Darren Beale Web developer, retailer & photographer


Tip To Avoid Procrastination


I keep it short this week: a quick update and thoughts on my¬†coming, time-poor, week. I then share¬†a very effective tip for avoiding the dreaded P-word: procrastination. As always if you have any feedback or suggestions then please do¬†get in touch, I’m bealers@siftware.com. I’m @bealers on Twitter and there’s also @knucklingdown on Twitter. Links from show: The Brain Audit The...

How To Deal With Overwhelm


In this episode I run through my Crisis Mode Productivity system that I’ve used successfully in the past when I’ve been feeling completely overwhelmed (usually self-inflected¬†because I’d taken on too much!) It’s a bit longer than I had planned, but I do go through things in detail. I also mention a blog post by Marc Jenkins: Must¬†avoid at all costs¬†and recommend that you...

Doing, Aiming & Being Challenge


Doing, Aiming & Being example mindmap This week there’s a quick update from me and then an expansion on my Doing, Aiming & Being challenge for you. There’s 6 months of the year left, do you have an idea of what you want to achieve? If not why not give this short exercise a try and see what comes of it? If you do give it a go then why not share it with me, I’d...

Accountability Diary or Personal Development Podcast?


It has been a few months! In this episode I provide a personal update as well as review two books:¬†So Good They Can’t Ignore You¬†and Deep Work,¬†both¬†Cal Newport, Also, with us being half-way through the year¬†I also¬†leave you with a challenge to consider your goals for the next 6 months. It’s quite rough around the edges so please bear with me, these will get better! A full transcript...

Knuckling Down Pilot


So here we are, the pilot of Knuckling Down, I am excited and terrified in equal measure. In this episode I set my stall out,¬†going through the subjects I intend to cover over the coming months as well as giving my reasons and motivations for launching this show. There’s a rather toe curling – well, for me at least –¬†10 minute segment in the middle where I also provide some...

Darren Beale Web developer, retailer & photographer