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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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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