Posts Tagged ‘appreciation’



How’s it going my beautiful people and what a long time it’s been.

I know I’m 4 months late, but:


I’ve had a hectic 2014 and it’s been one of the busiest and craziest years of my life. From slipping into cardiac arrest, to becoming a public speaker, to starting my own business and becoming self employed – All from the back of my two Bodybuilding shows and modelling shoot at the end of 2013.

2015 started of pretty wild also, but the storm is now calm and I am able to breathe and continue to focus on the things that I really love to do – What else is life about eh?

I’ve learned so many lesson over the past two years (where has time gone so quickly) and feel that I have grown as an individual that can deliver some new juicy content for you guys over the next few years to come…

Today I have no particular topic in mind, but just wanted to catch up with you all and make it known that I am still about and living well. Also to let you know what I’ve been up to as I’ve had hundreds of emails asking what I’ve been getting up to…


Something happened to me that I never thought was possible…


Now – Not ever in this life time did I think it would be possible for me to take on too much at one go, as I like to think of myself as a pretty balanced individual. But I made that mistake last year and will forever have the experience with me to help me through tougher or similar situations. (I don’t use the concept of mistakes any more, I simply view them as lessons learned)

Now in life, we all want to be successful, healthy and wealthy (I at least hope so anyway) and this leads us to setting goals, doing affirmations and incantations (an affirmation with emotion and reaction).

Life ain’t easy folks, and we must do all we can do to help us get through periods of tough times in our lives. Here’s a list of a few tools that I use to help me through periods of darkness in my life or to help get me through challenging goals. I hope you will also find them useful.

We Can Get Through Anything in Life – 5 Step Program

Don't Give Up

1) Self Talk – As I’ve wrote before, talking to yourself ISN’T a sign of madness. It’s simply an exercise which can be used when you find yourself down about something. Talk to yourself as you would to a loving child. Ask yourself why you’re feeling tense or uptight. You may find that the answer you receive helps you to ease the apprehension you are feeling at the time. I find this exercise also helps to bring me to a state of calmness if I am ever feeling anxious, tense or nervous about anything.

2) Writing Things Down – Writing things down whether using the “Diary” approach method or simply by just scribbling down your thoughts and emotions on a piece of paper is a good way to release anxious energy and a powerful tool if you don’t want to share your issue with anyone.

Writing yours goals on a piece of paper and having them up by your bed so you can see them everyday is also worth doing and highly recommended.

3) Speaking with People – The good ole days before smart phones, where people use to communicate with each other more face to face or actually speak on the phone LOL. Speaking with like minded people helps you to align yourself with that positivity energy needed to get you through that dark spell. Try to build a good circle of people around you that can be there to help you when you need them most.

4) Read Books/Articles – Remember guys, we now live in the DIGITAL AND INFORMATION age where access to information is only a click away (You got that smart phone right LOL)

On a serious note, there are so many books, ebooks, audio books and articles out there that you have no excuses not to better your life. Reading the right books and getting the right information will help you through anything.

A simple search on Google for:

“Self Development”

“Self Improvement”

“Achieving Goals”

“Law of Attraction”

“Motivation Quotes”

Will help you on your path to a better life…

We have a wealth of information out there waiting to help us, we just have to go out there and search for it.


5) Visualisation – Visualisation works simply by you envisioning yourself in the position you want to be in life right now. It’s that simple and rather a fun exercise (LOL, I’m sure we all do it sometimes – Better jobs, careers, loving relationships, holidays, new cars – It can be anything that put’s a smile to your face)

Once you’ve had some reflection time and you know where you want to be in life and you have a clear visual representation of this of this in your mind – GO OUT THERE AND GET IT!


My philosophy is this –  We only live one life in these physical bodies of ours, so we might as well make the best of it and do as much as we can whilst we are here (Without taking on too much at once of course LOL)

And Remember

~Tough times don’t last, Tough people do~

It’s been great catching up with y’all 🙂

Stay Blessed and Much Love

David Richards



Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Look after your body and your body will look after you. In life, don’t expect you can put in 80% and get back 100%, it doesn’t work like that. You have to put your heart in everything you do, especially if you are aiming for success. Work harder than you did yesterday and tomorrow will be easier! Visualise what you want out of life and believe that it WILL manifest.

Keep hold onto your faith.

Eat well as nutrition is linked to your well being more than you realise. Exercise not only the body but the mind also by learning, reading and searching deep within your soul. A lot of the time people feel lonely and search for external companionship trying to find the perfect partner without realising all along all they really need to do is find themselves…

Life can be tough, let’s face it…However, perseverance can lead us to greatness. It can lead us some place we never imagined. Perseverance also builds our character by making us stronger individuals who never quit when things get rough and down right dirty.

I’ve gone through some extremely difficult times in my life and when I look back and reflect, I do sometimes wonder how I got through certain situations…But after further reflection I can see it was by keeping strong, having faith and the knowing that time heals all wounds. Fortunately I also have a wonderful family that I have to give thanks for.

If you’re reading this right now it’s likely that you’re blessed in life whether you realise it or not!

There’s wants and there’s needs in life. Ask yourself this…Do you have everything you need in life, not want, but need? Food, health, shelter, love…

I count my blessings everyday and try not to be ungrateful because although I don’t have everything I “WANT” in life, I have everything I “NEED” and I know there is always someone in a worst of situation than myself (not to say my circumstances are bad in anyway)

Just think, if you had everything you wanted in life right now what would you do everyday…?

Seriously think about that for a moment. If you had it all what would you be trying to achieve and accomplish…You’d already have it all…

That’s why I’m in no rush to accomplish certain goals any more and would rather take my time enjoying the journey rather than trying to rush to the finish line. (Please note though, there is a difference in taking your time and then there is just straight up procrastination)

I think life is great and all my bad experiences I’ve been through and have yet to go through I see as blessings in disguise to test my character and to teach me long life lessons that can only aid me in teaching and helping the next man…

Have a wonderful week and my love to you all

David Richards


Quotes by: David Richards/Sasha Cohen


Hey Guys,

This is just a quick thank you to those that are following, liking and showing me love. I’m just a normal guy like everyone else who decided to make a website based around life & fitness (the two things I love) and it seems to be doing really well (better than I anticipated to be honest). I’m motivated even more knowing that there is an interest in what I have to say and that people actually like reading what I write 🙂

I’m so busy these days but I refuse to let that stop me from doing what I love. I will continue to learn so I can continue to educate.

Thanks to everyone following me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Youtube. Thank you if you are reading this right now…I’m just getting started!

Much Love