Tagged: Planning

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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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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Hungry?

Our two puppies Bobby and Lily turn a whole one year old on Monday.  Although litter mates, they couldn’t be more different. Lily is complex, lacks confidence, demands affection on her terms and usually the one causing mischief. She’d make a very good cat. Bobby is simple, endlessly enthusiastic and smothers you with affection. He also […]

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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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You and Brian…

The 151st Open Championship at Hoylake, Liverpool was won by an unassuming chap called Brian Harman. Not a Rory, Rahm, Justin, or Cameron in sight.  In fact, Brian was so far out of sight he won by a whopping 7 shots, only the 3rd American in four decades to do this.   It’s the equivalent of […]

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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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