Bloomtown on Dragons' Den

One rather cool Sunday evening in early March of 2018, I was sitting by the fire when Med switched on Dragons' Den (UK version of Shark Tank), possibly my least favourite show on television. I cringed and decided to go in the other room to read instead, but Med pleaded with me to just watch. I agreed, but I remember feeling so sorry for the poor entrepreneurs whose businesses were being ripped to shreds in front of a national audience.

The Paralysis of Perfectionism (How 5 Mins Changed My Life) + Things I'm Loving

We often think of perfectionists as being tightly controlled, obsessive neat-freaks, but perfectionism can also manifest itself as paralysis; the fear of failure being so acute that inaction seems preferable.  If you’re like me, you probably have a long list of things you’ve rehearsed doing but can’t bring yourself to actually do lest the reality fall short of the idealised image in your head.