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May
01
Enthusiasm is key for great product teams. (And life)

Enthusiasm is key for great product teams. (And life)

Being enthusiastic about the problems you're trying to solve each and every day can have a flow down effect across the team. Every little problem that needs solving has a story that needs to be told...
3 min read
Feb
20
Effective Sprint Planning Sessions make for a successful sprint.

Effective Sprint Planning Sessions make for a successful sprint.

Sprint planning sessions are probably one of my favourite agile rituals, and running a great one can set the scene for sprints to come. It gives the team an opportunity to be ambitious, while also allowing us to reflect on recent experiences to ensure the team is on the right path.
3 min read
Nov
28
Why I now love Vision Boards.

Why I now love Vision Boards.

OKR's have been a big part of my life for the past two or so years, both professionally and personally. But this year I mixed it up a bit with a vision board.
3 min read
Nov
14
Why you should care about a Definition of Ready.

Why you should care about a Definition of Ready.

Nailing down a great definition of ready, and sticking with it, reduces the number of blockers the team may come across, which ensures they can consistently bring value to the users they're building for.
2 min read
Sep
12
Growing out of Self-deprecation.

Growing out of Self-deprecation.

Throughout my 20’s and into my early 30’s I struggled with self image, as young adults often do. I’d be picking myself apart despite having an abundance of love and support surrounding me; reassuring me that I’m a a pretty great human being.
1 min read
Jul
07
The fleeting feeling of languish.

The fleeting feeling of languish.

Recently I read a New York Times article on something I hadn't heard of before; Languishing, a mood that up until now I didn't know actually had a name, and sums up greatly the slump I've been feeling as we kick off the second half of 2021.
1 min read
Jun
27
Obsessing over self-improvement often does more harm than good.

Obsessing over self-improvement often does more harm than good.

Something I’ve noticed throughout my “self-improvement” journey is just how easy it is to fall into a trap of obsession around what you “should be doing” to improve yourself and the life you lead.
2 min read
May
23
The pro's and con's of journaling for 100 days.

The pro's and con's of journaling for 100 days.

So, I’ve been journaling daily for over 100 days, which is exciting! This was something that when I set out to do it I didn’t think I’d enjoy as much as I have...
2 min read
Apr
27
On loving yourself before others.

On loving yourself before others.

I’m not a fan of the phrase “You can’t love someone if you don’t love yourself.” It feels like something someone would tell you before trying to sell you a course on self-help, and I don’t know if it’s very true at all.
1 min read
Mar
24
Loneliness and the importance of friendships.

Loneliness and the importance of friendships.

I’ve noticed a feeling of sadness within myself that until recently I hadn’t quite realised the cause. I think it’s loneliness.
1 min read