Posted in Poem

Row Your Boat

Row, row, row your boat
Year that’s a metaphor for life
We dont live in a castle with the safety of a moat, we gotta row, we gotta work
Its life theres going to be hassle, but keep rowing, keep growing,
Row that boat, that’s how you stay a float

Gently down the stream
Go with the flow but don’t daydream
Be like water my friend
Avoid unnecessary tension, lifes too short for all that suspension,

Merrily merrily merrily merrily
Be happy, find joy, avoid going against the grain there you’ll find pain, go with the flow enjoy the ride, see the funny side of life

Life is but a dream
Life is but a dream
Life is but a dream

Posted in Daily Fire

Just Show Up

Just show up

Every day and put the work in,

It doesn’t matter how bad it is, commits to it daily,
hundreds, thousands of bad pages, bad reps, bad drawings

Keep going, because the more bad work we do, the closer we get to producing something good,

Out of bad, we can create good, but out of nothing remains nothing

We are not the universe we are not going to create everything from one big bang’s worth of hard work,

We need to show up.


Posted in Daily Fire

Live until you die

Live until you die

Dan Millman (Sacred Journey of The Peaceful Warrior)

Live until you die, meaning dont just get by but actually live with meaning,

In the book quoted above there is one story where Dan and his mentor at the time are walking down the beach and their is loads of washed up star fish,

Dan’s mentor starts to pick up a starfish and walks it to the sea, then another and another,

Dan says this is pointless we’ll never save them all,

His mentor replies yeah but to this one it makes a difference

The late Chadwick Boseman made 9 movies whilst battling cancer, having surgery and chemo,

Performing his art, inspiring the next generation whilst fighting for his life

That’s living till you die.

Posted in Daily Fire

Actors often wait for someone to give them roles

When people ask me what I do, I don’t really say that I’m an actor, because actors often wait for someone to give them roles.

Chadwick Boseman

When I got my SIA license several years ago now I remember the instructor saying that the badge kind of makes you recession proof because their will always be security jobs going…

I would say the same is true with personal development too,

When your always learning, always adapting and continually improving yourself,

You proof yourself against hard times, you might not be able to walk into a job but at least if you wanted you could create yourself one.

Like the late Chadwick an actor, director and a writer he would say if he wasn’t acting he would be writing.

Create work.

Posted in Daily Fire

Knowledge doesn’t take away the difficulties of life

‘I know first hand that knowledge doesn’t take away the difficulties of life’

Dan Millan

Knowledge alone doesn’t really do much, except maybe help you win a pub quiz or look a bit smart and smug in front of your friends or that person you’re trying to impress…

When it comes to facing difficulties in life once again having the knowledge to challenge them and actually implementing that knowledge are completely different.

The knowledge alone will not solve anything, Action with the stuff you know then you’re going to start making progress,

Knowledge helps only when you implement it.

But even the more knowledge you gather and the more action you take, there will always be another life difficulty waiting somewhere in the not so distant future.