Facebook Fan Page and @bootstraplife Twitter

I just thought I should let you all know that I’ve made a Facebook Fan Page to collect all my best professional writing, including my work at MakeUseOf, NetSavoir, Vegemite Croissant, Bootstrap Your Life and more. Please feel free to “like” the Facebook Fan Page in order to keep updated. If Twitter is more your […]


Party planning made easy – How to be a great host without even trying

Some people panic at the idea of hosting a party or having guests over to stay. Worse still, some people don’t put in any effort at all and think they’re doing a great job. Even more infuriatingly, some of those people (supposedly not putting in any effort at all) are actually the best hosts ever. […]


8 to be great!

Richard St. John gave a TED speech which summarised how to be successful perfectly in under four minutes. Watch this! He’s also made nifty wallpaper for all sorts of devices of his “8 to be great” cycle.


Using LinkedIn Effectively – Write An Online Resume

I’ve spoken to a few people recently who are worried about using services like LinkedIn because they are embarrassed about their work history. They don’t want to admit to prospective employers that they took a job way below their qualifications just because the rent needed paying. They also don’t want to admit that they kept […]


How to let go of things that do you no good

Okay, hands up who has a pile of magazines they will never read? And who has a stack of clothes they never wear? Who has friends or family who make them feel awful? And who dreads going to their job? I bet most people would have felt the need to raise your hand to at […]


How to find out what to do with your life

So what to do? What do you actually want to do with your life? “If you’re unsure about what you’re going to do with your life, try to remember some of the most interesting people didn’t know what they were going to do at age twenty-two or even at forty. And nearly all of them […]


Continuous learning

Recently, I’ve become keen to ensure I make use of the quality information available online for free. There’s a lot I want to learn more about and it would be stupid to just ignore the experts out there. I found myself searching for reputable RSS feeds on generic school topics, so that I could continue […]

Bootstrap Posts

Where To Start?

The best place to start reading this blog is the dedicated page for the project of bootstrapping your life systematically and secondly, the page for becoming (or bringing up) a well-rounded person. From either of those pages you can get a feel for the site and the sorts of articles you might want to read […]


Get Organised!

Get Organised – Start using a decent task manager and use it religiously. I could rant and rave about how good remember the milk is. But I won’t. I have compared it to many task managers and project management systems and found it far superior to all of them. Just go check it out, okay?