ZEN+ : Helping you Stay Young and Age Well

Why last Sunday sucked…

By Marcus Santer

Did I tell you why my Sunday sucked last week?

It’s because I spent the whole day fixing the floor and putting new vinyl tiles down in my bathroom.

I had to do it to fix the mess the plumber had made ripping up the floor to fix the shower.

And long story short…

My bathroom floor looks like crap.

And if there’s one thing guaranteed to push my buttons it’s spending a large chunk of my precious life doing something that turns out rubbish.

Every time I go into my bathroom the floor offends me.


Nearly two weeks on and it still upsets me to look at it.

So why am I telling you this?

Because a funny thing happened earlier this week.

My dad came round to see the floor for himself.

He took one look and instantly knew why they looked so rubbish.

Here’s a summary:

  1. They were the wrong pattern for the size and shape of the bathroom.
  2. And to have had the remotest chance of this pattern not looking like crap, you have to turn each tile 90 degrees to the one next to it before fixing it to the floor.

But I didn’t know any of this.

That’s what I get for doing DIY (Destroy It Yourself) without having my dad AKA: “The Gaffer” along to supervise.

So what? You might be asking.

Well, it’s a similar story when it comes to stacking the odds of a longer, healthier and happier life in your favour.

How come?


You could go off and Do It Yourself.

And end up wasting months of your precious life and get disappointing results.


You could take the advice of someone who’s:

And in the process you’d save yourself time and money.

Oh, and get better results in shorter time too.

Hey, it’s your choice.

But if want to take advantage of the only worthwhile short cut I know – Taking advice from someone who’s ‘been there and bought the t-shirt…’

Then you’ll want to make this your next stop.

Bye for now


P.S. I plan to finish off the first draft of the knife book this weekend.

I started it in September last year.

And I’ve learned more in those 6 months by having access to an experienced knife maker than I ever did in the 18 months I spent before self teaching by:

And buying every book and DVD on the subject.

And the moral of this story?

Whatever you want to do…

It’s easier when you’ve got access to someone who’s walked further down the road you want to walk down.

And when it comes to living a:

And more ind├ępendant life…

You need this.

Subscribe: rss | email | twitter | +

%d bloggers like this: