The importance of reflective thinking, writing and learning

I’m going to be focusing heavily on reflective practices alongside psychometric testing over the next 6 months as I transition into full-time employment for a second time. I am currently in the process of writing a continuous professional development plan and this will be accompanied by lots of reflective writing on

I will critically analyse psychometric tests as I go.

My goal is to become more clear as to what it is that I truly desire in life and career.

Who is Jordan Peterson?

My friend recently told me about a website called – it’s essentially a website where you can journal about your past, present and future in great detail based on some questions. I am yet to take the self-examination but look forward to doing so.

The creator is a guy named Jordan Peterson. He is currently the professor of psychology at the University of Toronto in Canada. Peterson is highly academic and his background makes him a credible source. You can check out his background and education here. Along with the self-authoring suite you gain access to a journal written by Peterson. Here is an excerpt I found particularly interesting:

The first time I heard of Peterson was on Joe Rogan’s podcast (JRE), although I didn’t think much of him because usually I just listen to Rogan’s podcast for entertainment rather than education.

Once my friend had bought the self authoring examination for the both of us, I was curious to find out more about the creator. I watched his ted talk where he talks about human potential and the importance of having interests and meaning in our lives. It blew my mind. It was one of those refreshing ted talks. It’s one I’ll watch again from time to time.

Peterson is very opinionated. He recently caused an outcry in the LBGTQ community because he slammed the idea of gender neutral pronouns. Aside from that, he seems like a pretty awesome person. I’d recommend having a look at his videos. I think he’s a great storyteller and definitely wouldn’t call him ‘boring’.

1 month since I’ve posted

It has been a whole month. No more, no less. I’ve learned a lot actually. Mostly without a great deal of motivation.

It has been a relaxed Christmas and New Year. It doesn’t usually happen like that, but what can I say – I’ve enjoyed it.

I have meditated a great deal more than I ever have. I also coded a lot throughout the holidays, so that was fun!

I received an email from my past self (click here) sent on the 23rd January 2017 saying “What are your goals for this year, and are they meticulously laid out?” Needless to say I got straight to it!

Strongest start to any year so far in my life and I’m extremely grateful for all that I have right now. Looking forward to the year ahead filled with loving, coding, reading, surfing, cooking, meditating, travelling and working.