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How to stay happy as a fledgling business owner

For those of you aspiring entrepreneurs out there, this is a blog post about loneliness and health. It is an often-stated cliche that entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey, but that is because it's true. Forget about 'it's lonely at the top', which is a different statement and will be discussed on a different blog post. Hint: arrogant people say that. However, the sad truth is that growing a business does require sacrifices. In my case, that was leaving a friend group I had built over the years and moving into the city. I know, you're probably thinking moving to [...]

By |2020-02-08T12:22:26+00:00September 27th, 2019|

The Beauty of Solving Problems

Solving technical problems is extremely satisfying because you end up spending sometimes hours tearing your hair out and eventually, after thinking there's simply no solution, you hit the nail right on the head. The Problem This evening I ran into a permission issue with my macOS Mojave filesystem. I tried ignoring the issue but I soon realised that wasn't a good strategy. It all began whilst creating a landing page for this website. For some reason, the local development version of this website wasn't styled properly whereas the production website was absolutely fine. Same files and folders, totally different looking [...]

By |2020-03-25T17:29:41+00:00August 31st, 2019|

I had a thought…

As I was refactoring my application that once used Pug, Gulp and Express, and now uses Express with React, Redux and Webpack, I had a thought... I am running into so many problems because I now have a layered architecture i.e. Express, React vs. Express, Pug. Why don't I, after solving every significantly time consuming problem, write down the issue and the solution. Then, if I ever run into a similar problem again in the future, I can refer to these notes. So I have decided to do just that, and I will be storing all of these solutions on this website under [...]

By |2018-08-27T12:22:52+01:00August 27th, 2018|

The importance of reflective thinking, writing and learning

I'm going to be focusing heavily on reflective practices alongside psychometric testing over the next 6 months as I transition into full-time employment for a second time. I am currently in the process of writing a continuous professional development plan and this will be accompanied by lots of reflective writing on selfauthoring.com. I will critically analyse psychometric tests as I go. My goal is to become more clear as to what it is that I truly desire in life and career.

By |2018-01-30T12:27:51+00:00January 30th, 2018|

Who is Jordan Peterson?

My friend recently told me about a website called selfauthoring.com - it's essentially a website where you can journal about your past, present and future in great detail based on some questions. I am yet to take the self-examination but look forward to doing so. The creator is a guy named Jordan Peterson. He is currently the professor of psychology at the University of Toronto in Canada. Peterson is highly academic and his background makes him a credible source. You can check out his background and education here. Along with the self-authoring suite you gain access to a journal written by Peterson. [...]

By |2018-01-27T13:07:20+00:00January 27th, 2018|

1 month since I’ve posted

It has been a whole month. No more, no less. I've learned a lot actually. Mostly without a great deal of motivation. It has been a relaxed Christmas and New Year. It doesn't usually happen like that, but what can I say - I've enjoyed it. I have meditated a great deal more than I ever have. I also coded a lot throughout the holidays, so that was fun! I received an email from my past self (click here) sent on the 23rd January 2017 saying "What are your goals for this year, and are they meticulously laid out?" Needless to say [...]

By |2018-01-06T23:09:47+00:00January 6th, 2018|