Stop consuming & start creating for success

Some people complain that they would like to write a book themselves. Someday. When they have time. Others complain about low earnings. Yet if you don’t take the initiative with respect to taking on extra work or training… It’s a sad fact that on average people in the UK now watch 24 hours of TV a week. It… Read More »

21st Century ‘retirement’ thanks to FI

In the past, you worked for a number of years(40+) while saving a percentage of your income(say 15%) and then retired at a lower income level than when you were working. Traditional retirement might have then meant a number of years travelling or pursuing hobbies in your later years. Now we have the new retirement thanks to FI(Financial… Read More »

Why is commuting still a thing?

Over 15 years ago I worked for a firm that used video conferencing, remote working and flexible working. Back then these may have been ahead of their time, so by now I would have expected widespread adoption – particularly due to technology advances and cost reductions. Our videoconferencing machine cost £25,000 – now almost any smartphone, tablet or… Read More »

What is more important – hours or results?

When you run your own business, you choose your hours. While many people start a business to get a better work/life balance you will likely find that you end up working more hours initially – but this is ok, as it is an investment in your future. However, you need to be very aware of this only being… Read More »

The fun vs. cost scale

This is a great concept I discovered online – allocating a number to experiences: Fun x cost = fun value number The number will vary as you are in different life stages, so just because you were doing something in the past it’s ok to move on to other things as your priorities change. For example, I used… Read More »