Sam Radford

May 27, 2021

The me you can’t see

I watched the first couple of episodes of The Me You Can’t Seeon Apple TV+ this week. What a powerful series this is shaping up to be. Forget the headlines about Prince Harry you may have seen. There’s a depth and richness to this documentary series on mental health and well-being that goes beyond the tabloid news stories. Though I’m n...
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May 26, 2021

‘Everything I do is the most important thing I do’

I enjoyed this response by the actor Mads Mikkelsen when asked about his philosophy in an interview for Vulture*: “My approach to what I do in my job — and it might even be the approach to my life — is that everything I do is the most important thing I do. Whether it’s a play or the next film. It is the most important thing. I know it’...
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May 25, 2021

Book Notes: “The Power of the Dog” by Don Winslow

I while ago I put a request out on my Instagram Stories asking for fiction recommendations. My fiction pile was down to nothing, and I was struggling for inspiration. Thankfully, friends and followers came through and my fiction pile has been thoroughly reestablished. One of the recommendations was The Power of the Dog. It’s actually t...
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May 24, 2021

Opening up about our struggles in a workplace environment

My cousin, Peter Radford, wrote a heartfelt post recently that touched a nerve. He addresses the reality that all our online meetings and working from home make it easier than ever to fake it when it comes to expressing how we are feeling: “Faking has got easier this year. Remote team meetings are easier to fake than in-person meetings...
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May 21, 2021

TV shows I’ve been enjoying recently

It’s Friday. It’s nearly the weekend. So here’s something a little lighter for today’s post. I thought I’d share some of my favourite TV shows I’ve been watching lately. I’ll start with ‘Roadkill’. This is a BBC political drama starring Hugh Laurie. It’s four one hour episodes. And – confession time – I watched them all last night! It’...
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May 20, 2021

‘It’s just who I am’

I know I’m not alone in having used, ‘It’s just who I am’ as an excuse. Rather than embracing the need to change or improve or develop, we settle. We embrace a version of ourselves that is closed to getting better. This is not to suggest we don’t genuinely have traits that are unique to us. We do. Whether innate or acquired, there are ...
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May 19, 2021

Book Notes: “How to Change” by Katy Milkman

I finished How to Change a few weeks ago and it continues to resonate in my mind. I’m still processing and applying the insights and lessons I absorbed. In short, if you need to change an area of your life, this book is a wonderful starting place! It’s full of evidence-backed counsel on how to deal with everything from procrastination ...
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May 18, 2021

Start with caring

I stumbled across a quote by Xandria Ooi, shared in a blog post by Rebecca Toh, that has stayed with me this last week or so. Here’s what she wrote: “In life we don’t have to strive to be hardworking. We just have to strive to care. Because it is only when we care about something that we are driven and motivated to put in the work need...
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May 17, 2021

Back in the groove

It’s good to be be back after a week away from blogging, social media, news, and my usual daily workouts! Last week was the first of what I’m calling a ’sabbath’ or rest week that I’m going to take every seven weeks. Give myself a chance to reset, refresh, replenish, and get reinvigorated. Which is exactly how I feel after this last we...
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May 7, 2021

Not missing Facebook

It’s coming up to a month since I announced I was leaving Facebook. It’s been far less of a big deal than I imagined. I’ve hardly thought about it at all. In fact, the only time I can recall thinking about it was my wife’s birthday. (I was interested in having a nosey at all the messages left for her by friends and family.) Other than ...
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