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1k a Day or 1k for Charity – Blackmail for Writers

Sunday, August 1st, 2010 Posted in goals, writing | 1 Comment »

It shouldn't have come down to this, there is motivation and there is blackmail. It certainly could seem as if I've now subjected myself to the final kind in order to ensure I complete my first draft of my first ...

Traveling Away From Yourself

Friday, February 26th, 2010 Posted in advice, goals, travel | No Comments »

I've recently returned home after spending the year so far (and the last few days of 2009) travelling South East Asia at a manic pace with a very good friend. In that time we covered 4 countries (Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam & ...

Baffle Them With Bullshit

Monday, October 12th, 2009 Posted in goals, personal, writing | No Comments »

The rise of bullshit. It's everywhere. "If you can't convince them, confuse them." - Harry S. Truman Or as my old teacher said - "If you cant dazzle them with brilliance, then baffle them with bullshit." In interviews politicians and the like dance ...

Clearing House

Sunday, June 28th, 2009 Posted in goals, personal, writing | 2 Comments »

I'm officially clearing house, not my personal belongings, but my backlog of draft posts. I had well over 50 drafts in various stages of completion (from a few lines of notes, to dot pointed outlines and a few 600+ word drafts). Basically ...

Ready – Fire – Aim

Thursday, April 16th, 2009 Posted in advice, goals, personal, writing | 4 Comments »

I have been one of those e people who often aims for perfection, but never gets even close. There is nothing particularly wrong with that. However I have also been one of those people who also gives up when I believe ...

Picking Fights To Succeed

Monday, April 6th, 2009 Posted in advice, goals, personal, writing | No Comments »

Who is your enemy, your rival? After my recent posts about the rivalry between the worlds most famous inventors and ideas, I began thinking about major achievements/advancements and how they come about. Competition is something that brings out the best in most people. ...

How I Achived My Dream Work Experience

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009 Posted in advice, goals, personal, writing | 2 Comments »

Today I'm incredibly excited - it's a big goals day. I just ticked off one of my ultimate goals by writing an ebook about how you can get the work experience or internship of your dreams. Several years ago I ticked off ...

My Ultimate Goals Revealed

Monday, March 9th, 2009 Posted in advice, goals, personal, writing | 3 Comments »

Today I'm sharing for the first time my list of lifetime goals. I have been writing down and achieving these goals for about eight years, but until now I have kept them to myself. As I have previously mentioned the catalyst ...

Looking Forward and Looking Back

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009 Posted in goals, personal, travel, writing | 4 Comments »

Without a sense of direction in life we can be lost amidst a sea of turmoil, being pushed from one wave to another, sometimes sinking sometimes floating but never sure of where we may wash up. This is the primary reason ...

Overcome Your Fears

Saturday, December 13th, 2008 Posted in advice, goals | No Comments »

We are occasionally faced with a challenge that is seemingly insurmountable, something that strikes fear in our hearts yet we still yearn to conquer. The challenge may be physical, but the primary component stopping us is always psychological. Our subconscious is ...