A Tale of Two Taxi Drivers

Published by Paul Hatcher on

The other day I had the pleasure of flying to Edinburgh to visit a client and as is often the case when I make this trip, I enjoyed my time with two completely different taxi drivers.

The first one was a sixty-one year old former marathon runner who had been married for forty years and has two grown up children. We talked about the benefits of keeping fit and the ongoing battle between what your mind wants to do and what your body insists are its limitations.

The second taxi driver was a lot younger and was still seeking that person that he could be with. He had an eight year old daughter who he sees every other weekend. We talked about the sheer unpredictability of life, with all its many twists and turns.

The conversation turned to holidays and the passion he had for the one week holiday he was going to be sharing with his daughter in Spain was palpable.

What did I take away from both of them?

The value of health and long term relationships and the struggle to build and secure as much love as is possible, however difficult the situation may be.

As I have said before, adults as well as children spell love – TIME.

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Where will you direct your time and energy today and tomorrow and the next day after that?


Paul Hatcher

I am at heart, a communicator. I love to use words, whether written or spoken and maximise those words to hopefully, bring some encouragement - literally, to put courage into the hearts & minds of those who read or hear them. In my work as an executive coach, speaker, workshop facilitator, I love also to listen...deeply, and then respond with some encouragement.