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Crafting a Decade Roadmap: Vision, Mission, and Values for a Purposeful Future

I thrive with structure. Therefore I’m always looking for good frameworks and models for self-development and self-improvement. The “decade roadmap” is something I’ve developed to help me create a clear, structured path to achieve my personal and professional goals. I found it a great way to allow me…

The power of unplugging: Finding clarity in my weekend run

I run 5k in 27 - 30 mins. In today’s world, having no “input” or distractions for 30 mins is a challenge as people simply can’t sit with their thoughts. Letting my body do the work and letting my brain just think was the greatest reset I’ve had this whole year.…

Lessons from leadership: Reflections on my journey

Some may call it a weakness, but my style of leadership is inspired by the likes of Warren Buffett, who often stresses the significance of measuring every act against what you would be happy to have written about on the front page of a national newspaper…

Public build log and thoughts on building in public

Creating social proof, that is demonstrating practical expertise and know how, is an essential ingredient to success, particualry in the days when the façade of pure-breed managers is under pressure.…

Organisations don’t change behavior, people do.

Companies often struggle to adapt and embrace new strategies and tools. I believe that this struggle is only going to accelerate in the coming years with the hyper-growth of ai and ai-powered tools, assistants and the like. But no doubt change can be disruptive for both business and teams.…

Thoughts on innovation

Most of us understand the importance of innovation in driving growth and maintaining a competitive edge. But, it's easy to get too comfortable and stick to what's always worked.…

⛵️Like a sailing boat

Think of a company like a sailing boat. This simple analogy keeps business management easy and simple to understand.…

Thoughts on time ownership in today's world.

No doubt this is the objective of many people, and of course for most people ironically almost it takes time to get to the point in which you own your own time.…

Three principles for empowering your team

Since September 2020, I have been a senior manager and shareholder in a creative consultancy and I wanted to take some time to reflect upon my journey to management, taking a deep dive into one of the most difficult yet essential aspects of better management and that’s empowering your team.…

Mastery

Mastery by Robert Greene is probably one of the most unique self-help style books I've picked up in a while. It centers around detailed mini-biographies of historic and present day masters such as Darwin, Da Vinci, Paul Graham and more. But what I really liked is that these mini-biographies deeply…

The Art of The Good Life

This book is a toolkit designed for practical living. Here you'll find fifty-two happiness hacks - from guilt-free shunning of technology to gleefully paying your parking tickets - that are certain to optimize your happiness. These tips may not guarantee you a good life, but they'll give you a better…

The 4-Hour Work Week

In a world in which it’s all go go go and our brains are in constant overload, it’s easy to forget the big question: > What am I really working for For most of us the answer is going to be rich - time rich that is. Despite some…

How Morning and Evening Routines Have Changed My Life

Largely due to spending more time at home and embracing the hybrid workplace like so many of us, it’s become increasingly necessary, but also valuable to my wellbeing to ensure that each day starts and ends with certain routines that ensure I’m running things at my peak-performance.…

Lessons Learned from my Lockdown Monk Mode

Monk mode is the “deliberate elimination, partial or complete, of social interactions, unhealthy habits, and ‘time-wasting’ activities with the purpose of focusing solely on a specific self-development goal.”…

My top productivity apps for 2021

Here are the four apps that I’ve been loving in 2021 and have found to make my content consumption more meaningful. Especially for students, creatives and entrepreneurial types, having dedicated tools and systems in place to organize different content.…

My Top 5 "No Code" Tools of 2020

As creating things on the internet becomes more accessible we’re no longer limited to the handful of engineers that can code. This has and will continue to result in huge growth, and increased competition, of tools, business and ideas from all kinds of people.…

My Biggest Learning from Ray Dalio's Principles

Whilst this specific idea of Dalio’s and his other principles might not be the easiest to implement, finding ways to apply them in a more practical way, can provide a good starting point and perspective to most people’s work and life.…

Using Automation to Boost Productivity in the Workplace

Anything from getting reminders to drink water every hour via Telegram, to hand washing reminders when I’m close by my apartment. But during the last week I stumbled across an awesome Podcast over on Indie Hackers.…

Unique Productivity Apps for Creative Focus

As you may or may not know, I regularly post productivity tips and tools on my blog and YouTube channel. So I thought it would be fitting to share with you my most recent article all about my current favorite apps in my ‘productivity stack’.…