Category: Inspiration

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

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

Guy Grieve: Adventurer / Author / Scallop Diver / Entrepreneur

“If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing badly.  Make a start, adapt, then make it better.” – Guy Grieve   Have you ever had a friend who’s approach to...

/ October 31, 2016

Originality doesn’t exist, only influence and iteration

Why we should all ‘steal like an artist’ A good friend sent over this Wired article recently that celebrates a fantastic piece of work by the good folks at Dorothy,...

/ October 13, 2016

David Lynch on where ideas come from

“It (an idea), comes like on a TV in your mind”- David Lynch If you can stretch to the 2 minutes and 12 seconds this video takes then you won’t...

/ September 23, 2016

Extreme Athlete Hayley Ashburn on dealing with fear

“I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass through me. And when my fear is gone, only I will remain. “ – Hayley Ashburn     Highlining...

/ September 22, 2016

Jack White: Restrictions bring creativity

“Inspiration and work ethic… they ride right next to each other”  – Jack White I’ll spare you the pre-amble on this one.  If you’re sitting there (now or in the...

/ September 21, 2016

Help yourself by helping others…

The easiest thing in life? Advise others… Behold, not one but two choice video’s (contain yourselves, please).  One from a pro, all star illustrator and all ’round guru James Victore...

/ July 28, 2016

Feeling mediocre? Keep going.

It never goes the way you expect: I caught this smart little video from The School of Life.  It tells the story of a little character who is looking to...

/ July 22, 2016