Tagged: work life balance

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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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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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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Football Can Teach Us A LOT About Business…

If you didn’t already know, I’m a big QPR supporter.    I’ve seen incredible highs and incredible lows in recent years and any football fan will appreciate that the highs never seem to last long enough, and the lows always seem to drag on forever…    And for QPR, we’re now onto Act III of […]

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Should I run my business on my own?

We live an old house.  It’s not a rundown ramshackle affair but it was built in the 1850’s.  This inevitably means that there are bits of it that are worn, tired and in places, falling apart. For instance, there’s a point at which the conservatory meets the original roof line and it leaks.  We have […]

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Tomorrow Never Comes 

The fifteenth of August 2001 will always be a day I’ll remember. Picture the scene. I’m a tennis coach and preparing for another day. I’m sorting my kit, deciding what to wear, checking registers and eating on the go. Another regular morning. I do remember that it was scorching hot. The kind of hot that leads to […]

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How do I maintain a healthy work-life balance?

I love my life. Love it. I work hard running my business, but I get to play hard, too. I often find the time to get in a round or two of golf. I enjoy going to watch a number of sporting events, I even get to Wimbledon each year to watch a game. Then […]

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Why Entrepreneurs Should Take Annual Leave

We’re entrepreneurs. We love what we do — so much so that we hardly feel as if we’re working at all. The thing is, we get so caught up in our passion that we hardly notice time ticking by and we work longer hours than perhaps we should. Not that we choose to. It just […]

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