I turned 50 this year. I know. So old. Can’t believe it.
Doctors have been calling it the sitting disease, but it’s not a disease in itself — you can’t catch sitting disease, but all the chronic conditions that are killing us are linked to sitting.
Sedentary lifestyles increase all causes of mortality. If you sit still for more than 9 hours a day, you’re doubling the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity, and increasing the risks of colon cancer, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, lipid disorders, depression and anxiety.
Our bodies are designed to move and our brains are designed to control our movements. It’s as simple as that!
Human beings are idea machines. All of us have ideas all the time. Most of us don’t notice because we kill those ideas as soon as we have them.
We’re all guilty of this. A few years ago I started writing down and sharing my ideas on my blog. I stopped at 365 because, well, I had to stop some time and one per day seemed like a meaningful-enough time.
I’m not sure writing all my ideas down makes me unique, but it’s probably pretty unique — odd some might say, but despite the fact that I’ve documented hundreds of…
Salt is salt, right? It’s possibly the oldest commodity on earth and surely, it’s one of the most abundant minerals. Can we really differentiate such a simple product?
In a previous post I suggested that far from ‘needing’ a brand spanking new idea for a ‘thing’ or service, you actually only need an idea for something that already exists out there in the marketplace, but innovate to make it faster, better, cheaper.
There’s no better example of how we can differentiate a simple product by adding value than salt.
Yep, common old salt. If you thought salt is salt, nothing…
I’ve heard this so many times, “I’d love to start a business, but I can never think of the idea of what I would do”.
You may have thought exactly that?
It IS a myth that you need something new. It’s born (quite understandably) of an anxiety that, “well, if there’s already someone doing this, how will I manage to break into it?”
Shock horror: Apple are (rightly) seen as one of the most innovative companies ever, but they certainly didn’t invent the touchscreen smartphone.
Google didn’t invent the search engine.
Amazon weren’t the first people to sell books online.
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