A collection of my long-form essays.
Hi there and welcome to my second public annual review! The Christmas holidays are a good time to play golf (if you're in the Southern Hemisphere), eat more than you should and reflect on the year that has been. I took a moment to look at diary entries, old newsletters
Before I started writing, I thought it was the exclusive domain of the pros. I thought you had to be extremely creative or original if you wanted to write. You either had to be as profound as Hemingway. Or you had to go to great lengths for your craft like
I’ve been lucky to have a few meaningful, high-quality conversations lately. Talks that have left me brimming with energy and ideas. Discussions where I could have gone on talking for hours if I didn't have to head to the next appointment. Conversations where the topics and ideas bounced off
I believe more people should start writing online. Not only will you be better off for it (by increasing your luck surface area), the world will be a richer place for learning from your ideas. In this essay, I cover: 1. Why you should write a newsletter 2. How to
Feedback is an important part of the writing process, but it can also be disheartening when you've laboured over a piece and it gets picked apart. While feedback is a valuable input for your writing, it shouldn’t hold you back from the ultimate goal, which is to publish your
I believe more people should start writing online. Everyone has a life filled with stories of triumph and failure that others can learn from. Everyone has a bunch of ideas that deserve to see the light of day. By sharing your stories and ideas online, not only will it increase
We laid Pacco to rest last Friday. It was a warm summer’s evening. The birds were chirping. A soft wind was rustling the leaves on the trees. He went to sleep peacefully in my and Jess’s arms. He had been diagnosed with a brain tumour towards the end
My friends who are writing-curious often ask me how to come up with ideas to write about. This is something I also struggle with from time to time. I encounter a sense of panic when I didn't know what to write about or what to put in my next newsletter.
I jumped on a call with a course mate from Write of Passage a month ago and he asked me the million-dollar question – why do I write? Here is what I told him. It comes down to three things: 1. Feeling grounded 2. Differentiating myself 3. Figuring out my purpose
We are all given a fixed amount of time per day. How we apply our focus determines our output. Similar to getting better returns on an investment (ROI), we can also gain from using our attention wisely, increasing our Return on Focus (ROF). You don’t need more time When