5 Popular Self-Help Tips That Are Full of Shit

You’re not very happy are you? Be honest. There is something nagging away. As your friends are chatting, cracking jokes and enjoying a glass of wine; you’re trying to join in with the fun but something is holding you back. An invisible rope, fastened around your torso, tightening the slack […]

How I Quit My Job, Built My Guitar Tuition Business From Scratch And Gained 25 Students In Under 18 Months

I’m no entrepreneur. It seems as though everyone brands themselves as one these days but I have no idea what being an entrepreneur actually means. The word conjures up an image of a smug guy in his early twenties, slick hairstyle, with an equally shocking suit to match. Either that […]

Always Wear Your Game Face – 4 Reasons Why Preparation Is The Key To Success

I’ve always considered myself to be just average talent and what I have is a ridiculous, insane, obsessiveness for practice and preparation. My father used to say all the time, ‘Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.’ So if you stay ready, you ain’t gotta get ready. That is how I […]

Just Because I’m Not Alone Doesn’t Mean I’m Not Lonely

Among the many misconceptions regarding depression, the most dangerous is the widely held belief that if someone looks fine, then they are fine. The truth is – those who are battling depression are the greatest method actors of our time; living every second of every day via a persona created […]

If The Answers Aren’t Frightening Enough Then You Need To Start Asking Scarier Questions

Who on earth wants to be scared? If you aren’t raising your hand with the speed of a schoolboy who’s just wet his pants, then you darn well should be. Yes, this is another one of those ‘fear is nothing to be afraid of’ articles, but with a little twist. […]

You’re Already Dead! – The Ultimate Guide To Kicking Death’s Ass

Death is the ultimate taboo subject – something that all of us think about but we rarely bring it up in conversation because of the fear being labelled a weirdo. Whilst there are many articles and blog posts out there that discuss how people deal with grief and the loss […]

The Most Important Question You Will Ever Ask Yourself

“What am I actually doing to change my life?” Think about that for a second. I’ll wait… … Seriously, what are you currently doing to change your life situation? Are you one of these people who ‘talks the talk’ but when actually pressed for a bit of action, you retreat […]

3 Confidence Hacks To Kill Your Inner Shyness

What is confidence? How do we get it? Why have I lost it? Where are my trousers? These are all really important questions that we must deal with throughout our lives but sometimes it can be tricky coming up with a suitable answer. Confidence is fragile. It comes and goes […]

Stop Using Your Age as an Excuse!

I sat on the edge of my bed, gazing at the TV – in awe at how this little bald man could manipulate so many instruments to his every whim. The guitar he had strapped on was almost double his size yet his stature and confidence gave the illusion that […]

4 Terrifying Life Lessons We Only Learn As We Age (and how to accept them)

Here is a little secret. I have no idea what I am doing half of the time. I plan things out like a regular sane person and I have a vague idea of the future but quite often things don’t always go the way I want them too. Like the […]

6 Scary Life Situations That We Should All Learn To Love

Are you allowing fear to challenge your decision making? Life is an assault course with obstacles at every turn. Some of these are real, whilst many are simply imaginary – that is, we place far too much importance and mental effort in worrying about situations that are quite often nothing […]

Monkey See, Monkey Do – A Tale Of Mimicry

How many of you are familiar with the TV show ‘The Walking Dead’? Actually it doesn’t matter if you aren’t – any zombie show or movie will do. You may have noticed that the life (death) of a zombie is a pretty simple one. They merely shuffle forwards, not knowing […]

If it’s not difficult, then you’re doing it wrong!

How many of you complain and moan when something doesn’t go your way? How about when you take up a new hobby or try something that you have never done before? Do you hate learning new skills? Yes, juggling chainsaws is pretty darn difficult so stop doing that. It’s not […]

The Idiots Guide To Being An Idiot

The more I read about personal development, the more I realise that everyone has it all back to front. The goal shouldn’t be to improve ourselves. It should be to screw up as often as possible because that’s infinitely more interesting. If we lived in a perfect world then life […]

Do one thing every day that scares you

Fear is one of the most frustrating emotions we can experience. Yes there is an evolutionary reason why we have it, but in today’s world, it can often just get in the way. It is the glass ceiling that prevents us from truly living and being the person we want […]