Communication in friendship is important. In fact, it's so important that without it there's a good chance that the friendship itself won't survive. In some friendships there will be little communication for months on end, yet when it eventually happens it's as if there had never been any gap. Neither side holds any grudges or... Continue Reading →
Things I’ve learned about being a parent during lockdown
One of my favourite phrases is one I learned when I took part in a sailing race a few years ago: A calm sea doesn’t make for a skilled mariner As with learning more from defeat than from victory, it points out that the more challenging the situation, the more you learn about it and... Continue Reading →
Confidence. Why the hell is it so sexy (in and out of the bedroom) and how can people fake it until they make it?
Confidence is sexy. I'd like to come up with a pithy or unique way of saying that, but more complex words simply wouldn't do it justice. A confident person is one of the most attractive people in a room, whoever else is in there. Looks (to a surprising degree) go out the window when... Continue Reading →
The Kill Email
I don't think I'm going to threaten my anonymity too much when I say that I work in sales in the tech sector. My role involves travelling around London and the South-East, meeting prospects and clients and trying to get them to buy things from my company. It really helps that I genuinely believe in... Continue Reading →
For the first decade of my working life (and a few years before that as a volunteer), I was a youth worker. I worked with the brightest of the bright kids, who would go on to British Youth Council work, UN representation and more, right the way through to those kids who were at the... Continue Reading →