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Say yes to everything

📔 Journal

February 12, 2018

I came across some advice during my early university years that really helped me develop as a person. It went something like: When you’re early on in your career/life, say yes to everything that comes your way. Later on, only say yes to the things you’re really excited about. I can remember various opportunities and […]

Dealing with Bad Grades

🎓 Studying

July 29, 2017

I’ve had a few messages from students who were disappointed by their exam results and wanted some of my wannabe-life-guru advice on how to deal with the sadness they were feeling. Let’s tackle the symptom first, and then the disease.

Exams are a game

🎓 Studying

June 26, 2017

I’m writing this with 2 days to go until my final exam in my penultimate year of studying Medicine. I’ve just bashed through ~120 psychiatry and obstetrics questions, with around 700 left to get through by tomorrow night. A friend of mine got a lovely email from her grandmother giving some advice about the exams. Here’s what it […]

Seventy excuses

📔 Journal

February 15, 2017

I was having dinner with a friend recently (let’s call her Annie), when conversation turned briefly to a mutual acquaintance (let’s call her Jane). Annie voiced an issue she had with Jane, paraphrased loosely as: I don’t like Jane. I saw her in the corridor the other day, and smiled at her, but she completely […]

Saving time with Alfred

🛠 Tools & Tech

February 2, 2017

This post discusses how I use Alfred to increase my efficiency/productivity on my MacBook. If you spend some time in front of a computer (even if it’s sadly not a mac), you might find the principle vaguely interesting. The Problem Time is our most valuable non-renewable resource. I spend a huge amount of time in […]

The secret to success

📔 Journal

January 11, 2017

The secret to success is to pick something, and work on it for 10 years. I came across this quote in a Y Combinator interview with Courtland Allen, who made an amazing website/community called Indie Hackers. I think he attributed the quote to ‘some guy on Twitter’, and that’s where the trail ends. As soon as he said that […]

Time vs Money

🤑 Entrepreneurship

August 27, 2016

A business can’t stay the same. It’s either growing or declining. A small business that is declining is already dead many months, even a year, before its employees know it. – James Altucher There’s something that’s been playing on my mind for the past few months, so I thought I’d put this post together to […]

Dealing with Competitor Anxiety

🤑 Entrepreneurship

March 21, 2016

By the grace of God, 6med is doing alright. Without going into the specifics, we’re at a point where we could potentially make it a full-time thing. We wouldn’t want to, of course, as ‘dropping out of medical school to run a company that does courses for people trying to get into medical school’ doesn’t sound particularly […]

Getting over the fear of personal blogging

📔 Journal

January 16, 2016

The idea of setting up a personal blog has been swirling around in my head for some time, but I’ve never before managed to shake the nagging suspicion that to write about my own experiences, ideas, life etc, would be unbelievably narcissistic and should therefore be avoided at all costs. However, I recently came across Derek […]

Expectations/Hopes vs Training

📔 Journal

January 8, 2016

We don’t rise to the level of our expectations/hopes, we fall to the level of our training. – Archilochus I came across this quote a few days ago, and it really resonated with me, so I thought I’d write this. I tend to come across quotes/cliches like this quite frequently, and given that “the secrets […]