21 Things You Don’t Know About Me (And probably don’t care to know)
Is this a lazy blog? I don’t know I will let you decide. But having seen a few other bloggers do it I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and give it a shot…however, these are mainly my own questions.
How Tall are You?
I am 5’4 and three quarters (5′ 5″ in shoes). I always add on the three quarters of an inch…to me it’s important, ha ha.
Were You Popular at School?
Well, I guess I was. When I got to the 4th and 5th years (14 to 16 years) I was popular, probably because I was quite tough and kids who were getting bullied came to me for help. I was a joker in class too.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Whether I have grown up yet or not is still under debate. I remember when I was about 9 I wanted to be called Mr. Brown and do something where I was wearing a suit and waistcoat and big overcoat. I once blogged 5 things I would tell 10 year old me
What’s your favourite junk food?
Chinese takeaway. Is that really junk food?
What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Slow drivers dilly-dallying like there are no other cars behind them.
What is your hobby?
I am a big marvel fan so I like creating superheroes.
If you could have anyone over for dinner, past or present, who would you invite?
Seb Coe, Nelson Mandela and Bruce Lee. They are my heroes. I would also have Groucho Marx and Kelsey Grammer; but he would have to come as Frasier Crane. I would have to have some laughter at the dinner table too. Having a hero can be good for you, Do You Have a Hero?
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
That’s a toughie. I love Sydney, Australia. I was fortunate enough to live right on darling Harbour and open my curtains to the beautiful Sydney bridge and Opera House every morning for 18 months. So I will have to plump with anywhere by the sea.
What’s your favourite thing to do on your own?
Sit at a busy cafe in the sun by the beach and people watch…and eavesdrop on conversations…followed very closely by being in the same place with a good book and walking dogs through the woods.
Who is your favourite celeb?
I don’t idolise or follow celebs. I admire some actors however. I do like Sofia Vergara (wink, wink)
Who is your oldest friend?
A guy called Colin Robinson. I have known him since I was 9 years old. Real friends are very important. I blogged about that too If you have 5 of these you are considered successful
Favourite TV program?
I’m not a big TV watcher but I do like Frasier, Seinfeld, Lead Balloon and the Dog Whisperer
What is your biggest achievement in life so far?
Beating severe depression without drugs how I crawled out of adversity and writing and getting my book, “Ignite the Spark, Explode Your Results” published 2 years later.
What is your favourite quote?
I like the one by Winston Churchill, “Never, never, never, never give up“. And one of my own, “Anything really IS possible” There are more of my favourites here 21 inspiring quotes
What’s your favourite book?
Having read thousands of books that is really tough. I read at least 2 a month. But if I had to settle for just one it would be the one that changed my life when I was about 26 called, “Bring Out the Magic of Your Mind” by a magician called Al Koran, although it is not about magic.
Do you have a hidden talent?
I would like to think so yes. Songwriting. I write poetry and lyrics. I like to think that if I learn to write music I could write a good song. It is on my bucket list!
Are you interested in current affairs or politics?
Well, I rarely watch the news, I prefer to read it. That way I can choose, more or less, what enters my mind. For me personally, being glued to the news is not good for the mind or spirit due to the nature of what gets pumped out. It’s all negative. So my interest is rather shallow.
What is your biggest weakness?
The people who know me best are probably better at answering that! I would go with probably impatience. However, I a firm believer in not bothering with weaknesses and trying to improve them. I prefer to focus on what I am good at and polish and improve those instead.
What is your biggest strength?
How long have you got? Well I would say it is my ability with people. I seem to have an uncanny ability knowing what is going on inside people’s heads and the best way they can change it so they can improve their life. This ‘ability’ incidentally has been forged through watching people for over 48 years and 26 years reading all I can about the mind, human behaviour and what makes people tick.
Do you consider yourself successful?
That depends on your definition or interpretation of success. I consider myself very successful. Why? because I do what I love to do (Coach people, conduct seminars, market businesses and write) and am able to earn a good income from it; I travel frequently, I have a great loving family, fabulous friends and I am (98% of the time) happy and fulfilled. That is my definition of #success anyway.
Will you retire?
Well I am approaching 53 in May…no, never. Retirement was invented by younger German generals (If I remember correctly) vying for power, who were getting outperformed by their seniors who were in their 60’s ,70’s and beyond. And besides studies show that healthy men who retire contract a fatal disease within 5 years of idle retirement.
If I was going to put 21 things about me I would mention all of my family, kids, grandkids and step-kids, past and present, good friends and my beautiful wife and friend Haslina.
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