Month: February 2017

Chris Lovejoy

“Consistent practice is the key to success” The idea of consistency being more important than intensity is oft-repeated. The tortoise beating the hare. To maintain fitness we should do exercise on a consistent basis. We are told to work consistently throughout the year rather than cram before exams. We all know that this is true,…

Chris Lovejoy

Feedback can hugely benefit us but it can also be costly. We need to know when to get feedback and when not to.   The benefits of feedback Feedback can have immense power. The most successful business models are those that gather and respond to feedback. Negative feedback can dramatically hinder our motivation to try…

Chris Lovejoy

In the information age, attention is one of our most valuable resources. We are saturated with stimuli, all vying for our attention. Something trending on social media. Advertisement for the latest products. Cool events happening in your surrounding area. A social cause to work towards. We only have a finite amount of attention to give….

Chris Lovejoy

For the next 30 days I will write and publish something every day. Therefore it is useful to decide some guiding principles for what to write about. The advice is that, in order to build an audience, you should have a coherent theme throughout your writing. This enables the people who enjoy your work on…

Chris Lovejoy

While writing these past 9 months, I have asked myself one question a number of times: What am I trying to achieve?  When I started writing I considered my main objectives to me: Develop the ability to write well Contribute positively to those that read my writing Overcome personal inhibitions about writing in public However,…

Chris Lovejoy

Meeting people on the internet I recently read an article by Joshua Fields Milburn, one of “The Minimalists”: “The people who were closest to me were the people who were, well, closest to me… We didn’t share similar values or beliefs — the bedrocks of any worthwhile relationship. In many cases we didn’t even share any common interests……