Organise your notes like a pro.

In either a well-reasoned and sensible move, or in a fit of naïve enthusiasm, I have very recently started a PhD.

With it, I thought I was long overdue audit on how I learn. …

Never find yourself searching for a fact or figure again!

I do like a pub quiz. This is perhaps a strange(ish) way to start a post about how to improve your memory.

It’s true that in most cases the pub quiz readers seemingly lose the ability to read (either that…

Reflections from an enthusiastic (slightly cynical) traveller.

I am a firm believer in the positive power of words. For those in need of evidence (and some bad writing) you check out my life lesson ramblings at

Aside from a belief in self-improvement, though, I am also a big fan…

From someone who invested (a small amount) themselves. Please note, this is not financial advice.

Anyone who knows me will state (pretty conclusively) that I am not a risk taker. I like to plan, I like to know what I’m getting myself in for.

If you need evidence, I am…

How strength can be found from adversity

I subscribe to a certain motto. It is one that I developed many years ago. It would be nice to be able to share an inspirational story of its inception — however I couldn’t honestly pinpoint a specific point. …

What my own journey to self improvement has taught me about achieving your goals.

I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you how important self improvement is. The clue’s in the name, really.

Over the past 10 months, I have made it my mission to try embrace the power…

And, even better, it won’t cost you a single penny.

It’s quite a grand claim. But it’s true.

Don’t worry, I am not going to start selling you some magic beans or Peruvian Snake Oil. The solution is easier than you think. …

And how it can change yours, too (it even works with a 9–5 job).

It was the end of August 2020. The many months of the first UK National Covid-19 lockdown were drawing to a close.

I teach (feel free to shower me with sympathy) and had spent the past 6 months furiously wrestling with online learning (to mixed success).

With the new academic…

Forever banish the blank stares and confused head scratching

Adult engaging in explanation of book to child

The other day, I experienced what you might call an awkward moment. In my life, awkward moments come along every day ending with the letter ‘y’. I am not unfamiliar with them.

What, you may ask, was this rather embarrassing event?

Find out how you too can master the art of management.

person in management shuffling papers

I find watching ducks relaxing.

Not the opening sentence you were probably expecting. It’s true though. It’s what I might consider to be a ‘Last of the Summer Wine’ (along with complaining about the weather

Anyway, a few months…

Alex Booth

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