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3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that posts every other week… Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week that has helped … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Angels and Demons

“No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless its roots reach down to hell.” ― Carl Jung I spent most of my adult life trying to avoid suffering. It made everything worse. I spent my days waiting, hoping for my knight in shining armour. The funny thing is she existed, I just didn’t have … Read more Angels and Demons

Homesick

A couple of weeks ago, just past midnight on July 5th, I took off out of Hong Kong, flew across the Pacific Ocean, crossed the International date line and arrived in Los Angeles at 10pm on July 4th.  There are few approaches during my ten year career I can think as memorable as that one. … Read more Homesick

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that makes you feel guilty about shame… Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week that … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

A Crying Shame

There’s a big difference between shame and guilt.  Guilt is the feeling you get when you did something wrong, or perceived you did something wrong, whereas shame is a feeling that your whole self is wrong – a belief that you’re a bad person, or unworthy as an individual.  Now, guilt isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It … Read more A Crying Shame

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that encourages you to work when it’s least practical… Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that inspires you to care less… Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week that has … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

The Pursuit Of Unhappiness

Apparently most of us have a default level of happiness. No mater what our station is in life, we are all slightly dissatisfied. Slightly. Life is just never quite good enough, even when it really is.  This default happiness level readjusts depending on your circumstances. Even if something great happens to you, like winning the lottery, you … Read more The Pursuit Of Unhappiness

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that enjoys eating its own words. Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week that has … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that believes you have to earn self-acceptance… Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week that … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

A 3-Step Guide For Cultivating Extreme Gratitude

“Prepare to die, motherfucker!” Sorry! Sorry! That was a bit harsh. It sounded cooler in my head. Let me try again. “Hasta la vista, baby”, “Yippie ki yay, motherfucker!” Damn it! Sorry! I did it again. One more time. “Prepare yourself for death… motherfucker!” I’m sorry, I just… I can’t help myself. I have a problem. Anyway, … Read more A 3-Step Guide For Cultivating Extreme Gratitude

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that can’t stop thinking about itself… Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week that has … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

88 Insights About Life

Almost every week for the past year I’ve put 3 or 4 random thoughts together in a post called Mindset Mondays. Below is a highlight reel. Whether you just read the first few, pick some at random, or grab a cuppa and dig deep – I hope you find some value here. If any of … Read more 88 Insights About Life

Regaining Lift

Most of us experience stalling at some stage in our lives. In our attempts to be all we can. In our attempts to climb as high as we can, as fast as we can. The problem is, like an aeroplane, we can only climb so fast. If we pitch the nose up too high, or … Read more Regaining Lift

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that doesn’t know what day it is… Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week that … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that believes you should spend less time looking at screens, but more time visiting my blog… Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that you should take with a pinch of salt… Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

The People Mirror Effect

“Your perception of me, is a reflection of you. My reaction to you is an awareness of me.” – Unknown. What do you do when you look at yourself in the mirror? Maybe you comb your hair or have a shave. Maybe you brush and floss your teeth. Maybe you correct your posture. Maybe you … Read more The People Mirror Effect

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post to take a 3 week break and not tell anyone… or care! Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

How To Save Democracy

“The function all expressions of contempt have in common is the defence against unwanted feelings.”  – ALICE MILLER I read something the other day that got the alarm bells ringing. It was a book called, The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller.  In a nut shell Miller argues that our childhood experience – specifically how … Read more How To Save Democracy

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that tells you to chase your dreams before taking a nap… Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or listening … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Thursday’s Top Tip

“Sleep is the best meditation.” – Dalai Lama Treat the time you wakeup as the central-axis point of your being.   The point that keeps everything in balance. The point that sets everything you want to happen in motion. The point from which all order springs. Don’t lie in. Don’t hit snooze. Don’t think about … Read more Thursday’s Top Tip

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that believes you should become a minimalist by giving it all your stuff… Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post to plan its own funeral… Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week that has helped … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that forces you to consider the purpose of hate… Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

How To Make Love To Hate

“We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love.” – MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. I’ve been thinking about hate recently. Not only because we’ve see so much of it this past year, but because I’ve felt some as well. Truthfully it got to a point preceding the US election where it broke … Read more How To Make Love To Hate

Thursday’s Top Tip

“How much more harmful are the consequences of anger and grief then the circumstances that aroused them in us!” — MARCUS AURELIUS (MEDITATIONS) The simplest, most common sense piece of wisdom that the vast majority of people fuck up on a daily basis is this: Don’t make shit worse than it already is. For example, imagine … Read more Thursday’s Top Tip

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that doesn’t completely hate itself… Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week that has helped … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that didn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day with his wife… Following a 3-2-1 approach, it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 thing I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week … Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

The Top 5 Greatest Blogging Tips Of All Time Ever (+ 500 Followers)

DISCLAIMER: This post was written ironically. It was pointed out to me this wasn’t obvious. To be clear the political opinions expressed are not my own! Pinch of salt required while reading. Well, ladies and gentleman, here we are! Another massive milestone conquered. Another prestigious accolade to place in the blogging trophy cabinet. (As if … Read more The Top 5 Greatest Blogging Tips Of All Time Ever (+ 500 Followers)

Tuesday’s Top Tip

You know how we’re always doing one thing but thinking about something else? Like ALWAYS. You know how this is an example of mindlessness not mindfulness? Well I have a little hack for you today. And it’s going to sound silly but I swear it works.  Here it is: When you’re doing something articulate it. … Read more Tuesday’s Top Tip

3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Following a 3-2-1 approach (this week), it contains 3 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 2 quotes from others (that you should read), and 1 things I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week that has helped me grow.Read more 3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Table(t) Manners

Growing up my dad always made a point about having good table manners. He made sure we never chewed food with our mouths open. That we always sat up straight. That we we set the table properly and cleared away and washed the dishes afterwards.  One of the rules was if you didn’t cook, you … Read more Table(t) Manners

Tuesday’s Top Tip

The most successful people in this world understand the importance of cultivating a growth mindset. They understand failure does not mean they are one, only that they have something to learn.  They understand that success is not found in achievement, but from falling in love with the process of self-improvement.  They understand that intelligence and … Read more Tuesday’s Top Tip

4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post to prepare for the best and hope for the worst… Following a 4-3-2-1 approach, it contains 4 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 3 quotes from others (that you should read), and 2 things I’ve been reading, watching or listening to … Read more 4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Tuesday’s Top Tip

For thousands of years we’ve been told we are fallen creatures – outcasts from the garden of Eden. That we are selfish, weak, deeply flawed individuals unworthy of our creator. Taught that our wants and desires are the root cause of all evil. That these are our greatest downfall against which we must make it … Read more Tuesday’s Top Tip

4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that believes the meaning of life is irrelevant… Following a 4-3-2-1 approach, it contains 4 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 3 quotes from others (that you should read), and 2 things I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week that … Read more 4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Tuesday’s Top Tip

There are many people who believe that life is meaningless and argue, for that reason, what’s the point? Why bother? I have two responses. The first is why not? If life is meaningless then you have no reason not to put yourself out there. No excuse not to be courageous. If it doesn’t matter then … Read more Tuesday’s Top Tip

4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

Hello lovely readers and welcome back to Mindset Mondays! The only weekly post that prefers totalitarianism to freedom… Following a 4-3-2-1 approach, it contains 4 thoughts from me (that you should ignore), 3 quotes from others (that you should read), and 2 things I’ve been reading, watching or listening to this week that have helped … Read more 4-3-2-1 Mindset Mondays

The Hopeless Nature Of Hoping

“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end — which you can never afford to lose — with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality.” – Vietnam War. Admiral James Stockdale  Do you want to know the one reason you’re not happy right now?  It’s because … Read more The Hopeless Nature Of Hoping

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