Between two skies and towards the night.
Here's How Life Changes When You Admit You're Creative
You’re a creative person. Admit it. No really, go look in the mirror and say “I’m a creative person.” It feels weird and pretentious, doesn’t it?
I Have to Tell People I'm a Bodybuilder and When I Do They Laugh
The following story isn't about bodybuilding success or some kind of before and after tale of personal triumph. It's a confession, an embarrassing admission of repeated failure, dissected here for catharsis. It is also the timeless love-hate saga we all have with our bodies, with exercise, with ourselves.
You Can Slay Your Dreams but They Will Come Back Seeking Revenge
I’ve heard the platitude “I love my job” a million times from a million mouths. Well, maybe not a million but metaphorically a million; from the mouths of executive assistants to IT middle-managers, from marketing assistants to HR business partners, even from management consultants with their own businesses who earn a stack load of cash and work 70-hour weeks.
The Psychological Reason Why You Should Never Play the Lottery
I was an avid lottery player. I couldn’t see a downside; a couple of quid a week and the chance to win once in a while, maybe even hit the jackpot. It'd run the numbers and it was worth the gamble, or so I thought.
ISYMFS - CT Fletcher and Me
Context: This article was originally written for Vocal's Black in Business challenge to highlight influential black entrepreneurs. But I didn't submit it on time because YOLO.
Beware the Corporate Quicksand
“The pursuit of normality is the ultimate sacrifice of potential.” – Faith Jegede This article is a reality check. You, just like everyone else in your peer group, is heading for quicksand. Worse, you’re in denial about it. Everyone has plans, has dreams and they all involve avoiding the quicksand.
If You Are Not Willing to Risk the Unusual, You Will Have to Settle for the Ordinary
Breaking news: You're playing it small. Don't get me wrong, I'm not judging you, I fully understand why. Small is safe, easy, convenient.
The Creeping Unease of ‘The Serpent’ Makes for Perfect TV
"No one wants to read your shit," so says author and writing sage Steven Pressfield. He's right, but that's not the whole story, no one also wants to watch your shit or listen to your shit either.