Category Archives: Mindset

Discipline Equals Freedom

“Our freedom to operate and maneuver had increased substantially through disciplined procedures. Discipline equals freedom.” ― Jocko Willink The more restrictions I create in my life, getting up early, not snoozing, training, eating nutritious food, getting enough sleep, the more freedom they create. All of these things aren’t always enjoyable. They are things that I…

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How Does A 10% Increase in Happiness Sound?

Would you like to be 10% happier? It’s not something that’s often offered is it? Usually we hear more concrete promises like, “Change your life!”, “Find true happiness!”. These are all eye catching but never deliver do they? We are sold these statements with the hope that we’ll buy the book or product that promises…

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You Are Who You Surround Yourself With

The Jim Rohn quote “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with” has been something I’ve become more aware of over the past few years. And I feel it runs true. The more time I spend with high energy, positive people, the more energy and motivation I tend to…

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Good is Good Enough

This is a term we us in GMB and it’s pretty liberating. Growing up I was a perfectionist and a lot of the things I did were severely stunted as a result of not being able to finish them. Instead of getting it finished even when I wasn’t entirely happy, I’d procrastinate, get frustrated and either…

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January Isn’t Special

This is my first article in quite a while and it’s going to be part of a weekly dose of content I have pledged to keep for the next 28 weeks. You see I’ve always wanted to blog regularly (2-4 times a month) but I’ve never managed to maintain it since starting this blog back…

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How To Restart Good Habits

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant Over the last three years I have successfully formed quite a few life changing habits. I started reading, and read 52 books last year. I started meditating, at some points doing 1-2 hours a day and completed two 10 day…

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How to Read 50 Books in a Year

So you want to read more books but still haven’t got around to it? I used to be in the same situation. I knew it would be beneficial to read more but I still didn’t read more. “Read for an hour a day” is something Pat Divilly always says and anyone who is successful seems…

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How to Become an Early Riser

I have been experimenting with 5 a.m. wake ups for September. There were a few reasons behind this, the main one being I have a lot of things to organise before I travel again. You see I am back with my family for seven weeks and then I’m going to India and Australia for at…

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6 Mental Health Tips From Bressie

In case you’re not Irish, “Bressie” is an Irish celebrity who has become a mental health awareness campaigner. He suffered from anxiety for a lot of his life and now wants to help educate people on how to deal with it. I was at “Wellfest” last weekend in Dublin. It was a one day health…

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4 Steps to Change your Mindset

Mindset is a term thrown around a lot in the fitness community. A lot of trainers will advertise it with their services. They’ll say things like“1-on-1 personal training, nutrition advice, mindset coaching”.But what does mindset even mean? Your mindset relates to your beliefs or assumptions about your personality and others. Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck…

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