Inspiration & Motivation

Inspiring quotes, insights & videos about life, happiness, health & love…

The one bit of career advice that I would give anyone…find your Ikigai!



The No.1 bit of #careeradvice I would give anyone (for those for fortunate enough to be able to pursue it) and something I’ve always tried to aim for: – FIND YOUR #IKIGAI – the balance between doing: 1. something you are good at 2. Something you love 3. Something you can be paid (decently) for 4. What the world needs. We spend most of our waking days (mon-fri) at work, and 45+ years of the best years of our life at work – so don’t waste it just chasing the cash no matter what and choose wisely 🙂

Video: Making the most of the precious time we have…

Naval Ravikant shares his thoughts on why he’s not afraid of death – but rather than being sombre – it opens our eyes to why we have to make the most of the precious time we have to live

10 of the best Fitness quotes


My all time Top 10 motivational quotes on fitness:

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The Rat Race Paradox & The Important things in Life.

A short story with an important lesson worth contemplating

The Fisherman and the Businessman

There was once a businessman who was sitting by the beach in a small Brazilian village. As he sat, he saw a Brazilian fisherman rowing a small boat towards the shore having caught quite a few big fish. The businessman was impressed and asked the fisherman, “How long does it take you to catch so many fish?” The fisherman replied, “Oh, just a short while.”

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10 Motivational quotes to get you fit & healthy

We can all get a little de-motivated at times with our health, fitness, exercise or eating goals. When that happens for me I refer back to my best Top 10 motivational quotes on health & fitness to get me back on track, get my ass into gear and get out running, to the gym and eating healthier once again.

All quotes & artwork are from the excellent and inspirational LiveBetter website:

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Nails in the Fence: A lesson to teach us the effects of the harmful things we say and do

There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence.

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Exploring routes towards Happiness & Wellbeing

Check out the interview the founder of Live.Better+, Stuart Hodgson did with Network of Wellbeing here

What is love? Explain in 1 paragraph…..

Love means many things to many different people, bing a mix of feelings, emotions and attitudes, and you will find lots of views on ‘what is love? as well as lots of questions, infact ‘what is love?’ is often the one of the most searched for questions on google! The word love is perhaps an overused word that has lost some of it’s true meaning and has therefore become confusing in what it actually means (eg. A lot of people use the word love to describe something they really enjoyed or liked – such as I loved that film – I’d suggest this is really a confused representation of what the term ‘Love’ really means (I used to do it myself until I really tried to put some thought into ‘what love is all about. While no one has the ultimate authority to definitively say what love is, and certainly not me, I have tried a humble attempt at describing ‘what is love’ in one paragraph – I’d be interested to know what others think! So here goes

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46 year-old man reveals the regrets that have led to a life of emptiness and pain. Don’t let this be you.

A recent post on the Reddit Forum Today I f*cked up, by 46-year-old John Jerryson recounts how he wasted his young life by pursing those things in his 20’s, which only now in his 40’s does he realise where not the most important things to pursue. The man’s story is one of regret, and a great reminder that we should very carefully think about what we give importance to in our life. The original post on Reddit is well worth a read for the comments that follow. Above all we must also realise that it’s never to late to change, as long as we see the error of our ways…

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