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You are never always right

2014-11-09 - You are never always right

You are never always right. It’s impossible. Not one hundred percent of the time. And if you know you are going to be wrong, that means you’ve got to change your mind. A lot. Let me explain…

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Start small, with one simple step…

2014-11-02 - Start Small, with One Simple Step

When you dream of making a living from something you love doing, from your art, big questions spring to mind; where will I find customers? how will I pay the rent? is my work up to par? Whilst battling those questions your internal dialogue starts to

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Are you developing your kung fu?

Are you developing your kung fu?

Kung fu means “high level of skill developed over a long time of hard work”. It can apply to any skill; grandmothers have kung fu in cooking. Frank Sinatra had kung fu in singing. In some ways it is the antithesis of “overnight sensation”. But the media

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Are you a Cog or an Artist?

Lifestyle Design: Are you a Cog or an Artist?

It’s easy to turn up, punch the clock, shuffle a lot of papers and go home, safe in the knowledge that you’ve done a “good day’s work”. But is that really useful, deep down, to you as a person?

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Cultivate The Habit of Completion

Cultivate the Habit of Completion

It’s a recurring feeling; I can’t sleep because of all the things I want to do and haven’t yet completed. But when they’re ticked off, the result is by far more beneficial than simply a good night’s sleep. In general I have had a small-batch approach to things; I start, do a little, then insert […]

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Your retirement is a myth

Lifestyle Design: Retirement is obsolete

After seven years manning our reception desk our head porter has reached retirement. He’s got ten minutes of his shift to go. And he’s crying. “What am I going to do now?”  he asks earnestly, tears in his eyes.

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Can you cope with your fear?

Cope with fear

Picture this: it’s Saturday night, 11:59pm, my birthday is in one minute. The clock strikes midnight, my wife starts singing “Happy Birthday”. Midway through my phone goes; it’s a good buddy of mine. I answer and he says…

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