Category: Work/Life Balance

In recent weeks I’ve been (sometimes publicly) creating my 2019 calendar and business plan – the culmination of 12 months in which I’ve been listening to my Tribe, my team and my business coach. A word that describes the process well would be DISRUPTIVE. In September I’ll be launching my 2019 programme, incorporating significant changes…
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Today I’ll be in splendid isolation in The Barrow Bunker. No client calls, no meetings, no interruptions. My mission by the end of the day is to have completed the allocation of time for my 2019 calendar. In order of importance they are: 172 Free Days – 12 weeks of vacation, plus weekends and Bank…
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I’m back after a week in Greece, batteries fully charged and ready for The Extreme Business programme – workshop 3 in London today and Manchester on Wednesday, where we will be creatively deconstructing each client’s Patient Experience and looking at how that can be improved. What was I reminded of whilst in Greece? We need…
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Monday morning and my second full day in The Bunker, working 80% ON the business and 20% IN the business, having sacrificed my Sunday to get myself organised. It’s a thing we do; sometimes the business of business has to be dealt with before we can relax. Annie and I are off on vacation next…
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I want to take you back to September 1970. I’m a few days away from my 17th birthday. It’s my first day at my very first full-time paid employment, joining The Friends Provident & Century Insurance Group at their offices in St Peter’s Square, Manchester. As part of our induction process by assistant manager Mr.…
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A sage once explained that: efficient is doing things right; effective is doing the right things right. There have been times in my life when I’ve been a very busy fool, running around all over the map doing the wrong things right. I see exhausted owners and managers doing this every day. Today I’m starting…
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There’s a brand new free download in the Resources/Infographics section of my web site this morning – but I’m also including a further downloadable copy at the end of this post (take a look at the web page later though – there’s a bunch of free stuff there and no sign up). The Unique Ability…
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Today I’ll be facilitating the second Extreme Business 2018 workshop at the Radisson Blu, Manchester Airport and the 10 practices in attendance will be taking the journey to gain a better understanding of their finances. Following that (and a couple of Zoom calls from the airport) it’s north to Edinburgh and the start of 4…
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