Work hard. Live humble.

Small, determined steps. Consistently.

Why Should I Work Hard?

Because I want to love what I’m doing so much, that I don’t need to check Facebook every half an hour to distract myself. Because when someone asks me “how is work?”, I… Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali

You fought the toughest battles, in and out of the ring, Against oppression, with conviction and for humanity, Your opponents lost when they felt your sting, Happy Birthday, Muhammad Ali.

Sir Walter Raleigh

Wise men [should be] like coffers with double bottoms; Which when others look into, being opened, they see not all that they hold.

Four Leadership Traits.

The aim of this article is to explore the four traits that I believe are embodied by great leaders, and ones that can be applied across a range of different disciplines. Is there… Continue reading

Welcome to Apatheia.

I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d be happier with (far) fewer possessions. This is the logical conclusion of one who has realised that more material possessions do not only not make you… Continue reading

Rumi

Every moment I shape my destiny with a chisel. I am a carpenter of my own soul.

Get Motivated Here.

“I can’t be bothered to go to the gym, I’m just not feeling motivated! I’ll go tomorrow.” The above is a familiar refrain, and one that I’m hearing often. So without entering into… Continue reading

Weekly Training Playlist

I’m now running my current training playlist on a separate page. Use it to inspire you, psyche you, hype you but whatever you do: use it wisely. The dominant theory about why music… Continue reading

Winston Churchill

Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.

Advice to a Young Man Hoping to Go Somewhere – Ryan Holiday

Great advice to someone starting out on a new career, or achieving a new goal. I’ve listed just a few (my favourite) points below, but strongly recommend you take some time to read… Continue reading

Wayne Gretsky

Skate to where the puck’s going, not where it’s been.

Training Music – Vengeance, Zack Hemsey

Boxing their own worst enemy (via Reuters)

This article nicely juxtaposes two of my interests, training and photography. It’s not important to have the latest/greatest in training equipment, or even the environment. If you have the motivation, that is enough.… Continue reading

Arthur Schopenhauer

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.

Lance Armstrong Nike Advert

We’ll miss you, Steve.

This is a prepared text of the Stanford University Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005. I am honored to be… Continue reading

Seneca

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

No shortcuts.

As much of a cliche as it may sound, it appears that a sub-section of todays society chases materialistic goals. This is through no fault of their own, they’re bombarded with messages throughout… Continue reading