Category: Life

Crushing It

Posted by September 26, 2016

Crushing it is when you feel invincible, like everything you touch turns to gold. It is when we feel at the height of our powers. We’ve all had our moments when everything just feels like it is going right and we are used to giving the praise to ourselves. Then we stumble. Stumbling is inevitable. Missing the target, losing the game, failing. They all happen to everyone…

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Losing Focus

Posted by September 26, 2016

Losing focus is easy to do and is part and parcel of our ‘always on’ environment. There are so many distractions, so much to see, to do, to hear, to watch. Sometimes we forget, even if only for a second, what is important to us. I lose focus quite easily. I am always looking for new ideas, love to create something new and change course…

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Pulling Out All the Stops

Posted by September 26, 2016

It is one of the biggest pleasures in life to celebrate someone else, their milestones, their achievements and show them what they mean to you. It is something I personally haven’t been great at but believe I am addressing. This year I have decided to do something big to celebrate a birthday. I am attempting to create a perfect day. The present is set, the plans…

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Breaking From a Habit

Posted by September 25, 2016

67 days. 67 Consecutive days of writing and posting something. In reality, I never thought I would get anywhere near that number. I started out with the intention of sharing ‘something’ every day, it just happened to be that writing was the habit I fell into. I would have been happy if I reached 14 days, ecstatic if I hit 30. Taking an organic break…

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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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Goals and Non-Goals

Posted by September 22, 2016

Bare with me on this one as I don’t really know where I’m going with it. For the most part, I have spent my life having goals, things to achieve, targets to aim for. Being determined and ambitious have been two qualities I have held pretty dear to me. They have been the two most common characteristics other people have mentioned about me. I have…

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Sprezzatura or Studied Carelessness

Posted by September 20, 2016

Originally taken from Baldassare Castiglione’s ‘The Book of the Courtier’, Sprezzatura is an Italian word defined as studied carelessness. It is something we have all been witness to in our lives, a performer creating a spectacle with what looks like little effort, masking the hours, months and years spent tirelessly and frantically preparing. It is the accomplished pianist soloing with abandon, the footballer pulling off a…

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Past, Present, Future

Posted by September 19, 2016

There has been a lot written about living in the moment and the idea of being present. It’s something that a lot of people really struggle with, or rarely even take the time to consider. It sounds a bit nebulous, idealistic and new age so it is hard to discuss. The inability to enjoy the moment you are in, however, is something quite troubling. Being…

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Choosing How to Spend Time

Posted by September 18, 2016

When you work a full-time job, how the spend the rest of your time can really define who you are. Building a business, creating music or art, exercising, playing a sport and training or spending time with family and friends all compete for the very little time you have left. When you take away time for sleep and the essentials like eating, you maybe have…

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History and Legacy

Posted by September 18, 2016

Hearing stories about how your family lived and seeing the pictures is something amazing. A window into the past. I always wonder about what my ancestors did and who they were. It also kind of gets you thinking about how you’ll be remembered and what you leave behind. Thanks to the internet we all leave a footprint. But something significant? That takes work. I don’t…

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