Some weekends are meant for chilling in front of the TV, big Sunday roasts and lots of naps (broken with some gym sessions!) other weekends are meant for adventure...
Many people in business will have read The Art of the Warrior, Il Principe, or Power - books that instruct how to 'win' based on tactics from past conflicts and wars. But why do we so eagerly take lessons from books that instruct us in warfare? To be in war means we have not yet been successful at winning. What if we learnt from successful 'warriors'...?
Failure changes the way we approach new challenges, it gives us the gift of accepting that we can learn and in doing so - it also directs all that energy spent on dreaming into the stamina to keep trying and keep improving.
So what did I take from the hour session?... ...If we continue to think and expect in the same way - we will remain in our current limitation zone. The moment we take a step outside and adapt or alter our thoughts on what is possible and what is not, our worlds and our possibilities to grow.
Trampolining We did all at some point this as kids ... ...not that hard, a bit of bouncing around and thats it. Right? Well...I do not know whether it is because was adults we really focus all our effort onto the task at hand or maybe because we are not as fit as the 5 year … Continue reading Trampolining – we all did this at some point when we were kids…
I returned to the UK after being in Italy for three years and felt the need to work off the pasta ‘layer’. The one condition I had is that I wanted to have fun. I was in quite a high stressed sales job at the time so didn't want to feel any pressure or have to do … Continue reading Pole Dancing – enjoy working out 🙂
I am no water baby….I like my feet firmly on the ground but like most kids in my early youth I spent Sunday afternoons in the swimming pool, did a few courses…achieved a few badges and managed to do the ‘mushroom’ fully clothed. Its something I wanted to improve, so I booked into the Level … Continue reading Open Water Swimming – feel the fear and jump in!
“Ballet - an artistic dance form performed to music, using precise and highly formalized set steps and gestures. Originated in Renaissance Italy and established its present form during the 19th century, is characterized by light, graceful movements…” Also apparently it is amazing for posture, toning and lengthening the muscles. So I found a class, got very … Continue reading Barre Class – a tale of misspent youth turned success!
In a moment of what can only be described as ‘illuminated thought’ or perhaps ‘over-excitedness’ I decided to sign up to cycle the London-Brighton in June, and then, in the flow of things also signed up to the London FreeCycle in July. I had 2months to train but first I needed to buy a bike….my old dutch bike with the … Continue reading Road Biking …
A regular Saturday morning really...except it involved a few axes, 10 wooden targets and some super cute small animals (note the animals were no where near the axes!) So we drive along the small country lanes towards Southern Pursuits, somewhere in the West Sussex countryside. Parking up we immediately get slightly distracted by the adorable baby goats, … Continue reading Axe-Throwing