If You Don’t Make Mistakes

“If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.”

Frank Wilczek, 2004 Nobel Prize winner in physics

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KG Heath is a Digital Health professional, author, and lifestyle blogger. You can download his debut novel for FREE here.


Why Your Success Requires You To First Set Yourself On Fire

I first started my journey within the self-improvement space when I was working with a charity coaching and training people looking to get a job.

My clients needed a lot of help, but one of the most important aspects that needed covering was their motivation. It can be punishing trying to get a job. And that’s where I came across my all-time favourite quote. I would like to share it with you today:

“Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.”
Arnold H. Glasgow

Doesn’t that put a spark in your heart?

Yes, I did just throw a pun out there.

This is an important lesson for you to understand. Success in life is not automatic, it requires action.

Since when have you ever received anything by just sitting there staring into the distance, watching cat videos, or cursing your fate.

No, you get everything in life by getting out there, building things, making connections; causing momentum by the actions you have been taking and how that compounds the opportunities you come across.

Success is a snowball falling down a mountain. You need to get it started through initial action, but then as gravity (small wins) takes over, the snowball gets bigger. The speed and the size of that snowball causes it to get bigger even faster.

When opportunities start being thrown at you without your own action, that is when you have reached the state of an influencer. People want to be associated with you, or to work with you, because of your presence.

But, this starts with that first step you need to take. Write that book, upload that first YouTube video, start that podcast, work with that first client, apply for that new job.

You are in control of your fate. You just need to choose to act.

And that is going to make you feel afraid. Because it’s you delving into the Great Unknown, and we have evolved to be smart by not choosing to jump into dark voids.

But, here’s the truth: life begins beyond the void. People in control of their fates, earning their true value, and reaching the state of influencer are the ones that chose to leap.

The fire in this article’s quote is not one of self-immolation. It is, instead, the spark of your own success.

If you’re sat there wanting to reach your true potential, to achieve your goals, or to turn your life around there is only one piece of advice that I can give you.

Go set yourself on fire, and show the world the brightness of your ambition.

KG Heath is a Digital Health professional, author, and lifestyle blogger. He helps people to reach their full potential. You can download his debut novel free right here.

Start Now No Funding Needed And Fight Procrastination

You want to start a business, but don’t have an idea. 

You want to start a business, but you don’t want to start until you get funding, an MBA, or that big client. 

If this is you, you need to watch this video from Derek Sivers

And then read this article.

KG Heath is a digital health professional, author, and lifestyle blogger. You can download his debut novel here.

You Might Not Be Where You Want To Be

 “You might not be where you want to be… But as my momma used to say: You sure got to be glad you ain’t where you was, though.”

Steve Harvey

Fitness Focus – Slow and Steady Makes You Strong

Since this weeks theme seems to have become about fitness, lets talk a little bit more about it. 

Like all good things in life, you can’t go from zero to a hundred immediately. Instead, it’s about constant, consistent improvement. 

Here’s my steps trend for the last month:  

Yes things go up and down, but there is a distinct trend upwards. And the more steps I take, the easier it is for me to improve. 

The last point on that chart was mostly achieved through a session in the hotel gym, here. 

I have been using walking as a training piece to allow me to better transition to running. And the result was fantastic. I could run!

Previous attempts to get back on the horse of the running game have been fraught by a lack of stamina. But, today was different. I was able to go on and on. I took a few walking breaks on the treadmill, but most of my hour of training was spent running. 

Whilst we are wired to expect fast results, the truth is we have to attack the problem of fitness one step at a time. And before you know it, a month has gone by and you get the above kind of result.

Here’s my distance trend: 


As expected, this has increased. I didn’t even know I was walking around 6-7 miles a day recently. It didn’t even feel like it.

How did I do it?

I walk twice a day. Once at 7am (I’ve wanted to become an early riser for a while, and I’ve locked in this habit now), and again at about 7pm. Each walk is about an hour at my regular pace. 

And that’s it. 

The only thing I did notice was that my feet started hurting. Transitioning to some good running shoes has helped with that. Problem solved. 

The next stage is about compounding. If I keep this up, where will I be in 3 months, 6 months?

But, it’s all about the commitment everyday, the tiny successes, and the constant strive to improve and grow. 

That’s how you see the results across a longer timeline. 

Your body is an amazing thing. The more you use it, the more it reacts and gets yourself ready to do more of the same, but better. 

This same process works in reverse. 

So, always strive to be doing. 

How have you found your efforts to get more active? Let me know in the comments. 

KG Heath is a health tech professional, author, and lifestyle blogger. You can download his debut novel here for free.

We Are on Apple News

You can now find this blog on Apple News, the content delivery service that delivers news directly to you in a beautiful format. 

You can check out the channel here (iOS 9 only).

I will also be expanding to Facebook Instant Pages once that service is available for me to apply to. 

Thanks go to Apple for letting me publish content on Apple News.

Why do this?

The future of content is about being where your audience is and not expecting them to find you. I’m taking an important step towards being where your eyeballs are. 

Thanks for reading the blog and for your kind comments along the way. 

KG Heath is a health tech professional, author, and lifestyle blogger. You can download his debut novel here

Fitness Update

My steps trend is looking a lot better. It’s taken a few week but I’m now regularly surpassing that 10k steps threshold.

My legs have that ache that comes with muscle and bone development. I can feel the increased strength in my legs.

I’ve been doing a ton of walking. But this is all a gear up towards running. I’m taking my first run this week.

Check back for a deeper dive into fitness for couch potatoes.