Tagged: Business Success

Swimming the Channel

It’s the middle of June and when I walk Bobby round the orchard in the evenings,  I wear wellies.   Last year, I was doing it in trainers, sometimes flip-flops.   The trouble is, the grass is really wet.  And no, not because of all the rain we had but because it’s not been cut. […]

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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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Good Performances Bring Results

It’s never been easy being a QPR fan. I’ve seen it all.  Since 2000 I’ve experienced three promotions, three relegations, two play-off finals, an injury time winner at Wembley, 15 managers and 5 owners (I think!). A rollercoaster of emotions and frustrations interspersed with moments of joy. Ask any QPR fan and one of the […]

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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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The Accountability Bunny

The past eight months or so have been a grind.Whilst I wouldn’t call myself a gym bunny, I’m certainly a regular attendee but recently attendance has been closer to the Easter Bunny’s appearances.Sporadic.It may not have been just once this year but, compared to three days a week, it feels like it. I’m normally disciplined […]

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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 […]

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No Risk, No Reward?  

 The moment that Ben Stokes decided to declare in the first innings of the first test of the Ashes, everything changed.    If you’re not familiar with what the England cricket team are doing, they’re completely tearing up the rulebook when it comes to test cricket.    Bazball, as it’s affectionately known, is all about […]

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Where You Lead, I Follow

I’m going to apologise early doors for any leadership puns in this one…    Because at home, we’ve been busy teaching the puppies to walk on the lead in the last couple of weeks.    And the question at this stage is who’s walking who!     I’ve always loved animals and I’ve always had a […]

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On The Edge Of Glory 

We’re only a couple of weeks away from one of sport’s greatest rivalries resuming…    As England take on Australia for the Ashes once again.    And I wanted to talk about one of cricket’s most infamous moments, which took place in the 1948 Ashes series.    Don Bradman, arguably the greatest cricketer ever to […]

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