Ideas

Musings of a Digital Dad (Part 1)

As many of you know, I recently became a father for the first time. Unsuprisingly, I think Angus is pretty much the coolest thing on the planet.

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But it wasn't always gummy smiles and drool. Just like so many parents before me, I had a complete freak out about a month before Gus (or unnamed, hoping for a boy but no idea what's gonna pop out baby) came along.

To cut a long story short, we went to see a movie about Pearl Jam and seeing Eddie Vedder up there rocking out after 20 years, I began shifting uncomfortably in my seat next to a heavily pregnant wife... And didn't end up saying another word to her for nearly three days. Which, for anyone who knows me is quite a big deal.

Anger, guilt, fear, yep I felt all those. But the strongest emotion I felt was shame. I was beginning to realise I felt like a failure, and that was the most shame I've ever felt. A deep wave of depression rolled in and I had no idea what to do about it... Until I opened Photoshop.

The result was a series of posters I called Game Changing Ideas

All the most inspiring advice I've uncovered from my first 29 years on earth, designed specifically to be hung above my son's bed in case I ever worry I don't have anything to pass on again.

Here's my favourite

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I'm currently working on a follow up series to celebrate the brilliance of Steve Jobs, but in the meantime I'd love to hear anyone else's favourite quotes / ideas / authors.