Category: Self-innovation

Hip Hop hooray: self-innovation lessons from a culture busting movement

On this day back in 1973 Hip Hop was born and it has continued to innovate music, fashion and our culture ever since.  It became more than a way for...

/ August 11, 2017

Summer with a Roman Emperor; an introduction to Stoic Philosophy

“Don’t explain your philosophy. Embody it – Epictetus.” Part of my summer reading this year has focused on Stoic Philosophy.  It’s a school of thought that dates back to the...

/ August 6, 2017

Empathy Canvas: A tool for problem solvers, collaborators and influencers

What is the Empathy Canvas for? Empathy is the currency of all change. Without taking the time to walk in the shoes of the people we are trying to affect,...

/ March 26, 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

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

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

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

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