Thursday, 20 April 2017

The DGR - the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride - September 24th 2017 Sunday

Hi all!

Well, it might seem like I'm being a little preemptive in this "hey, time to get yourself ready for for the worldwide sensation of the DGR" given we're only in April, but I figured that if I alert you now, you'll have time to get that iron ride of yours out of the garage, cleaned up, off to the mechanics, order in the parts etc so you can have it ready.


For those of you here in Tauranga, looks like I'm going to be the principal organiser this year so will be gathering up everyone that can lend a hand, setting up a few meetings and seeing if we can't make this one better than anyone's prior.


Remember, this ride is to prevent our fellow men from taking their own lives, to raise awareness that yes, we men feel pressure and can experience a range of mental problems too, and to also shine the light on Prostate Cancer and get men along to their doctors for check ups.


If you want to join me, or just want to sign up to start working on those around you and gather up some funds for this great charity, click the link below.


The time to make a real difference has arrived.
 

http://www.gentlemansride.com/ - sign up here

Distinguished Gentleman's Ride 2016 YouTube


And a newspaper article from last years ride, I'm the one in black with the Ducati. 
:{D

Click the image for a read.




Talk again soon.
Darren

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Why do you need a Monday to start something new?

Uploaded this post to my works intranet this morning. 
Last night I was thinking. I know, but no, it didn't hurt nor did I have steam pouring from the ears. At least not this time. 
But this thought​ hit me during the weekend after catching up with a few friends. So many people I know, incl. work mates almost religiously pick the beginning of a week to start something that they want to aim for. Be it a new weight loss program, a new development plan, a challenge to themselves like giving up smoking or a decision to start eating paleo etc. Not only these things, but even holiday planning falls into this mix.
I've lost count how many times I've heard "Starting Monday I'm gonna..."
And therein lies the question.
"Why do you wait for a Monday?" 
Now sure, I understand the irony that this post will be read and uploaded on a Monday, but the question is still a legitimate one, even though it may have more impact being uploaded on a Tuesday.
What if you didn't have to wait for a Monday to come around before you set your sights on something you wanted? 
How good would it be to just decide something and JUST START straight away? 
Like so many of my posts, this is just a small challenge I'm throwing out to you, to see if a slight attitude adjustment to how you view the beginning of your goals might make a difference.
As an old saying goes by Benjamin Franklin, one of America's foundng fathers goes; 
"Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today"

Have a great day.

Darren