Over the past couple of years, it’s fair to say that I’ve been blogging pretty consistently. Over that time, I’ve posted just over 200 pieces in the Optune blog. While I’ve received some great feedback over this time, and got a fair indication from the numbers as to what sorts of posts are the most … Continue reading What would you like to see in this blog?
Writing can be challenging. There are times when you will feel that what you are producing is substandard and just not good enough. Other times, writers block will cast its spell over you and no matter how hard you try, quite simply nothing will come out. Then you start to question your potential, your abilities … Continue reading The perils of a copywriter: It’s not always easy.
Embracing failure is the most important trait that I’ve developed in my career (and my life for that matter). Granted, it took me a long time to get to this point. I no longer get down, frustrated or defensive about my failures. Instead, I have learned to learn from my failures and treat every single … Continue reading Learning to embrace failure.
In 1903, just 8 days before the Wright Brothers made history with the world’s first powered aircraft flight, a reporter at the New York Times wrote an article about them. He mocked their attempts and predicted that it would take at least a million years before mankind would build a flyable aeroplane. History is littered … Continue reading Impossible means nothing when drive, passion and imagination take control.
Ok, so you consider yourself an entrepreneur. You’ve created a great small business there. You’ve worked your butt off. You’ve probably dedicated more hours to it than you care to even think about, and you should be damn proud of yourself. Absolutely! Throughout all those hours you’ve spent with your head down working away, how’s … Continue reading How exercise can make you a better entrepreneur and improve your business as well.
Anyone that knows me will also know that I’ve been a keen runner for many years. Long have I forgone a Sunday sleep in to get out there and pound the pavement instead. I feel extremely fortunate in the current environment that I am still allowed to get out and do what I love. However, … Continue reading The morning run: So much more than just exercise.
How are you feeling? A bit overwhelmed by everything going on in the world at the moment? Of course you are. We all are. These unprecedented times have us all on edge. How’s your writing been going lately? I’m guessing that your motivation levels haven’t exactly been peaking either, or quite possibly the tap of … Continue reading How to rediscover the joy in your writing.
Below is a post that I originally wrote last year, yet I think it’s quite appropriate that it gets another run now as the current environment has many of us slowly shifting into that mindset where we start to feel like a victim, and before we know it, we're sliding into the blame game. … Continue reading When have you really failed? The slippery slope of the blame game.
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Just about anybody that knows me will also know that I’ve been a keen runner for many years. Long have I forgone a Sunday sleep in to get out there and pound the pavement instead. Without a doubt my favourite time to run is first thing in the morning. There’s something magical about being up … Continue reading Starting your day right by going for a run.