Pursuing your passion isn’t quite right – do this instead.

I just finished an incredible read in The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It is a small, brilliantly crafted fable, in which you follow the main character Santiago on his quest for a hidden treasure that he has literally just dreamt about. To pursue his “Personal Legend,” Santiago follows the omens as they lead him on… Continue reading Pursuing your passion isn’t quite right – do this instead.

Create Life Mantras to enjoy life and increase happiness

Using Life Mantras to keep you on track with what really matters. A few years ago, I started to create a Life Crafting notebook. It sounds important, but it was simply created using the Notes app on my phone to jot down things I wanted to remember to better my life. My Life Crafting notebook… Continue reading Create Life Mantras to enjoy life and increase happiness

A letter from my 80 year old self

The best motivation comes from one person: yourself Last year during my mini-retirement, I picked up a copy of The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. The Artist’s Way is a 12 week program mainly intended for artists to re-harness their creativity. Even though I am not an “artist” in the traditional sense, the actual program and exercises… Continue reading A letter from my 80 year old self

Why I ditched a traditional Bucket List and switched to this instead

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How to take your Bucket List to the next level For anyone who follows my work, you know that I love making lists! I have lists for everything – from tracking my happiness to life mantras and goal setting. If there is a way to make a list for it, I probably have done it.… Continue reading Why I ditched a traditional Bucket List and switched to this instead

“Hell Yeah! or no.” – a framework to help make better decisions

Use this rule if you’re often over-committed or too scattered. If you’re not saying “HELL YEAH!” about something, say “no”. Derek Sivers, Anything You Want It’s the mantra that Derek Sivers writes about in his book, Anything You Want, to help make a more focussed decision or weed out the crap from your life. He… Continue reading “Hell Yeah! or no.” – a framework to help make better decisions