I often feel like the boy who had an idea to build a floating football pitch so his friends could play football…
Ever heard the story of Panyee FC?
Panyee is fishing village on a small island in Southern Thailand
they had only ever seen football on the TV as there was no suitable space available to them to play football
one of the young kids of the village one day had a vision to build themselves a space on the only available area to them,
Yip, a floating football pitch built out of scrap wood and nails
naturally the villagers all mocked them for dreaming so big
they told them it couldn’t be done!
Even once they had built their pitch
the villagers continued to mock…
It wasn’t easy (all the best things in life never are)
the pitch was always soaked from the sea water and moved with the waves
but they played and harnessed their skills and their balance.
They entered a tournament and went all the way to the semi final only to be beaten by a last minute winner
all this from a team that learned to play on a floating pitch they built out of scrap wood and nails
as you can imagine the village no longer laughed and instead were 100% behind them
Football is now the #1 past time in Panyee and they are considered to be one of the best teams in Southern Thailand
Kind of reminds me of building my gym in Scotswood
the neysayers doubted and mocked me for leaving Gosforth
and the comforts of a 5000 strong health club and a full personal training diary
to build my floating football pitch,
so that we could do the things that were previously thought impossible
and now a national award winning Personal Trainer of the year and a business that commands respect!
The message here is that you should always listen to your inner dialogue!
The thing that takes up most of your thoughts,
those dreams that others laugh at…
It could be a change of job, house, relationships, a lot of the time it is to do with our health…
Well now it’s time to start listening to that inner voice
that same person who know’s you better than anyone
cos they’ve taken residence in your head for as long as you can remember
Make your floating football pitch,
find the wood and nails to build it and
make those dreams your reality!
If you want any help with building your pitch then give me a shout I’ll bring my hammer…
If physical appearance and your poor lifestyle is taking up most of your thoughts then there’s only 24 hours left to book your place on our 4 week weight loss plan ‘the Shred’
Here’s the link to sign up
Paul ‘Pitch Builder For Hire’ Love
P.S. The Shred is for those of you who have previously been scared of switching to weights for fear of ‘bulking up’ and looking out of place in there scary weights room.
Here’s the link to sign up
P.P.S. We’re currently expanding our floating pitch and if you’re at a slightly more advanced level and looking for that next step in your training then you will DEFO be more suited to our Projects
Be sure to keep an eye out on Tuesday for some REALLY exciting news about new times and payment plans coming very soon