2022 Goals Review (Quarter One)

Towards the close of 2021, I decided to share a review of how my goals had gone in the year.  This was done more to keep myself accountable, and motivated, so I was surprised when the post was well received by my regular readers (thank you!). Therefore, at the risk of over staying my welcome, … Continue reading 2022 Goals Review (Quarter One)

55 Random Acts Of Kindness You Can Start Doing Today

If there is one thing I have learnt over the past couple of years – it can be really easy to get trapped in your own world that we forget about the importance of kindness – the act of giving ourselves generously without expecting anything in return.  Being kind to loved ones, work colleagues or … Continue reading 55 Random Acts Of Kindness You Can Start Doing Today

How To Deal With A Bragger

It was the late eighties when my family went back up North to return home, though as a toddler, I had no memories of where I was from, so the concept didn’t mean much.  But here I was back knowing none of the children in this new neighbourhood.  My loneliness didn't last long as I … Continue reading How To Deal With A Bragger

How To Get Your Colleagues To Meet The Deadline

As a Project Manager, my responsibility is to ensure that the people I work with are contributing the required information by a specified date.  One of the struggles I’ve found moving into a management role is the expectation that I need to make people take action.  I know there are people who relish the opportunity … Continue reading How To Get Your Colleagues To Meet The Deadline

How To Find Meaning After Being Dumped (And Move On!)

When a relationship ends you will experience a feel of loss – like you’ve lost a sense of purpose and meaning in your life.  This is because you’ve identified as a couple – making couple type decisions, it can be an odd feeling to know you are now in the position of facing this world alone.  … Continue reading How To Find Meaning After Being Dumped (And Move On!)

A Look Back: Why Bucket Lists Are Bad

This week I wanted to share an old post I wrote way back in 2017. This post will always have fond memories as I view it as my first good post, and was the first time I thought, maybe I can be half decent at this writing lark. However I did have worries, wondering if … Continue reading A Look Back: Why Bucket Lists Are Bad

6 Tips for the First Time Father 

Becoming a father is the greatest privilege a man can experience.  Feeling the warm delicate skin press against you for the first time is a humbling moment.  And as you feel tiny laboured breathes and a small hand grasping around your finger, it’s a moving feeling to think “Wow, this little person came from me!...”  … Continue reading 6 Tips for the First Time Father 

The Ultimate Guide For Building Long Term Blogging Habits

Introduction: It’s that time of year again...  Logging into WordPress a notification popped up to inform me it was my eight year blogging anniversary.  WordPress 8 Year Anniversary. Eight years maintaining a regular blogging habit, being driven to keep going, and having the mindset to push through difficult times, where my vision has given me … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide For Building Long Term Blogging Habits

Having a Bad Day…

It felt like we’d spent more than a life time's worth of visits to the accident and emergency unit this year.  My eyes became heavy, and my head thumped from dehydration.   Meanwhile my youngest, sat upright on my knee, watching over the waiting room like a sentinel, as she rested the back of her delicate … Continue reading Having a Bad Day…

Saying Goodbye To The Canadian Dream

“There are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths.” Mark Nepo The check-in guard gazed over my body with vigilance, distracted in his professional duties by the purple butterfly bag draped over my left shoulder.  The stern, dower face softened, and I knew a witty comment had arisen into his head the moment a glowing grin heightened … Continue reading Saying Goodbye To The Canadian Dream

How to Write the Perfect About Me Page For Your WordPress Blog

Last week I was checking out a blog from someone who had recently commented on my post.  Something I always do when exploring a new blog is  check out the ‘About Me’ page.   If you're not familiar with this, it’s a default page that WordPress.com creates on any new blog, allowing YOU the creator to … Continue reading How to Write the Perfect About Me Page For Your WordPress Blog

3 Life Lessons From Never Split the Difference: By Chris Voss

Chris Voss is a former FBI Negotiator.  Using his knowledge and experience of negotiation he setup the Black Swan Group, which offers training courses utilising the techniques he learnt to help business and leadership professionals. His book Never Split the Difference explains the approaches he used in the FBI.  What makes it more interesting than … Continue reading 3 Life Lessons From Never Split the Difference: By Chris Voss