Sensory Storms

sensory storm

The squall, like most weather, builds fast, thunderous and dark on the horizon.

We know what to expect, the winds of existence whipping around us, damp and rotten in our nostrils.

It hits quick, a ferocious attack.

Non-Negotiables: How to Stick to Your Habits

man's determined face implying non-negotiables

Non-negotiables are essential habits for success.

Are you using them effectively…

Or are you by ravaged by transient emotions?

If it’s the latter, it may be time to draw a line in the sand.

Habits: Creating Systems for a Successful Existence

healthy habits

Do you have successful habits and routines or are you winging each day as it comes?

If you have a vision for your life, it’s tempting to sit back and imagine yourself fulfilling that personal prophecy…

Without doing the hard work required to make it a reality.

This is where getting strict with yourself and implementing repeatable behaviours is essential to make progress.

In this article, we’ll explore what’s required.

Intentional Living

intentional living desk setup

If you’re tired of living your life on autopilot, intentional living might be the answer.

Many of us coast through life seemingly unchoosing and are suddenly surprised to find we’re not where we want to be.

In this article, we’ll to explore how to regain a semblance of autonomy.

Let’s dive in.

The Acting As If Principle: Enhance Your Performance

acting as if principle james dean

What if I told you there was a way to jack into the Matrix and download the skills of successful people?

Ok…I’ll be honest, we’re not there yet.

But acting as if can still help.

Although it does require a good dose of hard work and imagination, it can fast track your progress…

Let’s see how it works.

Goals: Setting Yourself up for Success


Do you have a grand life plan or an as yet unfulfilled goal?

Do you roll around in your pants on the sofa imagining how great life could be, but doing nothing about it?

If you’re not where you want to be in life, put the nacho down amigo, as this article’s for you.

OMAD: My Experience Eating One Meal a Day

omad banana

Considering changing your diet and trying the One Meal a Day (OMAD) fast?

Well, so did I.

This article documents my experience with the approach in one of my 30-day challenges (spoiler: experiment failed – read on to discover why), accompanied by a daily diary of insights.

Some Thoughts on Suffering

suffering woman

“Life is suffering”, as the Buddha said.

Waking up on a cold, dark winter morning and slogging your way to work, you might sympathise.

So, why persevere in the face of such hardship? Even when it can all seem a bit well…pointless…

Good question.

Leadership: A Guide to Gaining Influence

leadership origami display

Do you want to improve your leadership skills?

To influence and persuade your peer group?

Perhaps you want to claw your way up the oily professional totem pole of career or simply become a slick social operator.

If so, becoming an effective leader is imperative.

But how do you master this dark art?

The Familiarity Heuristic: Worthwhile Principle or Unhelpful Bias?

familiarity with childhood teddy bear

Have you ever persisted with something that wasn’t in your best interests?

Either a job you disliked, a destructive habit or unfulfilling relationship?

It’s not that we don’t know what to do, rather we just can’t bring ourselves to do it.

Why is that? I mean, if we can diagnose the problem, it should be an easy fix.