am a freelance writer and coach, I am also the Founder of the Best You Project and author of the upcoming book “The Quick Hack to a Happy Mind”. 

For those of you that don’t know me, I am just a genuine guy from  Scotland that enjoys helping others. This lead me to start the now world famous blog (The Best You Project) to share the useful information and techniques that I had learned over the years that I knew would really benefit others. The blog spread world-wide with followers as far away as Singapore, India, Kenya and beyond. The feedback and comments I received has always been so humbling and supportive, this life changing impact BYP was having on others’ lives lead me onto training as as a professional coach so I could help even more people.

I share valuable life lessons I’ve learned through years of research and coaching others. I’ve discovered over the years that a lot of people out there need a little help or a little guidance and I am trying to reach as many people as I can to help them improve how they view their own life and the world around them.

Everyone has their troubles and challenges in life, some more than others. A lot of the time though people dwell on their problems and negativity rather than appreciating all the good things they have and having a positive outlook. I mostly share basic tips on how to appreciate what you have, how to feel happier about yourself, and how to set yourself up for success.

Writing a blog or a book may sound cheesy to some people and because of this I kept it hidden for so long but it is now something I am proud to say I do. I mean, why would trying to help others be embarrassing?


My journey into writing started off with simple notes that I would keep for myself to remind me of tips and techniques that I had learned that worked for me or I’d seen working for others but as I learned more and more I thought some of these tips were really worthwhile sharing with others so I started The Best You Project blog. This re-ignited my passion for writing. The more I researched the more I learned, and the more I learned the more I wanted to share it with others to help them live happier lives and maybe even help them find success.

5 years on I’ve read numerous success / self-help books, been to dozens of Workshops / Training Courses, watched literally thousands of You Tube videos of seminars, audio books, TEDx talks, interviews, training videos and presentations from some of the biggest names in the motivational / coaching industry, and visited over 5,000 websites to find the most useful information and techniques so others don’t have to … all they have to do is visit the Best You Project.

Some of the biggest influences on me so far include:

I love leading and inspiring other people but the most important part of this job is to help people live happier lives. I want to help as many people feel happier about themselves, make the most of what they have and set themselves up to build a life they love, not just tolerate. That is the whole reason I do this, to get people focusing on the good things that are all around them instead of the bad. That is a choice, though many don’t realise yet.

If this doesn’t sound like anything of interest to you then you must be doing well for yourself and be well on top of your insecurities … I congratulate you on that and I thank you for stopping by. For everyone else, I thank you very much for taking the time to visit and I hope you find something useful at the Best You Project. Thanks for stopping by, if you have any feedback, comments or advice on my blog or my writing I’d love to hear them.

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DISCLAIMER – I do not claim to be a qualified doctor, I am just a writer and a coach with some tips to share learned through life experience, many hours spent reading, researching, watching thousands of related videos, being trained by the best in the business, and years of helping others. I cannot cure depression, believe me I wish I could. I have tried with others on numerous occasions but the strength of depression needs professional help. If you happen to have depression, please seek professional help and get yourself on the mend – once you have that help my tips are there to help build up your self-confidence, happiness and self-worth making you become the best version of yourself.


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