I was having a conversation with an old colleague back in the UK and they were exploring how they could get their money to work ‘just a little bit smarter’ for them. (his words, which I thought were great). We used to work together and he was aware that I had been working on the idea of FIRE and he was looking to understand more. … Continue reading Your real hourly rate is?
First up, I like to read but I don’t always read that deeply or in order to fully understand or to learn. I wasn’t really putting in the effort and I had drifted into a habit of just reading. That is fine in a way, as I do enjoy the luxury of reading. It is a pleasure. I like to balance my reading between fiction … Continue reading How I learned to read better.
After some sizeable change to a friends situation that knocked them on their ass, there was a deep and soul searching conversation had. We poured over a lot of questions and I let them talk and talk because that’s what they needed to do. In my observations and as I listened intentionally, I became clear that the questions that they were asking themselves were all … Continue reading Don’t look back in…
So, a reflection for you to think about. If you said you wanted to start a business and I said you would need to write out a 5 year business plan… I think you would run off and do that and come back with a great business plan. 👍 However, if I asked you for a 5 year ‘life plan’ you would put up some … Continue reading Advice or Coaching?
How do I make a Monday matter less in my world of things? Why do we have Monday mornings as the main focus of the week?, why does it act as the catalyst for the review of the week just gone? Why are Monday mornings so tough on the energy level? Why do some organisations and offices only work Monday to Friday and why do … Continue reading F.I.R.E Monday Mornings.
I live in a place called Hujailou and I work in a place called Sanlitun. Sanlitun is the cool area of Beijing and it is where a lot of the young and fashion conscious hang out. I walk too and from work every day… this is my commute. If you can see it, you will see that it is very much like any walk through … Continue reading 3 things I learned walking from Hujailou to Sanlitun
Hi thank you for tuning in, my name is Iain, I am an absent father and I live in Beijing China, while my two children live in Scotland, the other side of the world to me. Life circumstances keep us apart but through technology we can stay in touch and it is my job to help them navigate through life by sharing some of the … Continue reading Parenting from Beijing