Category: Life

  • Stoic Journaling

    I explore stoicism, as it relates to journaling and self-observation, as well as using the stoic mobile app to encourage and build the habit.

  • Allow other people to read your mind

    When growing a team, implementing new processes, or even when scoping a new project where you feel you have a clear outcome you’d like to see, it can be so tempting to tell yourself that you “just wish the team could read your mind”, or that the team would just “know how to follow the […]

  • Real Revolutionaries

    A real revolutionary fights for what is right, but brings in love and light. A real revolutionary, is peaceful and non-violent, but strong and potent. A real revolutionary is a soul rebel, unconquerable. The above words from Gregory G Ras have been reminding me of what’s important to remember during times like these we’re experiencing […]

  • Guidelines for Peaceful Co-existence

    I find there are two core “rules” or “guidelines” I see myself reminding myself and those around me of regularly, which are among the longer list of what I’ll refer to as “guidelines for peaceful co-existence”. These are some base principles which, when applied, can lead to reduced internal worry/struggle, and a generally more peaceful […]

  • An approach to self-coaching

    I discuss a self-coaching model, and how it can help you work through day to day issues you’re presented with.

  • Taking stock of our inboxes

    We live in a very busy world. As small as we’re perceiving our world to be in many ways (eg: communicating across the globe in an instant, being able to keep track of friends and family regardless of their location, getting instant insight into the worlds of others, and sharing insights from within our own […]

  • Curbing Social Media Habits

    I recently “took the plunge” and removed the Facebook app from my mobile phone. Frankly, I’d read simply too much about Facebook “listening in”, and decided it was time to curb this habit and see what happened. What happened next was enlightening, and sparked an interest in how to slowly curb this mindless habit.

  • Being more direct

    I’ve heard semi-regularly that, as South Africans, we tend to not be very direct in our communications. For example, we may say something like “you may not want to do that”, when what we really mean is “don’t do that”. This sounds small, yet has a definite snowball effect. Changing this approach is something I’ve […]

  • Evaluating and optimising my time while learning

    I’m someone who enjoys gathering as much information as possible on a topic, as I enjoy the context. Practically, this often translates to picking up a new podcast (for example) and starting right at the beginning (even if there are hundreds of episodes). I feel this helps to provide context for where the podcast began, […]

  • There’s always room for one more; thoughts on competition

    Thoughts on competition, competing in a saturated market, and a theory on how to ignite an “old” or “boring” idea.