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Make 2019 your best year ever

By |February 3rd, 2019|

It’s hard to believe the first month of the year has already gone. Most people who made New Year resolutions have already blown them.  I know this sounds depressing.  It’s true. The statistics really aren’t great for the percentage of people who are still sticking to their resolutions 4 weeks into a new year.  Now that you’ve faced the stark reality, let’s look at the bright side. You have still got eleven months of the year to make this your best year ever.  How?  Keep reading.  […]

Make the most of your summer 

By |August 8th, 2018|

Summer is probably my favourite time of the year. Most businesses and corporate organisations wind down activities and educational institutions take a well-deserved break. As a small business owner or team leader, it is certainly a good time to take a restful vacation and allow automated processes you have hopefully put into place keep your business or […]

Surviving Winter

By |April 14th, 2018|

I don’t like winter. I don’t like the cold, dreary days or the fact that the sun is barely out before it disappears again behind the horizon so that night time seems to last forever. I don’t like the barrenness that accompanies this season (clearly this is my personal opinion but I am […]

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 […]