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    Originally Posted by Lightbringer
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    Are you a breast, thigh and rubber gloves kind of guy?
    No, but I'm told they go wild for it up North. Any truth in that?

    Yes chickens packing humans!! Amazing!
    It sounds strange to us, but they talk about it all the time.
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    Originally Posted by Brynhyffryd
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    No, but I'm told they go wild for it in up North. Any truth in that?

    It sounds strange to us, but they talk about it all the time.
    I've not managed to find any yet lol

    Omg and I thought only I could understand chickens!!
    The sheep and cows up my road are very complimentary, they tell me I'm beautiful all the time!
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    Not so much government trained but the whole industry is about courses. Many of which are sub standard. But when the government want to push employment figures up they put funding into different industries.

    A personal trainer typically would be someone who can help you achieve a physical fitness or even a health goal in a safe way ideally using there experience and expertise.

    Some personal trainers would specialise in weight loss. Some specialise in aesthetic appearance such like a body builder or bikini model. Others specialise in working with cardiac recovery patients. Its a very diverse field.

    I never wanted to work in a big gym and have to pay 500+/month for the privilege. I opted to start my own gym/training studio. Somewhat nieve and ignorant to what you need to do in terms of marketing and all the other business stuff.

    Plus fitness is a hard sell. Everyone wants the results but dont necesarily want to do the hard work.

    I'm going to keep my hand in with my kettlebell sport lifting and enjoy it rather than stress about trying to make a living from it.

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    Originally Posted by Brynhyffryd
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    Well, the self-impovement crowd have more or less owned the representation of ambition for the last 50 years or so, and their shoutiness and $$$$ talk puts a lot of people off. ***

    I was pondering about the success of immigrants, whether economic migrants or political refugees, and it struck me that they are more likely to have a vision of a wondrous future here and the ambition to achieve it when their poor old brit neighbours just bitch about the price of everything and immigrants stealing their jobs.

    Maybe you need an enormous kick up the arse to see a future which you desire and to know that you can grasp it?

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    Self-improvement is an American obsession, perhaps the American obsession, which started with the writings of Benjamin Franklin in "Poor Richard's Almanac" in the 1730s, and of course he did not get all of his ideas from thin air!
    Wtf bryn.......

    You were pondering immigrant labour.....where currently sterling shipped abroad affords luxury and a land ownership for immigrants families and themselves when they choose to repatriate and are bitching about home grown workers bitching because they cannot realise similar value from wages that are underinflated because of self same immigrant prowess.....something wrong with your head ''m8''.

    Devicisive bull bryn....and you well know it.

    Instead of 'ignorantly' stirring the pan why not say what you mean?!!

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    Originally Posted by zendaze
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    Wtf bryn.......

    You were pondering immigrant labour.....where currently sterling shipped abroad affords luxury and a land ownership for immigrants families and themselves when they choose to repatriate and are bitching about home grown workers bitching because they cannot realise similar value from wages that are underinflated because of self same immigrant prowess.....something wrong with your head ''m8''.

    Devicisive bull bryn....and you well know it.

    Instead of 'ignorantly' stirring the pan why not say what you mean?!!
    Well z, you nearly made a point, albeit a tiny one. But as usual, your direction of travel is concealed behind a barrage of insults, and I really can't be arsed to reply to you.

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    I always fancied being a porn star.... is that classed as an ambition?


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    Originally Posted by Lightbringer
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    I always fancied being a porn star.... is that classed as an ambition?
    No , its classed as greedy
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    Originally Posted by Brynhyffryd
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    Interesting one because peace can only come from inside you, many people think first of an external target, like wealth or being PM etc. How do you measure success on personal your road to peace? You can't say "today I banked a couple of grand" or "today I broke another record for chicken packing". How do you know you are moving towards your goal?
    Hmmm,yes I agree that peace comes from within.I don't personally strive to measure any success,whether thats at work,practising yoga,relationships etc.I am at peace most of the time,which is my usual state of mind.I used the word "Ambition"because thats what you asked
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    Work wise,I recently became a H&S officer.Never worked as one before.I work 4 days on/4 days off,so I did my health & safety work on the 4 days.The following 4 days,I was informed,I'd been nominated by the company I work for,for an award.Now I really was genuinely shocked by this because I just did my job,I didnt think I was doing anything that special,just worked in a relaxed,focused way.A week later (I apparently was up against several other people for this award)I was told I had won it.Again,I was shocked.Not because I'm not confident,just that I was doing my job.Now if I thought I was ambitious,I probably would'nt of even been nominated because I think I would of processed my work in a different way,probably felt abit stressed etc.
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    And no I don't pack chickens!
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    Originally Posted by Cobra
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    Hmmm,yes I agree that peace comes from within.I don't personally strive to measure any success,whether thats at work,practising yoga,relationships etc.I am at peace most of the time,which is my usual state of mind.I used the word "Ambition"because thats what you asked
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    Work wise,I recently became a H&S officer.Never worked as one before.I work 4 days on/4 days off,so I did my health & safety work on the 4 days.The following 4 days,I was informed,I'd been nominated by the company I work for,for an award.Now I really was genuinely shocked by this because I just did my job,I didnt think I was doing anything that special,just worked in a relaxed,focused way.A week later (I apparently was up against several other people for this award)I was told I had won it.Again,I was shocked.Not because I'm not confident,just that I was doing my job.Now if I thought I was ambitious,I probably would'nt of even been nominated because I think I would of processed my work in a different way,probably felt abit stressed etc.
    That answers my question pretty well, you have evidence from the external world that you are succeeding in your ambition. Maybe you get smaller signs too on a more regular basis? Or maybe you are not an anxious person so you don't need them so frequently.

    Could this work for everyone?
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    Originally Posted by NickJ
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    Not so much government trained but the whole industry is about courses. Many of which are sub standard. But when the government want to push employment figures up they put funding into different industries.

    A personal trainer typically would be someone who can help you achieve a physical fitness or even a health goal in a safe way ideally using there experience and expertise.
    Right! Just our bodies then, they haven't got to training our minds yet...apart from the BBC...[/QUOTE]

    Some personal trainers would specialise in weight loss. Some specialise in aesthetic appearance such like a body builder or bikini model. Others specialise in working with cardiac recovery patients. Its a very diverse field.

    I never wanted to work in a big gym and have to pay 500+/month for the privilege. I opted to start my own gym/training studio. Somewhat nieve and ignorant to what you need to do in terms of marketing and all the other business stuff.

    Plus fitness is a hard sell. Everyone wants the results but dont necesarily want to do the hard work.
    Is there a potential for 1:1 training, maybe with disabled people? Overheads would be low!

    I'm going to keep my hand in with my kettlebell sport lifting and enjoy it rather than stress about trying to make a living from it.
    Good for you m8, live to tell the story and be better prepared for your next endeavour.

    Thinks...what's a kettlebell?.... oh, right, one of those.

    BTW is weight training thought to be OK for oldies? I stopped 1968 when I quit rowing.

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    Originally Posted by Lightbringer
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    The sheep and cows up my road are very complimentary, they tell me I'm beautiful all the time!
    Sheep are fickle but will generally tell you what they think you want to hear. Most cows are solid.
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    Originally Posted by Brynhyffryd
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    BTW is weight training thought to be OK for oldies? I stopped 1968 when I quit rowing.
    Weight training is very beneficial for you oldies as you put it.

    Its actually used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Resistance training forces the body to adapt to the resistance. The adaptations are thicker stronger muscle tissue and increased bone density. Two very desirable adaptations the older we get.

    Being stronger muscle wise can help with balance and preventing falls later in life. Increased bone density reduces the risk of breaks in the event of a fall.

    One of my last projects before everything fell apart was to get a program together for this reason.

    Maybe I will in the future

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    Originally Posted by Brynhyffryd
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    Well z, you nearly made a point, albeit a tiny one. But as usual, your direction of travel is concealed behind a barrage of insults, and I really can't be arsed to reply to you.
    What insult?

    You have much thicker skin than that....lmfao

    Its you who is taking issue with indigenous workers making a valid complaint......thats pretty insulting MR POPULAR........whats your drift?
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    Originally Posted by NickJ
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    One of my last projects before everything fell apart was to get a program together for this reason.

    Maybe I will in the future
    Growing market too. I wonder if I could do that, what is the training?

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    Originally Posted by NickJ
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    Weight training is very beneficial for you oldies as you put it.
    Hm.. pal of mine buggered up his arm weight training at 60, but it was unsupervised in a bodybuilding gym and excess was probably involved. When I was weight training we were told that one shouldn't do it in later life, but that was nearly 50 years ago, fashions change, science moves on...

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    Originally Posted by Brynhyffryd
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    Growing market too. I wonder if I could do that, what is the training?
    This link has a video to the original study that sparked my interest


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    Originally Posted by NickJ
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    This link has a video to the original study that sparked my interest


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    Wow. What an opportunity. You will need a female accomplice.

    I mean assistant.
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    Originally Posted by Brynhyffryd
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    Hm.. pal of mine buggered up his arm weight training at 60, but it was unsupervised in a bodybuilding gym and excess was probably involved. When I was weight training we were told that one shouldn't do it in later life, but that was nearly 50 years ago, fashions change, science moves on...
    Body building is a totally different game. Lots of isolation involved.

    They used to say children shouldnt lift weights but that attitude is changing with recent research.

    I'm not saying go to your local body building gym and lift as much as you can.

    If you havent lifted for some years I'd recommend you at least get some time with a quality trainer who can correct your movement so you can lift safely.

    If your relatively healthy you would probably be fine.



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    Originally Posted by Brynhyffryd
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    Wow. What an opportunity. You will need a female accomplice.

    I mean assistant.
    You'd be surprised. Older women love a cheeky yorkshireman 😊

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    Hey this is soooooooo weird... Ive not been on here for a while but seconds ago before i logged on i was going to start a thread on this very subject however since a thread has already been started on this topic I will just add to it.

    Recently I got involved with a new project. Never in my life did i think i would ever get involved with this bunch of peeps.

    Tonight i started asking myself why im finding myself so driven to do well...
    Is it for the money... well i keep getting rid of stuff. Minimizing what i own so no its NOT for material gain...
    Perhaps i thought it might be ego driven....
    Nope its not that either
    Maybe im trying to prove something to my family... well im still not speaking to most of em so its not that either.

    So i asked my self again ... why am i so driven to do well in some sort of job/ career or what ever you call it....
    and the 3 answers i came up with was because
    1. im bored with my current role
    2. because i want to be good at something
    3. i want to make people happy....


    I dont know if its because im so tired tonight.... but right now I feel like it doesnt matter what I do because the universe is taking care of everything.
    This is a strange time to be living. I asked myself... is it coz i is knocking on for 42 and I am seeing the world in a different way
    Then i look at the mindset of many young folk and they are far more spiritually aware nowadays than ever before.
    Kids are coming out with stuff that I just wouldnt have thought of when i was their age.
    They have an understanding from very early on nowadays that there is no point doing an academic degree in the hope of getting a job in that field... but instead they do degrees in stuff they want to know more about... because now they live in a world where we are all just a number.
    I used to hate rich people too and now i dont.
    I think the rich are far more unhappier than i am.
    I think monks have the right idea... I quite like the idea of wandering around in flip flops and planting herbs. Thats what they do isnt it?
    Connection... with people is whats important... a good connection. with people who have done a shit load of work on themselves.... I perhaps need to do more work on myself.... this is and never ending task...
    I really do wonder why we are all here on this planet.....
    I do most of my own stunts because the stunt guys show me how.
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    Originally Posted by treestump
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    Hey this is soooooooo weird... Ive not been on here for a while but seconds ago before i logged on i was going to start a thread on this very subject ...
    I know. My ambition was to beat you to it.


    Recently I got involved with a new project. Never in my life did i think i would ever get involved with this bunch of peeps.
    ???

    Tonight i started asking myself why im finding myself so driven to do well...
    Is it for the money... well i keep getting rid of stuff. Minimizing what i own so no its NOT for material gain...
    Perhaps i thought it might be ego driven....
    Nope its not that either
    Maybe im trying to prove something to my family... well im still not speaking to most of em so its not that either.

    So i asked my self again ... why am i so driven to do well in some sort of job/ career or what ever you call it....
    and the 3 answers i came up with was because
    1. im bored with my current role
    2. because i want to be good at something
    3. i want to make people happy....
    Another surprise from this thread, because you know you have ambition but you don't know why. A lot of the self-improvement stuff is about setting goals for yourself. For most people it is the hard part. And you don't even need it.
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    The problem is a lot of our ambitions are restricted. This can be societal restrictions or our own self-created restrictions, mainly fear.
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    Erm... not that I can put my finger on
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