Work is life, life is work

Work is life, life is work

Last year, I got really caught up in the pressure to create more ‘work/life balance.’  This year, I’m accepting something different about myself: my work is a part of my life, and the two are inextricable. It’s OK that I sometimes work in the evenings after the...
Can you start again?

Can you start again?

How many times can you start again?  As many as you like, I think. People talk about it all the time: be good at quitting, be ready to move on, fail fast. Don’t get stuck, because momentum is the only way: if it’s not working now, it never will.  But in...
15 years in my pocket

15 years in my pocket

For the last 15 years I’ve been carrying a book around in my pocket. It’s called Zen Flesh, Zen Bones. I’m not a zen Buddhist, but this book has taught me loads. In one story, someone accidentally makes soup with chopped up snake in it. In another, a teacher answers...
You

You

Yes, you. It’s been a long week (a long month, a long life?) and you’re tired. But now isn’t the time to sit back and do nothing because you’ve got something to say. You’ve got something to change.  You don’t know what it is, exactly, that you need to say? That’s...
The power of working on, not in

The power of working on, not in

In case you hadn’t noticed, this website’s pretty new. And when I asked Tom and Ellie at Brand New Notebook to make it with me, I didn’t realise I was about to do something HUGE.  For the first time, I dedicated a load of desk hours to working on my business,...