In the age of Instagram influencers, self-help gurus, and motivational speakers, we’re bombarded with messages that tell us we must strive for perfection in all aspects of our lives. While the pursuit of self-development is undoubtedly important, the idea of perfection can be a double-edged sword. In reality, perfection doesn’t exist, and striving for it..
So when I think about doing something, whether that is a business task or some personal errand, I try to do it as best as I can. In fact I habitually take it to the nth degree and that’s how I just like to do things. There’s pride and joy at being about to produce..
Ok, so it goes without saying that whatever you are trying to do, be that building a business or perhaps upgrading some part of your personal values, it’ll come with change, and perhaps lots of it. Change is a scary word to a lot of people. I’ve seen close family and friends get paralysed by..
The beginning of the year always heralds a feeling of newness and fresh starts, none more so than in our major areas of life as illustrated by the hordes of resolutions set by people who dare to challenge themselves to get fitter, healthier and probably lose weight. They go about their life goal setting for..
From time to time we all get caught in a rut of some sort. No matter how great our lives are, things can happen out of chaos and through no fault of your own, you end up in a situation which is beyond your control. For someone like myself who’s borderline OCD on control, this..
I once heard the expression, “playing the best hand with the cards you were dealt”, meaning to say that one is restricted by purely what one is given to begin with, but I don’t believe in that. Sure, as human beings we were all dealt a hand that included things such as fear, anger and..
Often in an entrepreneurs life, there comes times when big decisions have to be made in order to focus on what’s important and lately I’ve had to make a few of these myself that has taught me some more lessons in focus. I think for a while, I thought that it was possible for me..
In our life we have many interesting days, from the day we are born to graduation day at university. What’s interesting is that whilst trying to remember my various birthday’s, with today being my 39th, I can hardly remember any of the early years ones. Our parents spent all that time and effort, year on..
I was talking to Owen, a good friend of mine who does street magic, you might have seen him in Covent Garden before (check out www.roadmage.com), and we were discussing the whole topic of decision making and from that discussion I wanted to share the idea of the maze. So basically Owen is in a..
Admittedly there are many rules and clichés in life, however if you think hard about it, a cliché is only a cliché because although it’s been said many times, it is true. Personally I’ve heard of many and what I’ve done here is distilled them into 15 rules which you might or might not have..
Ok, we’ve all woken up from time to time wondering what the hell we’ve just dreamt, and much of the time it’s a mish mash of often weird imagery that doesn’t seem to make sense. One moment you’re in a cave eating cupcakes and the next you’re on a rollercoaster with your granddad. What does..
1) There is always a choice No matter how hard the choice is, or whether you decide to take it, in every single decision there is always a choice to be had. I constantly hear all the time how people don’t have a choice. They complain that they can’t leave their work because they don’t have..
The comfort factor is probably one of the best dream killers I’ve ever known to exist. It works its way into your life quite easily and the next thing you know you’re sat in front of the TV watching X-Factor and then the re-runs of Strictly Come Dancing on the +1 channels! I don’t think..
If you want to succeed on whatever you are doing, you need to be geeky! I don’t mean you need to be a technical wizard, no, in fact being a tech wizard isn’t even part of the geek equation. What I mean by geeky is basically the definition of it as “a person heavily interested..
I just had my birthday, my beautiful girlfriend surprised me with the most amazing birthday gift by taking me to Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons which is a luxury historic manor house owned by Raymond Blanc and the restaurant has 2 Michelin Stars. So what is the Nth degree and how does it help my..
It’s probably the hottest day of the year today and I suspect being late in August, this might be the hottest time of this year. I think one of the most interesting things about the sun, especially in the UK is that it brings people out and there is an overemphasis of value placed on..
You go to sleep everything, having done the things you’ve done, hoping that what you’ve done is going to either move you forward in your life, or at least taken care of what you deem to be important. After all, don’t we all do only the things which we think are valuable to us? Quite..
I’m totally confused. I feel like I’m procrastinating today. We’ve all had days when the mind simply doesn’t want to work. Days when all you can think about is nothing and everything, where ideas are free flowing in and out of your head, but your mind cannot organise or make sense of it all and..
You know as I’m waiting for my dinner to cook, I just looked over our company Twitter campaign and it really has been quite some journey this last 10 years. You see I’m right now doing a campaign to share more SEO information and in doing so, I’ve had to dig deep to really get..
Wow, I watched a really interesting video on TED this morning as I was doing my running. It’s one of those TED videos which you perhaps might not have chosen to watch, but whilst I was looking around, it seemed the only one I hadn’t watched on my iPad out of all the featured talks..
Life goes by so quickly you often forget that everything which happens, is an opportunity to learn even more about the world around you and more importantly about yourself. Curiosity about ourselves is what has lead us to being here in this time, inventing the technology we have around us, and asking those questions about..
I found this video a while back in its short form and recently came across the long version and realised that there was more impact when the video was placed in context. This was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s now legendary “Life’s 6 Rules” speech, originally used during the Governor’s 2009 USC Commencement Address. Watch the video below..
For people who have a nine to five job and who need to travel a distance everyday to get to work and back, the amount of time they actually get to spend in their own homes is remarkably little. In an average week of 168 hours, you can calculate that 63 hours are spent getting..
Talking to many people about this concept is an interesting thing. It’s interesting because people fall into two camps, either they absolutely don’t believe it can be possible, or they totally agree that this is the future. There is no middle ground and that in itself is rather curious. So why are people so against..
I was just going through some heavy coding issues to do with some web code problems we’ve been experiencing with some projects and this issue has literally been bugging us for about 5 months. I’ve spent the last 3hours working on this with a firm mind to have it sorted and fixed. When we get..
So I was thinking about tribal society the other day and I realised something that I thought was fundamental to success and in those days, survival of the human race. It was that these hunters who were out protecting the tribe and also hunting for food, were totally committed to what their role in society..
We live in such interesting times and something that I often discuss with friends and colleagues is the reality of how unable we are as human beings to adapt and live in these times. What I mean by this is that in our current age, we have more technology that helps us to supposedly do..
Oh my god, I actually wanted to start writing this post whilst I was on the train, but I waited until I’m here back in my office. Yesterday as I was coming back from an inspiring afternoon with the POD patrons, I saw something which I just couldn’t get my head around. It was evening..
You know I was just standing on the platform at Waterloo this morning around 7:45am and this blaring tannoy announcement was made. “I’m pleased to say that today we have a good service running on all London Underground services”. I looked around, I was standing on the Waterloo and City line platform, after having queued..
I’ve been lucky enough recently to be training with a world class fitness trainer and lately we’ve been training in some of the gyms in central London. As a result I’ve made the commitment to the process and sometimes I even travel up to central London during morning rush hour. This morning was such a..
First off, I must apologise for not writing in so long. It has been crazy since July and after having come back from Billionaire Bootcamp in Portugal, I once again had a notebook full of new ideas to implement and have been busy creating new and exciting things in my life. Just a few nights..
As I sit here writing this, my mind is flickering between all the things that have happened in the recent past and just wondering how much of all this contributes to my future and ultimately to my contribution to society and my family, not to mention my own personal fulfilment. I’ve noticed that in life,..
I’m back, and it’s been another incredible journey from being a participant to now being part of a crew of people helping other people to make amazing changes in their lives, to allow them to move forward and choose to live the life they’ve always wanted. For the past 8 days I have been in..
Well it’s the end of day 1 of this training program called Platform Skills Intensive and I’m once again diving in and soaking myself into the change process and the skills and learnings I’m about to get throughout the course of the next 6 days. This is one of the Christopher Howard training courses and..
The human body is truly an outstanding machine that has so many capabilities, yet so many of us often times fail to recognise it, let alone harness it’s true power and move forward to understand ourselves better. Take for instance, addictions. I think in many people’s meanings, there is a negative association with that word..
I made a decision about a week ago that involved me taking a flight in approximately 9 months to go to the African continent to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. I had previously considered doing this a few years back, however what held me back was simply the fact that I felt I wasn’t fit enough to..