Previously on 24

One of my favourite early 2000s TV shows was 24.   I often joked, if I were to bump into Kiefer Sutherland, the first thing I would do is check my watch. I’d want to make sure it wasn’t coming up to the hour as something terrible always happened near him!    I watched every episode and […][...]

How to lose well

No one wants to lose, but if you are going to, it’s worth losing well. Christine and I were lucky to be part of the legendary Toon Army who made the trip to London for the Carabao Cup Final last weekend. Commentators said we didn’t win the game but we won Wembley. But lose we […][...]

When you find your passion

Our group was taken along a secret track, through a security door, deep beneath the awe-inspiring fountains on a visit to the pump room. I was embarking on a behind-the-scenes tour of The Alnwick Garden. Our guide, Dean, was brilliant. He held the attention of every member of our group which ranged from under 3 […][...]

Knowledge and Wisdom

Knowledge comes from learning. Wisdom comes from using that knowledge. Agree, disagree, just want to say hello? Please leave a comment below. Be Brilliant! PS Success comes from working the wisdom.[...]

Decision-making made easy

Decision-making is an essential part of your life. It’s something you do all day, every day. Some reports say up to 35,000 a day! Whether it’s a small decision, like what to wear or a big decision like buying a house, making choices is a fundamental part of your existence. Making effective decisions is the […][...]

A robot wrote this

I, like many people, have been playing with the latest Artificial Intelligence programmes that were launched late last year. Already LinkedIn posts, tweets and other social media communications are being written by computers. Very clever computers. But are they any good? I thought it might be fun to go head-to-head with and see what […][...]

Curate Your Life

I saw a Facebook poll with the question. Do you believe: a) Life happens to you? b) You create your life? I voted b with a caveat. Can I change create to curate? Create gives the impression that you’re in control of everything. Curate means choosing the best of what you have. As you’re clearly […][...]

My Easiest Message

This is my easiest message of the year. There’s only one thing to say. Merry Christmas, happy new year and thank you for your kindness, interaction, fun, sharing and general brilliance. I have so many plans for 2023 including a new book, keynote, online program and development of TEAM17. I’m taking a break for a […][...]

How many ways can you love someone?

My wife is brilliant. Last week, completely out of the blue, she asked, ‘How many ways can you love someone?’ It’s one of those magical questions where you begin to respond before realising it deserves a little more thought. Actions? Words? Thoughtfulness? That look? Forgiveness? Touch? The list could, and should, go on. Our conversation […][...]


It’s that time of year when it’s very easy to become overwhelmed. You know that slightly sick feeling when you’ve no idea how you’re going to get through everything. And there’s a lot of everything.   Then, of course, there’s Overwhelm’s youngest sibling – Underwhelm. What a pair.   Where’s Levelwhelm? The middle child. The […][...]

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