Gratitude 2019

As we head into 2019 - the year which will mark the anniversary of my blog running for five years, it seems the perfect opportunity to reflect what I am grateful for. To feel nothing but gratitude for the year to come is pretty poignant - I remember starting 2014, with feelings of dread as there … Continue reading Gratitude 2019

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Avoid these MISTAKES to get a dad bod

Avoid these MISTAKES to get a dad bod The self-improvement movement encourages men to better themselves - this is all wrong as we will never be happy because we will never reach our full potential. This includes the negative expectation to stay physically healthy and go to the gym.  This is not good as it … Continue reading Avoid these MISTAKES to get a dad bod

Reasons Project Managers should read history

There are numerous writings that detail the importance of why history matters, these usually appeal on the level of studying human behaviour, achievement, and understanding where we come from.  Perhaps idealistic, there is a belief that by knowing the past, the same mistakes can be avoided in future. History is valued in political and management literature … Continue reading Reasons Project Managers should read history

Investing in the stock market for the first time: a retrospective (Part 2)

This is the second part of my experience of my first year investing in the stock market.  Please read Part One first. Being a foreign investor I had no clue how things worked being a foreign investor, could it be done?  The answer is yes. The great thing about the Internet is that it has … Continue reading Investing in the stock market for the first time: a retrospective (Part 2)

Investing in the stock market for the first time: a retrospective (Part 1)

Investing in the stock market: the risk-averse saver I have always been a good saver and back in the pre-recession days (of 2007) I enjoyed the benefits of getting a whopping 6% interest.  Not bad for low/no risk investment. But since the crash, rates have never recovered and you are lucky to get a saver … Continue reading Investing in the stock market for the first time: a retrospective (Part 1)

120kg squat (Part 2)

Less than a week after I talked about my effort to do a  120kg squat, for one proper rep (i.e not cheating by quarter squatting)   I achieved it! It took months and much longer than expected but I did it! Despite going to the gym for over 15 years it was one of those moments where … Continue reading 120kg squat (Part 2)

Perfect father

If I have not said enough already, last year I became a father. It took a while to really get back to focusing on my goals.  Time is tight and there is the obvious distraction (i.e. a baby) but so far its all good, I feel motivated than ever and finding ways to make it … Continue reading Perfect father

Develop a Gorilla grip and conquer the monkey bars

Are you taking part in Tough Mudder, Spartan or another obstacle course race? You are probably aware that a mainstay feature of these races is the monkey bars!  Some people do this effortlessly but if you are anything like me then you probably have found them a struggle! Keep trying, keep failing: I have put … Continue reading Develop a Gorilla grip and conquer the monkey bars

Why do you want more money?

In my last post I discussed about keeping goals simple.  A major part of this is how important it is to apply a metric to any goals that you set so that there is room for measurement as you progress. This got me thinking about a goal that is very easy to apply a metric to … Continue reading Why do you want more money?

How to keep your goals simple

The Internet really over complicates goal setting. If it is not recommending the 'best' app to record your goals, it offers a platitude of content at the users' disposal.  Many a cunning person has exploited this, as if by applying a monetary value their advice is seen more impactful, when it is just another piece … Continue reading How to keep your goals simple