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The Power of Precrastination

Several hundred people joined me for my 20 ways to make 2020 your best year ever webinar last week and the response was amazing. But the one thing that has everyone talking is the idea of precrastinating. The concept is very simple. Do stuff long before you need to. If it’s due by the end […]

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Shiny and New

Just before Christmas I hosted an event where a management team reviewed their 90 Days Of Massive Action projects and declared their goals for 2020. One said something that really struck a chord. ‘You know when you get a new car, how well you look after it? That’s how I’m looking after this training.’ It’s the […]

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20 ways to make 2020 your best year ever – LIVE

But not just yet… I like writing. But love presenting. In the past I’ve created lots of ‘ways to’ newsletters. This year I’m doing something a little different. Rather than write, I’m going to present my 20 ways… in a live webinar. It will last for 59 minutes, take place at 6pm on Thursday January […]

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My Year In Numbers

Well, that’s it from me for another year.  And what a year 2019 has been. In the last 12 months we’ve: Presented to over 25,000 people In 5 countries. Published 42 newsletters Written a dozen press articles. Coached 23 people. Had quite a lot of success on LinkedIn, with this being my most popular post – […]

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David Bellamy

I had the privilege of meeting David Bellamy three times, mainly through being a member of the Boys’ Brigade and via my amazing art teacher, Sheila Mackie. Obviously, David Bellamy’s enthusiasm was completely contagious and after watching his TV programmes, like many young people, I became fascinated by creepy crawlies and plants – and undoubtedly he was my first […]

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Is this the best letter to Santa

My wonderful Godson Jack is bang in the middle of a most magical age.  Young enough to really believe, old enough to know what he wants. His mum and dad shared his letter to Santa, or as Jack calls him (as it’s a formal letter) St Nicholas.  I think it’s brilliant. Here you go:   To St Nicholas Please may […]

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The Ego has Landed

We were being driven to a venue for a tech set up and sound check on Monday night when Christine suddenly exclaimed, ‘Wow, look at that!’ I was searching for the Newcastle United team news and my head was buried in my mobile. If it wasn’t for Mrs H’s eagle eye I could have missed […]

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I’ve run out of words

I was talking to a coaching client this week who confessed that often, as she gets towards the end of a day, she feels like she’s literally run out of words. Know that feeling? The average person speaks 16,000 words per day. Bearing in mind that over 15,000 people read these newsletters, that’s an amazing […]

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The problem with good ideas

Once upon a time I really wanted to be on the telly. I even had an agent and made a couple of pilots. It didn’t happen (I’m delighted). One day I met the head of a major TV production company and arrived prepared with an array of amazing TV show ideas. After 15 minutes of […]

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Time for some abscission

Last weekend Christine looked out of the window and declared, ‘Oh no, they’re all gone’. I wasn’t sure if she was referring to the neighbours, the cars or the sheep! Turns out she was talking about the leaves. It’s not like it’s a surprise; leaves leave trees. But why so quick? It’s down to abscission, […]

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