Leicester winning the league, Euromillions and a girl that scraped her way through her first year of college.

I have never bought a lottery ticket. The lack of control doesn’t appeal to me. 

After shadowing the award winning barrister Tunde Okewale, the last thing he did was buy a lottery ticket. “I’ll probably never visit Bolton again, I should buy a lottery ticket.” I told him of my lack of faith in winning millions, he quoted the often used phrase “You’ve got to be in it to win it.”

No matter how much I disagree, I have to agree.

This isn’t just about lottery tickets. It’s about everything. Opportunities don’t just happen, you have to engineer them into motion.

No matter how cheesy it sounds, anything is possible. Fact.

Almost like ground hog day, the key message that Tunde would always refer back to is “If people say it’s too hard, that means it’s worth going for.”

Something that I have learnt, primarily through sport is to set goals. What do I want to do in 5 years time? What do I want at the end of the season? What do I need to be doing today?

Those of you that follow my instagram will have seen my post from a few weeks ago: “You may not see it today. You may not see it in two months time. But eventually you’ll look back and thank yourself for putting in the work and making it that little bit easier for the person you are today.”

This is something that has been very evident the past few months. Begin with the small things if needs be. Do the washing tonight even though you’re tired, you don’t want to wake up to a pile of dirty plates.