For those of you who hadn’t guessed from the title, this is a topic that is somewhat close to my heart and one that I’m prone to rant about. My life is based in the digital world, I absorb news through it, I share my views on it and my career is inextricably linked with the evolution of technology and the internet. I am, by almost every definition, a millennial. Born between 1984 and 1992, lovers of technology, entrepreneurial and generally disruptive to the established order due to their beliefs and perspectives.
What angers me, however, is that mainstream media is treating millennials as if we are a group of petulant children refusing to work or contribute to any facet of modern society. For just a small perspective on this attitude you can see a list of Business Insider’s articles about what industries millenials are “killing”, from golf to light yoghurt, napkins and (apparently) vacations. The media are constantly pushing this narrative of the rude hipster in glasses and an ironic shirt tweeting their lives away whilst society crumbles around them… View Post
An actual photo of me when I woke up hungover after a wedding FYI
You’ve woken up after your night out and you’re feeling a bit rough. You feel dehydrated, your skin feels dry and you realise that you have to get up and look presentable for the rest of the day. Rather than panic or simply accept your temporarily more haggered look, I’ve put together 4 easy steps to help refresh your skin and put you back on the path to a refined gentleman. View Post
I included this video as it is one of my favourite examples of creative thinking. Somewhere, someone decided to ignore the data and figures, choosing to create something with heart that has lasted for decades…
I’m a firm believer in creativity and the importance it plays in society. It has helped us connect with people across oceans, create great works of art, take steps closer towards human equality (something we are still incredibly far away from) and help great individuals make a larger impact on the world. However, it is not always an accepted or highly valued skill, one that is often swept under the rug during the scrutiny of people’s achievements to help quantify their success. Today, I wanted to discuss what it means to me as well as some of the everyday challenges of creativity. View Post
There is a lot to love about summer. Longer days, beautiful weather and warm nights in beer gardens are just some of my favourite thing about the warmer seasons. However, one consequence I absolutely loathe is how uncomfortable I feel thanks to sweating in the heat, which often leads to ruined clothing and, consequently, feeling less confident in my outfit. It’s important to note that sweating is a natural part of your body’s ability to regulate its temperature, however there are ways to help reduce it and keep you feeling a little more comfortable when the temperatures rise. View Post
Around 5 years ago, I moved to London to start my adult life and pursue a career. Having jumped at the first job offer to be thrown my way, I found myself in a sales role based in Canary Wharf, surrounded by some of the biggest financial corporations and wealthiest people in London. Due to my surroundings, I soon found myself setting goals based on my salary, the amount of money I had and the material possessions I owned that would show off financial status. Every decision, both professional and personal, was based around making myself more affluent to satisfy this “ideal lifestyle” I had pictured in my mind’s eye.
3 years later I found myself consumed by misery, specifically when it came to money, desperate to achieve more but disappointed in what I thought to be my own perceived lack of ambition. It was at this point that I started talking to someone about how I felt, what was driving my unhappiness and what I could do to improve my day-to-day mental attitude. Looking back, it was pretty clear that my fixation on money was dragging me down… View Post