Thoughts and observations on careers, life and business.  


What Would You Do If You Couldn’t Fail?

My business failed; I failed my driving test; I am a failure. It doesn’t have to be like this.  When I was young I was always falling off my bike whilst learning to ride.  No one ever said each tumble was a failure. We applaud people when they are young for trying and trying again. What happens

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Banging Your Head Against a Wall?

I came across this sign while having brunch at the quaint and quirky Vintage Cafe in Welshpool. It’s funny, but with a serious message. No amount of head (or fist) banging is healthy or productive. If that’s you, do something about it, now. Phone a friend, speak to your GP, call me, but tell someone.

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The Opposite of Success

I heard a moving story on the radio this morning about a young graduate Marina Keegan, who wrote about the opposite of loneliness, but tragically died in an accident shortly after. You can read it here It reminded me of how grateful I should be for the success I’ve had over the years. I

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Management Career Myths

Many people assume an ideal career progression involves increasing specialisation, steadily rising salary and benefits, and a move into a management position. In today’s volatile and ambiguous workplace, this is no longer a formula for job satisfaction or high performance. Understanding some of the myths about what a successful career looks like can help you

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What’s in a Name

I’ve just become a Grandad. The little man arrived two weeks early amidst the floods affecting the North of England. All the grandads I spoke to said what a life change experience it would be, but it didn’t happen. I woke up the next morning feeling the same as I did the day before. I

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