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Success or defeat? You choose.

By |January 2nd, 2018|

Most people take advantage of a new year to start new things or quit things they have been doing. It isn’t that there is any special magic in the start of a new year; it’s just that by the turning of the clock from one year into the next most people believe there is a real opportunity to start again. There is a sense of being given a new slate to write on; of being able to put the previous year behind (especially if it was a difficult one) and hope for a better year. I don’t know what 2017 was like for you but if you want to be able to look back at 2018 in 12 months’ time with satisfaction that you have done better then something is going to have to change. The trouble is, most of us don’t handle change very well. […]

How resilient are you?

By |November 8th, 2017|

Last month I had the privilege of running a workshop for doctors training to become General Practitioners. It was great fun and while I was the trainer/facilitator, I learned an awful lot about what it was like to walk in their shoes. We touched on various topics including time management and team working and we […]

Thought it’d be easier, right?

By |September 20th, 2017|

It’s been an interesting year across the world. Uncertainty seems to be the only real certainty there is. Businesses are either not growing like they thought they would, or holding back because they are not sure what lies ahead. The real test of an entrepreneur is how they fare when the going […]

Is it ever the right time to quit?

By |June 20th, 2017|

I like to think my nature is mostly an optimistic person. I am certainly single-minded in most pursuits and will generally stick to a project for as long as it takes. Reading biographies of successful entrepreneurs, human rights activists, inventors or educators, there is often the notion that it has been a long, hard road […]

Want to be more productive?

By |May 8th, 2017|

There always seems to be so much to do, and I am constantly looking at ways of being more productive. Many of the clients I have worked with have wanted help with doing more in less time. That is essentially what increased productivity is. Instead of busyness with much to show at the end of […]

The chance you never took

By |April 6th, 2017|

Many people have regrets at the end of their lives. Things they did that they wish they hadn’t. And while this may be very painful, there is another kind of regret that haunts people as they take their last breaths. The chance they never took. Those what ifs that you’ll never know the answer to […]

It won’t just happen

By |March 5th, 2017|

I bought a small hyacinth plant a few weeks ago. At the time it was a mere four inches high. I had no idea how big it would grow or what colour the flower it would produce would be. I had great hopes for it, though and watered it diligently every day. While I was […]

Choosing the right career path

By |February 3rd, 2017|

I recently spoke to a young doctor who was having some difficulty deciding what was next after his hospital rotations. In a panic he had applied to about five different job opportunities that had nothing in common except that they were all medical posts. They were in different specialities and each of the job opportunities […]

What they didn’t tell you about goal setting

By |January 29th, 2017|

It is four weeks into the New Year and hopefully the so-called ‘January blues’ has not affected you.  Whether it’s the dismal winter weather or the anti climax after the Christmas holidays, it is customary for people to get to the end of January and feel deflated and lacking in enthusiasm.

On the other hand you […]

Get ready, set, go!

By |December 4th, 2016|

It’s that time of year again! Whether you love Christmas or hate it or are ambivalent towards it, it is one season that you cannot help but notice one way or the other. From the Christmas adverts on television that get more and more outlandish every year, the shop arrangements that are decidedly festive and perhaps over the top, the presents that you inevitably have to think about (giving or getting), or the relatives (welcome and unwelcome) you are going to seeing sometime during the holidays– Christmas is by far the most talked about holiday of the year. […]