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Peel your eyes

Horrible expression, isn't it, keep your eyes peeled.Like they're grapes.Ewwww.I apologise for the tangent before we've even got started, but I wanted you to keep an eye out for something.A phenomenon

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Never has pain felt so exquisite

​I reached up to the bar, lifted my feet up and off, lowered myself to the ground– and did my little happy Snoopy dance.128 days ago, I got off a trapeze with no idea as to when I'd be able to get

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Daffodils aren’t supposed to be anxious

​​​"I'm worried about the daffodils!" I blurted.Joe stared at me. "Um. What?""The daffodils!" I wailed.Anxiety is a funny thing. It manifests in bizarre ways. Like a couple of years ago, when I

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Choking the onions

​​The onions are choking.They've been choking for 3 weeks now and all I've done is feel guilty as I walk past.Until yesterday morning."I'll just weed the first row," I said to myself. "It'll only

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a look of horror

The 67,000 mile-an-hour Book

​Don't have time to write a book? Read on...​We're hurtling around the sun at 67,000 miles per hour. And the Earth is spinning at around 1,000 miles per hour. (Sometimes I spin around my office at

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This is your brain ? on knowledge

​The more I learn about anything, the more I realise I don't know much at all.Learning is bizarre because our brains get everything barse-ackwards.When we know nothing at all about a subject, and we

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Why do I always procrastinate?

Are we asking the right questions?I don't always ask good questions. I ask obvious ones.Like, "Why do I always procrastinate?"When I ask myself a question like that, my brain comes up with answers like:Because

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?Do you have a reader magnet? ?

Your book is just the beginning...It's not enough to have a book out there (although that is AWESOME obviously) – it needs to work for you.Which means it needs to bring a steady stream of highly qualified

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Cup of tea

A Nice Cup of Tea

George Orwell's Essay on TeaI'm a huge fan of George Orwell. Not just his novels; his essays, too.This is one of my favourites, and on this National Tea Day in the UK, I think it's time you read it,

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Forward to normal

'We can't go back. We can never go back!''I know! And I keep hearing people say it!'^^This was a snippet from a conversation my good friend Yinka and I had the other day.How many times have you heard

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