As I write these words, it’s just a few hours before I head off to Sydney to watch Liverpool play a post-season friendly match against Sydney FC….
Ok, so the Easter long weekend has been and gone...
After long days spent indulging, partying or taking it easy with family and friends, how are you backing up?
I love that it's a shorter week and next weekend comes around much quicker but-
On the other hand?
If you're serious about expanding your business empire, about getting better at what you do best, a keen appetite for learning is essential. Here's why...
I leave the house at last and start walking towards the mountain, a kilometre away.
It's the first time I've been outside all day, away at last from my laptop screen.
I've spoken to barely anybody since I woke up.
Just to go for a walk up the mountain is a chance to escape this feeling of disconnect from the outside world.
I've had this feeling before, and when it sets in my ability to think productively sinks like an elephant standing on quicksand.
Many people think being a writer is the ideal life. They imagine it being a life as simple as this:
1. Get Ideas.
2. Write Them Down.
Except it's not like that. Let me tell you why...
"Earth!" shouts the man as he thrusts his balled up fist skyward.
"Fire!" yells another man, balled up fist also pointed to the heavens.
"Wind!", "Water!" call two girls, joining in the call.
"Heart!" a younger man follows.
Each of these young people have rings, lightning beams of colour shooting out from the gem stones. In the air, a blue man with a green mullet appears out of the blinding flash:
Time is ticking away...
You need to come up with a great flash of inspiration and put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). Yet as much as you sit there and think of what to write, nothing comes to mind. You can't even think how to start. Instead of finding the answer to this dilemma, a question begins to loom:
I've loved to look at maps since I was a kid. I like to see whereabouts different places are, finding new suburbs, cities or towns and getting an appreciation of distance. Where does everything sit? Street Directories, Railway Maps, Country Maps, World Maps- you name it, I'd read it...