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…

Zepp (aka The Quest for Improvement)

Have you ever wanted to get better at anything but struggled because it was something complex? I have. In fact my two passions at the moment, Golf and Table Tennis both fit that description. Both of these activities ritually humiliate and frustrate me. Golf is well known for being a difficult and frustrating sport. To master it is difficult as it’s a very technical game and a lot of the movements necessary to perform a really good golf swing consistently are a little counter-intuitive compared to the movements we are used to making in our everyday lives. I won’t go … Read The Full Article …

YouTubers (aka A World with Blurred Boundaries)

What did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be an architect. OK, so I ended up giving up on that idea because when I looked into it it seemed a very long route to get there with lots of years of study before I’d actually start earning any decent money – so I went into IT instead – but I still think architect would have been pretty cool for me. I suppose for a stretch of my career I did end up working in (IT) Strategy & Architecture, so that’s something. My son also likes … Read The Full Article …

XMas (aka How To Have a Happy, Stress-Free XMas)

Unfortunately, for a lot of people, Christmas is often a stressful time … At this present moment in time with problems in the world economy, many people feel like the expense of Christmas is the last thing they need. But it doesn’t have to be expensive, or stressful at all. Doesn’t Everybody Love Christmas? I always assumed everybody loved Christmas: the cards, the food, the presents, being with the family. Until I heard a radio show a few weeks ago saying that November, December and January are the most difficult months for people who suffer from depression because of the … Read The Full Article …

Water (aka Why You Should Drink More H2O)

I reckon it’s fair to say that a lot of us take this ‘free raw material’ for granted… Can you imagine a world without water? It wouldn’t be very nice, would it? …but access to good, clean, drinkable water is a privilege and don’t you forget it – and a privilege to relatively few people if you look across the globe. Drinking More Water Drinking more water is definitely a good idea. How many calories? Zero. Well, there you go then. Did you know that often when we feel hungry, it’s actually our body craving water. At least if you … Read The Full Article …