33: Good Work

There’s a certain kind of satisfaction that comes from having worked really hard on something you truly enjoy and put your all into

Nothing can take away from a good days work when you know you’ve done all you can do

Contentment and satisfaction are it’s own reward

Good work brings with it it’s own reward

Just thinking out loud

I am satisfied

Be well


23: Back To Basics

I’m finally back in London and guess what?

It’s been raining 😦

No surprises there really but still, one can’t help but feel a slight tings of disappointment to be back to my reality

Let’s not confuse that with me not loving my home. I absolutely love London, after all, there’s no place like home right?

I always look forward to landing at either Heathrow or Gatwick airport for one specific reason: the ‘there’s no place like home’ surge of emotions I get upon landing safely

It never fails to put everything into perspective

But now that I’m back. It’s time to get to work. I’ve done enough laying about, sunbathing, exploring, eating, basically I’ve rested enough and now it’s time to get back in motion

Back to the writing, back to the filming, back to my life basically and most importantly, back to the basics of my life

I realise what a self indulgent post this one is. Apologies for that

Be well


84: Newtons Law

Objects in motion will remain in motion unless acted upon by an external force

Objects not in motion will remain not in motion unless acted upon by an external force

This is one of Isaac Newton’s laws that has helped shape our world

I am living that law this very minute. Truth be told, I am always subject to this basic law of life, as are you and everything else

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80: Know Your Worth

I used to ask people to do things for free to help me achieve my objectives

I asked them to do it for free because I didn’t have the money to pay them

Most people I approached (98%) were willing to do it and I have greatly appreciated this support

Now as things slowly begin to turn around and I financially make progress, I’m starting to recognise the value and benefit of paying people as close to what they’re worth as possible

I still ask for freebies and in turn work for free or find other ‘in kind’ support but I’m slowly growing up to the fact that all of us are worth so much

And if we have managed to craft a skill and develop a talent that the market values, then we should be compensated for it accordingly

Working for free is invaluable experience. It builds up your self confidence and provides a soft landing pad to fail

There is not as much at stake and you also gain the benefit of working for the passion, the love and the sake of doing good work alone. This becomes your reward. Your true reward

But there will come a time when you will need to shift from being a ‘Free’lancer to charging what you think your work is worth and sticking with it

And if the person hiring does not recognise or value your work at the same rate that you do, be willing to walk away if need be until you find the right client willing to pay you your worth

Know your worth

If you’re right at the beginning of your path, ‘freebies’ are the way to go

You work hard enough on that craft and it turns into a skill worth paying for

You are invaluable as a person from the day of your birth

But your worth to the market place increases with effort and focus

Know your worth

Be well


72: Build Your Own

Every person is the master in their own home

Would you accept being bossed around in your own home by a stranger?

Would you even accept it from a close friend or family relative? I hope the answer is no, I mean why would you allow yourself to be bosses around, not in your own home!

We all may not be able to rule or control many things in life but we can definitely rule, control what happens in our own home

That is our domain, regardless of how big or small it is

That is our home – we should treat our lives in the same way. Why would we allow anyone to determine, decide or define any aspect of our lives that contradicts who we are or who we desire to become

We have to build our own

Our own homes, businesses, opportunities and ultimately lives

If we don’t build it then guess what? We will ask someone else to rent a room in the house they built which means they will determine everything for us, the cost of rent, curfew, whether we can bring guests or not etc

Understand that everything I’m writing should be taken metaphorically

Building your own house means taking charge of your situation and building a house that is large enough to serve as a home for the many facets of things you want to do

Build your own and nobody can take it from you and if they did you have gained the skills required to build another one

Be well


61: Take Aways

People go out on Fridays

Or if they stay in, they normally order a cheeky take away

It serves as a reward for some, comfort food for others and plain old habit for the rest

How about Friday being the end of the work week so we could give ourselves the time to think about what we took away from the week

What we learned, gained and came to understand better than last week

As the saying goes, if you’re not learning, you’re dying

Be well


26: Let Your Passion Lead The Way

It’s a wrap!!

Well almost: we’re taking a much needed and deserved break before finishing the last three scenes remaining

But the bulk of the film is done

Man was it hard work!

But even more importantly, man was it fun!!

There’s something about having an idea, writing it down, making it clear what you want to bring to life and then finding a way to do it

This is low budget filmmaking but it may as well be about any type of passion

Let it lead the way and you’ll quickly discover that yes, although you may get tired

You may want to quit and give up at some points, you will never feel bored or disengaged from life

Your days will pass by so quickly and get feel full with so much having happened within each day

Let your passion lead the way

I’m not saying the way will lead to fortune and/or fame

But I don’t think that’s what’s most people are after

If you’re like me and I’m willing to bet that you are then all you truly want is to be engaged in life spin something you thoroughly enjoy and are great at and by some luck and chance, get compensated quite well for

I’m slowing ticking a few of those boxes and working y way towards the compensation part 🙂

Let your passion lead the way

The rest will take care of itself

Be well


Having A Blast: Day 8

My time in Cardiff at the Volvo Ocean race is almost up

Just one more day before I can be reunited with the comforts of my own bed and other familiar things

In the famous words of Icecube ” Today was a good day”

Cardiff has been much better than I anticipated it would be

I learned how to sail in an M32, which probably won’t mean much to you but trust me when I tell you these bad boys cover a lot of ocean in a short space of time, their speed is frighteningly exhilarating

I’ve just come from a screening of The Avengers, although I and my other colleagues have seen it, my manager hasn’t so we wanted her to have a watch

She in turned splashed out and bought us anything we wanted while in the cinema in true motherly fashion

After the film we walked her back to the hotel and like typical ‘boys’ came back out for an unnecessary second screening of another film

‘Rampage’ starring Dwayne ‘the rock’ Johnson, I haven’t seen it ad I’m way too tired but you know what they all say….when in Cardiff…..

I’m gonna be shattered tomorrow

Who the hell cares, I’m having a blast

Be well