2019 has been wicked man. I’ve seen myself enter the ring 4 times over the year, winning twice and losing twice. Taking my overall record to now, 5F-3W-2L. I set myself a goal to have ten fights within two years and I do believe we are on track to achieve this.
I have set myself some goals to continue moving forward with fighting but also, finally, be able to put some time and effort into the Muay Thai Blog/Fat Lad brands. These two are very important to me and are a part of my journey and I’m very excited to see where we can take it over the next year.
Having spent the last two years developing myself, setting small goals and moving towards the overall aim of the 10 fights, I have learned something along the way. You can set yourself a goal that is just about unachievable, or in my case, completely waaaaaaaaaay out of reach. If you set yourself this type of overall goal, then the theory is, if you make it half way, even two thirds of the way, you’ll have had a good run at it rather than making it half way towards a very achievable goal.
I have worked over the Christmas time to get the Muay Thai Blog shop back up and running after some technical issues with the sites development but that’s all sorted now so I am going to be adding some awesome new products to it for you all to think about buying haha.
I don’t just want the shop to be yet another ‘online store’ full of gloves, shin pads, belly pads, clothing (the same 3 tshirts that everyone has seen/bought). I would quite like it to be different. Personal. Relatable. Somewhere that people can help in the development of the products and services offered.
Fighting in 2019
As we have now been shot in to 2020, people now talking about how they are going to be ‘seeing clearer.’ For me, my direction is clear as mud, I have a few things on my mind for this year, development of the Fat Lad podcast, developing the shop and Fat Lad/MTBUK brands and FIGHTING!!!
I am yet to get a fight in the diary… To be honest, I’ve been a bit lazy over this Christmas period but I’ve quite enjoyed that too! I’m going to be writing another article soon about 2019 in review, talking about my fights, the ups, downs and rounds and rounds of the journey that has been experience so far.
That being said, I’m very much looking forward to getting a fight in the diary and get focussed again. As much as I have enjoyed a break, I am ready… like, really ready to go tunnel vision and get some scalps under my belt.
LIVE Q&A on Instagram
I understand that it is just the beginning of the Fat Lad journey and I’m incredibly proud to positively impact many peoples lives. I know I do this because of the crazy amount of messages I receive on a weekly basis from people talking about how much they love the journey and the content that I share on Instagram/Facebook.
When I start back at work and get back into a normal routine, make sure you set your live notifications to ON for Insta as I am now going to be going LIVE every weekday between 8/9am while I drive to work to have a Q&A session.
So…. I’;m about to head out to training today for 1pm… I hope you enjoy reading this little bit of psychobabble I managed to put together for you, make sure you head to Fat Lad to Fighter on Instagram to keep up to speed on progress and stuff.
I wish you all the best for 2020 and if you know of anyone who is a dab-hand at graphic design, I need your help! I need some logo/merch designing and really need the help of a creative who’s ability to draw isn’t that of a 2-year old hahaha.
Fat Lad… OUT!!!