Category: My Journey

These blog posts are like an open journal. Feel free to peer into my inner world.

Why I don’t watch TED Talks

My short, humorous tale of why I don’t watch TED Talks… because they are bad for my health!

More is not more

More followers does not equal more value. More activity does not equal more result. More stuff does not equal more contentment. It might, but it doesn’t necessarily. By walking the essentialist lifestyle I have discovered all the more (!) that more is not more. In the words of the author Greg McKeeown, I’m on the disciplined ...

In with the Old, out with the New

How do you keep up with it all? I mean all the content, the blog posts, the ideas, the formulas, the “must-read” articles and “must-watch” videos. My answer: I can’t. But for a long time I tried. It was a stark revelation to me when I was a minister, doing what I felt was my ...

My Values

On my journey to discover who I am, I have been thinking about my values. By codifying my values, I hope to have a list of criteria for things that I do, then if what I’m doing doesn’t reflect this list of values, it’s the wrong thing for me to be doing. I took me a while ...

The difficult journey of being yourself

Years ago I read that as a leader you will have your own values that you lead by. This was a revelation to me – I had assumed that as a leader who should get rid of your own personality (I was a self-effacing church leader, after all!) Recently I have returned to business after ...

5 Years Later

No, this isn’t like 28 Weeks Later. It’s been 5 years since April 2011, the month that I stopped blogging after doing it for 2 years, and also the same time that I was already drifting away from social media, and from the wonderful relationships that I had built with about 50 people through this blog. ...

Where to begin (again)

So, after pretty much 5 years of not writing on this blog (actually, I deleted it), I have painstakingly resurrected it and am now ready to begin, again. But where to begin? Here. This moment. My fingers on the keyboard, putting something out there. It’s good to be back (again).

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I’m Nobody.

It’s true. It’s not just another mantra. It’s not just a controversial, attention grabbing line. The idea for Like Minds wasn’t really mine, it was Trey’s. The business model for Like Minds wasn’t really mine, it was Drew’s. The contacts, colleagues and friends that came – the majority of those 200 weren’t mine, they were ...

Do Disturb.

Today I will mostly be hosting Like Minds. If you are there, come and say hi – disturb me – because to be honest, I don’t know a third of the people who are coming, and I’d like to meet you! If you can’t come, then watch. 2:30pm GMT til 6:30pm GMT. Also, if you ...

Confessions, Part 1

Last night Ruairi Fullam linked me to this post from ProBlogger, from May. As I read down the page, I got convicted by the following words from Chris Guillebeau: The time to start presenting your big ideas is when you can no longer keep them to yourself in good conscience. When you reach that same ...