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Will It Make The Boat Go Faster?

Will it make the boat go faster? You might ask what do boats have to do with your health and fitness goals? The Australian Mens Eight Rowing team that won the Gold Medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000 put every decision they made in the 18 months preceding the games down to one critical question... ‘Will it make the boat go faster?’ ...with the simple premise that if the answer was ‘yes’ they went ahead with their choice, and if the answer was ‘no’ they revised their choice to get their metaphorical boat closer to the finish line. There is a widely recommended book by the same title and written by Harriet Beveridge available on this topic. You can use this type of psychological ‘hack’ to bre

SMART Goal Setting

How many times have you tried to start a new diet? The first 3 weeks everything is going great, then one Friday evening after a stressful week in work you find yourself sitting in front of the TV, empty pizza box on the table and on your 2nd bottle of wine, thinking oh s**t. The whole diet unravels and BOOM – you’re back where you started! Sound familiar? Don’t worry it happens to almost everyone at some point. Research has shown that 92% of New Year’s goals fail by January the 15th. That is because there is no thought process put into creating these goals and they are made up spontaneously. No matter how big or small your goal is, whether it is to lose 5 pounds or 5 stone, run your first mi