Worrier or Warrior

You’ve been a Worrier and you’ve been a Warrior. There’s only a couple of letters difference, but they’re a world apart. Worrier to Warrior contrasts. Some as simple as a change of tone. Worriers think – what happened? Warriors ask – ‘What’s next? Worriers assume – they’re talking about me. Warriors assume – they’re talking about me! Worriers deliberate […][...]

Pavlov’s iPhone

I did it. I actually did it. This summer I achieved a… drum roll… digital detox! And it was like coming off crack. In August, we shared a week of our summer break with friends. We had a great time; mainly lying on beaches, eating amazing food and drinking G&T. One night, the conversation turned […][...]

The smart way to get a double espresso

Last week I had a few days writing in the sun. The hotel was very nice, the breakfast very average. Two days running, the early morning team managed to make the world’s worst double espresso. Weak, too much liquid, lukewarm. Yuck! I asked how they made them and they said it was just a button on the machine. […][...]

Magnifying Christmas

Christmas is a massive magnifying glass. Every niggle becomes a drama. Every special moment becomes a magic moment. Every delay will feel like an eternity. Every drink will be a large one. Why not? It’s Christmas! The Christmas Magnifier is great for the positive things but when it comes to the challenges …. ouch! You […][...]

What’s in a smile

From just a few weeks after birth, we demonstrate that we feel happy by smiling.  All through our lives and until our dying day we use the same process. People are even heard to comment that they’d like to die with a smile on their face. So take a look around.  If smiling is so […][...]

The World’s Rudest Restaurant

If you should happen to wander into Dick’s Last Resort be prepared for a less than conventional dining experience. Chances are; as you walk through the door, Dick’s staff will ignore you, probably insult your dress sense, criticise your menu choices and slap food on the table. You can also expect to be fully humiliated […][...]

Make Your Message Memorable

There’s a certain zeitgeist right now around story telling. You can actually book a trainer to spend a half day teaching you how to tell stories. I even heard someone say, ‘Yeah, story telling – it’s the latest thing’.  He did have a big beard and very tight black jeans with no knees. I’m a […][...]

How To Survive And Thrive This Christmas

A very quick message to say thank you for reading, commenting and sharing my newsletters this year. When I write; I start by facing an empty screen. And before I’ve typed a single word I know 16,000 people may or may not even open my newsletter and this decision is often based on the title […][...]

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