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Writing since 2010, I explore and share ideas around personal growth, creativity, design, branding, business, strategy and technology.
Constant learning and self-improvement can and must be done for great life results. – Farnam Street I saw this quote the other day, and it struck me, because sometimes I think to myself, ‘why the obsession with personal development?’ I may not be consistent with the...read more
The resilience of the human spirit is something to marvel at. Across the globe, every day, every person is fighting a battle. For some, the skirmishes are small and minor, first world type problems. For others, it’s outright war, for other still, it is literally life...read more
Someone asked me the other day how I managed to stay upbeat, and full of energy. What keeps me going? What keeps me so fired up? I was pleasantly surprised, because I don’t particularly see myself that way. My answer included a bunch of things like growing older and...read more
I’ve never been punched in the mouth. At least not literarily. And not in recent memory. Perhaps last in some childhood scuffle. But I get punched in the mouth every week. Some weeks, I get punched every day. Metaphorically speaking. By life. By adulting…read more
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of watching Barack Obama speak live at the 16thNelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg.
I thought of capturing some of my thoughts on his lecture, and the title ‘The audacity of hope’ came to mind…read more
Yet another gem from Gary Vee. It was something he said in passing, talking about business and social media – It’s either you are on the offensive, going out there and conquering ground, or you are on the defensive, pulling back, trying to protect the little that you...read more
Sometime mid-June, I was working with colleagues on a presentation that was going to Absa and we were confused about whether to use the Barclay’s blue or the Absa red as the basis for the document. After a bit of research, I found out Absa was actually going to be relaunching a brand-new look in July. I was intrigued…read more
What do you think about when you think of success? Something big right? Like buying that house or buying the car. Hitting that number in the account or starting that family. Maybe it is bagging that degree, or chilling on a yacht sipping mimosas. Perhaps you more...read more
Fuck your gonna - Gary Vaynerchuk That was the closing statement of one of Gary’s videos I watched the other day. I really hate to reference the same person twice in a row on these blogs. But Gary is dope af, and at this point, I am writing these just before I post...read more
If there is one thing I’ve come to see over the years of working and living is that generally, things tend to take longer than you think and certainly longer than you’d like. From small things like the design jobs I work on, to the bigger long-term projects, they can...read more