Need for Speed

I stand here, tapping away on my keyboard, sweating like a gold medallist who has just one their race of a lifetime.


I’ll tell you why later.

I’ve always had this need for speed.Need for speed

My life is littered with friendly reminders from the authorities to slow down. They are right of course. There is nothing more irresponsible than speeding on public roads with the multitudes of events that could conspire to cause injury and heartache in the blink of an eye.

It doesn’t alter the fact I still need to go fast. I just have to keep within the law to fulfil this need.

It is ironic on so many levels that I have this desire to go fast whenever operating vehicles and boats or yachts. Ironic because from an early age, I have always considered myself slow with regard to school, reading, writing and thinking of something clever to reply to a put-down.

You know what? I DON’T GIVE A BIG RATS……

Slow and Fast are such relative words anyway. There is always someone faster. You can bet your bottom dollar there is someone slower. Sometimes it just doesn’t feel that way.

It doesn’t matter how fast or slow you are relative to someone else. What matters is that you are moving towards what it is you want for your future goals and dreams.

Saying things like “I’m too old to achieve that” is probably just negative talk based on your current speed and skills. When you repeat something time and time again, you get faster. All of a sudden your horizons expand.

It used to take me ages to update the themes and plugins on my websites. Nowadays, not more than ten minutes. I’ve learned to open each site back end in a different tab, start an update, then move on to the next tab/site while the system is doing the work on the previous site.

My point is, don’t restrict your horizon of possibilities for your life based on the speed you are working at now or when you start something new. Think bigger. You might be surprised how close you get.

I have always had this need for speed and yet it does not translate into my ability to create an online business.


Too much baggage. Probably from as far back as my school days. Things were said that I can hardly remember, labels attached that allowed my mum to fight for one on one tuition.

That helped.

It wasn’t all bad being labelled mildly dyslectic. Mrs Shelton new more about alternative learning methods than most. I went from starting high school [3rd form/year nine] with a reading and writing ability of kids in the primers [year three] to passing school certificate in three subjects. The navy taught me more about reading, writing and maths than school ever did.

I wasn’t going to talk about this [eh Stephany]. What did I say, the time wasn’t right? The time is never right.

The person I was then is not the person I am now. So there, I said it. I was labelled Dyslectic. It doesn’t matter.

So why am I standing here sweating, as I punch out this insight into who I am?

For six months now, I’ve been searching for a Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP), one that represented good value for money and is relatively fast.

A couple of weeks ago I purchased one and got on it for the first time. It was hilarious, trying to balance, doing a close impersonation of the Elvis Presley’s knee wobble. I worked out the basics and made a slow voyage through the canals.

I ‘ve now been out five times.

This time, it all came together and I had an excellent cardio workout. I was in the zone and focussed.

The wonderful sound of the bow wave peeling away as I pushed myself harder and harder, trying to perfect my style, using the right muscles.

I feel inspired, motivated and keen to get the other things on my “To Do List” for today done.

When the idea for this blog post popped into my head, I knew I had to do it right then and there. So here you have it.

The world is speeding up. It is changing fast.

I know that if I don’t change the way I survive and improve our current situation fast enough, we will end up uncomfortable and wanting for the basics with few choices.

I decided today to push myself to another level of discomfort and really focus on what matters most.

I am going to include my inherent need for speed into setting up my online business. I will improve the systems I’m incorporating into my life and focus, get in the zone.

Watch this space I’ll let you know when I’m ready to launch.

Let’s see how many of you like boats and boating.

What sort of boating lifestyle would you like if you knew how to fund it?

Leave a comment, anyone can.


  • Hamish says:

    This is a great post. I never knew you were labelled dyslectic and seeing how motivated you are is inspiring to me to achieve my goals.

    • Lindsay says:

      Thanks Hamish/Son

      It is great to see you reinvesting the money you earnt on superyachts back into your career. As I write this you are working towards your RYA/MCA Ocean Yachtmaster Qualification. So proud of you Son.

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