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Nov 8, 2019

RUGBY WORLD CHAMPIONS 2019 #STRONGERTOGETHER

  HERE’S THE THING I just love it when I’m right! I’m married, so it doesn’t happen that often, or it isn’t that often that I […]
Oct 4, 2019

A REAL MAN DOESN’T EVER RAISE HIS HAND TO A WOMAN

  HERE’S THE THING One of the golden rules of being a Real Man is that you never raise your hand to a woman. Full stop. […]
Aug 19, 2019

NOBODY CARES; WORK HARDER!

  HERE’S THE THING  I’d like to think that you subscribe to this newsletter because you can depend on one thing; I am the guy that […]
Jul 5, 2019

THERE ARE ONLY 2 REASONS FOR BEING LATE…

  HERE’S THE THING: There are two categories in which we can place reasons for not being on time. The first category is labelled – An […]
Jun 4, 2019

SEE-CARE-DO!

  I don’t think you could find a simpler technique for changing your life or the world than my See-Care-Do formula. And it is as simple […]
May 14, 2019

TO BE FREE!

So, I’m reading this really interesting book and I come across a line that makes me stop, and sit in quiet contemplation trying not to let […]
Apr 3, 2019

GUM GUARD IN – GLOVES ON – GRIND OUT ANOTHER RESULT!

  I know it’s tough. I know it feels like it’s never going to end; that the phones aren’t ever going to ring again, and you […]
Mar 7, 2019

MAN UP, SHUT UP, SUCK IT UP & WORK!

It seems that wherever I go there seems to be a feeling of despair, hopelessness, stagnation and negativity. For the most part, these feelings are justified […]
Feb 13, 2019

I AM GOING TO PICK A FIGHT!

People always talk about a particular scene in the movie Brave Heart, when William Wallace (Mel Gibson) is delivering a speech to his troops just before […]
Jan 8, 2019

GAVIN SHARPLES’ EVEREST CAKE

  My Everest cake for 2018 was to work out every day for 365 days, no breaks, and definitely not missing a day. It was a […]
Dec 10, 2018

MY TIME HAS COME

I always used to joke with my parents; “Mom, Dad …. at what age?” At what age do you start collecting small butters and sugar packets from restaurants […]
Oct 3, 2018

LEAD OR FOLLOW BUT STOP BEING A BAD EXAMPLE!

HERE’S THE THING So, there was a team building and company values intervention and I got called in to speak. The brief was clear. “We want […]
Sep 9, 2018

WHERE ARE THE STRONG UNPOPULAR LEADERS?

HERE’S THE THING! Every Sunday, Carte Blanche exposes laziness, incompetence and shocking failure of service delivery. “We” are all astounded, we shake our heads and we […]
Aug 13, 2018

I BELIEVE THAT ANY WOMAN WHO WANTS TO BE EQUAL TO A MAN HAS NO AMBITION

When God made man, she stood back and said “I was only joking, let me do a proper job!” and then she made a woman. I really do […]
Jul 16, 2018

HERE’S YOUR BILL FOR SUCCESS

  HERE’S THE THING! It seems we get bills for everything. Electricity bills, water bills, rent bills, car bills, food bills, tax bills. Hell, every time […]