Category: Goals and Planning

Sheer bloody mindedness

You may have noticed that I recently got myself a new office.  It’s a really cool (I think) wooden, bespoke building that sits at the top of the garden.  It means that I get views of the house, my garden and some of the orchard while I work. It’s also given me much-needed space.  Space I […]

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You decide

Josie and I recently had one of those ‘deep and meaningful’ conversations that (I believe) only dads and daughters can have together. It was about decision making and how choice can sometimes create anxiety or even fear. She attends Scouts on a Wednesday night (yes, she’s a girl but Bear Grills had a word so […]

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Are you sitting comfortably?

I’m quite a fan of etymology or how language has evolved over the years. I also find it fascinating that certain cultures and societies have words that develop and evolve in response to the needs of its users. In other words (excuse the pun) there are words in other languages that do not have exact […]

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Your timetable

By the time you read this we’ll be into September and the start of a new school term. For my daughter, Josie that means stepping up into year 9 and selecting which GCSE’s she’ll be studying over the next couple of years. What I find fascinating and the subject of this article is that she […]

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What are you doing?

Look, just a quick question for you. Before I interrupted you with this video, what was it that you were actually working on? Was it something that was going to move you towards one of your goals, something that was important to you, or were you just being busy? Busy being busy. Here’s the thing, […]

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Moan, moan, moan

I’ve just got back from a golf holiday in Spain with a few friends. It’s something that we do every year and it’s also a trip we do to the same place every year as well. This means we typically get the same flights in and out from Gatwick to Malaga on the Thursday and […]

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Practice makes better…

What I wanted to talk to you about today was practice. I’m going away tomorrow to Spain on a golf trip and I really wanted to do better than I did last year so I set myself a goal of hitting 20 practice chips every day as that was the weakest part of my game. […]

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You’re the greatest

Muhammed Ali is and always will be (in my mind), The Greatest athlete of my generation and probably for many to come. It wasn’t just his physical prowess and way he entertained and enthralled us but what I found so appealing and engaging was his utter self belief. In his mind he was never going […]

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Just say No….

People often ask me: “How is it Ash that you get so much done? You always seem to be in control – never rushed, never stressed and always seem to be on top of things. (I’ve got to tell you, it’s not always the case) but in fairness I do have an ability to make […]

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Kids stuff

It’s been a while since Josie dragged me to a playground. I kind of miss it as it was something that I associate with real quality time with her and we would always have a lot of fun. I’ve only really noticed as I’ve become aware of many of my friends posting photos and videos […]

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