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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. 

You've got to work hard to... Make it easy!

Posted 1/20/2018

We all want it easy, don’t we? Me too! We often look at the things we want, the life we wish to live, and, it will often include things like; travel, lying on a beach, sipping cocktails, eating amazing food, relaxing, laughing with people we love and doing stuff that’s really fun, and, easy. Would you agree? The problem is that easy is not easy. Therefore, many people who want so much for their life to be easy, fun and fabulous, aren’t necessarily prepared or willing to do what’s required to get it there.

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There are times when you do need to... Sweat the small stuff!

Posted 1/13/2018

The book, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, was written by Richard Carlson and published over twenty years ago. It’s been an incredibly successful global best-selling book. I’ve read it, I loved it and I have implemented many of his suggestions into my own life, and, they have made a positive difference, for sure! I just want to make sure you can differentiate between the small stuff not to sweat, and, the small stuff you need to sweat!

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Don't underestimate the... Power of daily habits

Posted 1/6/2018

It’s a week into the new year already and I’m sure you’ve been bombarded with; New Years resolution ideas & strategies, goal setting seminars & programs, new phone apps and online programs. Then there’s all the lose-weight fast, get-rich quick, explode your business and all the other clever products, services and ideas that flood the market place in January every year. It’s exhausting, overwhelming and terrifying, isn’t it! I’m here to tell you, it doesn’t need to be. It can, in fact, be exciting, energising and very manageable. The first thing you need to do is stop listening to anyone offering an easy, quick-fix approach to success. I hope you have sat and thought about what 2018 will look like for you. I hope you have set some goals and I hope you believe it’s possible. However, nothing will happen without a plan for action, and, positive daily habits.

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A fresh year, and... A fresh beginning!

Posted 12/29/2017

If you are reading this blog, it’s either the last days of 2017 or the first in 2018. I don’t know how your year finished and I don’t know how you’re feeling about the new year. I would, however, love to encourage you to learn from 2017, let go of what you need to let go of, be proud of what you have achieved and look forward to 2018 with renewed enthusiasm. It’s a blank page, an open book and the possibilities are unlimited. My blog this week is going to be a little different than normal. Less fluff, as I tend to offer, and more of a tangible, valuable and strategic action plan to help you make 2018 your best year ever. So, are you ready to shake off the challenges of the previous year and launch into a new beginning for 2018?

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Make no mistake... You are incredible!

Posted 12/23/2017

There are no mistakes. You are not here by accident. You didn’t just randomly appear on this earth, and, you are not a waste of space. You, my friend, are a very special and unique individual. You have talents, abilities and influence that no-one else has. You are here for a very important reason and, whether you know it, believe it or not, you are making a difference in people’s lives, even as you read this blog. I’m not sure how 2017 is finishing for you, but, I want to make sure you know – without any question of a doubt – that you are incredible and can launch into a new year with confidence, expectation and knowledge that it will be your best year yet. We are our own worst enemy, aren’t we? So, as you are processing what I’ve just said with your own self-critical spin, I want to ask you this, why not you and why not now?

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Eat it today... Sit on it tomorrow!

Posted 12/15/2017

Have you ever asked yourself the question, 'How did I end up here?'Me too! I can tell you, from my experience, every time I’ve asked myself that question, sat with it and thought about it for a while, I knew the answer. As much as I wanted to look for other people and other things to blame, the responsible party was looking straight back at me in the mirror. Every action has a consequence and every cause has an effect. So, just as you are about to take a bite of that fourth slice of pizza, just know that; what you eat today, you will sit on tomorrow!

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Believe it or not, a lesson from a... Block of Ice

Posted 12/8/2017

You may be thinking,'this guy is smoking his socks. He is struggling for ideas if he's going to write a blog about a block of ice.' Don’t worry, I feel the same way. The thing is, when you are looking for lessons and ideas, they are everywhere, and, sometimes come from the weirdest of places. This week my inspiration has come from our freezer and sits in a tray, then, floats in my drink to keep it nice and cool. Yes, believe it or not, I have been inspired by a block of ice!

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The phone may get damaged... Protect the SIM card!

Posted 12/2/2017

The world is a noisy and distracting place. There are things happening all around us… some things seem good and others seem not-so-good. It’s so easy to focus on obvious things that seem important, but, in the big picture, really are not. No matter what is happening outside of you, around you and to you, the only thing that really matters is what’s happening inside you. There is a place inside you that the world, the noise and the distractions cannot reach, unless you allow it. It’s that place inside, you need to protect with all of your might.

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The key to having more, is to... Finish wanting more!

Posted 11/25/2017

We live in an 'I want it all, and I want it now''world. Don’t we? If you are anything like me, there are times you like to try and shortcut the process to get fast results in different areas of life. Why else would we diet? What other reason is there for gambling? What else would explain overworking and pushing ourselves past our limits? As a professional footballer, this was me in many areas of life… all or nothing. Now, I totally understand the power of leaving something in the bowl and finishing wanting more.  

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Everything you do is being watched, and... creating a legacy!

Posted 11/16/2017

I think the thing every parent wants most, is to raise happy, healthy and successful children. I’m not a parent, but I’m sure those reading this would agree with me. Many parents go about this task in different ways. They try explaining, disciplining and directing their children down the path that will lead them to a great life. I don’t have children, but I was one, and, I know that none of those strategies ever worked for me. I hated, and still hate, being told what to do. So, I would like to tell you how my mother impacted my life the most, and still does today more than ten years after she has passed. It had nothing to do with what she said to me, and everything to do with what I saw her do.

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