Last year my grandfather died. In my family, he was the last line of the grandparent generation. An era of men and women born into a world where their fathers, took part in the great war. Many a time on visits, I would get presented murky browny-grey photos with frayed edges, of uncles never known, … Continue reading The Secret of My Endurance
Having the ability to control your emotions is a great skill to possess. When you choose how your react to a situation you become empowered, not allowing how you feel about a situation control your mind. If you want some tips to take better control of your emotions - whether it is reacting in anger, … Continue reading 4 Tricks To Take Control of Your Emotions (Infographic)
It was probably the fifth night my baby girl was wide awake, her preferred state of rest beingclosely embraced by a parent. Comfortable for her, but not the most productive way for my wifeand I to live. I couldn’t help feeling antsy knowing there was an early morning gym session planned, gingerly Iwent to move … Continue reading The Gym Dad
How do I find myself a mentor? Is a question often asked by anyone fully invested in their development. Because a mentor offers experience, encouragement, growth and many other benefits, it’s no wonder they are so highly sought. From observation, I notice a lot of people make the same mistake – they desire attaining a … Continue reading So you want to find a good mentor?
In the category of “I can’t believe I’ve never seen it until now” is Stand by Me, based on the Stephen King novella The Body. The film is an enjoyable ride, falling into that old cliché of “they don’t make them last they used to” The audience is given a snapshot of the life of … Continue reading What Does Stand by Me Teach You About Life?
I recently wrote a new article for Tribe Media all about a formula that helps you understand why change happens. It's a useful skill to understand the basics of change management in both our personal and professional life and I wanted to share the highlights from my writing here in this infographic. 4 elements to … Continue reading 4 elements to understand change (Infographic)
It’s over five months since my second daughter decided to grace us all with the pleasure of joining us in this beautiful universe. This made me contemplate – what does it actually mean to be a father? When you have your first child, you quickly realise they don’t come with instructions - no matter how … Continue reading The Way of Dad: What Does it ACTUALLY Mean to be a Father?
"Pressure makes diamonds" Even in a life of routine and control, its inevitable things don’t always go to plan. This is when the mettle of a person gets tested – will they lose their nerve? Their temper? …Or will they stay calm and calculate their next action? How do they handle this pressure? People are … Continue reading 3 Tips to Develop your Resilience to Pressure
How are you coping with lockdown? In these types of situations it emphasises the importance dedicate to recovery - as things evolve you can constantly become obsessed seeking updates and trivia When everything kicked off, the news and people on social media went wild with updates and theories on COVID-19. Too much exposure to information … Continue reading How to Recover from Burnout and Overstimulation During COVID-19 Lockdown
It was my birthday last month. As I get another year closer to death, here are the seven most important lessons from my life (so far): Prioritise getting your own life in order first, before you try to help anyone else I’m a massive advocate that if you haven’t sorted yourself out first, you have … Continue reading 7 of the Greatest Life Lessons Everyone Should Follow
How dividing time into quadrants… 3 approaches to help you manage your time more effectively Last week I discussed the book by Stephen Covey The 7 habits of highly effective people, covering the four quadrants to manage your time effectively. As I’m going to heavily refer to theories presented in the book, then I recommend … Continue reading How Splitting Tasks into Quadrants Helps to Manage your Time
Last week I discussed the idea of sacrificing sleep to enable you to dedicate time to goals, testing this out in practice, where I found it only left me feeling sleep deprived. This made me conclude it wasn’t we needed to hack our way to having more time in the day, we just need to … Continue reading How applying the 7 habits of highly effective people quadrant theory helps manage time