What Have You Forgotten?

Let me ask you a few questions about your day:

  • How many meetings and telephone calls did you have?
  • How many items on your todo list did you complete?
  • How many times were you interrupted?
  • How many times did you take a break?
  • How long did take for lunch?
  • How much thinking and planning did you get done?

So did you have a good day?

I suspect not.

Now let me ask you another question – what’s the one resource we cannot buy?

Think about that for a moment. We can buy people – we hire them. We can buy machinery, raw materials, stationery etc. In fact we can buy everything we need to do anything. Or can we?

What’s the one thing nobody can buy but everybody uses?

TIME

So don’t waste it.

Poetry in Business – Fear

When I was having a clear out of old paperwork recently in anticipation of the incoming GDPR legislation, I came across a long forgotten poem I had written in 2005. Upon re-reading it, I remembered with extraordinary clarity why I’d written it. Like all entrepreneurs, I have had many dark days when I wondered a) why I was doing whatever it was that I was doing and b) how I was going to look after my staff, family and friends. Continue reading

Must “Rich” be Defined in Monetary Terms?

This article is not about business but about values and beliefs – and my personal ones at that. Having said that, I frequently recommend what I am about to share with you to mentoring clients.

I came across this wonderful poem about 35 years ago and it has haunted me ever since.

I’ve been incredibly lucky Continue reading