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I love this quote. I found it on the Goals Journal from Kikki.k and instantly wanted to write about it. It's so true. It's your choice as to whether you go backwards, stand still or go forwards. Every single thing you do in your life will inch you closer to a better tomorrow if you let it.

Things I do to make sure I have a better tomorrow:
It's happened. I tell you... I dreamed about it but didn't really expect it would really happen. It did... and now I am chasing my tail.

The business is growing at a phenomenal rate. One that I am not exactly sure I can sustain, but as you would have it, I have been taught by a few great mentors along the way to implement a number of systems, invest in good technology and hire the best people. All of which I have done.
A commercial version of Marketing Eye magazine is now complete. It has been a long road and took almost six months to make it publishing ready, but after losing a bit more hair and seeing the ones that I have left go grey (almost), it was worth the effort.

In putting Marketing Eye magazine together, I have learnt a great deal about marketing, about the client services sector and about staying the course, even when the Tough Mudder founders seem to have come along and put insurmountable obstacles in my path.*
If I had all the money in the world I would return it, stupidly some may say, for a life filled with fitness, health and happiness.

My theory behind this rather brash statement is that if you hold those three of life’s gifts close to your heart, the money will follow.
On the weekend I was chatting to a person about business as I do from time to time. As they told the story of their journey as an entrepreneur, I listened intently.

When they had finished, I paused. 

They had reached a certain level, but couldn't quite make it to the next stage. In this case, ambition was greater than their ability to deliver upon their goals. The business person couldn't quite figure out what was holding them back.

But I could.
Oscar nominated film Whiplash  got me thinking about how far people are willing to go to get the best out of themselves and others. 

 Is your best good enough or do you strive for better, for more or even to be the best? How far can you actually push yourself and others?
"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it." - Michaelangelo

Goals. Not the kind kicked by America's best field goal exponent. More the type set by entrepreneurs, businesses, fitness fanatics and anyone who wants to get the most from life. I’ve edited a lot of pieces about goal setting in the last two months. It’s that time of year. Of those, however, who are taking advice about setting their goals, many fail to stick them.
Last night I caught up with my good friend, recruiter Michelle Fish, a new friend Chocko Valiappa and a couple of other people. 

As we sat down and enjoyed a bite to eat and a glass of wine, I began to talk to Chocko about Ashrams in India. I have been wanting to go for some time and wanted his insight into which ones were the best to investigate. 

Chocko is a spirital man - and although he didn't say as much, I could tell. I gravitated to him and before long we talked about different aspects of spiritality. He then mentioned that he read handwriting. Within seconds I was writing on a napkin hoping that he would pass on some wisdom about myself that would enlighten me.

He said:

"I am level headed and connect well between my head and my heart"

"I need to celebrate my highs more"

"I have discovered myself, but not other people"
40. It's not exactly something that I have been looking forward to, but without realizing it, it is almost here. 

My friends keep telling me that "life begins at 40". To be brutally honest, I am not so sure. How can someone think that is the case, when in your 20's you made all your mistakes but had the time of your life. In your 30's, you made some more, but they were far more manageable and life was pretty good. You had more money than in your 20's, more experience and had fewer issues. You felt as though you were more comfortable in your own skin and you came to terms with your flaws.

Then you started approaching 40. Somehow everything went back a few steps. Firstly, just when you thought you were comfortable in your own skin, you realized that there were a few things you wanted to change. For instance, your appearance. Do those wrinkles really belong to you? Have your eyebrows really drooped that much? Are your boobs really that saggy?

I don't know about you, but when I went to school, the coolest kids in the class who were destined for greatness somehow fell short of their schoolyard celebrity status and became, well, um, not as successful as their parents and friends first thought.

I remember all those cool  kids who seemed to have it all at the ripe age of 14, while I sat in the library reading a book because, quite frankly, I wasn't as cool, nor did I win any particular popularity contest to speak of.

Instead, I wrote my weekly debates and hoped that the cool kids' "coolness" would somehow rub off on me and overnight, I could hang onto their coattails too. But that was not to be - instead, I spent every free hour at school secretly hoping that one day I would be cool too.
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