Friday Reflections, Volume VII

April 23, 2021
Steven McCormack
1 min
Egos Are Prohibited

And here we are, at the end of another week. I have been looking forward to this reflection, actually. There has been a fair amount of development recently. Remember how I had committed to a Monday, Wednesday and Friday regime? Well that is holding up. I have only tweaked the title of each day; Thinking Better, Building Better, and Progress. I have also resurrected my old building consultancy name. These words are now associated with McCormack & Partners (, rather than just me.

So why these changes? A couple of reasons. First, the site name change. I found my writing flow improved once I made my digital home less personal. This isn't about me, the person. It is about the questions, connections and ideas I put out for public exploration. My ego has no place here. It also offers options for the future. So when that current audience of one (me) might even become two (me and my mum), there is scope to write with others. Hence the '& Partners'.

Same, But Different

Now onto those titles. With Thinking Better, I am documenting my self-learning story, and in the process highlighting the mental tips and tricks that helped me along the way. Building Better reflects my technical background, but also my experience straddling the digital and physical worlds. And finally, Progress. I am still learning after all. This is where I keep myself honest.

So any honesty, this week? Yes. When I think about what this damn site is, I clam up and get all confused. Clarity is reached only when I hit pen to paper, or finger to button. I had no intention of mixing up the site themes and domain name last week. But when inspiration strikes, you must act. And when you enter that state of flow, you must go where your heart is telling you.

And Another Thing!

I should start expressing what I want from this. Having written consistently online for 2 months now, I can happily tell you that I have no intention of stopping. It is a source of great personal energy. I have kept a journal for a few years, and that is the ultimate mind cleaner. A private space for me and myself. Yet this is different. This is forward looking. My digital words help make sense of my physical world.

So what do I want? To express myself in this manner for as along as possible. I have done corporate. I have done business. I have done semi-retirement. And nothing is more satisfying than what I am doing now. That's one helluva reflection.

Signing out, Steven.

PS. Some more house for your head. Listen and love.

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