Just over a month ago I gave a workshop at UX London which kicked off a series of events and one heck of a month. Since the 20th of May I’ve re-thought what I want to do with my life, let my team go, lost a loved one and then of course, there is Brexit.
I went to bed last night as the markets were optimistic and fell asleep thinking it would all be ok. When I woke up shortly after 4.40am (funny that) and checked BBC news, I shot out of bed terrified. It couldn’t be. But it is.
Today I woke up with a new found energy and excitement that I can’t remember having had in a very long time.
There was a time when I tried to fit everything in. When ‘yes’ was my default answer to everything. A lot of it was because I wanted to. Some of it because I felt I should, and some yet again because “You never know…”. I believe the kids call it FOMO.
I can’t remember where I read this. I know it was a triathlete or similar talking about working through the pain and the tiredness, but it’s nice thing to remember for various aspects in life.
‘Jävlar anamma” is a Swedish expression which I don’t really know how to translate other than that it contains a swear word and the spirit of “Let’s do this”.
When I said “See you soon” to friends and family and moved from Copenhagen to London, I suspected I’d be gone for 2 years. Today it’s been 10. Ten years.
Today we went to see Creed in the cinema and there was one particular scene that stuck with me. The following doesn’t contain any spoilers but stop reading now if you don’t want to know anything about what happens.
Tonight we started packing up the studio. It felt good, at first and then a little sad. It was supposed to be a place we could make ours, grow in and a place that provided more than a desk to sit at. It was supposed to be our home.
Today in one of our catch ups I said something along the lines of “I’m not joking – turn off the notifications”. I was dead serious. It was no “do-what-you-think-is-best” suggestion. It was a direct order, to put it bluntly.
Ploughing on is easy. You make progress. You produce things. You know the path. You continue, as you were. But it is darn dangerous.
I’ve been to airports and flown every day of February so far. It’s only 3 days, but still.
Today is my mum’s birthday and I’ve taken the day off to spend it with her back home. Sure, there is work to be done, but nothing that is so important that it can’t wait. Today is a special day and I’m spending it with a special person.
Just under half of the work force in the UK suffers from high stress levels and 48% of all senior managers expressed they are stressed most or nearly all of the time. Just how much that comes from work and what comes from personal circumstances, or a combination, is hard to say, but there is
As I’ve mentioned a few times, there are number of ways that we could take Glimt.it in this year and I wanted to get the teams unbiased view when we came back from the Christmas break, so one of the things I did was send them the link to the Seedcamp platform page and asked
There are quite a lot that runs through your head when you consider taking on investment. It’s not a decision I believe should be taken lightly. As with all major decisions in life, if we go down that route, it changes things. Much for the better and some probably for the worse.
Starting to blog was quite a nervous happening for me. I worried what people may think of who I thought I was. But I did it and I really enjoyed it. Then I started the Day to day project and the nervousness came back. Tweeting a link to my post every day was the part
Since we found out we were selected to pitch, I’ve found myself getting more and more excited about what this next chapter brings. Today I’ve spent most of my day connecting with people, those I met at the pitch event and also others over the years.
Back in the summer of 2014 I wrote a post for Entrepreneur Academe about the value of being part of a network like Entrepreneur Academe where you meet fellow founders and have access to mentors.
Tonight we pitched at Match Capital’s marketplace pitch event over at WeWork Spitafields. We were up as number 5 of 8 and from the feedback we got, it went well.
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