I’m So Bored Of Goals

I’ve always been a great believer in the power of setting goals as they really help focus your mind on where you want to be and what you want to achieve in your life.  However recently I’ve been thinking a great deal about now. This very moment. And as each second passes, yes, we could be one step closer to our goals, but achieving that … Continue reading I’m So Bored Of Goals

Como Ser Un Realista Más Positivo

Ayer yo estaba en un bar de Granada escuchando una conversación entre dos amigos. Uno de ellos decía “No me gusta  este compañero de trabajo, pues no puedo trabajar con él. Va a ser una semana imposible.” Hay gente que dice ‘No soy cínico o negativo, soy realista’ y tal vez es verdad pero de hecho, ¿qué cosas realistas dicen estas personas? Puedo imaginar la conversación … Continue reading Como Ser Un Realista Más Positivo

Who Do You Want To Be Today?

If every decision we made in the past made us who we are now, then decisions we make today will create the people that we will be tomorrow.   So what do you want to be and perhaps more importantly, who do you want to be?   Because today is your chance to take steps to making that happen.   Image by Matthew Wiebe http://www.unsplash.com Continue reading Who Do You Want To Be Today?

Everybody’s Pointing And Nobody’s Listening

Blame, blame and more blame.   It’s your fault we’re like this. I feel like this because of you. In England, the Conservative government are blaming the Labour government for current issues and they haven’t been in government for 6 years. At present, Spanish politicians are fighting for power blaming each other for the lack of any progress in agreeing to form a government and … Continue reading Everybody’s Pointing And Nobody’s Listening

How Flies Can Help You To Be A Better Person

I’m sitting in a bar near where I live in the south of Spain and it’s already hot outside. There are already 9 flies circling around in the bar doing their fly thing and other than having to swat one from time to time for getting near my breakfast, we seem to get on perfectly well.   While looking at them though, it got me … Continue reading How Flies Can Help You To Be A Better Person

How To Not Plan Effectively

This week’s podcast is about how we can often get lost in planning and goal setting that we forget to make the most of where we are now. As always, the podcast is like the best pop singles – inspirational and just a few minutes long. Listen to Episode 9 – How To Not Plan Effectively. Happy listening! Jason Continue reading How To Not Plan Effectively

10 Ways To Get Past Feeling Like An Imposter

Do you think you’re in a job that you don’t ‘deserve’? Have you ever felt like a fraud or an imposter thinking that someone might ‘catch you out ‘one day? You may be surprised to know that lots of other people do too. It’s a much more common feeling than you think. For example, Maya Angelou, Emma Watson, Tina Fey and Natalie Portman have all … Continue reading 10 Ways To Get Past Feeling Like An Imposter

Things Are Looking Up (And Down And All Around)

It’s Thursday, so it’s podcast day here at Away From The Noise and today we’re in the beautiful city of Valencia. This week’s podcast was inspired by almost literally bumping into the National Ceramics Museum based here and how we need to be more aware and connected with our surroundings to live more happily. As always, the podcast is like the best pop singles – … Continue reading Things Are Looking Up (And Down And All Around)

What Are You Looking Forward To?

Given the combination of the gorgeous sunshine today in Granada mixed with a lovely mojito, I was reminded of a fantastic holiday I had with Mrs Away From The Noise a few years ago in the Seychelles. It was absolutely beautiful and my first holiday on a tropical island and we even went to the beach where they filmed the famous Bounty advert. Two weeks … Continue reading What Are You Looking Forward To?

Embracing The Melancholy

It’s been raining here recently and while looking out at the downpour earlier today, it got me thinking about the nature of water. In the same way that perhaps water embraces and absorbs the energy around it to move forward, I noticed I was doing the same today. I walk a lot here in Granada and when it’s raining, I often listen to what some may call ‘depressing’ … Continue reading Embracing The Melancholy