The Jar of Life

It’s very easy to live minute by minute, day by day. But are you doing what you really want to do? You still haven’t started your yoga lessons. You wanted to learn Spanish. You did order the book, opened it once and stopped there. You wanted to volunteer but you never, ever get enough time for you and your family, let alone others… Do you know the story about filling up a jar with rocks (well, big stones), pebbles (small stones) and sand? What do you start with in order to fit them all in? If you start with the … Read The Full Article …

Ignorance

A lot of people see ignorance as an insult, a word with negative connotations. I don’t. I see ignorance as something perfectly natural. We are ignorant before we are educated about something. Before knowledge comes ignorance. In other words, the solution to ignorance is fairly simple, it is knowledge usually best achieved via education. The reason I feel this simple truth is worth harping on about is that a lot of problems in life, I believe, are mis-understood as problems when in fact they are just examples of ignorance (which we’ve already established is nothing negative, it’s just a state … Read The Full Article …

Habits: How To Achieve Incredible Things

Has a single thought ever changed your life radically? It happens to me all of the time. All of the time. … and I’m just talking about small changes, but what I’m discovering more and more is that small changes count. Before I go on (well, before you read on), this is a re-posting of something I wrote a few years back on the fascinating subject of Habits. It’s actually one of a few posts I wrote on the subject, this one (which I hope you will continue to read) and the following posts about how we form habits (and … Read The Full Article …

Geo-Arbitrage: Quick and Effective Lifestyle Design

One of my favourite topics but something I often struggle to get across to people. Well, let’s give it a try here. I’d like to explain what it is, why it can be a key tool in finding financial freedom and why I find the concept so interesting. Basically, Geo-Arbitrage is awesome. Like a lot of awesome things, it is stupidly simple and boils down to nothing but good old common sense. Arbitrage First of all, let’s look at arbitrage. Just briefly. Let’s use wikipedia. I quote: “In economics and finance, arbitrage (US: /???rb?tr???/, UK: /???b?tr?d?/, UK: /???b??tr???/) is the … Read The Full Article …

Food (aka My Latest Weight-Loss Strategy)

Something that is driving me crazy lately is Food. The stuff we eat. It’s driving me crazy because I just can’t seem to get a proper handle on it. With a lot of things I’ve been able to achieve my goals with a bit of determination, a system, some impressive will-power, some powerful motivation or a combination of these factors. but Food… My Problems With Food Here are some of the problems I have with it… 1. Choices & Availability of Amazing Food Being someone who is fairly well travelled and open-minded, I love and have always loved learning about … Read The Full Article …

End-Gaining (aka The Dangers of Being Too Results Oriented)

For a long time I’ve been a fan of trusting nature to know what’s best for us. What’s best for our bodies, our diets, our well-being, our communities and the world we live in. However, whilst philosophically believing in the power of nature, in mindfulness, in healing naturally, eating naturally, thinking naturally and moving naturally, I fail to do a lot of these things a lot of the time. Nothing is wiser than nature. I have a sweet tooth and eat sugary, processed food way too much, even though I know it is bad for me. I have poor posture … Read The Full Article …

Democracy (Political Rant)

Rant alert… oh, and I may get a little bit political… (sorry) Why would I want to write about Democracy? Democracy is a good thing, right? What’s to discuss? Well, I always thought democracy was a good thing but perhaps now I think it’s just the best we have whilst in itself being as fundamentally flawed as any other system. Most things don’t work in their extremes but do work in some kind of moderation. e.g. drinking a fine wine. Extreme Capitalism doesn’t work (too unfair on poorer in society) – nor does extreme Socialism/Communism (not enough meritocratic incentives for … Read The Full Article …

Crowdsourcing: What It Is, How It Works, Why You Should Care & How To Do It!

Crowdsourcing is here to stay. It’s a subject I find fascinating because it combines three of my favorite things: efficiency, simplicity and community. And I’d like to demonstrate to you what it is, how it works and why you should care. So we have a lot to cover here. This is probably going to be a pretty long post but bear with me because it will be worth it. Let’s start at the beginning… What Is Crowdsourcing? Well here is the wikipedia definition: Crowdsourcing is a process that involves outsourcing tasks to a distributed group of people. This process can … Read The Full Article …

Blogging (aka How To Write A Blog Post)

Just write it. Getting started is the hardest part. There’s nothing difficult about the process of actually writing a blog post. Get yourself onto WordPress (don’t bother using any other platform if you’re just getting started), click on New Post and then write something. Make it rough and ready, say what you think, have something you want to say of course, but then just say it. The Headline There is a lot you can put into a good headline. Subscribe to a few popular blogs about blogging (just google it, it won’t take you long to find the top ones. … Read The Full Article …

Automation (aka Efficiency Hack #10: How to Supercharge your Efficiency with If This Then That)

This Efficiency Hack is going to be a little longer than normal because I want to tell you a story… If you want to skip to the usual brief overview without my little story then click here: How To Automate Your Internet Based Tasks Before Picture: Anti-Automation OK, so I’m exaggerating a little to call it anti-automation, but here is my true story of someone (well, many people actually) doing things manually to a ridiculous extent and me automating all of that…