Category: Work/Life Balance

Friday morning at the Hilton Gatwick and I’ll shortly be catching the Express into Central London for my last client meeting of the week with the simply delightful Imran Sayed and Dahlia Sunba, owners of Chelsea and Fulham Dentist. If I may say so, they are the archetype young married dental couple who are simultaneously…
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About a week ago I started asking my clients to think about their “Top 6 goals for 2018”. The answers have been enlightening because, without fail, they have been qualitative and not quantitative. Examples: Better health; More relaxation; Time for family adventures; A reduction in clinical days; An easier workload; Decisiveness. In fact, so far…
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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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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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