Monthly Archives: February 2013

Masterminding in a cold climate

I’ve just returned from Guernsey, it’s the coldest place in the world!  It even snowed while I was there.  When I stepped off the flight in Glasgow last night the weather felt positively tropical in comparison.

 

Guernsey - beautiful but freezing!

Guernsey – beautiful but freezing!

 

The reason I was in Guernsey was to mastermind with some of the top people in the fitness industry.  It was a weekend of knowledge bombs, realisations and learning, not always from the actual sessions.

 

Over the course of the weekend, in between freezing my ass off, I learned a number of things.  These are just a few of them:

 

ASK FOR HELP

Avoidance is not always a good policy and EVERYTHING is connected.  Recently I’ve been having a bit of a brain melt (I’ll come back to this in another post).  In going through this meltdown or whatever you want to label it, I came to question who I was, and what I had to offer the world. In doing so, I deliberately avoided the people who could probably have helped me through it quicker.  I probably suffered longer than I needed to because I didn’t think to reach out and ask for help.  I tried to do things on my own.  I forgot that it’s easier sometimes for someone outside of the situation to look at things and offer advice.  When you’re in a position where you can’t see the wood for the trees, ask someone with a higher vantage point to show you the way.  Sometimes your internal GPS is switched off ;).

 

YOU ALWAYS HAVE A BIT MORE TO GIVE

We did a training session on the Saturday evening before we went out partying.  It was brutal (I wasn’t cold during that…).   The first part of the session involved prowler relays.  When we got to what we thought was the last five minutes and were counting down the seconds until it was over – Jon added another five minutes on.  And I finished it.  Even though I thought I was done, there was still a bit more left in the tank.  I just had to dig a bit deeper to find it.

 

How I felt after training on Saturday...

How I felt after training on Saturday…

 

START YOUR MISSION

On Sunday we watched a Jay Abraham video, the basis of which was if you have knowledge and information that can help people – you’re actually doing them a disservice if you don’t share it.  During my meltdown I had been worrying that I didn’t know enough, that I still had more to learn.  But I DO have knowledge, and I DO have the ability to help people, so I should be sharing it with the world.  If I don’t I’m not succeeding in my mission to help people in any way I can.  I am enough, and I need to realize that and live it every day.

 

WEAR COOL SOCKS

Even if only you like them 🙂

How could you not love such fabulous socks?

How could you not love such fabulous socks?

So a successful weekend, a lot of information taken in – I’m still processing a lot of it.  And a lot of what I learned wasn’t in the ‘classroom’ but outside of it, over meals and drinks. Some of it was easy lessons, some a bit deeper, some of it was uncomfortable.  But all of it had an effect, including the 3am vodka shots that seemed a good idea at the time.

Healthy ‘pizza’

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring.  Here is a quick and easy recipe for chicken pizza that tastes great.

Take some chicken breasts and butterfly them.  If you want to make them more pizza-esque you can batter them with a rolling pin or meat hammer to flatten them out more.

Spread tomato puree over the chicken.

Top with whatever veg you want, these ones have onion, garlic, pepper, courgettes and mushrooms.  Think there are some anchovies on there too.  Add some salt, pepper and a bit of italian seasoning and they’re ready to go in the oven.

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Put in the oven at 200 degrees for about 15-20 minutes.

Eat and enjoy!

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