Reflections at 40 – Magic Bullets – 11/40

Whenever I’m really struggling, I go searching for magic bullets and secret sauces. I become convinced there’s ‘one thing’ that’s just going to ‘change everything’

Reflections at 40 – Coping – 5/40

Call it ‘diversifying your gold star portfolio’. If you’re performing poorly in one area of your life, no worries, you can ramp up another two. Or ten.

Straight and Curly 71: Perfectionism

What even is perfectionism? Well, if you hold yourself to high standards and get frustrated when you’re not able to achieve those standards, then it’s likely you have perfectionist tendencies.

Reflections at 40 – Business – 3/40

Every client had different expectations about speed, quality and price. Instead of ascertaining what those expectations were, I made assumptions instead.

Reflections at 40 – Triathlon – 2/40

Improvement is what drove me. People thought I loved being competitive with others. The reality was, the person I’ve always most loved competing with is myself.

Reflections at 40 – School – 1/40

Remember the episode of The Simpsons where the teachers are on strike and Lisa falls to her knees and begs Marge: ‘Grade me, grade me!’. That was me.