How to Get Unstuck When You Aren’t Making Progress

Three Questions You Must Ask

I hated it. Every minute of it.

Every Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday morning. 8am. I sat and I struggled big time.

1st Year Economic & Business Statistics. Let’s not beat around the bush. Economic & Business statistics is just a fancy name for maths. Just hard, confusing, boring maths. 8am class, four days per week. And I hated it.

No matter how I motivated myself to succeed, how I tried to apply myself to this course, how I attempted to master this subject matter, I just could not get anywhere.

And that was the problem. Continue reading

Why You Should Not Follow Your Passion

Follow your passion is often thrown around as pithy, heart-felt and earnest advice to people pondering the big questions of life.

But, it’s terrible advice.

Passion is good for many things. But one thing it is not is a predictor of success.

Let me explain.

I get to meet with a wide range of people in business as part of my role as Account Director at Bonfire, which I love. One of the perks is meeting interesting and successful people who have incredible stories of working hard, being smart and creating a business that bring them and other great pleasure and financial reward. Continue reading