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 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

The Worst mistake you can make in life…

I was talking with my future wife about our wedding. “It will be here before we know it…” she said She was right, it was nearly the end of May.  When we started making those plans it seemed like such a long wait. And that got me thinking – I am 33 years old, how quick … Continue reading The Worst mistake you can make in life…

A man of many talents

This year I made a cake for my birthday. Being aware of many of the activities I do (many of which I highlight in this blog). Someone remarked "You're a man of many talents" I guess I am.  But the reason I am is because I make the effort to apply myself and try. I … Continue reading A man of many talents

The Assertive Rules List

To meet my need to be more assertive, I decided to develop a list of rules that I will follow to ensure that I am not being a pushover. These are quite personal to me and is a guideline on how to put being assertive into practice. Charity begins at home. Don't be sorry when … Continue reading The Assertive Rules List

Make time for your loved ones

So much to do in a day, yet so little time to work on my goals. If I have been out with Vicky, talked to my mum, gone walking with my dad or helped out my brother, I can forgive myself for shirking on my goals. "Always make time for your loved ones.  They are your … Continue reading Make time for your loved ones

Friends and Self-Improvement

"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 will be full of things like: He is a good person, he's just in the wrong crowd.,,,, She has potential but her … Continue reading Friends and Self-Improvement

The clock

The Clock - Dave Allen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVT2Xi1kwx0 "We spend our lives on the run: we get up by the clock, eat and sleep by the clock, get up again, go to work - and then we retire. And what do they give us? A clock." Dave Allen was an innovative comedian in the UK comedy scene … Continue reading The clock

Time for a change

Time for a change: It dawned on me the other day.  In 8 and a half years I will 40. If I have learnt anything  in my life, what seems so far away, creeps upon a person in no time. It happened in my teens and sometimes I reflect where that precious time went. Going back … Continue reading Time for a change

The cruel conflict of freedom

Freedom is cruel, for every choice we make to be free the decision makes us less free in other aspects of our life. The man who does not work has the freedom of time, , to see family, or to calmly observe his world. But he loses the freedom of capital, unlike the man who … Continue reading The cruel conflict of freedom