You don’t become better by accident
November 9th 2023 by
One of the best things about my job is interviewing highly successful people. And I love to weave in a question or two about how they did it. After 30+ years no one has claimed ‘It just happened’ or occurred ‘by accident’. It’s invariably about intention, focused effort and the magic ingredient… Learning from others. […][...]
Why some lists are bad
September 21st 2023 by
I love lists. But not all lists. Most lists are good. But some lists are bad. Here’s my list of bad lists. To-Do Lists That contain too many items and equal cognitive overload. Guest Lists Especially if you’re not on. ‘If your name’s not down, you’re not getting in’. Play […][...]
July 27th 2023 by
I could say I’m a procrastinator. Or Good things come to those who wait. Either way, I’m two years behind schedule with something important. BUT, I’ve fixed it. You see, almost three years ago I published a book called 17. It was a limited-edition hardback. Only 1,000 copies were printed and each one was numbered […][...]
Stressed or Blessed?
July 13th 2023 by
Every week I have to think of a new subject to write for you. 300 witty words of how to’s and inspiration. I’m never stressed. Even when my assistant is screaming for the copy. I’m relaxed. But find me five minutes late for a meeting… Cue: frantic fidgeting, increased heart rate and I’m sure […][...]
Are you filling potholes?
June 29th 2023 by
I live in the country, a place where there’s more sheep than people. Our house is situated at the end of a single-track lane. Not much traffic – nice. Every year, the local county council arrives with a truck full of tarmac and fills the many potholes. The quality of the repairs, and their subsequent […][...]
Standing on the scales… twice
June 8th 2023 by
I’ve been travelling recently – for work and fun. Which also means I hadn’t seen the bathroom scales in a while. Oh no. Isn’t it amazing what you’ll justify eating and drinking because you’re not at home? Back to the scales. I stepped on. Breathed in. (Why the heck would that make a […][...]
June 1st 2023 by
When the warning light flashes, the alarm pings and the message reads ‘Check Tyre Pressure’ your heart drops. The idea of struggling by the roadside, lugging wheels and fixing the fault doesn’t fill me with joy. But then… Nothing changes. There’s only been a tiny pressure drop, in just one tyre and with a puff […][...]
Who was the last interesting person you met?
May 18th 2023 by
You meet people every day. Dozens probably. But how many of those people would you describe as genuinely interesting? Would you like to meet more? There’s a knack to meeting them. Most of what I’ve written below is ridiculously obvious, the best methods usually are, but do you know them or do them? Environment […][...]
Learning is boring
April 27th 2023 by
The challenge with a lot of learning is the lessons are just too long, too impractical and too boring. There’s a whole bunch of research that shows how tired brains start to switch off long before teachers realise they’ve lost their class. That’s why short, powerful, exciting messages are much better. And I can prove […][...]
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