Dear Reader, I regret to inform you that you have a rare, albeit painless terminal illness. This terminal illness is silent and unsuspecting, with no noticeable symptoms but it will kill you.    I estimate based on my medical opinion, that you have somewhere between five to ten years to live. I’m sorry if this is not what you were expecting - but I hope you take this news well.    I hope you use your remaining time well. Luckily for you it’s not five minutes, five weeks or five months. You’ve still got time to do things.    Unluckily for you it’s five years    Unluckily for

We should all ask what we want to do with our lives. We should all ask who we want to be.    But we should not expect to find one single and simple answer to that question. I can’t think of anything worse.     Why should you be only one thing?  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ng9OduLP6c The pressure you might feel to be just ‘one thing’ in your life and in your society is based on a very limited style of ‘Box Thinking’. We fell into, some time ago, a way of thinking about social roles that is not set in stone - but it feels like it is.    Instead of

Don’t look up the stars and think you need to reach them. Don’t think that your life will be incomplete if you don’t make it to the moon.    Those stars are a long way away. If the only way you can be happy is by reaching the stars, we can be certain of one thing at least - that you will not be your happiest self on your journey there.    We cannot be certain that you will get there.   We cannot be certain how long it will take.    Also, we cannot be certain that if you make it there, you will like what you

Thousands of young men will protest me writing this article. It is sure to reduce the number of bikini photos that young women post on Instagram.    There will be fewer 6-pack photos as well.    One of the criticisms of social media is that it exacerbates insecurity, that it gives unrealistic standards for the rest of us to compare our bodies and lives to.    All those people with chiseled abs and luscious curves harm the self-image of those of us out there who will never look like them.   But what if the dad-bods and curves-in-the-wrong places aren’t the only ones suffering? What if the 6-packs

I was fourteen years old and devastated on having missed out. What did I miss out on? On being one of the captains of my year group at school. Two of my good friends got it instead, and I came third.    Well, I decided that I was not going to come third next year. I wanted to be a grade captain, and knew I’d be a good one.  So I decided for next year I would leave nothing to chance   I began a habit. I would go around the playground to as many people as possible every day, smile at them, talk to

Click www.facebook.com/ads/preferences   If you have Facebook, then this link communicates what Facebook thinks your interests are! If you find them funny, feel free to post them and tag @with_joewehbe with #interestmapping.    But the real question is, are you going to let others, be they friends, family or social media sites - tell you what your interests are? Or are you going to craft them for yourself?   Interest Mapping https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RF1auVX6F1c Interest Mapping is a ten minute exercise that helps you unlock the potential of your life, by revealing to you the things you can most passionately and intrinsically work on.    Credit for it goes to my good

Have you heard the one about the pirate who chased the horizon?    There was once a young boy from a small coastal village, who used to dance and play   From the moment he could walk and talk, skip and jump, the young boy found a love for the sea. He would take his friends on small boat rides in the creek, imagining brave adventures, singing and dancing along the way.    And everyone in the village celebrated in particular this young boy boy because he had a gift for sailing. They told him that he would change the maps of the world, that he

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