Inspired.

Inspired by film. Inspired by pictures of gyms, by pictures of roads less travelled. Inspired by peoples achievements, by conversations. Inspired by everything around me.

Training Music – New World, Frenic

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

Training Music – Ricochet, Shiny Toy Guns

Equilibrium (Film)

Prozium – The great nepenthe. Opiate of our masses. Glue of our great society. Salve and salvation, it has delivered us from pathos, from sorrow, the deepest chasms of melancholy and hate. With… 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

The Illusionist (Film)

From the moment we enter this life we are in the flow of it. We measure it and we mock it, but we cannot defy it. We cannot even speed it up or… 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

Training Music – In The Music, Roots

Woke up.

Woke up, full of energy. Played tennis. Played well. Got home, still had some energy left. Trained. Trained hard. Trained some more. Had breakfast.

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

Training Music – That Ain’t Classy, Classified

How bad do you want it?

Film Short – HBO’s “I Still Have a Soul”

The spec promo commercial centers on a homeless man who is looking to better himself, raising money every which way he can in order to pay for training as a boxer at a… Continue reading

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

Al Pacino’s Inch By Inch speech – Any Given Sunday

Full speech I don’t know what to say, really. Three minutes till the biggest battle of our professional lives all comes down to today. Now either we heal as a team or we’re… Continue reading

Jamie Oliver – TED talk on food education

The Last Samurai (Film)

From the moment they wake, they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they pursue. I have never seen such discipline. I am surprised to learn that the word ‘Samurai’ means ‘to serve’.

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