“I need the article within the next hour”.
The call was from my PR advisor Valerie. She’d asked me to prepare an article for a paper and the goal-posts had just shifted.
The journalist was going on holidays the following week and he wanted it ahead of time. He wanted it today. He wanted it in an hour!
“Your body has to be in top condition. Your chess deteriorates
as your body does. You can’t separate body from mind.”
This is the season when advertisers try to ‘guilt’ us into
buying their products and services for being ‘beach ready’.
And in the UK and Ireland there has been a backlash
to some of the new ads.
Maybe we should be looking more at being ‘Life-Ready’?
I find it fascinating that someone like Bobby Fischer would
say something like the above quote. In case you don’t know, he
was an American chess prodigy and many consider him the
greatest chess player of all time.
Chess at the highest levels demands huge mental capacity.
Yet here he emphasises the critical importance of the physical,
because you ‘can’t separate body from mind.’
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