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Dramagression

Recently, I have cleared a whole load (literally about 200kg) of stuff out of my office. We did the same at home. Then, I lifted a ton of mental weight off my mind by buying this audio book on Audible. It made me acutely aware of the level of communication I was putting out into the […]
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Same same but different

Last week, out the blue, I got a message from friend, coach & teammate John Wakefield  who asked me about an article I had written about a successful day. I had to trawl the now-defunct old Urban Ninja, which is in the background somewhere on Privateer and I found two posts that related, but one which stood out […]
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Doubt

Self doubt is an ugly thing. I deal with it as a father, as a husband and as a business owner. I deal with it as a friend, a son, a brother.   As an athlete.   As a human.   Am I doing enough for my son? Will sales dry up and my little […]
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Discomfort

Image courtesy of Gym Jones I love discomfort. It’s a great friend of mine. Dean Karnazes said: Western culture has things a little backwards right now. We think that if we had every comfort available to us, we’d be happy. We equate comfort with happiness. And now we’re so comfortable we’re miserable. There’s no struggle […]
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Fear

On Saturday, my son had a fever, but it was not too bad. He was a bit lethargic, but he had a fever. I put him down for his regular nap at 11am and at midday, the strangest of noises came out of his room. A mix of panic and fear, is the best way […]
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Purity

I must confess, doping in sport has no influence on my enjoyment of sports. I know people on all sides of the spectrum, from those who are very anti-doping to those who have tested positive. I know each side has their reasoning and I even know of contaminated products causing massive problems, but in the […]
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Time

It goes without saying, time is our most valuable currency. There is nothing more evident of it than hanging with your children. They value it more than anything else you can give them – just hanging out with them. My boy is pretty self sufficient, but what he loves is having you in the room […]
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Hello Friend

Whiskey. Tango. Foxtrot. So to state the obvious… Yes, all the content is gone. We have moved it all here. A whole new look and feel, because, well, I am not the guy I was in 2010. I am a dad now. A husband. I run my own business, from a home we bought, in […]
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