Taking a Leap of Faith

Posted by October 11, 2016

I am making two bold moves in regards to my work. It is equally exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. What if it doesn’t work? Move A involves a bit of a financial gamble, a time commitment and working massively outside of my comfort zone. Move B involves a time commitment and some more operating out of my comfort zone. Both could fall completely…

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On Top of Your Game

Posted by October 5, 2016

It’s hard to operate at full capacity when you experience the following: Too little sleep. Too much stress. A lack of sleep affects concentration, mood, energy levels and a whole host of other things. Getting enough of it is severely underrated, especially in business/entrepreneurial circles where a lack of sleep is worn like a badge of honour. I fell into that trap but realise now…

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Taking a New Direction

Posted by October 5, 2016

After 78 posts and over 25,000 words written I have realised that I want to take the blog and site in a different direction. The original idea was to create and share something daily and I left that fairly open on purpose as I didn’t plan to write every day. The days when I didn’t write were to be filled with music, design work or…

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Sustainable Goals

Posted by October 3, 2016

Inexperienced runners who have signed up for a marathon regularly fall into the same trap. They start with too much too soon and either injure themselves or tire themselves out. Running a medium to long distance run every day is not sustainable for them. I’m all about having incredibly audacious goals. It’s what excites me, motivates me and keeps me going, but at the same time, I…

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Originality

Posted by October 3, 2016

A new fashion brand launches. A band or a solo artist release a new album or single. An artist reveals their latest works. These things happen many times over, every single day, all over the world. How much of the output will be original? Nothing is truly original. Everyone has their influences whether they admit it or not. The sheer number of people creating something new at…

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Pressure

Posted by October 1, 2016

In sports, the word pressure is used liberally. We all know people in high-pressure jobs or situations. The question is what is pressure anyway? In this context, it is used to describe harassment or oppression as dictionary.com would define it. We talk a lot about external pressure, pressure from family, bosses, fans, peers, but is there really such a thing? Sure there are expectations and…

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Levelling Up

Posted by October 1, 2016

Every day can be viewed as a challenge. A chance to go one step further. An opportunity to face adversity and grow. If you are an athlete, compete with someone better than you. If you’re an entrepreneur, sit down with someone with more experienced than yourself. Learn from these encounters and take what you can from the person you are face to face with. We…

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Going Against the Grain

Posted by October 1, 2016

Following everyone else’s lead is safe, takes little effort and rarely leads to anything extraordinary. Nine times out of ten, we follow the crowd. It isn’t our fault that things are this way, we are just hardwired to take the path of least resistance. If more people took a different route, looked at problems from a fresh perspective, we would all be better off. Going…

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Start Something

Posted by September 29, 2016

Planning is useful, research is necessary, pre-launch work has to be done. A lot of the time though these things can get in the way of actually starting something. I am 100% guilty of this myself. Filled notebooks, Evernote, Google Sheets and Docs with ideas, budgets, marketing strategies etc. Yet no product, no service, no tangible thing to show for it all. Some ideas stay…

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Escapism and ‘Flow’

Posted by September 27, 2016

There is something incredibly fun and exciting about planning a trip away. I can lose hours to Skyscanner, hotel booking sites and Tripadvisor. The time spent planning flies by. My complete loss of a sense of time I attribute to two things. Escapism and ‘flow’. I love travelling, I love the planning stages, the logistics, the excitement of seeing new things and even enjoy the…

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