Short-film version of an article I wrote a while ago on Medium. It’s called ‘The cure for an anxious, sucky life in less than 550 words.’ Here is that article: https://medium.com/personal-growth/the-cure-for-an-anxious-sucky-life-in-less-than-550-words-81898c821ebd All footage taken by the author in and around Tokyo, Kyoto, Japan, 2019. If you lack direction and focus each day, try out my […]

Picture a box of juicy oranges in front of you. You have been set the task to peel them all. How would you do it best? Well, one orange at a time, with a sharp knife, you say. Correct. I’d do it the same way too. But most of us try to pick up as […]

When was the last time you did something that made you feel worse about yourself for having done it? You keep saying you’ll stop smoking, but you do it, and you always feel awful when you do. You can smell it on your fingers. Perhaps, you’re super-sensitive to caffeine like me, and yet you still […]

If you’ve been struggling, now is the time. To cast off the heavy shell, and show the world who you are. To make that dent we’ve all been waiting for. It is possible. I have seen it. To work on outstanding projects, with exceptional people, for substantial income. An influential, successful career working for yourself […]

You don’t want to start. Your heart goes faster. You and your thoughts move quicker. You start to pace. You’re in a mild panic. Because you panic, you want to take on many things at once. You look at the beginning, and you look at the end, and you try to start in the middle […]

I’m falling through wet cloud. Mist surrounds me, fills my skull; my heavy arms. Nothing on which to hold, just fear, and the dullness of doubt. Nothing tactile. So I distract myself from this chaos. At least someone else’s Netflix story gives me somewhere to go. Holds my hand. A journey of escape, at least […]

Let’s make a deal. By the end of this article, I want us both to be one hundred per cent crystal clear on one thing. You will know what that thing is, and precisely what to do every day from now on. In another article, I spoke of having an ‘Apex Goal’ — that one goal you […]

Do you want the absolute best for yourself? I know this has not always been true for me. What if your personal problems — yes, the ones you’re dealing with right now — the anxiety, the character flaws, the struggles with money, the nervous blushing — what if… What if the reason you think of them as problems and continue to […]

How might your life be if you truly loved every aspect of you? If you accepted yourself completely, including your ‘flaws’? Maybe you’d find it easier to relax; to be more playful. Maybe you would take more risks. You’d ruminate less. You feel more free. Life would have its challenges, but you might sense joy […]

There are those days when the fire inside only simmers. What brought you to life yesterday doesn’t strike you like it did today. Why? It could be for many reasons. You slept in, and now your whole day has slowed to your pace. You’re hungover. You ate junk food. Jacqueline didn’t reply to your texts. […]