I’ve always been a little dismissive of affirmation-based self-help advice but after interviewing Noah about his new work, The Book of Afformations (the typo is deliberate) I have to admit to being more than a little curious.
David: Noah, thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions about your book. Let’s start off [...]
I completed my first walk – up, along and down the Otley Chevin.
It was ok.
I experienced some barely noticeable stiffness two days later that disappeared after about an hour but otherwise, no problems at all.
Yes, I know, the Chevin isn’t exactly a mountain, but the initial climb is easily as steep as anything I expect [...]
Before I say anything, here are my training stats since turning the cross-trainer up from 1 to 2.
The first thing to notice is that I only trained 7 times (aside from a couple of tennis sessions) during September, when I should have trained on at least 12 occasions. I hate to make excuses but the [...]
I’m just over two weeks into my training and I’m still feeling positive. My desire to take on this challenge is still strong and is still motivating me to get out of bed and get onto my cross trainer.
My stats so far are…
Date Time Distance Avg Speed
14/8 35:57 7.15k 11.93kph
16/8 31:45 7.13k 13.47kph
19/8 43:42 [...]
If I’m going to be ready to tackle the national Three Peaks challenge next year, then I need to do a lot of preparation and a lot of training.
In the first article on this subject (Three Peaks Insanity) I identified the obstacles I’m facing. The following is how I intend to overcome them:
1) I’ve never [...]
A couple of weeks ago, my client, GrassGreener Group, invited me into a meeting with Clive Sandle, director of the “Simon on the Streets” charity.
We discussed how we might support their “Sponsored Sleep-Out” event on September 13th 2012.
And then Clive mentioned that, next year, probably in May, they would be taking part in the “Three [...]
The perfect promo email is the one that all your subscribers want to open, and that contains the right words to convince 100% of your readers to click the link within.
Sorry to disappoint you, but I don’t know how to accomplish this and, I suspect, neither does anyone else.
Unless you have a [...]
If you’ve ever tried your hand at outsourcing then you’d be forgiven for wondering what the fuss is about.
Although it’s often described as a productivity solution that will free up your time for more important things, the reality is usually a time sucking headache as you struggle to find reliable suppliers and effectively co-ordinate their [...]
Elance and the like are full of people who want to hire English-speaking, University-educated, highly-verbose, lightning-fast, professional writers… for $0.01 per word.
Writers, who preferably, also have hands-on experience in some niche skill, with which they could earn hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, but that they’ve given up to pursue a career in writing [...]
It’s a long-standing stereotype that British people love to queue.
It’s not so much that we love it – we moan about it as much as anyone else – more that we accept the polite conventions of queuing, such as maintaining a healthy distance from the person in front of you, tutting quietly (while inwardly seething) [...]