…get yourself a mentor. We’re not just talking about someone who can provide neutral third party advice and act as a sounding board for your ideas. Although this can be a critical part of the puzzle, a mentor that will help you succeed gets a little more involved and joins you along the journey. This is … [Read more…]
1. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. 2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself. 3. Never spend your money before you have it. 4. Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will never be dear to you. 5. Pride costs us more than … [Read more…]
In Paul Cronin’s documented interviews with Werner Herzog: A Guide for the Perplexed, Herzog offers some advice, (mainly to students of the art of film-making) but his advice applies to all of us: Always take the initiative. There is nothing wrong with spending a night in jail if it means getting the shot you need. Send out … [Read more…]
It’s that time of year again, the silly season! I’m not feeling the usual hysteria though. Perhaps we’ve all run out of money? Maybe, we’ve began to see through the illusion of scarcity? Or is it that we’re exchanging a gift of experience instead of the usual waste? I’m not sure, whichever it is, stay safe because … [Read more…]
Know real Now matters Open honest Without hesitation Live deliberately Extend boundaries Do what matters Grow and contribute Eclecticism
Hi everyone, I missed you all! You may think that I’ve been on holidays meandering about except exactly the opposite is true. But more about that another day. Today is Monday. Today we meander albeit by memory back to Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City My first impressions were of bemusement…not of the … [Read more…]
In this day and age intellectual property rules but there’s something to be said about working with your hands. Going to university, getting a degree and landing that sweet desk job is the aspiration of many. There’s nothing wrong with that because often the most value one can add is behind a computer, using our … [Read more…]
…of everything. The food will make you fat. The spending will make you poor. The small talk will be painful. The crowds will be in your way. The heat will make sweat. The cold will make you shiver. All this for what? I’ve always wondered what the wonder was with Christmas. Is it the gifts? … [Read more…]
After somewhat of a hiatus we’re back and travelling to a small Victorian outpost called Malmsbury for this Monday’s meander. Malmsbury There isn’t that much to say about this place but that’s the point. It exists not because there’s a big piece of fruit or a dinosaur park but because the people that live there … [Read more…]
Our consumerist existence operates on the concept of scarcity. We are made to believe that the things we have become obsolete, that the sales on offer are for a limited time, that the goods we buy today will no longer be there tomorrow…so don’t miss out! This is the single most fundamental lie that has … [Read more…]
We’re going to the centre of our earth today on the equator in Ecuador to a place called Mitad del Mundo. There is a monument up the road from the photo you see above that commemorates the start and the accomplishment of the French Royal Academy of Science-sponsored travel to Ecuador measuring the equator over two … [Read more…]
The last couple of meanders have been about our ability as humans to innovate and create. Today is a brief look at the other side of human nature; our ability to be evil, to detest, to hate, to torture, to kill. The words quoted are by Mr. Dara Duong from the Killing Fields Museum. The … [Read more…]
Buying something ‘on tick’ usually refers to a purchase on credit. That is, using money you don’t have right now to buy something right now by borrowing money right now. Effectively what’s happening is that you’re bringing forward your future spending capacity to today. Do you see a trend? Now. Now! NOW! Borrowing money is … [Read more…]
Don’t take this life so seriously. Be free. Enjoy. You have only one go at it. Why waste it?
You may have heard the saying: Don’t count your chickens before your eggs hatch The basic premise is self explanatory. We have so many chickens and yet we still insist on counting our eggs. Instead of hoping for more, we should focus our energies on maintaining and appreciating the amazing things that already exist in our … [Read more…]
Don’t be confused by my apparent lack of ceremony. I am happy.
We all view the world in our own way. We bring a different perspective to all our observations and todays Meandering Monday IX is an example of just that: viewing things from a different angle. Sagrada Família The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família which is Catalan for Basilica and Expiatory Church of … [Read more…]
This is Ansel Adams. Source: georgerose.com He took photos of landscapes like no other person.