#1. Middle - Jan 17th 2021. The Superman

Posted on 18 January 2021 | filed in Middle. On being of a certain age.

It made me realise how much of my life I have spent, thinking about this. Trying to be the best person, father, friend, partner and husband I can be. And often feeling like I am failing. Not through lack of ability or any obviously detrimental behaviour. But because I haven’t, until now really decided what all these ‘bests’ actually are

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Productivity: The Power of Planning and Review

Posted on 07 November 2018 | filed in Freelancing Procrastination Productivity Self Development Time Management

This morning I woke up early and enjoyed the Sunday treat of a guilt-free read in bed. What added to the experience was the fact that it was raining hard and there is little in life that will make a person feel so warm and content. This, of course, only lasted for about 20 minutes when the guilt began to set in. As my brain started to come back online, I remembered, with a kind of quiet dread, that there was something to do. I had made a plan.

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Productivity and Parenting - How not to lose it in the holidays

Posted on 31 October 2018 | filed in About Steve Freelancing Leadership Procrastination Productivity Self Development Time Management

Just a few days ago I was having the most productive period of the last few years. Waking up driven, being in a state of flow all day and then lying awake in bed, wired by the endless ideas and possibilities that such a creative spurt provides.

This morning I woke up with nothing. The drive was replaced with a desire to do…nothing.

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What is Emotional Self-Control?

Posted on 07 June 2018 | filed in Freelancing Leadership Procrastination Productivity Self Development

Imagine, for a moment, that your phone goes ping, you look at the screen and see that you’ve had a few mentions on Twitter. You feel that little warm fizzle of acknowledgement, which soon goes to shit when you realise, with horror, that you are the subject of a discussion, but not in a good way. That little dopamine drop is soon replaced with a nauseous feeling of dread. (No, this is not based on a true story…ish).

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