Looking forward to…

There’s something special about looking forward to… Looking forward to anything. A drink after a hard day’s work. A bar of chocolate after a whole day abstaining. A holiday. A reunion with an old friend or even better, an opportunity to meet someone for the first time. Then there is Read more…

Preparing to be Prepared

This time last year, I did something that I have never done before. I actually thoroughly reviewed the current year and then made some plans for the New Year. When I say “review” I mean about four hours of pondering over the highs and lows. Then I spent the same Read more…

Safe is Risky

So Wimbledon is upon us once again. One of my favourite times of the year. Also, undoubtedly one of my least productive times! As I look back over the years I have watched this wonderful tournament, it has got me thinking about some of the greatest showmen in this beautiful Read more…

The Power of Persistence

Every now and then, I am reminded of how important it is to be persistent. Some of us have had to be relentlessly persistent in the pursuit of our goals and dreams. Many of us are still having to be very persistent, knocking almost daily on the door of our destiny, wondering Read more…

Stories of Serendipity

I don’t know about you but I have always loved the word “Serendipity” but if I’m honest, I wasn’t sure precisely what it meant until I heard someone give a really interesting talk about it one day about four or five years ago. It appears that I wouldn’t have been Read more…

Get Your Ammunition Here

Yesterday, I was waiting at a set of traffic lights, when I noticed a sign to my left. This is what it said: GET YOUR AMMUNITION HERE Now I don’t think for a minute it was referring to live ammunition. With the camouflage design of the sign, an obvious guess Read more…

Weeing to Win at Work!

I arrived a tad early for a meeting in Canary Wharf, London yesterday, and needed to use the toilet. The place in question was a nice restaurant called The Pearson Room, which is part of the Reebok Sports Club. The kind of place where fast-paced, high pressure bankers go to try and relax Read more…