Habits you should adopt

This post was originally posted on April 2014 Additional note: It's interesting to go back through my old posts to see how my writing has changed, reading it can be a bit embarrassing but I guess it shows I have changed and evolved... Life is short, some people choose to waste their free time doing much … Continue reading Habits you should adopt

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Aim higher

Some of my success has been limited by my lack of ability to aim higher. The problem with setting goals that are clearly quantified is that you can quite easily set a target that is too small or not challenging enough. One things that sticks in my mind was at an interview where I was … Continue reading Aim higher

The time I was an expert on the Guardian website

A little known fact about me.  I once featured in the Guardian website as part of a panel of experts for a Q & A discussing the benefits of postgraduate degrees to improve careers.  This fact is so little known that I only remembered I did this the other day. So how did I get to … Continue reading The time I was an expert on the Guardian website

The Road travelled

"See... you 9 to 5 workers will never understand the level of commitment of running a business" Said my friend, it was a dig that came out of nowhere - but it really pissed me off. Yes - my friend ran his own business but he was talking like he was Richard Branson or something.  I … Continue reading The Road travelled

Manifesto of Perfection: 5 Essential Self-Improvement Posts

I have run the Manifesto of Perfection for over a year. During that period I have spent a lot of time talking about Self-Improvement. For my goal setting month I have picked out my five favourite posts. You're never too old to learn new things When I finished school I did not know where to … Continue reading Manifesto of Perfection: 5 Essential Self-Improvement Posts

You’re never too old to learn new things

Recently someone I worked with left. He is 65 and I assumed he was retiring.  Perhaps spending his time going on holidays or filling out the newspaper crossword.  But as it turns out he isn't. He is taking up consultancy work and in September he is undertaking a short course at University that will give … Continue reading You’re never too old to learn new things

Time for a change

Time for a change: It dawned on me the other day.  In 8 and a half years I will 40. If I have learnt anything  in my life, what seems so far away, creeps upon a person in no time. It happened in my teens and sometimes I reflect where that precious time went. Going back … Continue reading Time for a change

Teaching others hard work

Teaching others hard work   I have been going to the gym for the last 13 years.  During that period I have ran for 12 years, only taking it more seriously recently to help with obstacle racing events. As a commitment to my fitness, I gradually improved my nutrition, which got me some great results … Continue reading Teaching others hard work

My big fat worthless degree

My big fat worthless degree   I saw that Captain Capitalism is having another worthless degree awareness month. I have been thinking for a while that it was time to illustrate more failures in my life.  This is a brutal exercise I picked up from Scott Adams, that is a good learning experience. So it's … Continue reading My big fat worthless degree

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