The Power of Caring Less; Why You Should Try It (1/30/2017) - Over the last few years I have started to care so much less than I used to and it has made me happier and more successful.
A Floatation Tank Experience; Why Everyone Should Try Floating (1/15/2017) - I’ve wanted to try a floatation tank for several years since reading a Joe Rogan article on the topic, but didn’t get around to booking it until this holiday period after my interest was reignited by reading Tim Ferris’ excellent new book; Tools of Titans. I was not disappointed.
Live to Work or Work to Live? Why This Question is Irrelevent (1/8/2017) - Most people have heard the saying “Work to live, don’t live to work”. The logic of perceived wisdom has generally resonated with me and I felt like I should be aiming for this lifestyle where my working life, my job, was just a means to fund the rest of my time which, according to this … Continue reading Live to Work or Work to Live? Why This Question is Irrelevent
The Importance of Boring Old Consistency When Striving for Our Dreams (12/31/2016) - A lesson that I have picked up from lots of the books and podcasts that I have listened to recently is the importance of consistency when we are aiming for a particular vision. What does that mean? It seems that many successful people appreciate the value of the long game; the war of attrition, often … Continue reading The Importance of Boring Old Consistency When Striving for Our Dreams
How an Average Film Helped Me Realise the Importance of Every Second (12/30/2016) - A short post today on a sobering thought I had over the Christmas holidays and that I have pondered a little since. While watching a film I had the realisation that I would almost certainly never see that film again. It isn’t that it was bad, it is just that with such a huge amount … Continue reading How an Average Film Helped Me Realise the Importance of Every Second
The Social Media Backlash and Why Blogging is the Future (12/29/2016) - When Andy Warhol said that in the future everyone would have 15 minutes of world-fame I suspect he didn’t foresee the opportunities that we now have to publish to a wide audience so easily and continuously. We can now experience our own little piece of fame 24/7 through social media, albeit usually on a relatively … Continue reading The Social Media Backlash and Why Blogging is the Future
Ibiza Clubbing and Questioning Social Norms – Why Following the Crowd isn’t Always for the Best (12/28/2016) - I’m in my mid thirties and I like to go clubbing. Once a year I like to go clubbing in Ibiza because it’s one of the few places where music, people, weather and a liberal attitude combine in perfect harmony. It makes me happy and harms no one, so why do some people say to … Continue reading Ibiza Clubbing and Questioning Social Norms – Why Following the Crowd isn’t Always for the Best
The Creeping Cult of the Corporate Vision – How to Avoid the Pitfalls (12/27/2016) - Anyone who works in the corporate world, or a smaller organisation with managers who have been on leadership courses, will be aware of the cult of The Vision. The guiding light to which our great leaders will lead us and
San Diego – a Beautiful City That is Waiting for Trump (12/26/2016) - In December 2016 I visited San Diego partly for work and partly for pleasure. This was my third or fourth visit and the city has grown on me more every time to the point where it is probably my favourite city in the US.
The Best Gifts for any Time of Year (12/25/2016) - Perhaps a little late for this year but, like a puppy, these thoughts are for life not just for Christmas. This Christmas Day I’ve tried to pay attention to the gifts I’ve most enjoyed giving and receiving and the answers were surprisingly simple to find;