July 11, 2020

I think if we are to undertake any sort of creative activity, it is vital to be accepting, and ideally, embracing, of our current level of proficiency.

This year I’ve been writing songs, solo, for pretty much the first time in my life. I have found that the experience o...

July 2, 2017

Someone I spoke to yesterday used the phrase "being a slave to his own self-importance." It encapsulated something I've been thinking about this week.

I am still fitting in some teaching around the days that I'm not working at Founders Pledge, and this week I put on a d...

June 18, 2017

It is far too easy in modern society to feel as though we are failing, and popular scales by which we measure success are to blame.

Wealth & status have long been the most common metrics. Thankfully, many people dismiss the idea, mostly due to the fact that we have lear...

June 11, 2017

Was a bit strapped for blog-writing time this week, so thought I'd share something I wrote in my notepad during my adventure in the North last year.

Just to clarify for anyone trying to keep up with the life of Adam - I do not live in Yorkshire anymore! (note date at to...

June 3, 2017

Though somewhat of a cliché, I think it's worth remembering that in any scenario, based on our skills and experience we have gained up till that point, we can only ever do our best.

As my internship approached last week, I found myself growing nervous about jumping into...

May 27, 2017

I thought I might take a break from the reflective/philosophical writing this week and give you a quick update on what's actually going on for me.

The most exciting piece of news is that on Wednesday I started an 8 week internship at a non-profit organisation called...

May 20, 2017

As I look at my life, I can point to many occasions where I might have gone back on decisions too early.

I recently came across something called the Dunning-Kruger effect. Put crudely, it is a sort of "the more you know, the more you realise you don't know" theory....

May 12, 2017

"No regrets man." Simple as it might be, this is one of the best pieces of advice given to me recently.

I'll admit it; despite writing a 5-part blog series about why I want to change career, I've been having doubts.

Did I only quit lessons with my drum teacher back in 20...

May 6, 2017

This phrase by Alain de Botton got me thinking:

"In theory, we believe that the primary school teacher is making a more valuable contribution to society than the Victoria's Secret girlfriend of a premier league football player. But our society in general gives much more...

April 29, 2017

How do we balance ambition and appreciation?

Is our drive to make changes in our lives purely down to a lack of gratitude?

Is it the case that the grass is always greener on the other side?

I think perhaps not. I think it is probably human nature to strive for more,...

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