How The Wright Brothers Found Success Against All Odds

When you think of successful people in history, Wilbur and Orville Wright are often highlighted as exemplars of being able to achieve your goals against all odds. In this post we explore what were the values that made the Wright Brothers a success, and what can we learn from them to achieve our own goals?

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)

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

How To Set New Year Resolutions (You Can Stick To)

As we welcome another New Year, it will be a time many people will reflect on their life and what they have done over the past year, deciding how they can change it for the better going forward.  New Year’s resolutions are the perfect opportunity to sit down and write a list of all the things … Continue reading How To Set New Year Resolutions (You Can Stick To)

2021 End Of Year Goals Review

This week I wanted to talk about goals.... my goals to be precise.  I’m usually quite private to discuss these, I believe more in showing not telling.  But because I haven’t achieved as much as I would have like in 2021, I decided to share with three aims:  Give insight into the goals setting process … Continue reading 2021 End Of Year Goals Review

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

Feel Disappointed After Achieving a Goal?: Try this…

For the past year, you’ve set yourself a habit working towards that goal to achieve that thing you really want. And after all that time working through the challenges and setbacks, you’ve finally done it! So why do you feel so down and disappointed with the end result? Why do I feel so down now … Continue reading Feel Disappointed After Achieving a Goal?: Try this…

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

The Humble Person’s Guide to Hype and Self-Promotion

When it comes to personal attributes, bragging is not a revered trait.  Several years ago I wrote the post How do you handle a bragger?, which has experienced continued traffic over the years, from people I can assume seeking coping strategies to deal with a boastful colleague, relative or friend.  In my own upbringing, I’ve … Continue reading The Humble Person’s Guide to Hype and Self-Promotion

What Learning Mandarin Taught Me About Persistence

“John, what is the word for mouse?” Teesside John, pauses, he’s sat behind me in the lecture hall so I don’t actual get to see his body language, but I sense his discomfort as he stumbles to try and answer a question he doesn’t actually know the answer to. The sound of his voice stutters, … Continue reading What Learning Mandarin Taught Me About Persistence

How To Be A Better Human in 2021

A key value of mine is the great pleasure taken from making the life of others better. But my relationship with people can vary, dependent how they treat me. When I worked in a library I was in a role on a standard minimum wage, working inconvenient shifts, no prospect – but the customers made … Continue reading How To Be A Better Human in 2021

How Busy Dads Can Balance Goals

Can you believe I've been a dad for three years. It only seems like yesterday I welcomed my first child into the world - I didn't have a clue what I was doing and had constant anxiety that everything small thing I did would have an impact on my child forever. One of the biggest … Continue reading How Busy Dads Can Balance Goals