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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;

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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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You are the... Common Denominator!

Posted 6/9/2017

Isn’t it easy to look outside of ourselves to find someone or something else to blame? We look in the mirror and we see a very attractive person looking back at us… right? Do we see a person who is the source of most of our pain, suffering, challenges, obstacles and adversity? Do we see the person who is the only answer and solution to have the life we want, do the things we love and be the person we aspire to? Wow, that gives looking in the mirror a whole new meaning.

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Constant Commitment… Equals Completion!

Posted 6/2/2017

This week’s blog is thanks to a good mate of mine, Tory Trewhitt, The Health Bloke. Tory is currently writing an amazing book for ‘blokes’ to inspire them to look after themselves. If you are a ‘bloke’ reading this and you are one of those she’ll-be-right kind of guys… you definitely need to read Tory’s book. We were having lunch the other day, and he was telling me a story he is using in one of his chapters. Whilst I don’t want to spoil his story, I do want to give you a snapshot of it because, as he was talking I thought… this is exactly what I need for this week’s blog. This title is Tory’s quote, and an affirmation he used over and over and over again as he was struggling to complete a ninety-kilometre ultra-marathon in South Africa a few years ago.

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There are more than 100 ways to… Cross a Room!

Posted 5/27/2017

You can… walk, run, jog, trot, sprint, hurdle, jump, hop, bunny-hop, skip, slide, tip-toe, heel-walk, walk backwards, run backwards, jump backwards, side-step, lunge, bound, crowd-surf, grinding, belly-dance, assemble, pirouette, waltz, moon-walk, boot-scoot, break-dance, climb, tap-dance, cha-cha, foxtrot, tango, disco, rhumba, polka,  leap, goose-step, amble, limp, lumber, lurch, meander, march, prowl, saunter, skulk, stride, stroll, strut, stagger, waddle, sashay, shuffle, fall, prance, cart-wheel, back-flip, somersault, dive-roll, handspring, roundoff, on all-fours, hands-n-knees, side-roll, tumble, crawl, vibrate, jerk, hand-walk, swing, ride, skates, skate board, carried, chased, piggy-backed, pushed, dragged, scooter, push-bike, gurney, wheel-chair, office-chair, catapult, towed, thrown, frog-jump, chicken-dance, swim, drive, sleep-walk, levitate, astro-travel, tight-rope, glide, streak, bounce, horse-back, dog-sled… just to name a few!!

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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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