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Feel Good Friday

And just like that Usain Bolt makes history yet again. In a combined time of less than 30 seconds he has won yet another 100m and 200m gold.

And as amazing as that is I can't help but feel more excitement at the new record of gold medals Team GB has won.

We've smashed our target of medals won at this olympics and there is still a few days left. And within that there are records being broke with Bradley Wiggins becoming our most decorated Olympian, Laura Trott becoming the first GB… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on August 19, 2016 at 12:32 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

And we are off!! The olympics are here - Rio 2016

I don't know why but each time the olympics are on I never feel uninspired quite the far opposite in actual fact.

When you watch fellow countrymen break world records and win olympic medals, there isn't much more to say. It's inspirational in itself and should be taken as motivation.



Being that we are in Rio for the next two weeks I thought I'd use a quote from possibly the greatest athlete to come out of… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on August 12, 2016 at 10:28 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

Negativity - the expression of criticism of or pessimism about something.



Maybe it's been in front of me all this time and I've been oblivious ans yes, the world can be negative place. There's going to be people out there who are negative towards your dreams and ambitions and many of times they can be people close to you.



All I can say is use that! Use that as motivation to succeed and prove them wrong









'The greatness of a man is not in how much… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on August 5, 2016 at 11:19 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

History



its what makes so much conversation. It makes up a great deal of our past too. The historical events that have occurred through our lifetime. For me many people may ask can you remember 9/11? or where were you when Andy Murray won Wimbledon or Usain Bolt thrashed the 100m world record?

Wales reaching the semi final of Euro 2016, princess Diana's death along with many more celebrity deaths, the result of brexit etc the list is endless. But all the above and so much more… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on July 29, 2016 at 9:58 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

Summers here!!

That's all I've heard all week. Like the official UK summertime has begun and I guess with children breaking up from school and temperatures reaching scorching levels we could say summer is finally here.

The time for trips to the beach, BBQs, sunbathing and swimming are all upon us.

This weeks quote is short and simple







Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. –Gloria Steinem







Each week I harp on about each and every… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on July 22, 2016 at 14:10 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

Have I time traveled?



Is the question I asked myself the other morning. Pokemon has made a return and is as popular as the first time I put a red cartridge in my gameboy colour. Fashion seems to be taking a step back in time with retro and vintage looks all now the 'what's in' and even Blink 182 have made a comeback.

I thought I was a child reliving my first teenage years. One thing I do remember about those years was how much fun and laughter we used to have. Playing on our… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on July 15, 2016 at 11:15 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

Do you ever think the people who are writing history with their actions or achieving greatness know that what they are doing will be remembered?

I have wondered this for many years. Do the great people we all look up too know that they are going to be remembered in the history books or in the minds of millions?

Or are they doing it simply out of passion, talent, purpose, belief etc



That being said this weeks Feel Good is from Jamie… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on July 8, 2016 at 10:44 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

My my my...

How a lot can happen in one week.



The biggest news was the UK voting to leave the EU. But for me my attention turned to the rise in racial hate crimes in just one week as a result.



I just feel myself screaming 'Are you f***ing kidding me'!!



As a result I've chosen this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson







'The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be'









Now before I tackle… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on July 1, 2016 at 9:47 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

As another chapter in my journey comes to a close I take a moment to reflect. Reflect on what's happened, what I've done etc

I recently went to the national football museum (as you do) and whilst walking around I saw this quote by Sir Alex Ferguson on the wall and I knew straight away that I had to use it







'Hard work will always overcome natural talent when natural talent does not work hard enough'







I thought that quote was absolutely brilliant… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on June 24, 2016 at 11:06 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

As I reflect on the week gone by I am in total shock.

Shocked at the events that have happened and are happening in the world.



What's going on? I ask myself.

In a world where I one day want children of my own I'm scared at the world that they'll be brought into at the moment. I want a world where people, no matter of skin colour, religion, sexual orientation, age etc can join hands and be united. That's the world I want my children to come into.

But will that ever be… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on June 17, 2016 at 8:43 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

Those are the most famous words from one of sports most charismatic players.

Cassius Clay or as the world now know him ... Muhammad Ali.



As I write this today I reflect on 2016 so far and see the greatness that has been lost and think heaven must be looking pretty damn good right now with all the great people there.

And as many of us may take inspiration from Ali's most famous words I have chosen a quote from him which isn't as… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on June 10, 2016 at 9:59 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

What is my purpose?

What am I doing?



Those are questions I have found myself pondering over the last few months. As I suspect many others will ask themselves those questions too at some point.

Is it ok to not know what you're doing in life? Damn right it is!

As my nan always says 'Rome wasn't built in a day' and neither will our journeys. It takes time.



That being said I've chosen a quote from George Bernanrd Shaw this week







'Life isn't… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on June 3, 2016 at 10:21 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

Success is a funny word

And like I've said before, success is individual and comes in many forms.

We are all successes in our own way and through hard hard and belief only more success can follow.

This week Winston Churchill leads the Feel Good with his quote







'Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm'







We are going to come up against hardships and obstacles on our journey but these hardships and… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on May 27, 2016 at 11:11 — 1 Comment

Feel Good Friday

Sometimes I think 'Wouldn't a time machine solve all our problems'



Just go back and fix whatever went wrong. Problem solved.

Make a different decision, don't take certain things for granted etc

Unfortunately that's not the case.



That being said this weeks Feel Good is from Robert Brault







"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things." Robert Brault









Sometimes we take… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on May 20, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

What will be, will be.

I've heard that a lot lately and as I go on my journey that is life I'm realising that I have to be patient and allow what will happen to happen.



If we don't like something we have the power to change it. We control our future.

That being said this weeks feel good is from Chris Guillebeau who is an entrepreneur who has traveled the world over the last few years.





'If plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters'





I… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on May 13, 2016 at 9:00 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

Who were we before?



What have we done before?



Does it really matter?



I'm a firm believer in second chances. We will all make mistakes during our lifetime. We're human after all. And like I've said before in a previous feel good by Steve Jobs time is too short so don't waste it.



A few weeks back I heard this quote and I thought it was absolutely brilliant.







'The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there'

L.P… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on May 6, 2016 at 8:57 — 2 Comments

Feel Good Friday

Do you ever wonder 'what the hell am I doing?'



In general, in life, in work, in casual chit chat.

What am I doing?



I think we all have those days where we question ourselves.

I seem to have them a lot (AHHH) and I know a lot of my friends have similar thoughts from time to time.



This one is for you :) you know who you are.







'You don't have to be great at something to start, but you have to start to be great at something' Zig… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on April 29, 2016 at 7:46 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

Prince Rogers Nelson



We all simply knew him as Prince





A man who transcended music. An Icon.

57. Still years and years to give.

Prince once said







'If I need a phycological evaluation, I'll do it myself'







Did he care what people said or thought of him?

I think not.

We are all as I say week in and week out unique and individual.

Celebrate this!

Love this!

Cherish this!

It makes us who we… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on April 22, 2016 at 8:55 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

What is normal? To be NORMAL



I think that is a question we ask ourselves and get asked many times.

Normality.

Is there such a thing? Or is it individual and what we ourselves as individuals, as human beings perceive to be normal?



I've questioned that a lot lately. Normality. What's acceptable.

Do we mask who we really are as we're afraid of being accepted. Being 'normal'



Food for thought :)





'I am not a product of my circumstances.… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on April 15, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Feel Good Friday

We all have ambitions



We all have dreams



Some dreams are more attainable than others but that doesn't mean they are impossible to achieve





'Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn





Each and every one of us ARE possible. Each and every one of us can reach our goals and chase our dreams. We just have to believe. And yes along the way we will come up against obstacles and people telling us we can't do this… Continue

Added by Connor Allen on April 8, 2016 at 11:52 — No Comments

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