Are You Getting Better Or Are You Happy Being Average?

“Life’s barely long enough to get good at one thing. So be careful what you get good at.” – Rust Cohle After many years as the go-to leading man for dire romantic comedies and roles that required nothing more than standing around without a shirt – Matthew McConaughey’s transition into […]

18 Things I Want To Tell My 18 Year Old Self (a conversation)

We’ve all fantasised about going back in time – perhaps to a life changing event or to re-enact a wonderful memory from our past. Reliving the first holiday without our parents, reminiscing about our first kiss or those hot, childhood summers that seemed to last forever. Our brain does a […]

Have You Done Your 10,000 Touches Today?

There is a philosophy deeply ingrained in Dutch football. First adopted over 10 years ago and implemented by many top level professional teams, it is the idea that every youngster hoping to become an elite player should be touching the ball 10,000 times per day. Yes, that’s every day. Malcolm […]

Analysis Paralysis – Why I Need To Re-evaluate My Life (and why I need your help)

Edit: Since first writing this article, I have managed to deal with the feelings and scheduling conflicts detailed within. It was simply a change in focus and attitude that enabled me to overcome my issues. Successful people will always be busy – but I have learned that there will always […]

3 Insane Reasons Why You Will Never Be Happy

Happiness is fleeting. It teases us with its presence, like a Victorian woman pulling up her bustle to reveal the sexy ankle of shame. It arrives with fanfare and promise and before we can truly appreciate what we are experiencing, it vanishes. Sometimes never to be seen again. We need […]

6 Reasons Why Your Life Is Harder Than It Should Be (and what to do about it)

People love a good moan from time to time. It’s good to get some of that frustration off your chest and out into the open, in fact being a miserable bastard can actually extend your life but that’s a pointless endeavor if everyone wants to punch you in the face. […]

Stop Using Your Age as an Excuse!

I sat on the edge of my bed, gazing at the TV – in awe at how this little bald man could manipulate so many instruments to his every whim. The guitar he had strapped on was almost double his size yet his stature and confidence gave the illusion that […]

How To Hack Your Life In Just 2 Years

Have you ever heard of ‘shiny object syndrome’? It’s a totally made up condition based on the idea that you can set out to achieve something, often with the best intentions, yet fall short because something else will always grab your attention. Like a Magpie, just less beaky. I’m one […]

My Insane 30 Day Challenge – The Results

I must apologise for taking my time with this article. I have been pretty busy and trying to take advantage of this good weather (who knows how long it will last). FINALLY my insane 30 day challenge is over, no more, finished, done with. To be honest I am pretty […]

My Insane 30 Day Challenge – Halftime Report

As I promised, here is the halfway update on my insane 30 day challenge. As expected some of these things were easier than others and I in no way believed that I would complete all of them but the whole point of this was to shock me into making some […]

My Insane 30 Day Challenge

On June 1st I will start a 30 day challenge that could possibly reduce me to a quivering wreck! I am going to be testing my willpower with TEN different challenges. Way back last summer I wrote how taking part in a 30 day challenge is a great way to […]

Messi Vs Ronaldo (How to turn a rival into a friend)

(Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) There have been many great comparisons over the years. Pele Vs Maradona, The Beatles vs The Rolling Stones, Federer vs Nadal, Bourbons vs Hobnobs. Yet in today’s world few match ups compare with the two dominant forces in world football right now, Lionel Messi and […]

Is the Mayan calendar right? Is December 21st the end of the world? Let’s find out.

The end of the world nigh, we’re all doomed. Unless you have been living under a rock and refuse to watch dodgy movies starring John Cusack you would know that the end of the world is imminent. Sorry Santa, all that hard work is for nothing. How many times have […]

You Are NOT Your Job

Most of us have had a time in our lives when we meet someone new and that dreaded question rears its ugly head. “So what do you do?” Those words can have a crippling effect on our social interactions, to the point where we can even lie and deceive for […]