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Daily Journaling Challenge – Taking a break

A quick update on the journaling challenge.

I’ve facilitated 38 consecutive 14-day challenges and I’m going to take a break from it for a while.

I’m not sure if I’ll go back to it or not, but I’ll still be journaling every day.

I need a little space to reflect and take stock. I’m experimenting with a few other things, too.

I hope you’ll continue to spend time with your journal each day 🙂



Letter XVI published – Original Thought Experiment

Letter XVI published on Sunday 9th February 2020.

Here’s an excerpt:

It’s easy to lurk in the shadows, but that’s not where growth and happiness is. Perhaps it’s time for you to step into the light – to see what you are truly capable of and start believing in yourself more.

Letter XV published – Happy?

Letter XV published on Sunday 19th January 2020.

Here’s an excerpt:

What I’ve learned is that not only is our life made up of the choices and decisions we make but that a fulfilled and happy life is created by making choices and decisions. In other words, it’s dealing with and working through the challenges that life presents us with that makes us happy.

No more Amazon

I won’t be buying any more books from Amazon in favour of supporting my local book retailers.

Yes, they won’t be the cheapest and I won’t be able to get them delivered the next day, but I no longer want to rely on Amazon. I can no longer support a company that isn’t interested in building a better world.

Heather wrote back to me recently and questioned me on my actions – If I’m in favour of not buying from Amazon, why do I still have Amazon affiliate links next to books that I recommend? Thanks to Heather for motivating me to take more action. I’ve now removed all of the Amazon affiliate links from the site.

Building a better world one step at a time 🙂

Letter XIV published – How to become a better learner

Letter XIV published on Sunday 5th January 2020.

Here’s an excerpt:

The question that popped into my head while I was planning out my 2020 was ‘what do I need to do to become a better learner?’

This goes beyond the simple stuff like doing more of what’s working, or going deeper, or working harder.

I think this lever is the one that could truly make a difference to most dedicated learners. It makes sense to me to not just think about the skills I want to learn and improve, but to also see the ‘learning’ as a skill for development and improvement.

So how does one become a better learner? How do we develop this skill?

Here are a few things on my mind…

A fresh start…

This past few weeks are amongst the most challenging of my life so far. We decided to close down the biggest part of our company – CMA – and move on to do something new.

Now that the dust is starting to settle and I’m moving on from it, I’m starting to look at things with a different perspective.

My passion for this project seems to get stronger day by day, so I’m taking the time to take a fresh look at exactly what I’m trying to achieve here.

I’ve got my copy of Seth Godin’s ‘Ship It Journal’ to take a deeper look at why this weekly letter will have an impact on you and ultimately become a resource that you get real value from.

What you can expect next is more clarity on the content and the purpose of these weekly letters.