Category: Personal

Watches that beep The fact that I don’t want to own an Apple Watch was verified this weekend by the countless beeps, boings and pings from my adult kids’ Watches as they received various notifications from the outside world and from each other (?). “You’ve got mail.” “You’ve had a message.” “You’ve got an incoming…
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Funny how buses come in three’s isn’t it? It’s not an old wives’ tale either – the scientific evidence is that a phenomenon known as “platooning” is present in many forms of mass transport – even elevators – and clever mathematicians design systems that are supposed to alleviate the clumping that takes place. Being the…
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With retail sales for the last 3 months dropping well below previous years and in the aftermath of a hard economic outlook in Tuesday’s Budget speech, today’s Black Friday sales will be critically important for British business. UK consumer confidence appears to be low. The high street (and, it appears, everyone else) has gone online…
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Sunday was largely a Bunker Day – back in the world of the freelancer, reading and answering 180 emails and my preparation for the week ahead. After a week of high carbs and plenty of red wine, today it’s back on the Paleo nutrition and abstinence for me – one cheat day a week from…
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Planning 10-12 weeks vacation every year. It’s still the best business decision I ever made. Listening to Dan Sullivan, founder of Strategic Coach, talking about Free, Focus and Buffer Days in July 1993 (Toronto) and, after 2 years of procrastination, taking the plunge in 1996. Sometimes doing crazy stuff (like the trip to Oman in…
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My 16-hour stop-over at home was necessary, primarily to avoid the madness of what would have been 11 consecutive days living out of a suitcase. Interesting (at least I think so) that simply by getting back home, turning around a bag full of laundry and enjoying a cheeky glass of pre-dinner red in the kitchen,…
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Certainly a great looking show, even if we have been relegated to Hall 3 as the members of The Motorhome and Caravan Show gather for the weekend. I suspect a higher level of attendance from the glampers than I do from the dental community. By the end of a relatively quiet day, some of the…
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Yesterday the alarm was at 05:00 and after composing my blog I set off on a 10k run, blown along by the remnants of Ophelia past Newcastle Racecourse to Gosforth and back. Followed by a full day delivering the 3rd Practice Plan Workshop Tour with Sheila Scott. As an aside…….. 17 practices is attendance. Here…
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There comes a moment in personal or business development when we PIVOT. At that moment, the course changes in a fundamentally new direction. The old rules become history. The new rules become your bigger future. For my clients there are numerous examples of PIVOTal decisions: to finally leave the NHS and offer an independent solution…
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