Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull I’ve heard some people describe creativity as ‘unexpected connections between unrelated concepts or ideas.’ If that’s at all true, you have to be in a certain mindset to make those connections. So when I sense we’re getting nowhere, I just shut things down. We all go off to something else. Later, once the mood has shifted, I’ll attack the problem again.” (Location 2307) It’s okay to take a break, to go for a walk or move on to a different task. In fact, its positive effect is proven through scientific research and application in the … Continue reading Inspired by Creativity Inc. Pixar
I’m normally inspired to write by pictures that I find in my camera roll. But I’ve been so slack lately because, as I may have mentioned in every single post since July/August this year, my phone’s back camera is broken … Continue reading Readwise – What’s the point of highlighting when reading?
Just had a good little chat with my postman. For the first time. Ever. And, it made me reflect for just a moment that we probably don’t do that enough. Take time. Stop. Have a conversation with a … stranger? But he’s not… Apparently he’s been walking my route for about 18 years. I’ve lived there for just over half that time. And the longest conversation we’ve had before today was, ‘hi!’ and ‘bye.’ I’m glad I stopped for a minute or two. Because here’s what else I learned about good ‘ole Postman Stuart… He’s near retirement (I won’t share … Continue reading Chatting with the MailMan
A few words with Andy Baker – Longcroft School & Sixth-Form College, East Riding ‘People at an elite level need information that goes above and beyond, and that’s what you bring.’ I truly appreciate that feedback! Thanks, Andy! At the start of July, I caught up with the Deputy Head of Longcroft School & Sixth-Form College in Yorkshire, a school I visited in December 2016 supporting their high-achieving sixth-formers ahead of their A-Level exams that year. The immediate response from that half-day session still puts a smile on my face. Every student scored the session at least a 9 out … Continue reading A few words with… Andy Baker
I’ve not posted in a while – my last post being at the very start of September and my last one before that being at the start of August. Apologies for those of you who care or follow my blog. ‘Why have you been absent?’ You ask. To which I respond: What do I even write about now that people want to hear or read about? What do people care about? So I guess, first and foremost, I should type from the heart – speak about my passions. Because that’s what I *emphasis added on I* care about. I am passionate … Continue reading Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.
In the 2012 Olympic year, I studied and graduated with a Bachelors in Law at UCL, one of the best universities in the world for Law, whilst that same year jumping the 2012 London Olympic Games’ standard and finishing ranked number 2 in Great Britain that year. At every step of the way from starting out in athletics as a young teen to now nearing the home straight of my athletics career, I continue to stress the importance of academic achievement. To the teen-athletes, I want you to know that sport is an incredible arena for you to nurture and … Continue reading Sport and Education are a Winning Combination
As a reminder, everything I write about (and think about and pray about) boils down to this: How can I live my best life whilst inspiring and equipping others to live their best lives too?
Inspiration comes through my achievements and my failings… Continue reading Your PLAN is SEASONAL. Is it time to throw it away?
Everybody in business needs to have a clearly-defined brand and seek to actively and positively create and develop their brand. Have you ever listened to that song by Erykah Badu, I am not my hair? Well, the title may sound … Continue reading 1 Tip for Creating & Developing Your Brand
The purpose of this summary and discussion PDF of Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking is to help you understand and effectively (and positively) harness the power of your unconscious mind in decision-making and communication to be both successful and just in business and life. To gain access, complete the contact us form to request the password. Continue reading Blink: The Power of Thinking without Thinking – FREE Summary & Discussion PDF for Business Teams & Individuals
Hi! Fancy an update on my return to the sand pit? Here goes… Competition One: Northern League, 12th May – Pulled out due to ankle ligament trouble Competition One (Try again): Manchester Great City Street Game, Friday 18th May – … Continue reading Comeback Trail – 2018 Competition Update