Picture this: I’m on holiday in beautiful hill country in the North of England with my family, including my 88 year old father-in-law who is wheelchair-bound. We all decide to go and see a water fall, which is nearly 4km (about 2 1/2 miles) from the car park. As it’s very hilly, the journey is… Continue reading Special Results Require Special Actions
In his book The War of Art, Steven Pressfield outlines and fleshes out the battle of creativity and artistry that any entrepreneur goes through in order to give birth the things of real value from which others will gain benefit. Through his own experiences and reflections on humanity, Pressfield powerfully makes the case for the… Continue reading Are You an Artisan or a Hack?
%CODE2% So What’s The 10 for 10 All About? In essence, it’s about networking, masterminding, building certainty, expectancy, vision, passion, and most of all, hope. Company directors Jay Kubassek & Aaron Parkinson come from humble beginnings, and they both recognise how important it is for any budding entrepreneur to see it actually working, for real.… Continue reading Carbon Copy PRO 10 for 10 – What is it?
Picture this: I’m beavering my way through a big to-do list in one of my businesses, and my gorgeous wife comes and asks me to: pull up the floorboards so we can have a look to see where the damp is coming from that’s obviously cascading down our breakfast room wall… Now the thing… Continue reading Love is…
Why Integrity Matters Integrity, as author Dr Henry Cloud says in his groundbreaking book of the same title, is important because "It affects our real results in the areas of our lives which matter to us most". (Preface, Integrity: the courage to meet the demands of reality). In other words, integrity is all to do… Continue reading Integrity In Business: The 6 Dimensions
In his groundbreaking book Integrity, The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality, Dr Henry Cloud outlines what he considers to be one of the most important character traits that any child can gain as they grow up. As the title suggests, the ability or skill in learning how to lose well is that character… Continue reading Winners Know How to Lose Well
Sometimes it’s easy to think that giving just a small part of what we have and who we are won’t make much of a difference, and that’s certainly true if we act alone. Today, students and teachers at my school laid a total of 640 feet of coins, stretching from the College’s Memorial Arch, to the… Continue reading Pennies on The Parapet: Raising Money for Haiti
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For anyone that’s been around for a while, you have almost certainly heard of the legendary rise of Gary Vaynerchuk. If not, just use Google.com or even better – search.twitter.com. Gary definitely has what I call SIX APPEAL. So, what is Six Appeal, and why would you want it? Well, here it is in a nutshell:… Continue reading Have You Got Six Appeal?
In a mirror? Ok, joking aside – it is meant to be a serious question. One of my children produced this great piece of graffiti art as a Christmas present for me recently. It pretty much sums up my role as a high school teacher for the last 15 years- a fun-loving & zany person… Continue reading How do you see Yourself?