Giving up is not the same as facing reality

Pragmatism is important. But is not the same as giving up. The difference can often be a very thin line… Facing reality is when you stop doing something because you know for certain that continuing on that path is pointless. Giving up is where you stop doing something not because you’ve exhausted every avenue and […]

How to deal with information overload

It used to be a problem, not having enough information. Even 50 years ago, information on most things weren’t easily available. But that’s hardly an issue anymore. The current problem isn’t a lack of information, but rather, having too much of it. It is great – having whatever information we need and want at our […]

How to enjoy what you do

Work is only “work” if you don’t absolutely love it. It’s like this: when you are spending time on a hobby, you are still spending time and effort – in the same way you would when you are working. The only difference is, the first is something you love to do and do without being […]

My 5 step framework for effectively dealing with anxiety and stress

Anxiety and stress are experienced by everyone. No one really is completely immune to anxiety. We all feel it, and that’s not a bad thing. Anxiety is a survival mechanism – it helped us survive, and still does. Without a bit of anxiety, we would stop being vigilant, and become too complacent. But it becomes […]

Stop letting your fears hold you back

If you have been procrastinating on a goal because you’re worried about it failing… stop. Stop holding yourself back. Stop worrying about what might happen. Nobody knows the future. The best you can do is the best you can do. So just start already. Stop letting your fears hold you back.

Embracing your inner artist, and what it means

Being an artist is not just about painting, or singing, or something similar. Everyone can be an artist. Being an artist is about understanding that art isn’t just about painting or music, but that anyone who embraces their truth and puts their work out there is an artist. It’s about being true to yourself. It’s […]

Where you are born matters, but…

Where we are born has a huge impact on our future. And the quality of our lives. Those born in the West have a much better quality of life, and prospects, than those born elsewhere. This is generalising of course, but by and large this is the truth for a huge portion of the population. […]

If you are trying to please everyone, you need to know this

Trying to please everyone is an impossible goal. Because you can NEVER please everyone. Even the nicest people in the world have haters (think Ned Flanders in the Simpsons…). Even the most successful people in the world have people who don’t like or admire them (just think about the number of haters people like Bill […]