We all have those people in our life that we dislike, we despise, and we complain about like a crying kid in a movie theater. They take up unwarranted mental real estate. It’s exhausting and destructive, and has affects on us tenfold more than the positive influences in our lives.

Introducing the concept of the Anti-Mentor.

You’re probably familiar with the concept of a mentor. Heck, you probably have one, even if you’re not aware of it. Someone that inspires you, guides you and motivates you.

Mentors are important for a few reasons:

  • They help you to build your professional…


Passion & purpose are the two main things hindering your potential.

The words “passion” and “purpose” are inherently linked. Passion is all but a delivery method for purpose and we’re taught you cannot have one without the other.
So, I want you to remove the words “passion” and “purpose” from your vocabulary and I’ll explain why.

Firstly, picture this. It’s May 2020. The world has stopped due to a globally spread virus. Industries shattered, economies exploded and unemployment served by the millions. You’ve more than likely lost your job or your business is suffering (Hooray! if you’re not one of…


If I’ve learnt any life lessons from my time in the design industry thus far it’s that Empathy is the single most thrown around buzz word, and that it takes a cumulation of skills to become a great designer (Heck. Even a great human). I call these skills, your RES (Rational emotion suite), which is made up of:

  • Perspective
  • Empathy
  • Compassion
  • Action

So, in this story I’ll tell you how I grew an impressive PECA 😉🍆.

Self-Reflection & Learning

I’ve learnt that these are the most powerful set of skills you will ever have and that ego is the sugary soft drink…

Timothy James

Co-founder of TAGR | The worlds 1st retail self-checkout platform ✋🏻 Behavioural change specialist 📱 User experience expert

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