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Quest “If one were properly to perform a difficult and subtle act, he should first inspect the end to be achieved and then, once he had accepted the end as desirable, he should forget it completely and concentrate solely on the […] Read »
How We Learn to get Good at Stuff This is not a post about photography. Sure, it describes how I learned to take good photographs*, but it’s actually about how we learn to do anything. It’s a formula for getting good at stuff. I decided I wanted to […] Read »
Is it as Simple as Possible? One of the chapters of the wonderful book ‘Let My People Go Surfing’ is titled “Is it as Simple as Possible?” That’s worth scribbling on a Post-It note and sticking above your desk whilst you plan your expedition, write your […] Read »
Flabbiness Over the next couple of weeks I am serialising my whole India book, for free, here on my blog. Flabbiness “You know how advice is: you only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyways.” – […] Read »
Ten Lessons from the Road I spent four years cycling round the world. Here are some of the things I learned. Setting an outrageous goal is a great start point. You are capable of more than you realise. Just do it. The doorstep mile – […] Read »
Choosing a Life Less Ordinary Once upon a time, I used to dream of adventure. I sat at home, reading books, flicking through magazines, scrolling through blogs, and drooling over places like this: and even this: Trouble is, they are the sort of places that […] Read »
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