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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 ...

Invisibility is a superpower.

Invisibility is a superpower. Banksy said it. I read it online. Ivonne Aldaz (the lady who interviewed me for the future of marketing), she shared it. I saw it, I loved it, I stole it. Anyway, it hit me like a tonne of bricks. Invisibility is a super power. I thought about it for days ...

A list at the end of August.

Different kind of writing today. More of a list of things. Not a perminent change to the writing style, but an attempt at trying something new, because – why the hell not. Anyway, few things: Here’s a list of thoughts, insights and discoveries I’ve had / come across this week. Distractions kill the flow of ...

The blurred lines of audience power and influence.

Yesterday I was added to a Twitter thread by someone with 5K followers. I wasn’t aware this was going to happen, but when it did I saw myself gain a handful of new followers. Obviously my concepts resonated enough with these individuals to want to see more. SYSTEM 540 In what seems like a build-up ...

Multi-tasking isn’t good or productive.

If you intend on completing a task, make sure you focus exclusively on it. Pay attention to what you are doing and complete it. This doesn’t mean that if you start a book you should finish it in one sitting. However, if you aim to complete a chapter – do it without doing anything else. ...

Death or Glory

I’ve noticed that there has unintentionally been the multiple use of the term ‘Death or Glory’ within the imagery of this website. This is’t because I strive for death or glory. The reason behind this term being in my life at all is because of my tadcu (grandfather in Welsh). When i was younger, he ...

Invest in yourself.

Invest in yourself to build character. We’re constantly evolving, but the harsh truth is, the quality of our evolution lays solely on our own decisions and the self initiated lessons we learn from our mistakes. No one is perfect, and everyone will make mistakes, after all, we’re just a global population of complicated apes. Chimpanzees ...

Perception leads to presumption.

Culture is normalising the public exhibition of life, often geared by a subconscious intention of perception. Perception comes with a neglect of honesty and truth. This leads to presumption from the audience. Be mindful, there is both a positive and negative bias connected to the presumptions of your audience. Value: A gentle reminder that when ...

3 Topics 1 Post

Topic 1: I got recognised. Not in the conventional way on the street or anything, but I stood out enough for someone to ask for my insights. Daily writing, consistent topic tweeting and being passionate about what I do meant I was provided with the opportunity to answer some questions and give some insight for ...

Nostalgia

Today I listened to this song. Now, be warned, this song will most probably mean nothing to you. However, to me it demonstrates real nostalgia. Back in 2012 I started a passion project with my friend Henry. We both loved house music, and had just finished university. We were young, creative and passionate. We started ...

My pictures are unrelated

The pictures on my blog are unrelated to the posts. Each post written is accompanied by a photograph that I’ve taken, but it almost never has anything to do with the content of what I’ve written. Reasons: I didn’t want a blog filled with stock pictures lifted from the web, (I think they’re cheesy) There’s ...

The deactivation of physical connections

I recently studied some group dynamics on how in person conversations took shape between different parties. I was interested to see that all topics were based on what they had seen on each-others social media profiles. The reason this idea came to mind goes back a year or so ago. Like many, I used to ...

Does anybody actually care?

Personally I find myself in a conflicting battle with social media. I understand the power and influence it has when used as a connecting network within business but other than that, does anybody actually care? I’ve come to the conclusion that the development of platforms have started to contribute negatively to culture. For example, let’s ...

Be nice.

Being nice is a simple gesture that everyone is capable of. You can be nice with physical acts, kind words or simply a smile. Side Note: I suffer from resting bitch face, so to an onlooker, my face probably doesn’t look very nice, however, I put that down to the technicality of thinking. (More on ...