From the Desk Remix! – The Repeating Hour.

On October 31st the clocks here in the UK went backwards. Once it hit 2am, it returned to 1am. Deju Vu or a chance to redo that hour. Unfortunately, not many of us were probably up thinking of all the possibilities of having an hour which lasted for two. Deju Vu is an interesting concept.… Continue reading From the Desk Remix! – The Repeating Hour.

Daily Verse – Three Things on Your To-Do List.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12 NIVUK We are used to productivity gurus and time-management geniuses giving us the number one rule - have one main thing on your list, have five things, have as many as you can think of but only to the top two, etc. etc.… Continue reading Daily Verse – Three Things on Your To-Do List.

The ‘Chicken and the Egg’ Guide for Creatives?

It is a common catchphrase - which came first, the chicken or the egg? - which appears to have a simple answer, either way, until you come to justify it. Apparently, it was Plutarch which first posed the question in the 1st Century AD, addressing the problems of origin and first cause. Aristotle, writing four… Continue reading The ‘Chicken and the Egg’ Guide for Creatives?

Daily Verse – Walking with the Wise.

Walk with the wise and become wise, for a companion of fools suffers harm. Proverbs 13:20 NIVUK In this recent technological era we can gain unparralleled access to the very best people in our field of interest. Most of them even do Masterclasses to teach you everything they have learnt on their journey. We are… Continue reading Daily Verse – Walking with the Wise.

Discard.

Having expectations and an overall aim are widely believed to be useful for success. Some suggest that to be truly successful you have to break everything down into stages and specific blocks of thought and action. Many people do achieve what they set out to using this style of methodology. Sometimes, however, we are not… Continue reading Discard.

Line Up Your Shoes.

It is traditional when entering a Japanese home to take off your shoes and place them together, neatly, inside the hallway. These shoes should also be pointing out of the building, prepared and ready for your outward journey. Creative types come in all shapes and sizes - like people really, There is a romantic notion… Continue reading Line Up Your Shoes.

Daily Verse – Matthew 6:6

You Version This is one of the most quoted passages of Jesus talking about prayer and he highlights the difference between praying in public for the praise of others and praying individually in a close relationship with God. The Greek Interlinear offers up an interesting translation of part of this passage. Rather than 'go into… Continue reading Daily Verse – Matthew 6:6

Daily Verse – Colossians 4:6

Colossians 4:6 https://my.bible.com/bible/113/COL.4.6 The Apostle Paul is talking again about proclaiming the mystery of Christ. He exhorts us to talk about Jesus, the hope of our lives, wherever and whenever the opportunity presents itself. As in yesterday's verse, we are to always be ready to share our faith, even in the face of opposition. Today,… Continue reading Daily Verse – Colossians 4:6

I’ve Been Kondo’d!

Studying martial arts from a young age taught me not underestimate the small person - for most of the time I was that small person.  Lifestyle, tidying, de-cluttering guru, Marie Kondo is definitely one of those opponents you should be wary of. I was gentlemanly and didn’t look up her personal information but from watching… Continue reading I’ve Been Kondo’d!

What Would You Do With 47% Extra Time?

A study, led by Harvard, claims that an average 'knowledge' worker works in a state of distraction for 47% of their time. Flip this around. By being more focused they could accomplish the same amount of work in half the time. Or potentially double their output. Just because we are 'creatives' it doesn't mean we… Continue reading What Would You Do With 47% Extra Time?