To Lead

The meek assume that you’re a leader the moment you achieve a specific station in life or in your career. The ones who worship the titles do more damage than benefit to the efforts of the ones that rise above the convenience of following others. It is a convenience because it demands less effort to…

The Lonely Path

There is comfort in being in a space unoccupied by others. The plague of clichés and the clutter of egos take up residence in crowded spaces. Blending into the crowd always threatened my sanity. Living up to an expectation set against a standard that I don’t subscribe to will always result in disappointment for the…

Mental Wealth Challenge: Day 7

It is easy to get drawn into the mindset of wanting to be celebrated for a massive achievement. However, that same mindset also convinces us that the ‘go-big-or-go-home’ mentality is the only one worth achieving. Perhaps a good exercise in mindfulness while completing today’s challenge is to look around you and notice how some of the big things you appreciate could so easily have been unachievable if there was a simple small thing that was not achieved independent of the big audacious goals.

The Path You Take

Share your story. A prompt that suggests so much. It suggests that we have a story worth sharing, but equally so, it suggests that there is an audience interested in our story. We all have a story to share. So much so that it is an accepted cliché when seeing untoward behaviour from some, or…

Where to From Here?

Where do you go when you’re done with the world, but the world is not done with you? The blessing of having a lot of life in your years is that you have a lot of life in your years. While others are playing it safe, treating life like the marathon that it is, I’m…

Those Damned Assumptions

I have a reputation of making people feel awkward, or as some would describe it, infuriated (stop nodding so feverishly, you may lose your balance!). I take a particular pride in knowing that I am viewed this way, because it merely cements my views about the nature of the average Joe that I meet on…