First, a visit to the stock market. If you invest in shares you've probably got some solid gold success stories to brag about. You've no doubt some horror stories as well; gory tales that you'd rather forget. Rather than trust their own amateur knowledge, many people pay fund managers...read more
You probably know the old story about Robert The Bruce, displaced King of Scotland, and how he gathered the courage to face the English in battle after suffering six straight losses. After being defeated so many times he was on the verge of giving up completely. With his...read more
"Gotta have faith . . ." sang the much missed George Michael, back in 1987, which was a cracking year for pop music by the way. If you're starting anything new this term, a new job, a new role or a new project, you may now and again...read more
We have enough pressure in our lives; at work, at home and often at play too. Most of the articles I write are aimed at managing that pressure and so reducing stress. In this article though I'm going to suggest adding some pressure in order to reduce stress....read more
Sometimes a task is so large and daunting that you feel like you need a run up before you begin to tackle it. You pause before you start your run up and take a handful of deep breaths. Too often that pause lasts longer than it should....read more
There were once three frogs sitting on a log by a pond. It was a very hot day so one of the frogs decided to jump off the log and cool down in the pond. So here's the question - how many frogs were left sitting on the log? Scroll...read more
What's The Opposite Of Good?Workload is a huge issue. There are lots of different strategies you can employ to help you get through your workload more effectively, more quickly and with less stress. Nothing is more effective, however, than not actually agreeing to work in the first place....
The image you're looking at is the cover of a beautiful handmade card, created especially for the Booker Prize winning author Yann Martell. Yann Martell wrote to me back in October 2003, shortly after his novel had been awarded the Booker Prize. I had sent Yann a clipping...read more