A late installment written in retrospect. I fear that this blog will be more of a rant at the NHS than anything else. I am struck by the kindness and openness of people who work in the healthcare system in England. The people who toil every day and are doing the important work - taking… Continue reading NHS Health Startup – Part Two
What's your Why? It doesn't matter what it is. It could be that you want to help others, be the richest person in town, be the most knowledgeable, most caring, most outrageous... If you don't have a good Why, one that you are attached to deeply, you will use the What and the How as an excuse… Continue reading The Why, The What & The How
I taught myself how to play the guitar from the age of 11 - the hard way - mainly by ear. There was simply no other way to learn back then. When I was 11, the internet still felt like a baby. But, soon people were uploading music notation/tablature, lessons on how to play the guitar,… Continue reading Are You Ready?
Having a job implies being told by someone higher up in the ladder to do something in a way that they want you to do it. You can also choose to do your "work". Your work is your art and it is what you feel most excited and enthused about. Your job is not your… Continue reading Your Job & Your Work
Influence or be influenced Double book review today! Both of these books will change your life! These two books should be taught in all schools across the world. Why? Because they teach the basics of human interaction. Influencing people is something we do all day everyday. You may disagree with the premise of the book… Continue reading Influence & Yes! by Robert Cialdini
Innovation = doing something new James Wright reacted boric acid with silicone oil in 1943. This resulted in a rubbery substance which bounced when dropped, but was also stretchy and gooey. Unfortunately, the substance would not hold it's shape. As hard as Mr Wright tried to stabilise the substance to replace traditional rubber he couldn't.… Continue reading Innovation Vs Entrepreneurship
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbZmzFkq4TA Beethoven's 23rd Sonata, Third Movement I was playing the guitar the other day and found myself playing Beethoven's 23rd Sonata. I hadn't played it in a very long time and memories of learning how to play it came flooding back. I remembered recording a video of me playing a part of it a few… Continue reading The One Secret to Getting Good At Anything
"Today you're going to listen to some music, then pair up with someone and then make a piece of music to play in front of the rest of the class." Everyone loved music lessons at school. Even the people who sucked and had no musical talent whatsoever. Usually at the end of the lesson the… Continue reading Give Yourself Permission To Fail
So have an off day today from work, so I packed it full of things to do to get my idea/first start up off of the ground. I originally started this blog to keep people in the loop and let people see how I overcome each obstacle on my way to starting my first startup as… Continue reading NHS Health Startup – Part One
I had a really awkward experience the other day. When I walked into the morning meeting at work everyone was talking about me for some reason. Not in a bad way. In a really good way. They were talking about how I can speak several languages, can play the guitar, how I'm starting my new business and I'm… Continue reading Have You Arrived?