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 Actionable Tips That Help Develop Your Work and Life



Across this page you will find articles and resources to help optimize your work and your life. Here are the topics where you can benefit from my work:


Habit Development: How to develop systems and apply them.


Productivity: How we can improve performance and become more efficient in work and life.


Goal Setting: The ability to know what it is you want and how to reach it.


Athlete Inspiration: A personal interest of mine on how athletes overcome adversity, improve performance and achieve greatness.


I do not allow guest posts across my site. My main goal is to write for people who are curious, inspired, or committed to increasing their performance and happiness. More specifically, I write for people who’d like to know how to live an effective life. 


I share new articles every Monday where you can be the first to receive new content.


No matter if you’re a business owner, an athlete, a student, or someone looking to improve themselves – you can get actionable tips and advice each week to build on your day to day living.




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Many times we forget, or we don't know how to be present in life. When we are present, we are fully engaged in our thoughts, feelings and the task at hand. If you are speaking and listening to someone, your mind doesn't think about what...

While goals are often an excellent place to start when finding our direction, at the same time they can cause us problems which affect our daily living. For many years we are often told that to get somewhere, we need to set specific, measurable, actionable,...

We all have something we want to achieve in our lives: lose some extra weight, build a successful business, raise a family, write a book, retire early, and the list goes on. But are you aware of how to get there? To be useful in...

During World War II, there was rarely any time or resources to allow for significant changes in war equipment production. Instead of promoting significant, drastic changes to achieve desired outcomes, a USA war service (known as the ‘Training Within Industry Program’) recommended that organisations introduce...

A good daily routine can change your life. That’s a fact. Your routine consists of all our habits; good and bad, where our actions give structure to our day. Depending on what actions we take, is the difference between how productive we are. We can...

There once lived a farmer who had a wife and teenage son. The sons' job was to help the farmer with the chores, while the wife prepared dinner for the family. On the farm, the family had a horse, which allowed the farmer to plough...