When it comes to producing data visualisations or media content, the feedback that I receive varies depending on the context and subject. I would have people say "I like how you've written this paragraph" or others would say "This viz needs a complete revamp, I don't like it at all." That's all well and good … Continue reading How do you get better feedback?
Over the past few weeks' as I have fully embraced a minimalist lifestyle, it has given me some perspective into why I used to want things whether if it would be a new game or paying to watch a new film. Instant gratification could only get you so far but I decided to take a … Continue reading You don’t need it now
Over the past few months, I have overseen a lifestyle change in how I approach life. Whilst I have gorged upon a lot of content from Gary Vaynerchuk within embracing a mindset of empathy and gratitude, there is a reason for it, it's all about taking each day as it comes. It has also meant taking a … Continue reading One day, one step at a time
I could not remember the last time I was up North in Manchester, but it must have been May 2009 that I visited one of the most historical cities in North West England. Although I did have a job interview to attend at BBC Sport down in MediaCity UK, Manchester once again made a lasting impression on me. When I … Continue reading Manchester – 20/11/2017
A few weeks' ago when I continued my graduate job hunt, I had a moment where I realised it's time to throw all my expectations completely out the window and start doing things. It's something I used to do in the past with immediate success but what prompted me to take this route? There could … Continue reading Throwing my expectations out the window
Over the past couple of weeks in my quest to secure my first graduate job, the past few months have not been easy as I have constantly faced rejection after rejection. Two weeks' ago, I decided to declutter my entire job search and lifestyle and embrace something from my past. It was through all the blood, sweat … Continue reading A declutter later…..
Over 25 million people worldwide have been diagnosed on the autistic spectrum, which can vary from a range of diagnosis within autism. On Tuesday 17 October 2017, there was a documentary shown on BBC Two about naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham who has Asperger's Syndrome. This is something very personal and close to my heart, knowing that I have … Continue reading Chris Packham’s Asperger’s and Me – Lessons learned
Last week, I trained my best friend in website development and management. What struck me was how individuals have different ways of learning whether that would be visual, auditory or kinaesthetic. It got me thinking about my approaches to training and developing new skills for individuals. I must admit, the way that I trained a … Continue reading Developing effective ways of training new skills for individuals
Within this short break I had from blogging, a sleuth of thoughts came to mind but one thing that struck me was finding happiness within myself. It can be very tough when you are in the situation that I am in as a graduate finding his first job, but if you are yourself and not … Continue reading Happiness within being myself for who I am
We have reached the end of The Asperger's Effect series and whilst I decided against doing a day in the life in the video, I wanted to end this series by looking upon some of the positive reassurances I have had with Asperger's Syndrome and how this has helped me both professionally and personally. Knockbacks. We have all been knocked … Continue reading The Asperger’s Effect – Positive reassurance