death for them (I hope not!), nearly always it ends in the death of their hopes and dreams which, to me at least, is pretty much the same thing.

No, at that very moment it was clear to me that working for most people harder would only ever take them so far but that, if they were willing to do what the fly and so many other people were unwilling to do, they could achieve far more than they ever dreamed possible.

That one thing?

Change their Strategy!

You see, that’s where that little fly had gone wrong and, truth be told, where most people are going wrong, is that it doggedly stuck to the same strategy even once it had failed to work.

Instead of flying 5 feet over to the open door to its freedom and whatever life awaited it beyond that invisible barrier, it continued to bang its head off of the window and, despite the fact that it was giving it everything it had and despite being so close to reaching its goal… failed miserably.

Just 5 feet in another direction would have made all the difference.

It made me think of the number of clients I'd trained who had, year after year after year, followed the same pattern of dieting that never worked, did the same exercise routines that never worked and struggled to achieve the same goals that never seemed to come about.

It made me think about that definition of madness 'Continuously doing the same things yet expecting different results' and left me with the realisation that many, many people are nuts! : )

Yet all it would take for sanity to be regained and for serious results to be achieved is one simple thing...

Try a different strategy.

So my challenge to you is, make 2007 the year that you change your strategy.

Find someone who's already getting the results you want.

Watch them.

Listen to them.

Copy them.

Stop insisting on choosing failure by default and make 2007 your year!

Truth, Joy and Love


(This is a great way to develop a new strategy)


Monday, January 01, 2007


Welcome to 2007!

The whole year is ahead of you... what are you going to do with it?

Where are you going to go?
What are you going to do?
What are you going to have?

C'mon, c'mon, you've got to have a plan, you can't leave this stuff to chance. Your success doesn't just happen by itself!

Go to and download the rest of 'The four lies you'll tell yourself on New Years Eve' and see why this is so important.

Happy New Year