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Successful people read differently

I received a lot of self-help books for Christmas. I’m not sure what that means the people in my life are trying to tell me, but after hearing about the reading habits of successful people I’m all for it. Here’s what I found while researching. Successful people: read for education and self-improvement rather than entertainment.  they choose autobiographies of highly successful people over celebrity gossip. make reading a part of their daily lifestyle. Most of my research found the person finishing 1-2 books a week – many of the highly successful people were averaging 1 a day! they are selective in their online reading, only choosing to read something if it is helping them or their goal.  they make notes on what they’re reading, jotting down advice and tips that will help them on their way.  If you’re looking for some motivational reads of your own, I’ve shared some of my favourites that I’ve found so far. I don’t quite have it down to 1 a day yet – how does anyone have time? If …

Finding positives in Trump-induced anxiety

When researching Millennials for a university essay, I read that we are the first generation to have been raised in an age of terrorism, internet culture, and job and financial uncertainty. The combination of them all has made us the most anxious generation to date. Brexit and now Trump have become another addition to the growing list of anxiety agitators – for me at least. I spent last Tuesday in turmoil as I stressed and fretted (read: ate junk food and cried over the climate change that Donald Trump doesn’t believe in) as to what the future may hold. Call me dramatic, but thinking of all that our generation is facing – higher debts, lower incomes, home prices, financial crashes, rising racial tensions, Instagram likes (only half kidding), plus all those mentioned above – drove me into a state of panic. However what the internet doesn’t need right now is another opinion piece on how screwed we all are. What we do need is some thought as to how our own passions or skills can be …

Reset travel organiser

The Business: Reset – Therapeutic Travel Organiser

I’ve always found a certain type of travel appealing. As a teen, it was the unrooted wandering and haphazard experiences associated with the Beat generation. Gradually, it evolved into an engrossment with solo female travel – not a luxurious, 5-star, sight-seeing type of trip, but again, the type of travel that involves disorderly, riveting incidents and encounters. I used to think it was aimless wandering that I found so appealing, but it occurred to me recently that there isn’t such a thing: this type of travelling is the opposite of aimless. It’s undertaken by those who are in search of something, even if they’re unaware themselves of what exactly that is. The common factor that I’m attracted to, is that this type of travel is life-altering: the experiences shape the person that you become and ultimately change your outlook on life. This factor is the main value behind Reset, the travel organisers that I am trying to launch after successfully pitching the idea to a panel at my old university. At its very basic level, …

A New Chapter: feeling 22

I read somewhere the other day that 22 is the age you start to feel as though you’re actually in your twenties. Or rather, when you first start to feel like an adult. For me, I would say it’s when you first start feeling like yourself; the beginnings of the person you’re going to be for the rest of your life. Maybe it’s when you start figuring out what you want – or don’t want – in life. It could be something small like starting to form your own personal style or noticing the differences between your friend’s life paths and your own. But I think the biggest part is your growth of self-awareness, as well as your awareness of the world around you. You pay more attention to what’s going on worldwide, but you also develop a greater understanding of people as well. This feeling can come at different ages for everyone, but 22 is a defining year for many of us as it’s usually around this time that we are naively shoved out of …