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The Torment of Imposter Syndrome

“Imposter syndrome doesn’t discriminate; it affects everyone from college students to CEOs. People from every demographic who are clever, driven, articulate, creative and successful have difficulty in acknowledging their achievements.” – Dr Jessamy Hibberd, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and author of The Imposter Cure, and How To Overcome Trauma And Find Yourself Again.   What do … Continued

Crowdfunding. The Good the Bad and the Ugly

“New technology is not good or evil in and of itself. It’s all about how people choose to use it.” wrote Jason Pargin, writer, humourist, and editor of the website Part of what I do at Stewardship Wealth is help Simon wade through the incessant incoming waves of regulatory issues and discuss how best … Continued

Wealth is the Ability to Fully Experience Life

“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” Henry David Thoreau. There’s an understandable view that wealth management and financial planning exist to make wealthy people wealthier. I beg to differ. Our mission and purpose is to equip individuals and families through education and coaching to make positive, informed financial decisions with confidence. I agree … Continued

Dancing With The Future

The title above leapt out at me as I read a Seth Godin blog. Seth is a combative New York marketeer who always has something thought provoking to share. In so many ways it paints a picture of what we do at Stewardship Wealth. I loved the idea of seeing the future as a dance … Continued

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Imperceptible, Incremental Change.

How many of us order the same thing every time we go to our favourite place to eat? We may take time to look through the menu, explore the options, but end up ordering exactly the same thing we always do. My wife does this every time. I play the, “What’s he going to order … Continued

Headlines You Never Expect to Read

During many client review meetings, Simon has discussed the 2022 market upheaval, and the impact on our portfolios, explaining that it could have been much worse. Yesterday, we received the following news release with probably the most unexpectedly satisfying headline, “Dimensional Tops Trustnet 2022 Performance Table.” Just as a reminder, 5 out of the 7 … Continued

Reality Leaves A Lot To The Imagination

“Reality leaves a lot to the imagination” – John Lennon Do you remember those visual 3D puzzles popular back in the nineties? You had to look into the middle distance, or cross your eyes to find the hidden image. Apparently, our subconscious decodes the differences in repeating patterns. Our brains are hardwired to rearrange things … Continued

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Finishing Well, a Memorable Life

Just last week I had the privilege of being part of the Celebration Service marking my brother in law’s life. He was younger than me, and as a keen cyclist and hillwalker, much fitter. He had been a secondary school teacher and guidance head for thirty-four years and was due to retire soon. He had … Continued

Choose your words tiles


Words, language, lexicon all feature heavily in our fast moving, ever evolving world. I had never considered how our vocabularies could expand to reflect our daily experiences. I assumed our English language was ordered and protected by dictionaries whose role was to choose what words were real and just made up. Here is a quotation … Continued

Chocolate or Banana?

It’s been said that we should “Eat to meet long-term goals, not short-term satisfaction.” So, choosing between fruit or chocolate should be easy. But is it? Do we consider our dietary choices in terms of long-term health outcomes? I rarely considered food choices in that way until recently. I now have a list of things … Continued