Tagged: Business Owner

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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A Series of Small Wins

You may or may not have seen my email/post last week on the challenges of interruptions disrupting your ability to find rhythm in your work.   It was largely based on observations of various sports, one of which was American Football.   It turns out, there are more American Football fans around than I thought […]

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The Blind Side

One of the peculiarities in sport is how so much of it is based around tactics involving disrupting your opponents flow or concentration. A fielding team  will chat to the batter at the crease(aka sledging) to impact concentration.  That one moment could affect 6 or 7 hours of effort with a few choice words. Tennis players […]

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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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The Secret to My Success

I suffer with an ongoing back condition.  Years of abuse and misuse have caused various weaknesses and discs that are degenerating. A back spasm is agonising.   It can leave me on the floor gasping in pain.  And after 30 years of hurt (not quite England football hurt) you’d think I’d be used to it by now. No. Before […]

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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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Elsa was right…

At this month’s client round table meeting the topic focussed on delivering great customer experiences. Not service but experiences.   I’m biased, but it was a great session with plenty of energy, debate and interaction. I shouldn’t be surprised as I have collected a group of great people around the table, doing great things.   We […]

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Flying High!

As we step back into building our businesses over the next few weeks and months, I thought I’d share a conversation I had with a client just before Christmas. He was reflecting on the progress he and his business had made over the past 12 months and we got to talking about flying.   He’s […]

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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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Learner Driver

When was the last time you actually thought about how to drive? Ironically, I thought about this yesterday when ambling back from Cheltenham after shooting some video content.  There was traffic, I’d finished my podcast and I started concentrating on what I was doing rather than doing what I always do, which is drive on autopilot. […]

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