Category Archive: Articles

Work hard. Live humble.

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Why Should I Work Hard?

Because I want to love what I’m doing so much, that I don’t need to check Facebook every half an hour to distract myself. Because when someone asks me “how is work?”, I… Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali

You fought the toughest battles, in and out of the ring, Against oppression, with conviction and for humanity, Your opponents lost when they felt your sting, Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali.

Four Leadership Traits.

The aim of this article is to explore the four traits that I believe are embodied by great leaders, and ones that can be applied across a range of different disciplines. Is there… Continue reading

Welcome to Apatheia.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d be happier with (far) fewer possessions. This is the logical conclusion of one who has realised that more material possessions do not only not make you… Continue reading

Get Motivated Here.

“I can’t be bothered to go to the gym, I’m just not feeling motivated! I’ll go tomorrow.” The above is a familiar refrain, and one that I’m hearing often. So without entering into… Continue reading

Weekly Training Playlist

I’m now running my current training playlist on a separate page. Use it to inspire you, psyche you, hype you but whatever you do: use it wisely. The dominant theory about why music… Continue reading

Advice to a Young Man Hoping to Go Somewhere – Ryan Holiday

Great advice to someone starting out on a new career, or achieving a new goal. I’ve listed just a few (my favourite) points below, but strongly recommend you take some time to read… Continue reading

Boxing their own worst enemy (via Reuters)

This article nicely juxtaposes two of my interests, training and photography. It’s not important to have the latest/greatest in training equipment, or even the environment. If you have the motivation, that is enough.… Continue reading

We’ll miss you, Steve.

This is a prepared text of the Stanford University Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005. I am honored to be… Continue reading

No shortcuts.

As much of a cliche as it may sound, it appears that a sub-section of todays society chases materialistic goals. This is through no fault of their own, they’re bombarded with messages throughout… Continue reading

Opinions – from Gym Jones

A number of statements I agree with, and a very good article amongst other very good articles. Yeah, go to your local gym and see what passes for work. Even the people engaged… Continue reading

Why Intelligent People Fail

Interesting read from the book “In Search of the Human Mind” by Robert Sternberg. It lists a series of points on, as you may have gathered from the title, why intelligent people fail.… Continue reading

Hysterical Strength (and Thinking)

I was watching a TV show other day about stories of people allegedly exerting almost superhuman levels of strength in times of extreme danger/panic. One example was of the lady who saw her… Continue reading

Details. Details. Details. DETAILS.

I believe that one of the (few) defining characteristics of successful* people is their attention to detail. By observing more closely, by seeing more than just the initial observation, one has more information… Continue reading

The Most Patriotic Thing You Can Do

Bust your ass and get rich. Make a boatload of money. Pay your taxes. Lots of taxes. Hire people. Train people. Pay people. Spend money on rent, equipment, services. Pay more taxes. When… Continue reading

How bad do you want it?

What would your perfect day look like?

This is the question that was posed to me recently by a friend training to practice NLP (neuro-lingustic programming). It’s a simple enough question, but one that requires an answer in the kind… Continue reading

The Heart of a Champion

Oscar Pistorius overcame a double amputation to compete and win the 400m event at the S. African Championships. Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to climb Mount Everest, remarked: “It’s too easy to credit… Continue reading

How David Beats Goliath

You’ve guessed it; through more effort, and harder work. This is an excellent article by the renowned Malcolm Gladwell, on how underdogs win through unusual tactics, higher levels of fitness and above all,… Continue reading