2005, 2022

How to find your natural talents – and thus stop focusing on your weaknesses

By |May 20th, 2022|0 Comments

Reader: this is an extract from my book “Don’t say I didn’t tell you – life lessons from a loving father to his millennial daughters”
I went to a funeral and one of the lessons that came from the eulogies was that an interesting and colourful life of challenging oneself to improve, may not provide for […]

2005, 2022

Facing tough times

By |May 20th, 2022|0 Comments

We will face tough times in our lives , sometimes sharing the burden with nearby loved ones and sometimes handling it seemingly alone. These times include:

 A separation from a life partner
 Death of a family member or close friend
 Being a victim of abuse
Receiving a permanent disability from an accident or from a health […]

2005, 2022

Go where angels fear to tread

By |May 20th, 2022|0 Comments

I was bullied at school, not majorly but enough to make a year or so unpleasant. I once challenged the bully to sort it out but cried before the fight could start. It probably was a good survival technique as a prefect’s attention was caught and the fight stopped before it started. I was not a brave child. But, […]

2005, 2022

Never compromise on integrity

By |May 20th, 2022|0 Comments

In your working life you will, unfortunately, be exposed to situations where your integrity will be challenged. It can happen very easily in situations such as:

Selling a product or service to a person or entity who does not need it
Having an affair of the heart, when you or they have a long term […]

610, 2021

Have a reason to jump out of bed every morning. Your Ikigai (pronounced Ick-ee-guy)

By |October 6th, 2021|0 Comments

Translated it means “life’s purpose”.  It is a holistic, altruistic way to see more meaning in your life.  Ikigai is also about finding joy, fulfilment, and balance in the daily routines of life. In other words, it is a guiding force.

The Japanese island of Okinawa, where Ikigai has its origins, is said to be home […]

2303, 2020

Why You Should Eat a Frog Every Morning

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Mark Twain once said that if you eat a live frog first thing in the morning, you know that the rest of your day will be better because the worst is behind you. After all, you’ve already eaten a frog, what’s the worst that could happen?

Far too often we dread a task (Mark Twain’s frog), […]

2303, 2020

Have Two, Two-Hour Blocks of Time Every Day

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

My father, changed his career in his thirties, moving from a clerk of the court to train as a lawyer. He had a full working day, four children under seven and a requirement to take seven exams which had to be passed each year.  Failing one exam meant a resit of all seven. As he […]

2303, 2020

Have a cluster of mentors

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Only the foolish venture forward, without having a mentor supporting them, from behind the scenes. A mentor is normally someone older than you, wiser, with more grey hair, who knows something about what you are doing. In other words, it could be a retired CEO of the business, a retired board member who has known […]

2303, 2020

Controlling the wild beast — your email

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Your email may be eating into your productivity. Here are some Golden Rules when managing your emails.

In any working week many of us are spending up to 20% of our time reviewing and processing emails.  In many cases workflow is simply being pushed around the organisation for no tangible gain.

Here are some rules to save […]

2303, 2020

Choosing the right job offer

By |March 23rd, 2020|0 Comments

Assuming that you know how to present the best side in the interview process, and there are myriads of articles on this topic, the important step is to avoid making a poor decision once you have been offered a new position
Do your homework
Make sure the next organisation is going to be a better fit, or […]