Succeeding at failure…

…Acceptance in all things is the start of new beginnings… I have said this before and I will say this again. I consider myself a failure. I feel I have failed in my career, failed as a husband, failed as a boyfriend, failed as a person, a brother, a son and maybe even a human being at times. Others see me as a success. I find it hard to accept that. I know the failures. I know my errors. I am ‘cursed’ with exceptionally good long term memory, so can remember every… Read More

The generation game of thrones…

When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground There are hundreds if not thousands of sources online that talk about how different generations respond to different stimulus, how they work and want different things from life, and how they approach society, the world and life in general. I don’t want to cover old ground with subjects that are covered by far more experienced and knowledgeable people than I am. I want to give a crash course into conversations that happen every day and conversations that have happened to me… Read More

Being left alone with loneliness…

Feeling alone in a room full of people is a terrifying experience. Recently I have had a lot of people talk to be about loneliness. This encouraged me to look back on conversations and thoughts I had during 2017 when I was at my most recently memorable lowest point. Through pain we find ourselves… Whilst I was having a tattoo done during the middle of the 2018 my artist and friend, Bob, introduced me to a term called serial monogamist which I had never heard before. This really struck home with me… Read More

Learning to love again…

…Love really is all around us… As many of you will know from reading my articles and seeing my presentations I have gone through my fair share of heartbreak. I have spent time on self development and following a talk given by Daniel Burton on World Mental Health Day 2018 and a question posed to me at my most recent Breaking the Stigma presentation in Birmingham I thought I would share some of my thoughts. A simple questions… The question I was asked was this (paraphrased): As a young employee at a… Read More

Just talk more…

If you don’t have anything good to say…just say it anyway… This article will mostly be written as a bit of a retrospective of last week… Mostly… I will try to keep as many references to people anonymous as possible so as to not give more information than is needed, but ultimately, you know who you are, how we interact and it just is what it is. On Thursday I was invited to a meeting with a Company who wanted to discuss their strategic plans and financial model. Whilst I work with… Read More