114. True Rewards

Was very tempted to download a game tonight, perhaps one of my old strategy games. Exhausted after meetings and clients but … no.

If I want to change my life this is the last chance.

Every scrap of free time can’t be polluted with noise from the Internet of ‘sweets’ for my brain, like a game.… Read more

113. For Life

These past days I’ve been feeling stressed – too stressed, thoughts racing, even my movements too rapid. Like a film set to go at 1.25 instead of 1.00 speed. And that is 0.25 points too much.

This Will Not Stand.

The quality of my life is measured by how I experience it and I have to chose to experience it differently now.… Read more

110. Seven Defining Characteristics of Deep Friendship

1) A friend knows. Knows me.  Knows changes. Knows time. And cares. And I know that he knows and cares.

2) Friends grow old in the right way. For the right purpose. Like something you drink that warms you for a long time after. That’s worth ageing.

3) There are exceptions, but the rule is probably that it is dangerous to confuse colleagues and friends.… Read more

109. That Great Day

A strange day, when work/meetings with two clients got cancelled for various reasons and I just kind of drifted, feeling restless.

But I had a good time to walk into a City-a-little-closer-to-spring and sit down at a central square with a sandwich and think of things.

I decided that despite the sudden ‘free hours’ there was nothing I had to do.… Read more

108. Considerations that Will Help You Set the Right Price for Your Services

Where does one draw the line for how much or how little to deliver to a customer in terms of quality?

There’s good customer service, of course. It is that which makes you deliver that something extra to gain or retain a customer.

Then there’s also the act of doing yourself a disfavor by selling out – delivering too much and gaining too little in return.… Read more

105. When I Fired the Job Market

Dear Job Market,

I’m sorry but I have to let you go.

In the future this company will only make money by delivering services to several clients and creating products, in order to keep open a selection of active and passive income streams.

This is, in other words, organizational restructuring which, unfortunately, no longer leaves room for your position, which so far has been unique – as you were our only employee for years.… Read more

104. Let Me Not Forget

Today I went to see St Joan (Bernard Shaw’s play) which quickened me a bit. Which was good, because I felt grey inside, as if mist had taken up residence in my heart – or swirled dangerously close.

I felt cut off from something vital, perhaps from supportive social circles for some of my higher goals of life, such as this blog and other things.… Read more

103. The Definition of Us

Today we went to the cinema with Char’s grandmum (mother’s side) and saw a film that I had really wanted to see for a long time: The King’s Choice, about King Haakon VII and his family during the German invasion of Norway in April 1940.

It is basically a movie about a man who is struggling to figure out what is his true duty when the world falls apart. … Read more