A Word For Lewis Capaldi 

 

If anyone didn’t know, it was Glastonbury last weekend.  

 

The UK’s biggest music festival never disappoints and whether you’re a fan of Elton John, Artic Monkeys, The Foo Fighters, Lana Del Rey or any one of the hundreds of artists who performed, there was something for everyone. 

 

But there was one moment that really stood out above all else for me… 

 

It was when Lewis Capaldi’s Tourette’s flared up while he was mid-song on the main stage, unable to carry on singing. 

 

And then as the band continued playing, the crowd stepped up to the mantle and sang the song as an emotional Capaldi looked on. 

 

We’re All Human After All 

 

That sort of raw moment isn’t something we’re familiar with at a stage like Glastonbury and the pureness of the moment got me thinking. 

 

He’s been open about his mental health battles and the fact he suffers from anxiety – but he’s also the Lewis Capaldi that sells out arenas and has number 1 albums. 

 

In much the same way, I’m Ash the person who runs a successful business and has a wonderful wife, an awesome child and two slightly mad but lovely dogs that I love.

 

But I’m also Ash that struggles sometimes. 

 

Running a business can be a lonely place sometimes and if you feel like the pressure is getting too much, it can help to take a step back. 

 

It’s okay to struggle but if you do so on your own with your head down, trying to plough onwards, you’re not giving yourself the best chance to succeed. 

 

There’s No Replacement For Time 

 

There’s no challenge you can’t overcome with proper preparation and some serious thought – but you need to allow yourself the time to do it. 

 

Warren Buffett famously said that time is the only thing you can’t buy and it’s definitely something I’ve resonated with the older I’ve gotten. 

 

Particularly as I hit the milestone of one year since my cardiac episode (don’t worry, my golf swing’s back to its best now).  

 

I know because I’ve been there and done it. I’ve struggled in business and I’ve succeeded in business and I’ve learnt that there’s no substitute for time. 

 

Having a network of people who you can bounce ideas off, talk through problems with, and lean on can be a huge difference maker. 

 

It’s why we do what we do with our Locker Room clients at The Business Clubhouse.

Whatever your situation and whatever your goals might be, having the time and clarity to make the right decisions is crucial.

If any of this sounds familiar, it might be worth us having a chat about how we can help – just get in touch with us here. 


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