In a sense

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Every child has at some point experienced the humdrum of a long day at school, this was moreso prevalent growing up in the late 90’s / early noughties. Technology was sparse and children had little to do other than to chatter in groups. Amongst the incessant backdrop of boisterous vocalizing, one question caught me directly off-guard the moment my little brain could compute what I’d heard —

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I could barely process what I’d choose from the dinner line at lunchtime let alone make a prophecy pertinent to my future. Murmurs…


Every writer needs to be creating a Discord server for intimate conversation in 2020
Every writer needs to be creating a Discord server for intimate conversation in 2020
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Mailing lists have been circulating as the predominant source of direct personalized contact with your Medium audience for quite some time, and for quite the good reason!

According to statistical research conducted by the website 99 firms, this year, there are 4 billion individuals scattered across the world’s dense landscape who are using an E-mail as part of their day-to-day and working lives. Whilst the number alone is evidently gargantuan, let me put this figure into perspective — 4 billion constitutes more than half of the world’s population. …


And five reactionary countermeasures that build confidence

Highlighting the warning signs that you might be selling yourself short in life
Highlighting the warning signs that you might be selling yourself short in life

I need you to convince me that you’re not selling yourself short. The sheer number of individuals who perceive themselves as any less than accomplished with disparaging inward comments such as “I’m not good enough” or “I’m a 4/10 on a good makeup day” or “I have no noteworthy talents” is terrifying and undermines all of the effort and toil that you’ve invested into your life, work and relationships.

For one, you are great, PERIOD. Stop self-handicapping. Secondly, beauty stems from within, not from an arbitrary number used to define your appearance. Lastly, the expression of humility is in itself…


This is why you should think twice

You’ve reached a fork in the road of life. Do you slowly continue along the reliable path which has progressively led you to a place of comfort and satisfaction (following a traditional career path), or do you veer onto new, unexplored territory with the hope of discovering true happiness and luxury at the risk of losing everything you’ve left behind (becoming a full time content creator)?

If your mind is still wavering between the two options, this article will help you to answer the age old question —

should I quit my job and follow my passion of becoming the…


Here’s why you shouldn’t be frightened…

Is Halloween facing the prospect of cancellation in 2020 due to Covid-19?
Is Halloween facing the prospect of cancellation in 2020 due to Covid-19?

Another year, another mystery to solve, with one big difference… Scooby Doo and the gang are being warned to leave the Mystery Machine at home under the Covid-19 jurisdiction set by local governments around the globe. If all of our favourite Spooksters are taking the night off, are we too consigned to hanging up our costumes in acceptance that Halloween may well and truly be cancelled until next year?

Being the meddling kids that we are, are we willing to allow Covid-19 to get away with ruining our fun? NOT ON MY WATCH! I’m in favour of following rules, particularly…


Be kind to your Karens!

A core principle of customer service is being kind
A core principle of customer service is being kind
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I’ve worked in customer service for just shy of fifteen years. The question I’m most commonly asked is :-

“How is it that every time I see you, you’re always so bubbly, happy and energetic?”…

To which I routinely respond by affirming that I, too suffer from extreme slumps in mood and days where there’s nothing more I want to do in the world than to pop on a pair of headphones, crank some sad songs and cry into my pillow. …


If our words are omnipotent and capable of affecting positive change in the lives of others en masse, at which point do we look beyond appeasing the machine for the greater good of creating impactful content?

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A time to reflect

This evening, I sat alone behind the closed door of my small, dark room desperately seeking for a voice of inspiration within the discomfort of my own silence. …


And 5 ways to interpret their meaning

5 productivity quotes and an interpretation that you can adopt to kickstart your day into action
5 productivity quotes and an interpretation that you can adopt to kickstart your day into action
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Productivity isn’t available at the flick of a switch. You don’t just wake up gasping — “Today, I will be productive!”.

Hands up if you’ve said this out loud, I definitely have!

The truth is, inspiration comes in ebbs and flows. What might have worked yesterday is not guaranteed to be replicable today. Productivity is not your early morning booty call. Perhaps you woke up on the wrong side of bed, or perhaps you didn’t sleep at all. It could well be that you’re experiencing intense burnout after exhausting your energy resources throughout the week. Nobody could blame you for…


And how a simple idea can have a massive impact

Joe Wicks, alternatively known as The Body Coach introduced P.E. with Joe during lockdown to galvanize the nation
Joe Wicks, alternatively known as The Body Coach introduced P.E. with Joe during lockdown to galvanize the nation
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It was the middle of March, and lockdown was on the verge of commencing. Your average person was attempting to come to terms with their new reality. For the majority of us, options had previously been plentiful in our pursuit of staying active. You want a cardio hit? No problem, step outside and go for a jog. You want to gain some muscle mass? again, not to worry, hop in your car and spend an hour at your local gym. Let’s say you purely just want to get moving and have some fun in the process? …


And how they apply to life after lockdown

How I adjusted to life in UK lockdown and the 5 lessons I learned along the way.
How I adjusted to life in UK lockdown and the 5 lessons I learned along the way.
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The hidden virus

It’s without a shadow of a doubt that 2020 will be seen as a turning point in modern history. The damaging extent of Covid-19 is unlike anything I, my parents, or their parents will have seen or will likely see again during our lifetime. Not only can we not see it, but we’re most certainly struggling to understand how a new strain of a pre-existing virus can knock the world for six in a mere matter of months. …

Jordan Saycell

Hi! I’m Jordan. I’m just like you. I think and feel — sometimes too much, then squiggle it into existence for your pleasure! https://www.quirkoutplan.com/ blog.

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