Do What Moves You

Posted on 28 September, 2011 by Paul

Recently I was motivated to start using Google+ (I know, me, using social media, who would have thought it!)

So far it’s pretty quiet in there, but what I have found are a few people taking the most amazing pictures of the city I live in, London. I kept seeing them and being blown away by the powerful images of the most ordinary things. Just seeing how the view of a lamp, rooftop, or looking up at a skyscraper seemed to hold a new beauty.

I see many of the things that people are photographing, almost every day. But there was something about these pictures that inspired me. So I started taking my own photos. If I found myself spotting something that made me notice it, I would stop, think about what it was that I was drawn to and then try to capture that essence. I wasn’t trying to take a snapshot, I wanted to point out the one thing that drew me in. Often this would actually be the clouds behind the scene I was looking at. There is something very unique about the clouds in the UK. So you’ll see in many of my pictures that clouds feature prominently.

What I found the most interesting was when I found something that really moved me, it would more often than not, move others. It was like I had suddenly tapped into a new connection, not only with myself, but the others around me.

One comment that really interested me was “I wish I could take pictures like that!” to which I replied, “You can! Just take lots of pictures of things that move you and post the best ones.”

He now goes for walks with his children, with one specific reason. To find things of beauty and capture them on his mobile phone.

Join me on Google+ and share what moves you, too.

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Sun Rise over Tower Bridge

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Different Ways of Doing Things

Posted on 29 August, 2010 by Paul, Sam

We all have different ways of approaching a task, particularly if it is something we’ve not done before.

Paul and Sam explore the possibilities of asking “How to…?” do something – whether it is drawing, cooking or starting a podcast! From opening a Pandora’s box on Google, to discussing the merits of having a clear goal (or picture) vs simply knowing where to start; different styles can even affect our self-criticism!

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Technology and Personal Development

Posted on 31 March, 2010 by Paul

I was thinking today about some of the other websites, gadgets and gizmos that I used to aid me in my own personal development. It got me wondering what does everyone else use?

Of course ActionPodcast is your number one :-) but other than that what other websites, iPhone apps and systems do you use to keep you on track with your own personal development?

Personally I use the following
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