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There are no accidents in life ...

It's no accident that you stumbled across my website!

Something you may or may not even understand directed you here. What was it?

Do you want more from life? Do you know deep inside you can be doing more than you are? Do you feel something is missing? Do you have a desire but feel unsuited, ill-equipped or unqualified?

If that's you ... I know how you feel. If you're anything like I was ... you are ambitious, have a big vision but feel that you lack the skill, ability, contacts, experience, finances and know-how to make it happen.

I felt that way as a skinny, sooky little kid when I dreamed of playing professional football ... how did I do it?

I felt the same way as work-obsessed, time poor, ex-footballer,  non-reader and non-writer when I decided to write a book ... how did I become a best-selling author?

I learned that being successful is not what I thought it was about. It's not about ... time, talent, age, experience, background or any of the other things most people believe are required for amazing success. What I found was ... when you want something badly enough, you follow some simple principles, you act every day and decide to finish what you start ... you can do anything. No matter how unlikely it may seem.

Please look around my site, enjoy my blogs, attend my events and see what resonates with you. I would love to help you with your wellbeing, becoming a successful author or anything you want to achieve but feel that it's out of your reach.  Just know it's not out of reach and you can achieve ... your success will be no accident.

I joke that I am an Accidental Author, but the truth is, whilst some things are unlikely, there really are no accidents in life;

‘We create our destiny by dreaming bigger than most people would think reasonable, by believing in ourselves more than most people would think sensible, by making decisions that most people would think illogical and continuing to act way beyond the point that most people would have given up.'

Andrew's Blog ... the question is; can a footballer write and speak?

I don't know about you, but this doesn't look like an author and writer to me ... or most people!

Andrew loves writing and talking! This would sound strange to anyone who knew his background ... it certainly wouldn't suggest that a literary career would be on the cards. He was a typical footballer with a typical attitude towards reading & education ... a waste of hours between each opportunity to play sport! He truly is an accidental author, speaker, writer and blogger!

He is passionate about helping others and through writing he feels able to reach more people. His books, videos & blog posts are all about helping people see, believe and fulfil more of the amazing potential they have ... that means you too! There is incredible possibility & potential in every person and there is an amazing impact through the power of written word.

Please enjoy Andrew's blogs (video and written) and please feel free to add any comments you see appropriate. 

Make sure you are fighting for… The life you want!

Posted 5/20/2017

People often ask me what I do for a living. My answer to them is… 'I argue!'They always then ask, 'what do you mean, argue?' I explain again that I spend my days arguing with people. I tell them they can be successful… they tell me they can’t! I explain they can become a published author… they argue why they cannot. I tell them they are good enough... they assure me they’re not. I know people they have the time… they convince me they are time poor. I tell people they can be lean, fit and healthy… they tell me it’s too hard. I describe to people a life they could live… they tell why it isn’t possible. I spend my days trying to somehow feed my belief of them into them… often it is all to no avail. People can be very stubborn when it comes to fighting or arguing their point. What most don’t realise, tragically, is that if they win the argument… they lose. As you are fighting your point, arguing your position and standing up for yourself… make sure you are fighting for what you want.

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It rains even when… There are no clouds!

Posted 5/13/2017

It was a beautiful autumn morning in Melbourne as I was taking my two fluffy four-legged children for their daily walk. The temperature was mild and the sky was blue… just a couple wispy clouds to give it some colour and interest.  As I was walking, I felt something damp hit me. ‘Those cheeky birds!’ I thought. Then I felt it again and again… it was light rain. I stopped, I looked up into the sky and I saw blue! There was only the faintest wispiness of cloud, but nothing that could possibly hold any precipitation!  Despite that… it was raining! A miracle? A mystery? A mistake? Whatever it was… it was raining. It was raining… even with no clouds!

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It’s only work if it’s not leading you… Where you want to go!

Posted 5/5/2017

Did you know we are already one third of the way through 2017? How fast does time go? Too fast! As I reflect on the speed at which our lives are moving, knowing that every second which passes is one we can never get back… it begs a serious question. Are you doing every day, things that you love and/or things that are leading you to where you want to go? If not, can I suggest you re-think your strategy? Life is short and then it’s over… don’t miss it!

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Take advantage of… Every Opportunity!

Posted 4/29/2017

Every minute of every day we are surrounded by opportunity. Opportunity to learn. Opportunity to grow. Opportunity to meet great people. Opportunity to get what we want. Opportunity to try something new. Opportunity to face and overcome fear. Opportunity to be the best person we can be. I will admit, I miss many opportunities and so do you… because we are not open, not aware, not attentive and not deliberate. We can learn a lesson from animals in this area… they are always attentive and always ready to take advantage of every opportunity. My dog, Mr Big, is a prime example of this and is always ready to strike at any opportunity…

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The results you get, depend on the… Questions you ask!

Posted 4/22/2017

A father and son went fishing one day. While they were out on the water, the boy suddenly became curious about things in general and started asking all sorts of questions. He asked his father, "Why does the boat float?” The father replied, "Don't rightly know son." A little later, the boy looked at his father and asked, "How do fish breath underwater?" Once again, the father replied, "Don't rightly know son." A little later the boy asked his father, "Why is the sky blue?" Again, the father replied. "Don't rightly know son." Finally, the boy asked his father, "Dad, do you mind my asking you all of these questions?" The father replied, "Of course not, if you don't ask questions, you never learn nothin'."

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It’s a sign of strength, not weakness to… Ask for help!

Posted 4/15/2017

If you were driving in the country, on an open stretch of road, and you saw a turtle on a fence post, there is one thing you would know for sure… it didn’t get there on its own! Now, let’s get imaginative for a moment… what if you were that turtle and you wanted to get on top of a fence post? What if by some miracle, you were a talking turtle? Would you have any problems asking someone to help you? Would you see it as a sign of weakness to ask for help or a necessity for you to get where you want to go?

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Please don’t live by chance… Live by choice!

Posted 4/8/2017

Would you like to be happy, healthy, successful, wealthy, inspired and abundant? That really is a dumb question… I’m sure you don’t want to be a miserable, sick, broke and negative loser! Do you believe success is possible for you, or are you under the impression that it has anything to do with luck? Is it just a random luck of the draw as to where you live, how you were raised, the school you went to, the abilities you have and your chances of success in life? My guess is... if you truly believe that luck or chance is involved, then you are probably not living the life you truly desire. Things, however, can change for you in a heartbeat when you believe that, irrespective of your circumstances, you can choose to live an amazing life.

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It's all much clearer on... the other side!

Posted 4/1/2017

Have you ever started out on a new journey with uncertainty and doubt? Have you ever looked at a task ahead of you with intimidation and overwhelm? Have you ever experienced something new that created a fear of whether you could do it or not? Have you ever known you needed to change certain things in your life, but were scared about the process and your capacity to successfully make the transition?  I think we have all experienced one or more of these situations at some stage of our life. What I can tell you is… the view is always clearer on the other side.

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Ignore it, put up with it or… Deal with it!

Posted 3/24/2017

I have good news and bad news! The good news is… you are unique, you are special and you are the ‘perfect’ you. The bad news is… you are not perfect. But then, you knew that, didn’t you? I certainly know it about myself. These imperfections we have are what make us human… they are, however, possibly impacting our lives in some way, shape or form. So, we can stick our head in the sand and ignore it, we can accept and put up with it or… we can deal with it and do something about it!

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Don’t beat yourself up… Build yourself up!

Posted 3/17/2017

If you spoke to your friends and family the way you often speak to yourself… how would those relationships be? Estranged, conflicted or over… I’m guessing! Why do we often default to beating ourselves up? Why do we call ourselves incredibly derogative names for the most unintentional and often insignificant of indiscretions? Have you ever misplaced your keys? Who hasn’t? We all do it and we always find them… right? So, why do we launch into a tirade on ourselves about how stupid, idiotic, absent-minded and useless we are? Then when we do something great, and are complimented, we often play it down or give reasons why it wasn’t that special. Do you relate? Does this sound like you?

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