What You Can Learn From Sperm About Resilience

No it's not April 1st... Did you know a woman’s immune system is designed to attack sperm? Because sperm is foreign to a woman’s body, the white blood cells treat them as invaders, ambushing them as they enter the cervix. As little as 20 of the original 250 million sperm can reach the fallopian tube. … Continue reading What You Can Learn From Sperm About Resilience

7 of the Greatest Life Lessons Everyone Should Follow

It was my birthday last month. As I get another year closer to death, here are the seven most important lessons from my life (so far): Prioritise getting your own life in order first, before you try to help anyone else I’m a massive advocate that if you haven’t sorted yourself out first, you have … Continue reading 7 of the Greatest Life Lessons Everyone Should Follow

How far we’ve come…

Reflection is a beneficial practice. Taking the time to sit down to examine your progress and achievements is useful for realising how far you’ve come. You’ll feel a growing sense of gratitude, when you recognise all the things in your life you have. It’s a powerful feeling knowing a lot of things you have now … Continue reading How far we’ve come…

A life without gain

A life without gain Many people are content to operate their life like a twig in the ocean, going with the flow to see where each ‘wave’ takes them. This was my life occasionally enjoying the occasional victories, but without having defined objectives, I couldn’t utilise them and was unable to achieve my desires. To … Continue reading A life without gain

You are not your job

You are not your job My adult life self-worth has put way to much emphasis on: how much I get paid how important my job sounds how many people I'm 'in charge' of how often I 'advance' This drive has resulted in a loss of sight of the big picture - happiness, wellbeing and family. … Continue reading You are not your job

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)

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)