MJCarty.com: The top 5 posts of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, here are the top five posts from MJCarty.com in its first (less than) half-year of existence.

It’s just over five years since I launched my silly blog. It’s just over five months since I moved over to MJCarty.com. My new home for blogging and #Sketchulence went live on Tuesday 3 July 2018. It’s been so lovely to start over (although I was able to bring all my old posts with me).

These are the five most-viewed posts that I’ve published since the launch of MJCarty.com, in reverse order:

5: It can all still change


The delightful Coach George Raveling believes that you have two choices every day: To be happy, or to be very happy. The best part of life is ahead. It can all still change, if you want it to.

4: Always think about tomorrow


Victory at all costs for today is a dead end. Tomorrow will be here soon enough. Always think about tomorrow. A post inspired by former US General Stanley McChrystal’s appearance on Brian Koppelman’s The Moment podcast. Also features some wonderful words of wisdom from Ami Rao.

3: Travel light


Our values should be a constant through life’s journey. In which I revisit and provide a sequel to some words I wrote for my friend Kate Griffiths-Lambeth when I was having a tough time back in 2014.

2: One does not


What you don’t do is at least as important as what you do. To recognise your limitations and adapt your approach with humility is to take your first step on the correct path. This post includes a brief but profound tweet I received from the great Jocko Willink.

1: Will Carruthers: What music means to me


What does music mean to you? I am so proud to have been able to host this beautiful piece of writing, in which Will Carruthers – author, musician, artist and gent extraordinaire – takes us through his life in music, and shares his 10 favourite albums. I highly recommend that you read Will’s excellent book Playing The Bass With Three Left Hands, and also pay a visit to his website.

Gentle reader: Thank you for taking the time to read my words. May today be nothing but kind to you. I cannot wait to see where this world of words and embloggenation takes me in 2019!

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