HDTV 004: Dog Poo | Injuries | Course Testing

In this video, I share some of my ups and downs over the last couple of days. 

I present a behind-the-scenes look at one of my course lessons, and update you on some upcoming testing for my course. 

My Vlogging is still in its infancy, so please let me know what you think. Are they entertaining? Interesting? Pointless? 


  • weenie

    Reply Reply 15th February 2017

    Hey Huw
    Entertaining vlog – I'm glad there wasn't a shot of the dog poo mess – poor Lou having to clean it up! The road near me is always littered with the filthy stuff and there are no stray dogs around, just lazy-ass owners. Really bad as there's a school nearby too, so all those children traipsing along…yuk!

    The pages of your course are looking good, professional looking – keep up the great work!

    Sorry to hear of your latest injury and hope you overcome it soon – take it easy!

    Yeah, not long til the FIRE Escape – very much looking forward to it!

  • Dird

    Reply Reply 16th February 2017

    Why have you stopped doing the Income & Expenses posts. It would be interesting to compare against a few years ago

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 17th February 2017

    Hi Weenie,

    Glad you liked it. Yes, treading in dog poo is one of those horrible things in life. Lou goes into nurse mode when things like that happen. I'm very lucky!

    Thanks for the kind words. It seems like most people have been positive about the slides.

    The injury has been one of the most difficult things for me to overcome in the last 5-10 years, especially due the importance fitness is in my life, but I WILL get it sorted. The physio I'm currently working with is excellent.

    Looking forward to catching up soon!


  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 17th February 2017

    Hi Dird,

    I stopped when I stopped working at PGL. Having to account for my personal and business expenses has expanded the work I do on tracking. Writing everything on here was additional work, and felt like a job in the end, which is not how I want to conduct the blog.

    I understand the appeal of reading that stuff, but the reality of doing it became too much for me personally.

    I continue to track every penny I spend and earn in personal and in business life, I just don't duplicate my work by putting it all on here. If anything, this tracking will continue to grow as I create new businesses and expand my earnings.

  • Exit Engineer

    Reply Reply 20th February 2017

    Hi Huw,

    Some quick comments on the course slides:
    -Clean design, looks easy to follow.
    -Clear focus on each slide.
    -Friendly heading font and again clear body.
    -Love the colours, nice bold yellow 🙂

    As for the course programme / release, I personally would find the module-by-module a better approach. This would allow me to digest each module fully prior to progressing to the next, basically keeping my pace. With a full release, which may suit others, I would tend to jump around course modules taking in the parts I find most interesting. However a full release would allow me to binge read / watch everything, certainly scratches the itch for my addictive personality haha.

    Tough break with the injury. I had physio sessions a couple of years ago (also on my ribs, well the intercostal muscles) and will never doubt their effectiveness again. Sorted me out.

    Looking forward to meeting you and others at the FI/RE escape.

    Even worse than the people letting their dog foul on pavements and parks then leaving it are the people who bag it and then just hang the bag on a branch / fence.

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 21st February 2017

    Hi EE,

    Thanks for the in depth feedback. I appreciate that!

    It's interesting you say that about the module by module release. I think I would find it somewhat restrictive. I like to be let off the lead so to speak, which is why I was interested to get other peoples views. I'm so pleased it'll work in your favour though!

    The injury has been hard on me mentally. I've never had such an innocuous injury take so long to heal. My physio is excellent and we're targeting my shoulder at the moment, as she feels it might be exacerbating the problem. I would pay £5,000-£10,000 to fix my rib so it would allow me to train 'normally' and attend classes for MMA / BJJ, but patience, continued learning and persistence should prevail in the end.

    Ha ha. Yes, totally agree. Nothing more annoying and pointless than the bagged dog poo left in trees! 🙂

    Looking forward to meeting you too. Only a week and bit to go too.

    All the best and thanks once again!

  • Richard

    Reply Reply 22nd February 2017


    Glad to see the course is coming on so well. I like the look of the slides, the layout is clean and easy to see, the fonts are great. The yellow and black whilst giving great clarity do make it seem cold and probably not as inviting as a warmer colour would.

    I like the idea of releasing the course in small chunks. I believe it will give the users time to properly digest each module and give better feedback than if it was released as a complete course.

    Look forward to seeing you at the Fire Escape next week.



    By the way I saw your doppleganger today.

  • Huw Davies

    Reply Reply 23rd February 2017

    Hi Richard,

    Thank you for the feedback. I really appreciate your honesty.

    It's interesting to hear that you like the segmented release. I wouldn't like that personally, but you're the second person to mention it now.

    It didn't dawn on me that black and yellow gave a cold feeling. I hope my material and voice add some warmth. I'm open to change colours if others felt the same way.

    Yes, me too. I have a weekend planned in Herefordshire tomorrow, and I'll then finalise the FIRE Escape plans on here for everyone. Can't wait!

    Thanks again!

    PS. Were you looking in Men's Health or GQ magazines?

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