It Takes Time to be a Finisher

Have you ever been out walking, suddenly spotted a landmark and thought “Great, I’m nearly there!”, only to find that an hour later you’re still walking towards it?   Well the same can be said for finishing a task. I like to consider myself a successful person; and because that’s how I choose to define […]

A Lesson on How to Live

This little gem appeared on my Facebook feed one day and I couldn’t have wished for a better example of how we should all look to embrace life; to live as small children do – with no fears, no cares and no self-consciousness, amazed and amused at the simplest things in life and fully enjoying […]

Getting My Axe Together

When it comes to managing emails… I’m pretty good at keeping my inboxes clear (I have two email accounts, one for personal stuff and another for work). A little while ago I had the great idea of creating folders where I could place emails that needed action taken on them; this way I could then […]

3 tools for getting remotivated

Despite it being the first day of Spring today, I found it a real struggle to get motivated and believe in myself. I drafted several blog posts today, including a lengthy one exploring my feelings about last night’s speech; this left me wondering whether I was indulging in active procrastination (as opposed to passive procrastination, […]

Less polished, more human

That was the title of my speech last night at Casterbridge Speakers, my local Toastmasters club.  I found the experience of delivering it both liberating and frustrating, in equal measure. Just to give you a bit of background, I have been a member of Toastmasters International, on and off, for over 10 years.  I first […]

Finding Kennedy

On the way back to our car in Southampton today we found a grubby pink clutch purse in the layby.  It was packed with receipts and, fortunately, a prescription with a local address on it.  There were no credit cards, but a school pass for a young girl called Kennedy. We drove to the address […]