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Every. Single. Time.

Let’s get one thing straight. This is not one of those articles that promises to reveal a “secret” that will suddenly enable you to earn $5k in a week.

(Most of those articles are made up by the way — remember the only stats you can truly trust are your…


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Done right, it’s the key to work-life balance…

Productivity is about progress. Get the right things done and you move forward. Momentum is inevitable.

And the opposite is true, pick the wrong tasks to do, or don’t do the work (or both) and at best you stand still. More likely, you go backwards.

There are all kinds of…


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And it took my newest mate to remind me

Making friends later in life (I’m only 44 — it’s just scared me to use that phrase!) can be hard.

People are in their lanes, and worse than that, thanks to social media (and a bit of in built self-defeatism) we make unhelpful assumptions:

  • No-one wants to talk to me


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Even when it’s tough and especially when it’s good

Time flies when you’re having fun… or running a business of 1 person. I set up my company (I say company, it’s just me) just over 2 years ago. That’s what the calendar says.

In my mind it feels like about 6 months.

When I started out, I had a…


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I wish I’d worked this out earlier in life…

I had no expectations of winning any of the grand prizes or honourable mentions in the writer’s challenge on this platform. But I still entered in every category, and I tried my best.

I have to accept that I wasn’t good enough to win anything. We will all face these…


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…Otherwise Jeff will burn your dollars to fuel his rocket

There’s something distasteful about Jeff Bezos flying up into space repeatedly as casually as if he’s riding a bus into town (as if he’d ever do that).

I don’t begrudge anyone the opportunity to look down on the earth from the stars, but the amount of resources it takes to…


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There’s no way it can’t improve your life

Words show intention, actions create momentum.

It’s one thing talking about doing something, but you can only kickstart the beauty of compound benefits once you take that first step.

This advice is as old as the hills. Of course it is. But we so rarely follow it. …


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We all change all the time

We rely on TV and movies too much to tell us how to live our lives. The stories we are presented with are so neatly packaged, so black and white and so… resolved, that we end up with a fear of anything that’s in flux, rumbling along, or just OK.


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Are any of us?

Freedom is a principle and value that people believe in so much that they are willing to fight for it. And most of us don’t know what fighting means.

“Fighting” has become a word that gets thrown around in motivational blog posts or gym training videos on YouTube, it’s come…


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Let’s get this right…

Help is perhaps the most powerful force in the world. It can rescue us. It can set us on the right path, it can give us back the ability to help ourselves.

But it comes with one huge caveat that we often choose to ignore:

We won’t always like it.

Andy Taylor

I want to learn. I try to grow. I’d love to help.

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