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As I start to ponder what I’ve learnt in 2020 as part of my own personal yearly review.

Of all the madness this year, I find myself continually drawn to this quote shared from Brandon Lee about life before he sadly passed.

“Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inexhaustible well. And yet everything happens only a certain number of times, and a very small number really. How many more times will you remember a certain afternoon of your childhood, an afternoon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even conceive of your life without it? Perhaps four, or five times more? Perhaps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps twenty. …


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Originally published at http://stealthesethoughts.com

How much content do you consume every day?

Perhaps, ten pieces, perhaps twenty or more? We live in the greatest time in history for access to any information we want. But, what do we do with all this information? Do you just consume more and more stuff or do you put it into practice?

You may have heard the saying “paralysis by analysis” and I feel a lot of us experience this.

With so much knowledge available at our fingertips, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. …


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Recently I was in the audience of an argument between two youngsters. I wasn’t sure if it was serious, heated or something of note in the long term story to come for these young ones.

But, I was pretty clear that I was watching a disagreement/argument.

Of course, this is not uncommon to stumble upon in modern society, yet it was the nature or should I say the topic of the argument that intrigued me.

My curiosity was first engaged when I heard one of them say “ I’ve got 1000 subscribers and you haven’t, you’re just not on my level”. …


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Exploring the cost of running a modern office in the age of coronavirus and what this means for how we live and work.

A captain obvious statement here, but the 2020 coronavirus pandemic has blown all of our lifestyles apart. We are only now starting to scratch the surface of how we must adapt to this new way of living and working.

A growing thread of conversation, not only in my homeland of the UK but the world over, is how people are going to return to an office environment. Followed closely by the follow up question, should they?

In many businesses haste to get people back into the office to wrestle some form of control and try to return to days gone by. Many have all but seemed to forget what the true cost of clinging onto an everyday office and filling it with people will cost in the post-pandemic era. …


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(originally posted on my website at www.stealthesethoughts.com)

Let’s debunk the misconceptions around building your own side project and career development.

A common question I’m asked is how I come up with and execute on all the ideas I have for my blog, newsletter, and podcast.

To my surprise, many people seem to believe that I’m some kind of well-educated and connected person who has some kind of secret advantage that allows me to do these things or maybe this is what they tell themselves to feel better about not doing their own thing.

Yet in reality the truth is not quite so sexy. If you think that you can’t create your own side project or you need some kind of formal education or access to secret networks, then I have some home truths for you. …


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(originally published on my blog at www.stealthesethoughts.com)

Ok, so I’ve been thinking about posting this for a while, but have only now got down to scribing some thoughts on this.

For most of my life and probably most of yours too, we’ve always been told to seek happiness or chase happiness or find your road to happiness. Basically everyone’s like find destination happiness. But you know what I’ve come to discover in the last 33 years? happiness is not a destination.

Happiness is an emotional response to a situation, it is not a permanent state that you can sit in or a destination to be reached. …


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(originally published on my blog at www.stealthesethoughts.com)

Follow me for a minute with this short thought on the concept of the art of meditation.

When you hear the word meditation, what’s the first thought that comes to mind?

Probably someone sitting cross legged, eyes closed and focused on their breath right? I mean, this is what modern marketing has told us the correct way to meditate is.

Now I bet you don’t imagine someone hitting a boxing bag, cleaning the house, tending to their garden or even walking through the forest as meditative practices — but guess what? …


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The latest episode of the Steal These Thoughts! audio experience aka my podcast has just dropped on all your favourite podcast platforms.

In this episode, I explore some thoughts and tips on keeping mentally healthy in strange times. Check out the companion blog post.

Don’t forget to check out the blog at www.stealthesethoughts.com and connect with me at Twitter: @_Rsvenson and LinkedIn

In this one, I explore tools and tactics that we can all use to keep mentally healthy in the ever evolving strange times we find ourselves in. …


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Originally published at http://stealthesethoughts.com

The power of the human mind is often underrated.

Many of us conform to believe we only have a set talent potential. One that only allows us to perform in certain scenarios or complete specific tasks. However, as technological innovations continue to evolve, we are finding more and more that the in-ability that many preach they have to learn new skills is not true at all.

It is rather a question of will.

I’ll never say anything is possible as there are always some limits. Yet, most things are possible if you have the will and mindset to put in the work. Sadly, this is where most of us fall down. …


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Are you a learning unicorn? No, I don’t mean the mythical creature that every 5 year old wants their parents to magically acquire for them. I’m talking about being a workplace unicorn, you know, the people who have varied skills and can do a bit of everything.

In the startup world we classify unicorn companies as:

A unicorn is a privately held startup company valued at over $1 billion. The term was coined in 2013 by venture capitalist Aileen Lee, choosing the mythical animal to represent the statistical rarity of such successful ventures.

(Source: Wikipedia)

What I’m talking about is unicorn roles or to put it…

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