Latest Blogs

Is Negativity the new Pandemic?

Change is afoot. Some of it forced some of it natural. In many aspects of life, we must find a way to deal with it both physically and mentally.

Negativity transcends sport and everyday life.

More changes will occur. We will never be what we were. Change has been happening throughout time, only now the changes are coming thick and fast.

Wrestling with decision making can be tortuous, especially if you are part of a family/organisation. You constantly toss around the positives and the negatives.

What sounds good one day, sounds not so good the next. Then you bump into negative Freddie, he’s all doom and gloom, he puts a dent in your mental state. Why does he always come before happy Harry?

I’m not so sure weighing up the pros and cons of making a move works. Maybe it’s better to sit those involved around the table and say, “what’s your gut feeling.” Then we go for it! Then we make something happen!

It might not be what we originally had in mind, but who cares, something is happening, and we are all committed to making it work.

At the end of the day, we sit together, sometimes with a drink and laugh about our fortunes. Knowing it all begins again tomorrow.

One achievement made, is you have created more happy Harries and alienated many of the negative Freddie’s. They don’t feel comfortable in your company and those like you anymore.

Mike Penistone.(a Happy Harry)

Thought for the day….”Your welcoming smile says more about you than your house, car, wallet, holiday brochure, etc.”

About Mike Penistone

Mike has coached at all levels of the game, from under-7's through to elite international players at the highest level, in both the northern and southern hemispheres. A few notable positions include serving as Head Coach for Great Britain Students (Rugby League), Head Coach at Nottingham RUFC and Head of Elite Player Development at Leicester Tigers Academy. Mike also served as the U21's Coach at the NSW Warratahs and Director of Coaching at Eastern Suburbs Sydney. He continues to coach across the globe running his consultancy. Check out his website: here. View all posts by Mike Penistone

Buy our Newly Released Book!

FRN Rugby Blogs

Follow FRN on Facebook

Follow LIT 7s on Facebook

Follow FRN Touch on Facebook