About

I am just trying to make the world a better place by sharing tips and techniques to help the over thinkers and worriers get better control of their mind and show them how easy it is to use some simple techniques to develop a positive attitude.

I founded the Best You Project as a forum for sharing these life lessons and advice. I am also half way to becoming an established author with my eBook the “Quick Hacks to a Happier Life” self-published last year and my full book “The Collection of Happier Living Techniques” expected to be complete and published later this year. I am also working towards becoming a Keynote Speaker and will one day deliver a TEDx talk, hopefully in Glasgow.

For those of you that don’t know me, I am just a genuine guy from Scotland with a great passion for 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 / speaker so I could learn even more useful techniques to share and a platform to voice that help.

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.

Or find me on social media as below:


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.

43 thoughts on “About

  1. Hey!

    I am honored that a fellow writer is following my blog. I don’t know about you, but as a writer I sometimes feel like a castaway on a deserted island. It warms my heart to know that you will be visiting me.

    Have a great day!
    Rita

    1. Hi there, I’m Carmen. I want to say thanks for following me, and I was wondering if you’d be interested in reading and reviewing my historical fiction novel. I would be very appreciative of this, so please let me know. Thanks and I hope to hear back from you.

  2. Hello, thanks very much for following my author blog – I really appreciate it!

    You have such a lovely blog here, I’m looking forward to seeing your updates in my reader!

    I hope all is well in Scotland! Best wishes from South-East England! 🙂

  3. Hi! Thank you for following my blog. I hope you don’t mind me spending more time on your blog as you have some amazing inspirational writing on here. Looking forward to more of the same!

  4. Thank you for showing interest in what I have to say. Your latest blog “Watch Me” is similar to mine regarding dropping out and then setting out to prove “them” wrong and myself right. I look forward to reading more of your work.

    Until next time, Dream Big, Live Well and Be Safe!

  5. Hi
    Thanks for following my blog. I’m new on this journey and its great to come across you so early on the way. Good also to know there’s a place sunnier than Wales!

  6. I absolutely love what your blog is about! My mom raised me with a ‘lessons learned through experience and shared experience’ mentality. I try to take as many positive lessons out of things out of life and learn from the experience of others as much as possible because I don’t believe that one can learn (or should learn) everything through first-hand experience. Happiness true starts with contentment. Oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

  7. Hi there! My name is Cameron and I have a question about your blog! Do you mind sending me an email? Thanks so much! 🙂

  8. Hi SJ, good to know you here. By the way, do you conduct seminars? I do and am looking for someone who thinks like me to team up with?
    Love your posts.

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