Part Four - Memento Mori
02 May 2020
Memento Mori While we can take actions to minimise the risks of contracting diseases like COVID-19, we cannot eliminate it completely. We can be prepared in case this does happen to ourselves, a member of our household or our family, friends or...
Part Three - Using Your Time Productively
27 Apr 2020
Using your time productively Stoics are big believers in taking action and working hard. It’s a similar concept to the first habit from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. First things first. Being proactive. Being responsible and accountable for your...
Part Two - Accepting What You Can Control
21 Apr 2020
Accepting what you can control (and what you cannot) In part one of this series I covered the key discipline of changing your perception. Another core concept in Stoicism is circle of control. Again, I’ll let Epictetus, one of the more famous...
Part One - Changing Your Perception
19 Apr 2020
Changing Your Perception Are you struggling to find ways to cope with the current crisis? It is touching everyone’s lives across the world in one way or another, turning what was considered normal, upside down. Many people are losing their livelihoods, and...
Are you dead or alive?
30 Mar 2020
Coronavirus is in full force around the world. With lockdown scenarios in effect, everyone must stay at home to help flatten the curve to protect our most vulnerable and ensure our health services can cope. Most people will see it, at best,...
Top Books of 2019: Fiction
19 Mar 2020
Last year I read 40 books. I enjoyed reading most of them, but which were my favourite reads? I was initially planning to choose my top five books, but the simple truth is that I couldn’t whittle my choice down. Instead, I...
What's Your Highlight?
23 Feb 2020
I’ve been following the Full Focus Planner 3x3 system for setting quarterly, weekly and daily tasks for over 18 months. Each week you choose the three most important tasks to complete for the week. Then, daily, you set the three most important...
14 Feb 2020
As I wrote in Actions are louder than words I read 40 books last year. I’ve been asked a few times how I manage to read so much and how I take notes. Over the last year, I changed and tweaked my...
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