March 1, 2013 by Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurialism Wisdom: Improve Your Game

“What’s the fastest way for someone to improve their inner game? Improve your outer game.”

- Richard Branson

“If you want to be more confident or effective, rather than relying on easily-defeated positive thinking and mental gymnastics, learn to run faster, lift more than your peers, or lose those last ten pounds. It’s measurable, it’s clear, you can’t lie to yourself. It therefore works.”

- Tim Ferriss – The Four Hour Body

For the next 3 months, in a bid to improve my “inner game” and help me achieve more in my entrepreneurial endeavours, I’m committing to a healthy eating plan and training regime.

The Plan:

I’ll start by kicking things off with a 3 week detox – raw fruit and veg only – in a bid to cleanse my system of all the toxins and krap I’ve poisoned myself with over time. As well as helping to shed a few lbs, this should also help improve the condition of my skin which’d be great.

This’ll be followed by 9 weeks on the slow-carb diet (a la Tim Ferriss) in a bid to carry on shedding the lbs, and get back in to half decent shape.

Training wise I’ll kick things off by getting back into running and the gym. Although Cardio isn’t really that great for trying to lose weight (there are more effective alternatives out there), I’d like to improve my actual fitness as well and I’ve set myself the challenge of running 5km within 25 minutes within 6 weeks time (mid April), and 10km within 50 minutes by the end of July.

In addition, I’ll be spending the first 3 weeks of the detox, doing some kettlebell swings twice a week, and then once I get back onto eating protein on the slow carb diet, I’ll also be incorporating 5×5 strength training in the gym.

Although it’ll be difficult, it will still be a pretty good few weeks, and should help me achieve better results in many different areas in my life (including entrepreneurialism) – so bring it on!


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August 12, 2012 by Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurial Wisdom: Success

Fantastic quote just come across today

“Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now. “

~ Jonatan Martensson

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May 13, 2012 by Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurial (and life) advice from Arnold Schwarzenegger: Life’s 6 Rules

Not quite a video on entrepreneurialism, but definitely relevant to all entrepreneurs out there.No matter whether you agree with his politics, hate his movies or just plain dislike the guy, one thing for sure is he’s achieved a helluva lot.

It’s not a well known fact, but when he first arrived in the USA to compete in professional bodybuilding, he told Coach Joe Weider that one day he’d like to move from bodybuilding into acting, then property and then finally politics.

Who knows whether or not Coach Weider paid much attention to this guys dreams, the amazing thins is the guy actually went on to achieve it all in the exact order he’d planned to.

Not just a lesson for entrepreneurs, but life and relevant to everyone out there. So try applying them from today, and see how positive the impact on your life and entrepreneurial adventures..


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April 11, 2012 by Entrepreneur

Recommended viewing for anyone looking to begin…anything

Not another video on entrepreneurialism….but a good motivational video for anyone looking to start just about anything…entrepreneurs, artists, everyone.

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February 26, 2012 by Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurialism (and life) advice from the 4th century

Entrepreneurialism: The words of Confucius

Entrepreneurialism: The words of Confucius

Entrepreneurialism, not always the easiest path to follow in life. Recently I’ve been struggling to complete all the tasks I’ve set myself in my experiments in entrepreneurialism. This weekend for instance, I had outlined a few key tasks that had to be completed, but after a sports injury sustained yesterday, I’m having to postpone a fair few of the tasks. Feeling dispirited by the thought of not completing all the tasks I’d set for myself, it was perfect timing that I stumbled across the following quote this morning.

“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”

Confucius (551 BC – 479 BC)

Think about it, its such a simple thought but profoundly true. As long as each of us is making progress towards our goals, plans, targets, we are ensuring that each day we will be better off than the day before and ultimately this is what we are striving for.

Life will always throw up unexpected curveballs which can throw most plans off track. However as long as we stay true in our quest for whatever it is we are seeking, we should remain positive. We should continue to move forward and use these occasions as a means of increasing our determination to get there in the end.

This advice is applicable to many aspects of life, not just entrepreneurialism, so the next time unexpected obstacles appear in your path, remember Confucius’ advice and whatever you do, do not stop.


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