I recently twisted my ankle badly. Well - I actually did it very well, not badly - it's been sprained (technical term) for about eight weeks. I've not had many serious physical injuries, so it's made me think about what I've learned during my recovery so far. Here are some thoughts and reflections. Rest As … Continue reading Injury and lessons in resilience
I've recently visited a number of offices where dogs are allowed in the office. It's a growing trend to have animals at work. They add some fun, a good conversation point and perhaps have a soothing effect on employees. It's great to see employers taking a more relaxed stance to their work environment. I'm guessing … Continue reading Dogs in the office
Sometimes in life and your career you are at Kings-cross station and all you can see is platforms Nine and Ten. Prescribed choices are limited and maybe none of them look like the way you want to proceed. Yet, you know inside that what you really want is something else. It's not an obvious choice … Continue reading Platform nine and three quarters
Several influential people (I have a collection of good ones, who I like to spend time with) have recently mentioned Tim Ferris. So, I did a little research... Tim Ferris is the author of 'The Four hour working week" - a noteworthy book on productivity. He's a coach, an experimenter, a business investor, an author … Continue reading Life hacks and new perspectives
I really like learning. If I won the lottery I would blow it all on amazing courses and die very happy. Ha! 😊 OK - I'm sure I wouldn't spend all of my winnings on courses. but, wouldn't it be great to have more time to read, listen and learn more great things about the … Continue reading What can we learn about learning?
Brexit - what effect is it having on you? As an observer of human beings, have you noticed the stress and division caused by Brexit?. (I sound like an Alien. I am starting to wonder if i am one, stranded on a mad planet, ravaged by a new disease.) Anyway, I have recently witnessed a … Continue reading Beating the stress of Brexit
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It's the season to be merry, but there are other things to consider at this time of year. Like rest. Holidays are a time for family, but don't forget they are also valuable downtime in the darkest time of the year. (At least - that's true in the Northern hemisphere.) It's been cold, damp and … Continue reading Festive fun and a brain break
Giving up is often a really hard thing to do. It's hard to admit defeat and give up on a task or project that you've been working on for a while and heavily invested in it. But, is it still right for you to keep on? Or is it time to stop and move on? … Continue reading Give it up! make a healthy swap