Talking to Strangers – Malcolm Gladwell

talking-to-strangers

I’ve read almost all of Malcolm Gladwell’s books – The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, David and Goliath. The only one I have not read is What the Dog Saw, which for completeness, I’ve just decided I should read. I’ve also recently enjoyed his podcast, Revisionist History that I wrote about here, so was excited about his new book Talking to Strangers. Continue reading “Talking to Strangers – Malcolm Gladwell”

How do you use Self Help?

Self-Help-Books

I read a post by Mark Manson that said there are 2 approaches to improving yourself-

1) The self-improvement junkie. The junkie has this constant gnawing feeling that there’s still some magic tip or technique or piece of information out there that will create their next big breakthrough Continue reading “How do you use Self Help?”

Overestimating others. Underestimating yourself.

Clark Kent

One of my first posts on this blog was about the Imposter syndrome (I now know it should be called a “phenomenon”, not a syndrome).

The imposter phenomenon is that however experienced or successful you are, there’s always the doubt and feeling at one day the fraud police will tap you on the shoulder and tell you that you’ve been found out and they know that you don’t know what you’re doing. Continue reading “Overestimating others. Underestimating yourself.”

Podcasts – Tidy Up Your Life Admin

Podcast

This is going to be a series of posts about tidying up the general clutter in digital life. It’s very much the “One day” category of decluttering. “One day I will look/listen/read this thing” but you never do and it just builds up and up! This second post is about podcasts. Continue reading “Podcasts – Tidy Up Your Life Admin”

Email subscriptions – Tidy Up Your Life Admin

Email subscriptions

This is going to be a series of posts about tidying up the general clutter in digital life. It’s very much the “One day” category of decluttering. “One day I will look/listen/read this thing” but you never do and it just builds up and up! The first post is about email subscriptions. Continue reading “Email subscriptions – Tidy Up Your Life Admin”

Why Habits are more important than Goals

Habits

Rich Roll recently did a podcast with James Clear about his book Atomic Habits . It’s a great listen. I find it so interesting why sometimes making a change is easy and sometimes it seems impossible. I enjoyed it so much I want to give you a little breakdown of it. Here are a few snippets from the podcast –

What is a habit?

A habit is a behaviour that’s been repeated enough times to become automatic. Continue reading “Why Habits are more important than Goals”

Why wait? Get a head start!

Why wait

I’ve seen a few things over the last few weeks stating people saying-

“I can’t wait till the New Year so I can relax/get more sleep/start training/sort my life”

I have thought the exact same thing myself. Things have been fairly hectic recently and putting stuff off until January is a great bit of procrastination. Continue reading “Why wait? Get a head start!”

More Consistent with your Consistency

Windmiler Autumn Quarter - Consistency

I’ve been struggling recently. For one reason or another, I’ve missed a lot of training sessions. I’ve not been eating so well, put some weight on and lost a chunk of fitness. When I do train or run, I go berserk for a few days, then do f*ck all for a week. This has been the cycle of the past month or so. Continue reading “More Consistent with your Consistency”