Goals and values

January 2022 update

My focus for this year is making time for some fun activities, and spending time on passion projects. I'm still tracking my health and wellbeing, and personal finances from previous years, but keeping these on autopilot rather than trying to actively work on them. I've set up a calendar spreadsheet to help me plan trips… Continue reading January 2022 update

Goals and values

A system and task list for my 2022 focus – passion projects and fun

My focus for this year is making time for some fun activities, and spending time on passion projects. I've done some thinking about what I want to achieve (see my post on project planning) and which areas I'm going to start with (see my post on my list of fun activities and passion projects). In… Continue reading A system and task list for my 2022 focus – passion projects and fun

Goals and values

Project planning for 2022 – a focus on passion projects and fun

Happy New Year!!! Each New Year, rather than setting a resolution, I set a focus for the year (see my post on why). 2020 was my year for my personal finances and 2021 was my year for health and wellbeing. This year my focus will be on my passion projects and having fun. The past… Continue reading Project planning for 2022 – a focus on passion projects and fun

Goals and values

Two weeks to go – don’t give up now!

There's about two weeks left until the Christmas break and the fresh start that comes with New Year, and I'm soooo looking forward to it! With such a short way to go until 2022, it's easy to feel like giving up on 2021. Diet goes out of the window because of the festivities, exercise takes… Continue reading Two weeks to go – don’t give up now!

Goals and values, Organisation and productivity

8 Things to do for yourself over the Christmas holidays

Christmas is all about other people. Giving to others, spending time with others and generally being unselfish and generous. But the Christmas break is also the only time when you get genuine downtime. If you are fortunate enough to have time off, chances are the rest of your workplace and sector are also on holiday.… Continue reading 8 Things to do for yourself over the Christmas holidays

Goals and values

Self-improvement through diversity

There's a reason companies look for diversity. It's not to tick a box for ethical customers or lefty media, it's because it brings real benefits that translate into better performance. In large companies, the link between diversity and success can be tricky to measure, but in venture capital where organisations are small enough and flat… Continue reading Self-improvement through diversity

Goals and values

Using mental scripts to shape your behavior

If you are trying to change your physical behavior, first try changing your internal mental script. Our mental scripts are the repeating narratives we tell ourselves. It's typically not a rational voice, based on evidence and circumstance, but a kind of automated self-commentary. Negative scripts are built on our deepest insecurities and worries. Full of… Continue reading Using mental scripts to shape your behavior

Goals and values

It’s all about the journey, not the destination

"It's all about the journey, not the destination" is a phrase that has changed my perspective on a lot of things. Whether it's finding the positives in a job that I didn't like, not getting something I applied for or recognising the value of writing a blog 🙂 It's become one of my mantras for… Continue reading It’s all about the journey, not the destination