Lifestyle

  • The Irony of Freedom

    A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. – Bob Dylan Recently in the UK there was some debate around British values. Sparing the detail, it ended up with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, outlining what being British meant, in terms of values: A belief in freedom, tolerance of others, accepting personal and social responsibility, and respecting & upholding …

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  • Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. – John F. Kennedy Just before 2am last Sunday morning my alarm sounded. I rolled out of bed, made a quick cuppa, turned on my laptop and logged on to Setanta to watch England play Samoa at rugby. Crazy? Maybe, but having only missed a handful of England games over the past 20 years, it’s …

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  • “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” ― Theodore Roosevelt When Nelson Mandela was released from prison after 27 years, he could have come out a bitter and angry man. Instead, he was full of acceptance & understanding. Even though many in the white community in South Africa were still dismissing him as a terrorist, he tried to …

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  • “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts” – Winston Churchill Today we are in the peak of the technological era, an incredible time. A revolution of abundance; online everything, fast commerce, & personalized convenience. What was once next week’s delivery is now yesterday’s memory. More people are able to connect directly than ever before and even …

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  • Turn Off, Tune Out, Go Faster.

    Work at breakneck speed for 12 hours, exercise, feed, kids, bed! I was once chatting to an entrepreneur who runs 3 successful businesses. He told me his biggest fear was to be left doing nothing, on his own. That even the thought of doing this for 5 minutes, seemed a mammoth undertaking. This maybe an extreme example but it’s a common response by many entrepreneurs. …

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  • Conscious Of Clutter

    Apparently, the 3 most stressful things in life are Death, Divorce, or Moving. Death, though inevitable, is never a highlight. If it’s your own it may not be stressful of course, but the death of a friend or family member, often is. Divorce, can be everything from a 1-day internet experience, to years of drawn out legalities that leave a person spending the settlement on therapy. …

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