28 Feb 2017
Yikes, we’re already at the end of February. That means we’re two months into 2017. 16% of the year is gone. How are those new year resolutions going for you? Time flies if you’re not paying attention. I don’t know about you...
What is Stoicism?
25 Jan 2017
In my previous post, I talked about how the only thing completely within your control is your own mind. It being one of the central tenets of Stoic thinking. But what is Stoicism and why study it and follow its teachings? First,...
Circle of control
12 Jan 2017
If you’ve watched Chuck Lorre shows like the The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men you may have noticed the vanity cards shown at the end (I like to think of them as blogs for the small screen). They’re...
2016 - My year in review
31 Dec 2016
In the wider world, it seems like 2016 has been disastrous in many ways. However, for me, 2016 was really a chance for a redo of 2015 as I’d originally wanted it to be. As it draws to a close it feels...
Thoughts on Productivity
07 Dec 2016
The traditional economic business definition of productivity is a simple equation: Productivity = Output / Input You either need to increase output compared to the input or decrease the input compared to the output. If you produce 5 widgets in one hour...
Motivation is an illusion
23 Nov 2016
Lately I’ve been thinking about motivation and how you make progress on your goals. First, in a week of serendipitous moments, I read an article by Amy Hoy. Then I listened to a podcast with Jocko Wilink who both talked about this...
The Five Minute Journal
23 Sep 2016
Sometimes life gets the better of you. I have been aiming to write an article each week but with limited time available it’s easy to let it slip. Suddenly you realise it’s been six weeks or so since you last posted. Limited...
Own What You Care About
09 Aug 2016
If you’re anything like me you have a lot of stuff, accumulated bit by bit over the years. A wardrobe of clothes you rarely wear, shelves full of books, racks of CDs, DVDs and games plus all sorts of other paraphernalia. I...
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