39 Insanely Stupid Things You Should Probably Stop Doing

1. Putting your own opinion to a fact. Unless you’re 100% certain – it’s not a fact, and you’re probably making it worse. 2. Waiting for something better to come along before you quit the thing you hate. This goes out to all the people stuck in dead end jobs, […]

My Insane 30 Day Challenge (part 2) – No News or Internet, Plus Daily Workouts and a Ton of Writing

It’s March and that means many things. But for me, it’s time for another one of my insane and pointless 30 day challenges. 18 months ago I did one of these and I found it incredibly, erm, what’s the word? Oh yes… challenging. If you want to check it out, […]

4 Imaginary Problems You’re Experiencing Right Now (and how to fix them)

It’s human nature to believe we’re just one small change away from greatness. If only we could do this or do that – everything would be perfect. Our wants, wishes, dreams and desires mix with our regrets, our pain and our envy to create the perfect illusion of a puzzle […]

6 Survival Tips For the Recently Unemployed (or how quitting your job can rock your world)

Have you ever been fired from a job? Not in a mutual termination, or a ‘sorry, we’re not renewing your contract’ kind of way, but a proper disciplinary hearing followed by a swift kick up the arse and a see you later (and never come back) kind of way. I […]

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 […]

7 Underrated, Yet Inspiring Books That Everyone Should Read

Books are awesome. Person does stuff – someone writes it down – others read it. It’s as simple as that. Every significant event in the history of mankind has been recorded for the benefit of those who follow. Every little detail of this planet we call Earth is contained within […]

Do You Work In Retail? 7 Reasons Why You Must Quit Your Job, NOW!

When all is said and done, what we choose to do for a living is a clear reflection of the person we are inside; a window to the soul, a looking glass into how we perceive our own place in the world. There are high achievers and the unemployed, the […]

5 Reasons Why Everyone Secretly Hates You (and how to change your ways)

Think back to the last time you tried to impress someone. What did you do? Maybe it was for a job interview and you spent hours memorising the history of the company in the hope it would dazzle your potential employer. Maybe you prepared for a hot date by pushing […]

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 […]

Looking After Number One – 4 Reasons Why You Need To Be More Selfish

As a kid I remember feeling incredibly impatient at a friend’s birthday party. There were many of us sat around a large table and I was almost raging at the lack of chocolate fingers. Well, to be brutally honest, I had eaten most of them, but that wasn’t the point. […]

Are You Getting Better Or Are You Happy Being Average?

“Life’s barely long enough to get good at one thing. So be careful what you get good at.” – Rust Cohle After many years as the go-to leading man for dire romantic comedies and roles that required nothing more than standing around without a shirt – Matthew McConaughey’s transition into […]

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. […]

Yes and No – The Only Two Words You Will Ever Need

The sense of impending doom was unbearable; I felt trapped, unable to escape the horror that would surely engulf my existence. Every minute that passed felt like an hour; it always does when you have nowhere to go. My time was almost up and I could feel the adrenaline flow […]

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 […]

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 […]