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The act of hesitation

Hesitation is the behaviour that happens between either doing the thing or not doing the thing. It’s a complex scenario in reality. The cause of hesitation usually comes from the understanding of risk, which should be considered with the decision of good or bad. You hesitate to eat the chocolate in the cupboard. The good ...

Create a brand connection that adds value

On Tuesday I received a package in the post. It was one of those deliveries you get and you don’t know what it is or when it was ordered. It was wrapped in brown paper and I was instantly drawn in by the hand writing on the back. It was posh and looked as though ...

You’ll get it eventually

It’s a picture Mike Skinner put on his blog a few years back, when he was going through his photography phase and he bought a Red camera. The picture of a neon sign saying the words ‘you’ll get it eventually’. What a thing of beauty. I instantly fell in love with it. Which brings me ...

Who am I?

Who am I to do that? I saw a video today about imposter syndrome. To be honest, I’ve known about imposter syndrome for a while, it’s always been at the back of my mind, but today this video refreshed it all to me: “You feel like an impostor…because you are one” –Seth Godin This from ...

Feeling Blue

A week or so a go, I got inspired. Sometimes when I get inspired, I just have to create, it’s the artist in me. Unfortunately, I’m not a good enough artist to make loads of money doing just art like real artists, so instead, I do it for free, for me, because I enjoy it. ...

Is an independent Wales the right thing to do?

Today I have a lack of inspiration, but I will continue and write. There’s currently a vast amount of politics flooding my Twitter feed. In all honesty, it’s noise to me. I probably shouldn’t admit it, but it is. Apart from the whole Trump thing in America, we’ve got people seeking an independent Wales over ...

Did you do your bad writing?

This is my bad writing. (Not that it’s usually good), but this is my bad writing, published regularly. I aim to write this ‘bad writing‘ as often as possible in the hope that good writing will appear in the form of an occasional article. Think of it as a diamond in the rough if you ...

Mental showers of meditation

When you live, you have to shower. It’s an unsaid social commitment you make to the people around you. More importantly it’s a hygiene commitment you make with yourself. Culture has ingrained in us that everyone should shower as often and as necessary and possible. This is obvious. It’s something that we all know and ...

There’s no such things as perfection.

If you want to learn to box, you can read as many books and watch as many videos as you want, but until you climb into the ring and start trading blows with your opponent, you wont learn. Even when you have “learned”, you then have to continue practicing, because there is no “completed” section ...

Writing daily won’t make you money.

Writing daily won’t make you money, it will make you better at writing but if you don’t write daily, you won’t even improve on your writing. This year I’ve read so much about the power of writing and how it can improve business. I’m not entirely sure how it does that yet, but it doesn’t ...

Thoughts are human.

I tweeted this out today: Thoughts are human. Connections are made from thoughtful gestures. In a world of automation, don’t neglect human thought. — Siôn Rees (@rees_sion) October 13, 2020 The thought was inspired by a newsletter I read by David Hieatt (If you haven’t subscribed to his newsletter I highly recommend you do). Anyway, ...

Psychology, Money, Smartphones and Society

I have so much on my mind that i don’t know what to say / write. I think I’ve been neglecting my shower thoughts as the foundations of my blog topics. Almost as much as I’ve been neglecting this blog. This week I purchased The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel, I’m really enjoying it. ...

6 days of silence

It’s been 6 days since my last post. It’s a Wednesday night 22:54pm and I’ve decided there’s no better time than now to write something. To set the mood of this post, I currently have this song playing in the background: Now that the mood is set I will continue with my thoughts. To be ...

Water is a complex substance.

Bruce Lee once said: “Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into ...

Publishing Patterns

Patterns are interesting. They can be aesthetically pleasing to look at. They can help measure positive and negative connotations within an individual’s behaviour. The can be studied within business to measure levels of business throughout different parts of the year. A pattern is one of those things that means one thing, but means 100’s of ...

Pseudonym’s within creativity.

Sick Boy was a design pseudonym I used to go by when I was younger (between the age of 14 – 21 years old). I had it up until just after I graduated from university. Actually, one time, when I was in uni, a lecturer ridiculed me in front of the class for using the ...

The post with a 2 day publish delay

I wrote this post 2 days ago, but I neglected to publish it. Tonight I watched a program called The Stranger. Well, each episode is between 5 – 9 minutes long, so I watched about 8 of them. Anyway, this show is so strange, while watching one of the episodes, an idea popped into my ...

One click holds such potential

A click holds the potential to be an extremely valuable operation. It also holds the status of being completely ineffective. — Siôn Rees (@rees_sion) September 10, 2020 I tweeted this today. I think it’s true. There’s such potential in one click. If you have the system set up correctly, one click could send money directly ...

Leverage your time to increase your productivity

I tweeted quite a bit this weekend. One tweet every 30 minutes to be precise. I know this because I scheduled them. I spent an hour thinking of ideas (tweets), and I spent 10 minutes scheduling them for the weekend. This allowed me to be productive in other areas of my life (the house renovation) ...

Personal stress because we’re all human after all.

Today I feel stressed, but instead of wallowing in self pity, I thought I’d write about it. Everyone experiences stress. I’m not under any more pressure than Kevin the Butcher down the road (he’s not really real), however, nonetheless, I’m stressed and I’m venting to my blog. Stress 1: Work Work is providing me with ...