What I’ve been listening to so far in 2015


Do you listen to music when you are working? Those that know me well know that I listen to a lot of podcasts and audio books for education, but there are a lot of times when I just love to …

How to Start Building an Awesome Library

I put this together to inspire you to build your library, consistently read books and educate yourself. The sole purpose of reading is to advance your self-education and continue to improve yourself. For example, I make sure that I read for 30 minutes a day, and I think it’s one of the best habits I have, and that’s why I’m sharing it with you here.

Everything Affects Everything – Building In New Habits

Jim Rohn says that “Everything affects everything” and what he means by this is that if you slack on one of your goals, the likelihood is that you will slack on other things too. His advice is to start with the easy stuff and build it into your life over time. Mr Rohn is a very wise and intelligent man.

Customer Service – Faith Restored?

I’m sitting in Starbucks in Dunfermline reflecting on my day of shopping so far, and thinking about all the things I want to get done later today. I picked up on one thing today that really restored my faith in customer service.

Mobile Classroom

When I’m driving I could choose to listen to the radio, but I don’t want to be influenced by all the bad news and BS, so I listen to personal development and business audio books.

I drive, on average, for approximately 45 mins to 1 hour per day. I can get around 5 to 7 hours worth reading in that time, which is a fantastic use of ‘dead’ time in the car.

If you multiply this time over a month, that’s anything between 20 and 35 hours worth of positively influenced reading. And over a year that adds up to anything between 240 and 420 hours of reading. Imagine how much of a positive influence this is having on me.

Monday Morning Motivator!

Possibly over a year ago now I used to send out a daily Lunch Time Question, or #LTQ, via twitter, not only to generate interaction, but to also get people thinking about their life and for a little bit of fun too. Sometimes the questions did not require an answer as such, but were there to prompt thought.

It has been a while since I did it and I have now decided to re-introduce the question on a Monday morning. I am re-br anding it as the  Monday Morning Motivator (or #MoMoMo2012) and I will send it out via my TwitterFacebook  and LinkedIn pages every Monday at 8:30am. It would be great to see you all get involved with the questions by RT’ing and commenting, etc.

Learning Everyday™- What does it mean?

I wanted to have a catchphrase or a trademark to br and my website and blog and Learning Everyday™ was one of the first ideas I thought of.

For me, Learning Everyday™ signifies the following: –

  • I am aware that I don’t know everything
  • I am willing to listen and learn from others
  • I want to learn as much as I possibly can
  • I am approachable and willing to take on new ideas and concepts
  • Learning is progressive and incremental, i.e. you get better at something the more practice

Don Miguel Ruiz – The Four Agreements

I am studying for my 3rd year exams at the moment and I need to make sure I stay positive and motivated, so I am going to tweet a positive and thoughtful quote everyday leading up to my exams ( @chrismarr101).

I have blogged about Don Miguel Ruiz in the past, very early on when discussing gossip in the work place ( read here). I plan to send out a quote from his publication, The Four Agreements.