Play like a kid

When you’re a kid, you couldn’t give a shit about dying or consequences. Without realising it, everything you do is: 1) For fun and, 2) ‘Just ’cause’ (or as us grown-ups say: ‘For the experience’). When we stop doing things like a kid, we lose some of the best parts …

There’s a ‘why’ behind everything

One of my former students asked me last week whether I believe everything we do –big or small– we do for a reason. Even things like flicking from channel to channel on tv, scrolling through a Instagram newsfeed, or checking email. I think yes. Every little thing we do –or don’t do– …

Hacking my relationship

Today, my wife and I took our dog, Chunky to Point Cartwright. It was drizzling on the way there and soon enough it started to come down heavily. (Sidenote: I love when it rains and I’m in a public place – not only do you, more times than not, end …

I don’t work for Nike BUT…

…there is no better slogan than theirs. Just do It. Don’t overthink something. You got something to do? Do it. Don’t fuck around. My wife Noa told me yesterday that I’ve helped her get more things done lately. Things in the past that she’d procrastinate over, put off, do pieces …

Go First

There’s this idea that Gabby Reece talked about on The Truth Barrel. And she lives by it too… Go First. It applies to so many things. Walking past someone in the street, saying sorry to your partner, or reaching out to someone to tell them you appreciate them. People sometimes wait for …

The first time

No matter how much someone likes music, even if they can’t name any artists they listen to, they could still probably tell you what their all-time favourite songs are (or song). But there are favourite songs, and then there are those that get you right in your soul, that you connect …

Step 1: Learn, Step 2: ?, Step 3: Know

There should be a word in the English language that slots in between learning and knowing. I’ve been wanting to coin a phrase for the last while. To be one of those people who coins phrases. Tim Ferriss coined ‘Lifestyle Design’, Pat Riley coined ‘Three-peat’. This could be my chance. …

Today is ‘One day…’

Ages ago, there was this guy who went fishing everyday in what I think was a tiny village in Greece. Effortlessly he caught fish after fish. He did it for no more than 3 hours a day, catching no more than he and his family needed. The rest of the …

‘I don’t understand.’

One of the reasons I started writing again was to learn about stuff I knew nothing about. So many times I haven’t asked the stupid question because I didn’t want to sound stupid. Malcolm Gladwell‘s dad had this thing when he would talk to someone who knew way more about a …