Proof of Concept, Dry January and Reflecting


Hey peps!

Welcome to the first ‘3 Bullet Thursday’ of 2022!

I’m super excited to launch this newsletter. Every week I’ll be sending out actionable tips, tools and strategies that I have learned that week in business, fitness and life, which you can start using right now.

I’ve taken the liberty of signing you up for this newsletter because of our previous connection through social. If you ever want to unsubscribe, feel free to do so at any time by clicking the link in the footer of this email.

Now let’s get cracking!


If you have a business idea that you want to launch this year, make sure you get proof of concept first.

This requires you to test a simple version of your idea to see whether or not it will work. The early stages of testing require an investment of your time rather than money and involves market research to get feedback on your idea.

For example, if you’re going to start a rent-to-rent business, before spending any time & money on a website, business cards or brochures - pick up the phone and make 50-100 calls with agents, connect and engage with them over social media and speak with them in person.

Get some general feedback about whether landlords your area are open to rent-to-rent. If the agents are willing to show you some properties, even better - that’s further validation of your idea! Then you’re in business...


If you’re coming to the end of dry January, congrats

In February, why not try quitting sugar for the month?

Yes, that’s right - no added sugar for 28 days straight.

Wait, but why?” You might be asking. Spend 3 minutes watching this video.

If that convinces you to quit sugar for 28 days (or longer) and you need some help giving up the sweet stuff, I’ve got your back with a FREE Breaking Up with Sugar Challenge - just click this link.


Try taking 5 minutes of quiet reflection at the end of your day, every day, and ask yourself:

  • What went well today?
  • What didn’t go as planned?
  • Am I moving away from or towards my goals?
  • What changes do I need to make to improve [insert business, fitness, life]?
  • What can I improve on tomorrow?

Make a note of your answers and start spotting recurring themes or habits in your day-to-day life that may require further reflection.

Favourites of the Week:

Book: Can’t Hurt Me by the ultimate badass David Goggins. It’s taken me a while to start this book and it didn’t disappoint! I listened to the audiobook and the format is great, part book part podcast. Goggins’ backstory is mindblowing and worth reading the book for, but what got me was the mental model he constructed for controlling his mind, building resilience and pushing himself to the limits of human achievement.

Merry Fucking Christmas.

Quote: David Goggins on failure - “In every failure, a lot of good things will have happened, and we must acknowledge them.

Source: Can’t Hurt Me

Tech: I’ve been using an app called Centered on my Mac, a dashboard that allows me to spend time doing deep work. It’s a Productivity Coach, Notification Blocker, Task Manager and Distraction Nudge Dashboard which gets me dialed in and focused on getting shit done! It’s also FREE (but only available for Mac ATM)

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