Review: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still win big

Scott Adams (author of Dilbert) has written a pretty good self-improvement book that kind of borders on a biography, called How to Fail at almost everything and still win big. The book approaches self-development by looking at mistakes in hindsight that Scott had made and reflecting on what he.  This was something I found quite … Continue reading Review: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still win big

I once lived in Canada…

I once lived in Canada.  I was used to write diaries of my travels, which was what got me into writing in general. I also saw some awesome sights like this...   Niagra in the winter

The Game of Thrones and the Laws of Power: Law 2

For anyone who has read a Song of Ice and Fire or watched Game of Thrones.  One of the main themes is about power - various players vie for control of the kingdom of Westeros (or at least become a powerful player). The 48 Laws of Power is a book I recently read that illustrates … Continue reading The Game of Thrones and the Laws of Power: Law 2

Habits you should adopt

Life is short, some people choose to waste their free time doing much of nothing, others spend free time on interesting hobbies, improving themselves and developing skills that they can use later in life. Here are the five habits you should be doing.   Reading I am someone who has never been an avid reader, … Continue reading Habits you should adopt

Does health and fitness information overload stop progress?

Since I started blogging I have made more effort to read the blogs of others. However within the last couple of weeks I started feeling apprehensive about the whole process.  Because this blog is about my obsession with perfection much of my time is spent looking at the fitness blogs. What blows my mind is … Continue reading Does health and fitness information overload stop progress?

Getting by without the language

I recently came back from a trip in Prague, in the Czech Republic. Due to some recent disasters in my life it was all a last minute thing and I decided as I had a bit of money kicking around my bank account to get away. Unfortunately due to the rush I did not even … Continue reading Getting by without the language

Gym observations

I have been going to the gym for over 12 years now.  Naturally this gives me the god-given right to judge everyone in my path.  Here are things I have observed over the years. Men in the free weights area with big upper bodies - they seem to wear track suit bottoms a lot, therefore … Continue reading Gym observations

Sometimes love isn’t enough

I once worked for social services.  I was involved in a case where both parents were essentially retarded.  And I don't mean retarded in the Internet insult kind of way. They had one kid after another, until the school of one of the kids raised a concern about their ability to protect the children. Despite … Continue reading Sometimes love isn’t enough

Steps to incorporating Self-improvement at work

My job is pretty basic, once I learnt the role there was not much to challenge me. I realise I waste a good chunk of my day coasting and not doing anything towards self-improvement goals. When I think about it, it annoys and frustrates me, so I try not to think about it too much.  … Continue reading Steps to incorporating Self-improvement at work