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
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
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.
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.
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
After one or two victories under your belt, it’s hard not to get caught up in the hoopla inside your head. A few awards, a winning streak, X percentage of growth all mean precisely the same thing, nothing. To say they mean nothing is a bit extreme, recognition every now
A lot has been written about the high expectations we have of everything including ourselves. ‘The Paradox of Choice’ studied the correlation between an abundance of choice and freedom and people’s growing dissatisfaction with life. Unhappiness is often said to be expectations minus reality, the greater the difference, the greater the
Every night I sit down at my laptop. I read for a while, watch a couple of videos and maybe finish up a couple of bits of work. Then I open WordPress and the real challenge begins. Every single night I write a post no matter what has gone on
The grind, the hustle, the work sometimes it seems like it will never end. As with everything it has its ups and downs. One day you are flying high getting a lot accomplished, other days you are sluggish, procrastinating or having to power through the dull stuff. It’s worth keeping
Being a lifelong apprentice means looking for different mentors at different stages of your life. Starting out, you can learn a lot from someone who has a little experience, maybe only a couple of years, but as you continue to grow you should look to find new mentors to get