Personal 2013 Reflections

Time to reflect on my 2013’s resolutions/achievements and set myself up for ’14:

  1. Lost 30kgs (66lbs)
  2. Went to the gym at least 5 times a week
  3. Able now to run for 30 minutes at 10kph (variable hill) 5 days a week. Same with the elliptical machine.
  4. Got off the Crestol cholesterol medication
  5. Increased my circle of friends
  6. Grew revenues (unaudited) by 23%
  7. Profitability still positive but definitely needs improving
  8. Raised $862 for Movember
  9. Can now thoroughly annoy the wife at a moment’s notice
  10. Bought a new car
  11. Retooled Gulf Broadcast with latest production equipment: 3x Sony Cameras, 2x edit suites, 1x Colour correction suite, Black Magic Cine pocket cam and a bunch of latest software suites including 5x Avid Symphonies/MCs. (Thanks Tamkeen!)
  12. Assumed the presidency of the Bahrain Chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organisation; reflections on this will be in June 2014.
  13. Continued in my role as the Internal Awareness Chair at the Global Communications Committee at EO Global
  14. Got recognised for my “Outstanding Contribution to New Media” by the Next Century Foundation’s Int’l Council for Press and Broadcasting
  15. Took some time off to be with my lovely wife and enjoyed Muscat for a few days
  16. and then again in New York
  17. and jogged in Central Park. Twice around the reservoir!
  18. Put up the christmas tree and decorated it all by myself this year!
  19. Actually created a profile video of myself!
  20. Travelled to new countries: Vietnam and Austria

I must have missed a few; regardless, really looking forward to 2014. With the vigour that I’m feeling now that I’m the healthiest I have possibly been in my life, I say BRING IT ON!

Have a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic New Year. Thank you for being part of my life.

Love you all.

  • Tariq
    14 December 2013

    Good show Mahmood…For all of us ex-aviation techies who pack an extra paunch, you have given us hope for 2014.

  • You have lost 30kg already or planning to lose it in 2014?
    WOW in advance.

  • Peter Clifford
    18 January 2014

    Mahmoud, a Happy New Year to you and good luck with the resolutions – I have yet to write mine, but should.

    You look fantastic in the video – what an achievement. I hope we can meet one day – though I think it will have to be outside Bahrain – I don’t fancy their prisons!

    Best wishes, Peter.

  • Wayne Job
    17 February 2014

    Mahmoud, I only rarely post here, the last time I asked you to keep your head down.
    Now I see no political content on your blog but a happy and healthy man.

    One can only hope that your little island has settled down a bit, we in the west hear
    nothing about your little kingdom, except when the F1 races are on.

    As things are settled down a little many would like to know how your little country is travelling
    if it is a no no by edict I understand. Wayne.

  • Richard Mechan
    11 March 2014

    I agree with Wayne. If, I were you I would have a child with an English or American lady, so you can get out of Bahrain. I look forward to a great Christmas dinner or Thanks Giving. Have you read Craig Murray’s Blog on Bahrain You could always go on the Jau/ Adaliya diet if you really wanted to lose weight, (PS I find insulting to an Arab in this statement)

    Cheers Richard Mechan

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Personal 2013 Reflections