Poem: To Be

This is a poem inspired by the work above from Canadian artist, Steve Smith. To Be by Steven Thomas You next to me gentle breeze the ebb and flow of...

/ March 11, 2017

Altitude training: an analogy for self-improvement

There are times when we have to dig in, to find a way to get through ‘it’. It may be starting a new job or balancing study with a demanding...

/ March 10, 2017

Humble persistence: Accepting the lessons of our elders

Last weekend we celebrated the passing of My Grandfather who was 95. I use the word ‘celebrate’ as there was so much to rejoice in, given his long life. On...

/ February 28, 2017

Wise words from acclaimed actor Jeff Goldblum

via GIPHY The more I’ve researched Jeff Goldblum the more I’d love to meet him.  It seems that he’s one of those actors who has perfected playing, well, himself.  He...

/ February 3, 2017

Poem: Keith Moon on Drums

Keith Moon on Drums By Steven Thomas via GIPHY You should’ve seen Keith Moon on drums, Son Banging them pots with rapid swots Fantastic elastic attached to his body a...

/ February 2, 2017

Poem: The Work That Matters

The Work That Matters by Steven Thomas There’s method in the madness nothing really happens without the work that matters Face the hard part get to where your heart can...

/ January 14, 2017

Dealing with Impostor Syndrome

“Kings and Philosophers shit, and so do ladies” – Michel de Montaigne Impostor syndrome, we all feel it.  Like we shouldn’t be doing what we’re doing.  Like we gate-crashed the...

/ January 12, 2017

Award winning Author, Brian Conaghan, is living proof that persistence is fruitful

“Keeping going after all those rejections could seem a bit stupid. I just thought people have hobbies, don’t they?” – Brian Conaghan It was great to see fellow Scot, Brian...

/ January 6, 2017

Life and business lessons from distinguished Italian Tailors, A. Caraceni

“Every morning when we arrive here, we feel the same thing that our clients feel… we always get an emotional buzz” – Carlo Andreacchio, Father/Tailor. I stumbled upon this great...

/ December 22, 2016

Resolutions: Your Great, Great Grandfather arrives in his time machine, what do you tell him?

  “We all embody the dreams of our ancestors and with that, there’s a responsibility” – Brandan “B-MIKE” Odums   It’s that time of year again, a time when we...

/ December 21, 2016