What I miss is not what you think!

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.

How much I earned in my first month writing for Medium.

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.

Take the time to know your reactions to others.

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.

How I manage my struggle with Time Anxiety!

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.

An off-day!!

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.

The U.K. versus China.

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.

Avoiding a critical SPOF!

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.

WordPress you have served your purpose…

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

Why you should capitalise on the freebies.

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.

Why do some conversations inspire me and others don’t?

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

An easy way and a hard way, which is it?

“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.”

The one thing I learned today above all else.

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.

How to enjoy travel from your couch.

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. 

Are you working in a vacuum?

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.