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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 can’t run an 8-minute mile pace to achieve… A 4-minute mile!

Posted 8/18/2017

Are you a runner? Have you ever been a runner? Have you ever had to run? Have you ever been chased by a wild animal or a crazy person? Have you ever had to sprint to catch a train, tram or bus that was about to leave? If you are like me, running is painful, so I want to get it over and done with as quickly as possible! The slower my pace, the longer I have to suffer, and, the less benefits I will get from doing it in the first place.

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Beware the tyranny of ‘OR’ and adopt… The genius of ‘AND’!

Posted 8/12/2017

Are you ready for abundance? Do you want more from life? Would you like to have more time, more money, more love, more health and more passion than you ever thought possible? It’s as simple as swapping over two little words. Just switch AND for OR and see what happens!

Jim Collins wrote a book called, Good to Great. I haven’t read the book, but a mentor of mine was talking about it in a presentation he was doing during the week. He was speaking to a group of people who were interested in diversifying their income, open to other financial options and wanting more in their lives. That is why I was there! As part of his introduction, he touched on the dilemma that most people in the twenty-first century are experiencing; not enough time and/or not enough money.

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Not until it’s baked, can you put the… Icing on the cake!

Posted 8/4/2017

My life, over the last couple of weeks, has been hijacked by moving house. I wrote a blog about a month ago called, Stop renting, instead own your life. In it, I talked about our need to move home. So, we have spent many weeks looking for the right place, which we are grateful to have found. We then started the daunting task of decluttering, packing and moving. We threw and gave away so much stuff, which, felt amazing. Thanks to my amazing wife Laura, we started the packing and moving process a while ago and have been doing it steadily over the last couple of weeks. The final goal is, clearly, for everything to be in the house, in its right place. That won’t happen until everything is first in the house.

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Be careful how you use it… All you have is 100%!

Posted 7/29/2017

I work with some wonderful people. People who inspire me all the time and help to give me content for my weekly blogs. I was talking to Jan Pruitt in Alabama, USA the other day and she gets credit for this week's blog. I can’t remember the exact conversation, and I can’t recall how it came up, but she was talking about the myth of giving things 110%. It’s a common phrase… to give things 110%, but let’s face it; you can’t do, I can’t do, nobody can do it. If we try we will end up; exhausted, sick and/or coming up short. All we have is 100%, so we need to be very careful how we use it!

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We create our problems and the solutions… In our own head!

Posted 7/22/2017

Who would have believed that everything we have, everything we are and everything we will be, is all controlled in a small six inch space between our ears. It is a computer more powerful and capable than any other. It is a storage facility with a greater capacity than the largest computer chip. It can imagine, visualise, plan, strategise, facilitate and create some of the most incredible physical achievements… as we have seen many times throughout the centuries. With such capacity and potential why do we, more often than not, use our mind to create problems that are really not problems at all?

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Be the person… Your dog thinks you are!

Posted 7/14/2017

Laura and I have just returned from a wonderful few days together on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. I ran a workshop, which was great. We caught up with friends, which was fun. We had a wonderful time together looking around and enjoying some warmer weather than mid-winter in Melbourne. On one of the days we went to the Eumundi Market… a well-known destination for tourists and locals alike. There is a cool vibe, great stalls, yummy food, talented artists and lots of people with their dogs. Big dogs, little dogs, cute dogs, scary dogs and all… loving and loyal dogs One lady walked past us with a dog on a leash and a slogan on her top which read; 'Be the person your dog thinks you are'

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Thoughts lead to emotions which… Determine Wellness!

Posted 7/8/2017

I’ve been in the health and wellness industry for almost thirty years. In that time, I’ve read, researched, listened, trialed, failed and learned. In that time, I’ve spoken to thousands of people about being healthier, leaner, fitter and happier. In that time, I’ve advocated the importance of regular exercise, eating breakfast and natural foods, drinking plenty of pure water and getting plenty of sleep. The most disturbing thing I’ve seen in this time, is the fact that we are getting fatter, sicker and more stressed than ever before. So, what is the answer?

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Stop renting it, instead... Own your life!

Posted 7/1/2017

Own your life! What does that mean? When I think about the difference between owning and renting, the key word that comes to my mind is ‘control’. When you own something you are in control, when you don’t own it you are not. Have you ever hired a car? I’m sure you have, as we all have. You only have that car on a temporary basis and then it has to be returned, right? It costs as much per day as the owner wants to charge for it. If it is returned in any less than the condition you borrowed it in, you potentially are up for large sums of money. Laura and I found this out the hard way. After driving through a hail storm in a hire car we found out, on return, we owed a $1500 excess for the insurance to fix the damage. There was nothing we could do, we had no control over the situation and so we just had to pay the money. Why? We hired the car, we didn’t own it.  

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You don’t make mistakes… Mistakes make you!

Posted 6/24/2017

Laura was watching a movie the other day. I don’t know what it was called and I don’t know anything about it. All I know is, I came down for a break at the right time to be inspired for this week’s blog. Shirley MacLaine was in the movie, playing a cranky old lady. Just as I walked past, Shirley’s character in the movie was talking to a younger lady about becoming a writer. The young lady told the old lady she was afraid of making mistakes. Shirley’s character, then said, you don’t make mistakes, mistake make you.’

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Everything you do and say has a… Flow-on Effect!

Posted 6/16/2017

On a winter's day more than fifty years ago, Edward Lorenz, a mild-mannered meteorologist at MIT entered some numbers into a computer, simulating weather patterns. He got an unexpected result, which led him to a powerful insight about the way nature works. He discovered that small changes can have large consequences. The idea came to be known as the “butterfly effect” after Lorenz suggested that the flap of a butterfly’s wings might ultimately cause a tornado in some other part of the world.

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