Hater’s Gonna’ Hate

There's something repulsive about professional critics.  Whether it's a music critic or a food critic I hate them. I know I'm not the only one who feels this way. There's something obscene about a creator busting their ass off to make something special, only to be judged and critiqued by a no good for nothing… Continue reading Hater’s Gonna’ Hate

Specifically Not Obvious

How do you figure out what advice to listen to? Most of the advice that you come across from books, courses, teachers, articles etc is very general. You know the type of advice intuitively as you've already heard the answers a million times. For example, I recently came across an article where the interviewer was… Continue reading Specifically Not Obvious

When It Feels Like You’re Pushing A Rock Uphill

There's a running gag in "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia". One of the main characters keeps getting more and more fat in the name of "cultivating mass".  He claims that he's not obese, but muscular and strong. The reason the gag is funny is because there are so many people out there who claim they're… Continue reading When It Feels Like You’re Pushing A Rock Uphill

If It Looks & Swims & Quacks Like A Duck, It Might Not Be A Duck

I was shocked at what the pyramids looked like up close when I went to Egypt.  I always thought that they'd be smooth* on the outside.  But when I got up close to them they were made of very large stones. Pyramids of Giza More recently I found out that many of the Greek and… Continue reading If It Looks & Swims & Quacks Like A Duck, It Might Not Be A Duck

Is Someone Getting The Best Of You?

True story. I was once working in a hospital that was desperately short of doctors to cover the night shift.  The hospital somehow managed to find a senior doctor to cover one of the night shifts to oversee the work of the junior doctors, admit new patients and ensure patients were safe over night. Usually… Continue reading Is Someone Getting The Best Of You?

How To Measure Your Life

It is unusual how when you insist on measuring something, you often end up measuring what actually doesn't matter.  Often the thing you end up measuring is a distant relative of something meaningful. Modern medicine is pretty incredible.  We can stick a tube down your air pipe and artificially ventilate you, we can keep your… Continue reading How To Measure Your Life

Do You Have An Eggshell Skull?

  In common law there is a well-known rule called the Eggshell Skull rule. Say you are having an argument with your friend.  The argument starts to escalate and out of frustration you grab your mobile phone, throw it in your friends general direction and he gets hit on his head. You didn't know it,… Continue reading Do You Have An Eggshell Skull?

What Ever Happened To Belle & The Beast?

Beauty and the Beast is probably my favourite Disney movie of all time. The story of how love and doing the right thing can overcome any adversary is a timeless story. The end of the story where Belle and the now human-again Prince are dancing in front of their friends and family is the classic… Continue reading What Ever Happened To Belle & The Beast?

Fear, Tension, Resistance & Your Best Work

"We got taught for 12 or 16 years at school, that our job was to get an "A", that if we are defective we fail - we were reprocessed, sent back a grade and had to do it again.  This idea that we better be right, that we better be perfect, that we better get… Continue reading Fear, Tension, Resistance & Your Best Work