No Ambition In Life? Read This…

As I creep towards 40, I often think how my life would have been different if I’d had no ambition.  I know if I hadn’t been driven in my twenties knowing I was capable of so much more that I would probably still be working in the same dead-end job, probably single with no prospects … Continue reading No Ambition In Life? Read This…

When it All Goes Wrong: Lessons from a Failed Project

Over the last five years I’ve worked hard for my company.  When I started, my role was performing lots of mundane tasks like ensuring the photocopier paper was fully stacked.  Yes, these jobs were crap only because some lazy guy in management didn’t want to get his hands dirty when he went for his printout.  … Continue reading When it All Goes Wrong: Lessons from a Failed Project

The Hardest Decision I Ever Made…

Whilst at university... Whilst at university, I met a guy on my course who happened to be from the same town as me.  As we were living over 100 miles from our home town and the course only had 23 people taking it, I figure the odds of that happening were pretty small.  Because of … Continue reading The Hardest Decision I Ever Made…

Starting a New Job: How to Defeat Imposter Syndrome

New job... and imposter syndrome returns... Recently I’ve been offered a new job, after a number of issues in my current role I decided to make the difficult decision to make the move trying something a bit different to what I’m doing.  Although this is a slight change in the career path I envisioned, it … Continue reading Starting a New Job: How to Defeat Imposter Syndrome

Thank You / When Life Gets In The Way

Thank You... It all started with a blog... Seven years ago I combined two desires together - my new drive to have ambitions, with one of these goals - my aspiration to setup a regular writing habit. I never quite knew where it would take me. Now we are in the present, the first month … Continue reading Thank You / When Life Gets In The Way

A Manifesto: Starting Your Fitness Journey

Twenty years ago I was invited to join my workplace football.  This was nothing too serious, just an informal kick around, but by the time I was finished I was coughing up the air trying to gather precious breaths.  Yeah, I was never much of an athlete at school but I didn’t quite realise how … Continue reading A Manifesto: Starting Your Fitness Journey

The 7 Habits Of Highly Ineffective People

Although there is no exact formula to success, our mindset and attitude can be baggage holding us back.  We may not realise it, but the way we think maybe having an impact on our how effectively we achieve our goals and live our lives.  Many of us are unaware we are doing any of these, … Continue reading The 7 Habits Of Highly Ineffective People

It’s Okay To Relax

When I first got into self-improvement, I would always treat myself harshly if I took a night off to spend time on any activity deemed “unproductive” (i.e not contributing towards achieving an end goal). In these times my mind would fill itself with uncompassionate thoughts “How could you take a night off?  Your life is … Continue reading It’s Okay To Relax

How Confident People Stay Motivated

"How do confident people produce motivation from within?" When people procrastinate on a goal they are working towards, something they commonly ask is  “How do I find more motivation to complete this work?”   Having to find motivation seems like the wrong approach when you are talking about something you want to do.  It is also … Continue reading How Confident People Stay Motivated

The Importance of Giving Without Expecting Anything in Return…

“A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit...” Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about the definition of giving without expecting anything in return. Several years ago my life was not in a good place.  My career was floundering, a relationship had fallen apart and … Continue reading The Importance of Giving Without Expecting Anything in Return…

3 Reasons to Be Grateful

“It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.”Germany Kent Today I wanted to talk about practicing gratitude. In the UK we have been sitting through another lockdown. As we’ve gone through each order … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Be Grateful

5 Strategies to Beat Imposter Syndrome

Here’s my Imposter Syndrome Ted Talk… You could say the Imposter manifested due to my lack of assertiveness or self-esteem, but throughout life I’ve often had the feeling that I’ve not been deserving of the opportunities presented to me, achieving them through luck. Or when I have been successful, I’ve dismissed these victories not from … Continue reading 5 Strategies to Beat Imposter Syndrome