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  • How to Take Risks Like Richard Branson

    2nd Apr 2020 by

    I’ll never forget the day I dropped out of university to start my first business. Not because I’m proud of it… But because it was probably one of the most reckless (and stupid) risks I’ve ever taken. When I reflect on why I did this, I think it was because I thought that the more… Read more

  • The Hidden Opportunities in COVID-19

    19th Mar 2020 by

    I’ve recently gone into self isolation. I did this after finding out that diabetics have a 9.2% chance of death if they catch COVID-19. I’m about a week in, and so far, it’s been surprisingly good.. It’s given me some time to reflect on the big picture in life, the direction I’m going, and also… Read more

  • Making Difficult Decisions

    12th Jan 2020 by

    There comes a point in most of our lives where we find ourselves at a crossroads. Where we have to choose one path over another.  The decision we make will influence the shape of the rest of our lives.  I’ve recently been faced with one of these choices.  In September, I started a Masters conversion… Read more

  • A Kinder, Smarter Approach to Resolutions in 2020

    22nd Dec 2019 by

    I used to think that motivation was the key to change.  Year after year, I would get really motivated in January and then set these ridiculously ambitious resolutions for myself. I’d always start strong, but as the weeks went on, the motivation would wear off, I’d fail at my attempts, and before long, I’d be… Read more

  • My Psychedelic Nightmare

    8th Dec 2019 by

    I had my first (and only) psychedelic experience in 2017.  At the time, I was going through a transition in life. I had quit my job with no concrete plan about what to do next, and was looking for some direction. I had been curious about the power of psychedelics for a long time, having… Read more

  • Not Fitting In

    23rd Nov 2019 by

    I’ll never forget the day I published my first blog post. I was more scared then, than I was before jumping out of a plane on my first skydive. I had wanted to start blogging for years, but kept finding a good excuse to put it off. ‘I’ll start when I have more time.’ ‘It’s… Read more

  • Maslow & The Paradox of Personal Growth

    9th Nov 2019 by

    I should have been over the moon. I had just experienced my biggest ‘success’ with The Weekend University. We had moved our ‘Sleep & Dreams’ event to a new venue, sold all 320 seats, and had three great talks. Normally, we have a ‘pub social’ after every event where attendees get a chance to meet… Read more

  • Seeking Clarity

    1st Nov 2019 by

    I’ve been going through a bit of a crisis lately. My plan is to do a Masters Conversion degree in Psychology this September. But the problem is – I’m not 100% sure about what to do after yet. I know I’m fascinated by the subject, and I know I want to work with people, but… Read more

  • The Evolution of Human Cooperation

    10th Jan 2019 by

    Ever wonder how we went from this: To this? In other words, how did we go from small insignificant primates on the savannas of Africa, to building large cooperative societies with hundreds of millions of members? It’s tempting to think technological innovations were the driving forces. The invention of tools, fire, the printing press, fossil… Read more

  • The Paradox of Risk

    7th Jun 2017 by

    Having just booked a one-way flight to Barcelona with no idea on how it’s going to end up, I’ve been thinking a lot about risk lately.​In the short term, not taking risks means stability and comfort.   In the long term however, avoiding risks and exposing yourself to the occasional bit of volatility and discomfort… Read more

  • Giving it all Away

    4th Jan 2017 by

    There are three types of people: Givers, takers and matchers. Takers like to get more than they give. Matchers aim to preserve an equal balance between giving and getting. Givers prefer to give more than they get, and often give without expecting anything in return. Adam Grant spent 10 years researching the three styles to… Read more

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