Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them

Let's say I asked you to put together a bucket list – a list of things that you want to do before you die. Before reading on just take a minute to think about what those things would be. Done it? Okay I will continue… Without even knowing you I bet it included something of … Continue reading Why bucket lists are bad and why you should shun them

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How to make an impact when you follow in a successful person’s footsteps

Following in the footsteps of someone who is exceptionally talented can be a daunting and intimidating prospect. Whether it is with work where you take on the job of someone who is described as “invaluable” “a massive loss when they left” or “did so much for us” to having family or friends who are massive … Continue reading How to make an impact when you follow in a successful person’s footsteps

You are your friends

This post was originally posted in March 2015 and has been reposted to illustrate some of the work I am writing on Medium.com. "Birds of a feather flock together" Friends are the biggest influence in our lives, even more than family. If you don't believe me, look at many school reports for badly behaved children.  They … Continue reading You are your friends

How am I going to make someone’s life better today?

6am, the alarm on my phone plays its upbeat jingle, it's called Over the Horizon yet I don't feel like that.  Motivation to pull myself out of bed will do for the moment. Work has become very beaurcratic and process based recently.  Not surprisingly the desire to jump out of bed and go has been … Continue reading How am I going to make someone’s life better today?

The Best Revenge

Writing this blog gives me a lot of opportunity to reflect on my life - I have referred to it many times as "free therapy" because just by writing through my problems, reflecting and explaining what I intended to do has helped me get through some tough times. I sometimes come across unwanted reflection as I start … Continue reading The Best Revenge

A long time…

Many years ago I was on a night out with University friends.  After many drinks I sat settled in the corner, I got talking with a girl on my course and some how we got to discussing her traveler background.  This led to the revelation that she had the 'sight' - the skill of being … Continue reading A long time…

Learning how to drive

Trying to Passing my driving test, exposed me to some of the worst advice I ever received. "You've failed your test, just book straight back onto it..." this didn't consider that I should reflect where I went wrong or find a better teacher - this resulted in a waste of time and money. A Pattern … Continue reading Learning how to drive

Goals vs Actions

Is there any benefit to setting goals or should I just stop talking and do it? This is a question I have been pondering a lot recently.  If you have read my blog for a while you will probably be aware that I use it as a format to log and keep track of my goals. … Continue reading Goals vs Actions

How I make the most of time

It was a regular Wednesday morning - where I always get the train to work.  The only difference was that my alarm did not go off. With 20 minutes to get ready it was a difficult task to get the train - usually it takes me at least 20 minutes alone to get ready! Almost … Continue reading How I make the most of time

How do you handle a bragger?

If there is one type of attribute I despise in a person it is a lack of humility. But it is inevitable in life that we will encounter braggers on a regular basis. The best approach for these people – absolutely nothing. I came to this conclusion, because the reason a person may brag is … Continue reading How do you handle a bragger?