Category: Work/Life Balance

A writer — and, I believe, generally all persons — must think that whatever happens to him or her is a resource. All things have been given to us for a purpose, and an artist must feel this more intensely. All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, all is given
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It has been said that there is no such thing as time management (we all have 24 hours a day) and, therefore, there is only priority management. If we work too many hours and don’t get to see our family, it’s because we have prioritised work first. If we never get to the end of
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There is something very therapeutic about having a good clear-out. Over the weekend, we vacated the ground floor (lounge and dining room with connecting french windows) in preparation for Phil The Decorator, who will be arriving at 08:00 this morning. It’s effectively going to be a lick of paint, as you might say. There will
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Good morning – it really is good to be back after the FivegoForth Land’s End to John O’Groats charity bike ride. I’m already getting the “how was it” questions and the challenge is knowing where to start in articulating an answer. 15 consecutive days of cycling without a break. Seeing 1,000 miles of England and
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I’m leaving home at 09:00 this morning to meet Ashley Latter at Manchester’s Piccadilly station and begin our train journey to Penzance, Cornwall. We’ll be joined by Les Jones in Birmingham and then will meet Sheila Scott and Simon Tucker down at St Just, Cornwall this evening. Tomorrow morning at Lands End it begins and
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Whether it’s a failed business, marriage, exam or physical challenge – the reality is that something is going to go wrong at some time. Imagining that your success is linear and permanent is fantasy. So here’s one key lesson I’ve learned about finding yourself back at square one. Don’t reinvent the systems, performance and behaviours
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A very good afternoon from my apartment in Zetland, a southern suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, where I’ll be based until Monday next. My 21+ hours in the air with Emirates passed comfortably enough, in spite of a 2-hour delay in Dubai whilst a passenger with health problems was treated. One of the
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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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