A sign for a Beijing Comedy Club that is coming soon. Photograph by Iain Robertson.

It has not been the easiest of weeks but when it gets tough… the tough get going. Thank you, Mr Billy Ocean, for that inspirational quote. I like a good sentence, lyric or quote to keep me motivated, and the right words at the right time can change the tide…

360 Degree of walking The Great Wall of China. Photograph by Iain Robertson.

Many things in life are top-notch. We are not in peril the way some of the imagery and plotlines flying around the various mediums would let you believe!

Life is not about to explode as we know it.

If you were to listen to the news, dip into Twitter and…

Mexican Restaurant in Beijing. Photograph by Iain Robertson

Everyone has a ‘to do list’ of some sort. You might be super organised and have it listed on paper, on your phone or stuck to the fridge. You actively manage the additions and subtractions to the list because that is how you are. Planned. Prepared and you like to…

Art in Beijing. Photograph by Iain Robertson.

There are 1,440 minutes in a full day, and to take ten minutes out of your day is approximately 0.7% of that total time.

It is a worthwhile investment if you put a concentrated effort into making the most of that dedicated 0.7%.

Set aside the ten minutes to do…

Boating Pond, Beijing. China. Photograph by Iain Robertson.

A quick recap… yesterday I wrote the following; ‘Life is complicated. There is no doubt about that. It is a big messy feck of a thing, and it hangs around you until you or your body opts out. The game is about keeping it running until your body is the…

Art display, Beijing National Theatre. Photograph by Iain Robertson

Life is complicated. There is no doubt about that. It is a big messy feck of a thing, and it hangs around you until you or your body opts out. The game is about keeping it running until your body is the thing that makes the choice. But the answer…

Art display in Beijing, China. Photograph by Iain Robertson.

Radical Candour is a WMD…

I read the book by Kim Scott, and my initial reaction is that it is a long story to land the idea of fearless feedback with the reader.

The first thing to get clear here is I enjoyed the book. …

Iain Robertson

I live in China and I write about what captures my attention as I take my FIRE journey: LIVE life, SAVE money, LEARN as you go and REFLECT on the experience.

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