Category: Business

Making a commitment to yourself and really keeping your promise can be difficult but it can truly be worthwhile too. At this point in time, I have read for 90 consecutive days (I have yet to read today, but I will) and now it is no longer a question of if I will read, the question is more like how much or what will I…

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Today is World Book Day so it’s fitting that I share what I read throughout the month of February. Admittedly I had no clue what day today was until I went online to write this. ‘Awaken the Giant Within’ — Tony Robbins The genre of self-help gets its fair share of flack and a lot of the time I can understand why. What set Tony…

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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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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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Money vs Bullshit

Posted by September 22, 2016

This is a short post on having a job or work in general. When your goal is running your own business full time but you have taken on work, any kind of work, there are really only 3 things that matter. What will I be paid? What will I learn? How much bullshit will I have to deal with? The three aren’t in any order…

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On Greatness

Posted by September 11, 2016

Having watched this year’s Basketball Hall of Fame induction speeches I can’t help but think about what it means to be great. With the induction of Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson and Yao Ming, I can say that these are players I actually watched while their careers took place. For all the highlights of Magic, Kareem and Jordan I’ve seen, I was never experiencing their peak…

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