Group work could take on a whole new meaning. Strip people of their electronic devices, issue them with marker pens and lock them in for a short period of time after priming their minds with some pre-work and bingo – people could work up ideas that would change their world.
I got over myself and stopped worrying, and just focused on keeping going. The small wins would be enough to pick me up. People liking with a thumbs up or passing a positive comment meant a lot. If you were one of the encouragers that did that, thank you. It helped immensely.
The official adage is that you are the average of the five people that are closest to you. You want to improve your life, then surround yourself with people who have the same desire as you. Hang around with people who are working on improving their life… blah blah blah.
I have not had a time-related self discussion for such a long time However, yesterday, after losing productivity to sickness, my inner voice was screaming. It was hollering like a Trump supporter at a January 6th riot.
My takeaway is to have more than one in the bank for backup. I did have one. I used it up yesterday and posted that, bad spelling and all.
Before I get into this general feedback, please understand that I believe most people in the U.K. and China want the same thing. My comments are broad brush, and I do not deny that.
It is going to squeeze hard. He will learn from the experience because so many people are in the position of having a financial SPOF, which will cause so much pain. He will see it and experience it the same way I experienced the negative equity trap when I was younger.
‘Be honest with yourself, big man, it’s not the Lobster, it’s the pastries’
With some further reading of your entries, you see the themes of your life. The islands and the jagged rocks, and you can navigate a better path going forward.
You would love to throat punch that frigging manager to the extent that you will have to save his life by tracheotomy using that red biro pen sitting on your desk.
If you want to be happy. To deal with this negativity creep head-on, knowing that you can not avoid the news, you have to do this one thing.
To me, WordPress feels like I shouting across the ocean, my voice disappearing with the sound of the waves crashing on the beach. With Medium, it feels more like shouting across a busy Scottish Loch. Other nature lovers who are also rambling and enjoying the outdoors hear my voice and echo back an opinion
My suggestion is that you make a budget. I dare you. Take one hundred bucks a month and allocate it as the budget for your development. This money can come from your other budgets or from a reduction of your daily wastage spend. What I mean by that is the money you spend on your fancy coffee, cake or extra bits a lunch. That in itself would cover the monthly budget of one hundred bucks.
When I took the time to reflect on the conversation, I listed out what I could identify as the reasons I was not enjoying our conversation. Before I dig into the detail, I do take part-ownership of the conversation. I accept my part and that I may not have been a good receiver of information
“Son, what is the most sensible thing to do in this situation? Take your time to think before you go on. Make a sound decision that will make the work easier for you.”
But I learned today that If left to my own devices, I can be super productive and get sh*t done. When in the ‘office’, I get waterlogged with other peoples tears. I get bogged down with dirt, and I get sunk by the anchors of others that can weigh me down.
I explored food across various parts of Africa, lost cities in the thick forest of Columbia, hidden Knights Templar strongholds in Tripoli from years gone past and where to catch the best fish in the North Atlantic Ocean.
I might have to form the habit of taking better quality notes because I feel that I might have to work to hold my own corner on the recaps.
My mental health is essential to me, and from now on, I will be more selective in what I put inside my body and mind.
I wandered around some streets today, headed to a swimming pool, had a swim, and had an afternoon to reflect, and then I popped out for some simple street food.