Memento Mori – The biggest motivator

Memento mori is loosely translated as 'remember you must die'. As Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, the only certain things in this life are death and taxes. Not many people forget the taxes part, but most seem to forget the death part - even when it surrounds them. Death seems to me, to be becoming increasingly... Continue Reading →

Breaking the Norm #9 – Matt Jardine

Matt Jardine is an author, writer, athlete, and teacher. He is the founder of Jardine Karate and has helped thousands of students discover their personal potential through his specially designed martial arts programmes. Matt also hold a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Roger Gracie. He teaches in schools throughout London and at his... Continue Reading →

Breaking the Norm #8 – Guy Thompson

Guy Thompson is a Premiership rugby player with 100 caps for Wasps (and 24 tries), and is soon to be a Leicester Tiger. Guy's route to the premiership is quite unconventional - he didn't get there through the typical academy route, instead he played his way up the leagues as you will hear. Guy recently... Continue Reading →

Breaking the Norm #7 – Tim Crockett

If you've ever seen the film Taken, you will be familiar with the the quote "...what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you." This sums up Tim. We covered a lot in this podcast... Continue Reading →

Breaking the Norm #3 – Garry Jones

Garry Jones is a Self Development Coach, International Speaker, and Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnosis, via Dr. Richard Bandler. In this podcast we cover how Garry works with some of his clients, what NLP is, and the importance of holding yourself accountable, as well as other areas. Some of the notable take homes... Continue Reading →

Breaking the Norm #1 – Richard Shore

Here it is, the first episode of Breaking the Norm! This episode was recorded in Abertillery, South Wales (pictured below as promised in the podcast) with Richard 'Shakey' Shore. Shakey is Head Coach of Tillery combat; a very successful martial arts gym in the Valleys. Although parts of this podcast may seem specific to martial... Continue Reading →

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