“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

There’s a lot that I’ve changed my mind on recently. I know this post will grow over time. I’m not talking about regrets – of which I have plenty. And while we’re on the subject, I do think that the “no regrets/my life is perfect/I wouldn’t change anything” philosophy is overrated. Dwelling on regrets makes no sense, but acknowledging where […]

Finding Meaning in the Future

I’ve always been fascinated by the future. Yuval Harari’s Homo Deus is a fascinating book if you’re interested in what the next generations of humanity might look like. I also stumbled across this interview with Elon Musk from earlier this year. I love how this guy thinks (read Ashlee Vance’s Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Space X and […]

The Magic of Flying and Tips for Heathrow

I’ve always loved flying. There’s something about soaring through the clouds in a metal capsule which never ceases to amaze me. Which reminded me of this hilarious Louis CK clip, (the whole thing is worth watching – the flying bit starts 2.40 in). I love airports and always lament how little time I have to do any shopping. I tend to […]

TV Worth Watching and My Thoughts on Drugs

I watch very little TV. To be honest, I should probably watch more to try and switch off. There’s a few series that I would recommend as worth watching though. Modern Family I’m a huge Modern Family fan. I LOVE this show. (I also credit the show with saving my nephew’s life… Okay, I know… bear with me here…. my […]

Why Friendship is One of The Most Valuable Parts of Life

Friendship has always been important to me. Never more than now. There are many great posts on friendship. Check out Maria Popova’s Brainpicking’s selection here, here, here, here and here, and good stuff from Ben Casnocha. A few of my favourite business orientated books include, Keith Ferrazzi’s “Who’s Got Your Back“, Dr Henry Cloud’s “The Power of the Other“, and Michael Eisner’s “Working […]

Give and Take – Asking for Help and Support

I recently finished Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success by Adam Grant. It’s a good book, (although, I preferred his Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World). Give and Take discusses the benefits of focusing on giving, and highlights ways that you can give without burning out. It also goes over the benefits of giving and asking for help. Something […]

Off the Grid Q2 – Disconnected

I’ve just got back from a few days off the grid. Sometimes I find it useful to disconnect and go away. My phone stays on airplane mode, and I don’t check my email, WhatsApp, or FB Messenger. Unless I’m listening to music or taking photos – my phone is rarely on me. (I don’t feel compelled to share every moment […]

How to Make People Feel Loved – Love Languages

I recently finished Vanessa van Edwards’ Captivate which was interesting. It’s an easy short read, useful for anyone looking to network, or improve their people skills. (Another good book on networking is Keith Ferrazzi’s Never Eat Alone). One of the chapters goes on about the different ways that people feel loved and valued, and how useful this information can be. This […]

Hindsight

Ted is amazing! You can read his full post here. It’s easy to get wrapped up with goals and lists. I know I have done. Hindsight is a powerful thing. I wanted to travel for a long time. Growing up – reading about the world’s top sights and cultures fascinated me. I was curious and eager to see the world. During my […]

I don’t get it

Warning. This may be the most boring,  rambling and self indulgent blog post I’ve written yet. Seriously… I’m not kidding! Apologies. These days I feel like i’m going crazy. I’ve been trying to make sense of things recently. I don’t understand anything any more. Forgive me if this sounds a little autistic. I don’t think I’ve ever been great at relationships. I’ve […]