Category: Inspiration

Maya Angelou: “Wherever that abides in the human being, there is the nobleness of the human spirit. Despite it all”

“Everyone in the world, one way or another has gone to bed with fear or pain or loss or disappointment.  And yet each of us has awakened arisen, somehow made our...

/ April 4, 2018

Careers: Giving justice to our true talent by doing work that matters

I read this great article by the modern philosopher, Alain de Botton where he talks about how important our chosen careers are.  He describes that sinking Sunday night feeling we have all...

/ October 13, 2017

Creativity vs Criticism: Filmmaker Kevin Smith has an inspiring philosophy

“More often than not, a hero’s most epic battle is the one you never see; it’s the battle that goes on within him or herself.” – Kevin Smith I recently...

/ May 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

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 talented 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