Category: Work Life Balance

When What Matters

“I’ll have the chocolate fudge cake with cream…”   You’ve been there.  A full and hearty meal, stuffed to the gills and we want more.   It’s okay though, dessert goes in a separate stomach… doesn’t’ it?   What’s interesting is that if you wait 15 minutes or so you’re less likely to eat that dessert.  […]

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Planning is underrated

Last week I got to give a talk on the lessons I learned from my, now not so recent, surgery. I explained beforehand there was nothing new in there, but perhaps hearing something within a different context might spur some action for one or two people. That, for me would be a big win. Toward […]

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Carpe Diem

I know what it’s like. Your brain is buzzing. Full, overflowing. Things to do, emails to react to, people to call and meet.  Opportunities to follow up on, sales proposals to get out and when are you going to find the time to get those 1:1’s done with the team? “How was your day?”  you’re asked… “Busy […]

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Frozen in Time

My sister would have celebrated her 50th birthday today.   I say celebrated ‘today’ but she would have found a way to make it last at least a week.  Seema had an incredibly ability to enjoy life to the full and infecting others around her with that vitality and spark.   She made everyone smile. […]

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Lessons from the ice

A couple of weeks ago today I was standing on a cliff edge looking over yet another incredible view that makes up the Icelandic landscape. It’s the sort of place that inspires you to quickly run out of superlatives when describing it. The experience was organised by The Bucket List Company who take people all […]

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Lessons from Open Heart Surgery – A Year On 

Wednesday, 13th December 2023 marked a significant milestone for me. Not a “big birthday” or business sale but the one-year anniversary of having open heart surgery. There was only a short gap between the diagnosis of severe aortic stenosis and nearly eight hours of an invasive, yet ultimately life saving procedure. The year since has […]

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25 hours a day, 8 days a week

I’ve just jumped off a call with a client where we were discussing his goals for 2024, fears of failure (and success) and work ethic. You see, his answer to many of his challenges is to work harder and put more time into the business. He’s constantly looking for more efficiencies to get more done, […]

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What’s important?

I went to the funeral of a friend this week. I shan’t go into details other than to say it was probably the best I’ve ever been to. Mostly, I suspect, because of the clear impact he had of the lives he touched and that was reflected in the messaging through the whole ceremony and […]

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There’s always more to do….

I suspect I’m not alone in waking up some mornings, checking my to-do list and groaning with exasperation. Sure, there are people out there who’ll exhort you to wake up earlier (5am) sleep less (3 hours a fortnight is plenty!) or skip meals to get more done and lose weight at the same time! I’m […]

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I don’t have the time

I love the August Bank Holiday weekend. Not because it’s guaranteed to rain or because it’s an extra day off (I can take those whenever I want). Because it’s the time of year Kay and I plan the next year. It might seem crazy thinking about 2024 whilst we’re still in August but I’ve always […]

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