Tagged: Time management

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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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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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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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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Queues, Rain, Strawberries, And Champagne

Wimbledon is up there with my highlights of the year.    For a couple of weeks each year, the country becomes obsessed with tennis and every local park is filled with people giving it a go for the first time.    I was a tennis coach for a long time, and I’ve spent SO much […]

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An Unwanted Anniversary 

Last week, I celebrated an unwanted anniversary.  It was a year since I had a cardiac “event” in Portugal while on a golf/marketing trip.    I flew home and later in the year, heart surgery was on the cards.    Fast forward to today and I’m stronger, fitter and healthier – and my golf swing […]

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Sunshine, Crème Eggs, And An Invitation…

The Easter Bank Holiday weekend is one of my favourite times of the year.    If the sun’s shining, you’re onto a winner… and I’ve seen the weather report – it’s good news!     Now that the clocks have gone forward and spring is in bloom, the world feels that little bit brighter.     And […]

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