Down to the wire

It’s gone 7pm and I haven’t posted on my blog today. I’m going down to the wire with this one, which is not that unusual for me. (I know I have another 4 and a bit hours of today but I am shutting down the laptop after this, so that makes it last minute). Truth […] Read More…

Be different by being you

If you want to be different, just be you. It’s obvious, isn’t it? After all, we are all unique individuals, there’s no-one else on the planet quite like us. So, ergo, if we are ourselves then we are different. However, we are not brought up to be ourselves, are we? We are brought up to […] Read More…

Easy like Sunday Morning

“Easy, like Sunday morning” crooned Lionel Ritchie. Sunday is traditionally a day of rest but today there is much to do. As we try to cram more and more into our lives we can fill Sunday with chores, with going out, with shopping. So how do we recharge the batteries? You can’t just keep going […] Read More…

Too early for Christmas?

There’s one question that splits our nation in two and divides families. You think you know people, you think they are like you, and then you find to your horror that they are ‘on the other side’. Your relationship may never recover.  So what is this question? Is it too early to start the  Christmas […] Read More…

Come together

“Come together, right now, over me” sang the Beatles. Well, I don’t want you to come together over anything in particular, least of all me. I just want you to come together. To join together with a sweaty mass of humanity for some sort of joint endeavour. Singing in a choir, playing in an band, […] Read More…

Count your blessings

Since I did my coach training some ten years ago, I have read a lot of books and articles on mindset, behaviours, happiness, positive psychology, coaching, leadership, culture and a variety of ‘self-help’ topics. One thing that has struck me time and time again is how much of what we are ‘discovering’ now was already […] Read More…

Consistency

Finding something to say everyday for month. How hard can that be? Well, I failed. I’ve missed the past two days. So I need to get back on the wagon. It turns out it’s harder than one imagines. Whatever it is. I did think of a few things I could have thrown up quickly and […] Read More…

Self-shovelling bullshit?

According to the anthropologist David Graeber, most people in our economy are doing “bullshit jobs”, meaningless activities that only serve the machine and feed the hierarchy rather than make a real difference or economic contribution. Fewer and fewer people are doing productive jobs because these are increasingly being automated away, as was predicted by the […] Read More…