Category: Personal

I’ve been in two minds about writing this post since the events described, which happened less than 24 hours ago. Having slept on it – I realise that, given that blogging is a catharsis for the author, I have to get closure. The risk is that some will read this as a self-congratulatory piece –
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My lunchtime bike ride yesterday had taken me no further than 3 miles from home when I suffered my first puncture of the year outside Barnshaw Smithy, a local farmhouse converted into a cafe. Setting to, I delighted myself by changing the inner tube in less than 10 minutes on a sunny Cheshire afternoon. I
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Great clients bring out the best in themselves. Let me share with you an example from yesterday. I met with Neil Harris at HRS Dental Care for a “Q4” review of what has been an exceptional year of development. Having looked at this year’s performance, we then moved to 2019 and I was prompted to
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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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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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Confidence isn’t a state of mind that one acquires after becoming successful. Confidence is a verb – it’s a behaviour that we have to get up and do every day, no matter how we really feel, IN ORDER TO BECOME SUCCESSFUL. The phrase “fake it until you make it” doesn’t apply where your own safety
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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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