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How I conquered procrastination in just 1 week

Last week was Productivity Week for me. Not every Weekly Challenge delivers tangible and immediate benefits, but focusing on getting stuff done for just 1 week enabled me to find the techniques I needed to overcome procrastination once and for all. A problem with finishing First, let’s procrastinate for a minute with a (relevant) little...
6 lessons learned from 6 months in flux

6 lessons learned from 6 months in flux

Half a year ago today my wife and I hit the pause button on our careers, waved goodbye to everything and began our quest for a new lifestyle. For me it also signalled the beginning of My Year In Flux, and today is the half way point in this, my life experiment of a lifetime....

Plan your dreams, don’t pipe them: 7 steps

If ever there was a time to stop procrastinating and start road-testing your dreams, it’s NOW. Heck, it was always NOW, wasn’t it, we just got a little sidetracked. Most people I know find so many different reasons not to seize the day and act, so their pipe dreams remain firmly in the pipeline, then...

Weekly Challenge #20: Fear audit

Fear, is good (as Gordon Gecko might have said if he’d been talking to investors in the current financial climate). To achieve anything meaningful, I believe we have to first step outside the comfort zone and feel the heat of fear and uncertainty. In those binary, sink-or-swim moments, we’re at our most potent. This week,...

3 easy steps to personal growth

After 3 months of my journey, I’ve worked out that living in flux is thrusting me along a path of self-development, and that makes me very happy indeed! Here I’m sharing the conclusions from my journey so far, as 3 easy steps to personal growth that you can try yourself. There are no shortcuts in...

Origin of Flux: one list to rule them all

Every story has a beginning. You’re reading this because you’re either thinking about taking a similar path OR you’re looking for insight, because you can’t understand why someone would throw away lots of good things in favour of lots of unknowns. Of course, there is a third option, you might just be getting vicarious kicks...

10 reasons Flux will fail

With just ten days to go until I officially begin My Year In Flux, it seems like the perfect time to pick up on some recent smart thinking from one of my favourite blogs, 99U, and conduct a quick ‘pre-mortem’, exploring ten reasons why this life experiment is sure to fail: 1) Lack of planning...

4 reasons I’m blogging My Year In Flux

The last thing the world needs is another blog. I decided if I couldn’t clearly reason out my choice to publicly document my year in flux, I shouldn’t do it. So here are the chief reasons why I’m writing here