Going all-in is about being fully committed to a course of action, a decision, or an outcome. Going all-in is about excluding all other options. It’s about putting a stake in the ground and saying ‘this is it, no turning back’. It’s about accepting that by going all-in, you are putting everything on the line, […]
Procrastination is an entirely useless act leading to nothing but discontent, so why do we procrastinate?
“I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something” – Steve Jobs […]
The extended break at Pastoral Vadi has given me the opportunity to look back over the journey so far. This post follows on from the update written during my week in Zagreb and details more closely the actual route cycled; The Journey So Far, A Week In Zagreb And An Incredible Meeting of Chance? Zagreb, […]
Arriving into Pastoral Vadi, two miles into the hills from Yanıklar, descending the steep, narrow driveway, the ground flattened and opened out in front of me. I could hear voices, but could not see their source; I could see buildings, grape vines, citrus trees and a dog, but not people. The dog, Şansli, was quite […]
Saying goodbye to your best friend is never easy, particularly when you don’t know when you will next see them again. You have so much you want to tell them, and when the moment comes, the strength of your emotions block the words from passing your lips. Saved only by the strength of your friendship, […]
Whatever you think about shows up all around you, so choose wisely what you think about. After leaving Şadiye and family in Korucu, the solitude of the ride through the countryside was broken by the hustle and bustle of Bergama. Sharpe on the ears and stimulating to the eyes, it emerged from the horizon without […]
In a world travelling at warp speed slowing down to smell the roses once in a while could be just what you need. We’re obsessed with making everything faster, less time consuming and more efficient so that we can cram more in, but does this defeat the purpose? What happens when you slow it all down? Do you miss out? Or do you get more out of less?
Finding a way to manage expectations; your own, those of your friends, family, colleagues and customers – is the fastest way to clear up unwanted frustration, disappointment and discontent…
You’re going about your day, perhaps at work, sat in a public place, or on a train and just get the feeling that someone is watching you. You’re not sure why and when you look up, sure enough, you lock eyes briefly with the observer, as they look away. This is sensory acuity in action, […]