Investing in the stock market for the first time: a retrospective (Part 2)

This is the second part of my experience of my first year investing in the stock market.  Please read Part One first. Being a foreign investor I had no clue how things worked being a foreign investor, could it be done?  The answer is yes. The great thing about the Internet is that it has … Continue reading Investing in the stock market for the first time: a retrospective (Part 2)

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Aim Higher

Many of us setting goals severely underestimate the value of our potential and our ability to aim higher. By the low expectations we have and the lack of self-belief in ourselves mean we are living a life of constant underachievement. We seethe in the corner as people we perceive as 'arrogant' get all the breaks - all … Continue reading Aim Higher

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

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

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

Dreams and Reality

Many years ago I bought a guitar.  This decision was motivated about dreaming of playing in a band. I never wanted to be the lead singer, but be the cool, sullen guitarist, who stood in the background, but was the real talent that carried the band.  Being the hardworking, introvert really appealed to me. But … Continue reading Dreams and Reality

I can and I will – watch me (Part 2)

Did I mention I got promoted?  (As I set out in my goal/system... whatever) It was funny because my assigned mentor had done a lot to protect my confidence. "Don't worry if you don't get shortlisted, jobs at that level have a lot of applicants." Soon after I got shortlisted. "Don't worry if you don't … Continue reading I can and I will – watch me (Part 2)