Small, determined steps. Consistently.
Why Should I Work Hard?
Because I want to love what I’m doing so much, that I don’t need to check Facebook every half an hour to distract myself. Because when someone asks me “how is work?”, I want to have to take a moment to work out what “work” is. Because I don’t want to be one of those […]Read More Why Should I Work Hard?
Sir Walter Raleigh
Wise men [should be] like coffers with double bottoms; Which when others look into, being opened, they see not all that they hold.Read More Sir Walter Raleigh
Four Leadership Traits.
The aim of this article is to explore the four traits that I believe are embodied by great leaders, and ones that can be applied across a range of different disciplines. Is there a common trait that you see in the people that inspire you? Let me know in the comments below! 1. Uncompromising, principled […]Read More Four Leadership Traits.
Welcome to Apatheia.
I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d be happier with (far) fewer possessions. This is the logical conclusion of one who has realised that more material possessions do not only not make you happier, but actually have a corrosive effect on the mind. To be held hostage by your emotional attachment to such consumerist values, […]Read More Welcome to Apatheia.
Every moment I shape my destiny with a chisel. I am a carpenter of my own soul.Read More Rumi
Advice to a Young Man Hoping to Go Somewhere – Ryan Holiday
Great advice to someone starting out on a new career, or achieving a new goal. I’ve listed just a few (my favourite) points below, but strongly recommend you take some time to read the original article. Always say less than necessary. Don’t be too good at being an assistant (or an intern). In fact, the […]Read More Advice to a Young Man Hoping to Go Somewhere – Ryan Holiday
As much of a cliche as it may sound, it appears that a sub-section of todays society chases materialistic goals. This is through no fault of their own, they’re bombarded with messages throughout the day about how to make more money (if you can’t, then how to get more loans), so you can buy MORE […]Read More No shortcuts.
Inspired by film. Inspired by pictures of gyms, by pictures of roads less travelled. Inspired by peoples achievements, by conversations. Inspired by everything around me.Read More Inspired.
Opinions – from Gym Jones
A number of statements I agree with, and a very good article amongst other very good articles. Yeah, go to your local gym and see what passes for work. Even the people engaged in bodybuilding efforts or performing (and I mean “performing” in the sense of acting) short, high intensity cross-training circuits aren’t doing anything […]Read More Opinions – from Gym Jones
Prozium – The great nepenthe. Opiate of our masses. Glue of our great society. Salve and salvation, it has delivered us from pathos, from sorrow, the deepest chasms of melancholy and hate. With it, we anaesthetise grief, annihilate jealousy, obliterate rage. Those sister impulses towards joy, love, and elation are anaesthetised in stride, we accept […]Read More Equilibrium (Film)
Hysterical Strength (and Thinking)
I was watching a TV show other day about stories of people allegedly exerting almost superhuman levels of strength in times of extreme danger/panic. One example was of the lady who saw her son trapped under a car which had fallen off the hydraulic jacks; she managed to lift it up to allow her son […]Read More Hysterical Strength (and Thinking)
Details. Details. Details. DETAILS.
I believe that one of the (few) defining characteristics of successful* people is their attention to detail. By observing more closely, by seeing more than just the initial observation, one has more information to work with, to analyse and to draw conclusions from. I’ve posted this story in support of this statement, and while it […]Read More Details. Details. Details. DETAILS.
What would your perfect day look like?
This is the question that was posed to me recently by a friend training to practice NLP (neuro-lingustic programming). It’s a simple enough question, but one that requires an answer in the kind of detail we rarely consider. So, let’s try and answer this question. The perfect day inevitably starts with the interviewee waking up, […]Read More What would your perfect day look like?
Al Pacino’s Inch By Inch speech – Any Given Sunday
Full speech I don’t know what to say, really. Three minutes till the biggest battle of our professional lives all comes down to today. Now either we heal as a team or we’re gonna crumble, inch by inch, play by play, ’til we’re finished. We’re in hell right now, gentlemen, believe me. And, we can […]Read More Al Pacino’s Inch By Inch speech – Any Given Sunday