Only do what only you can do

I don’t always take my own advice. For example: I’m often advising my Inner Circle Superheroes, my friends, my clients to outsource as much as they can. To only do what only they can do.  Which is very good advice. I should really listen to myself. The problem is, though, that I’m interested in almost [...]

And so the nonsense begins…

So, in October the Government finally introduced the long-overdue 5p carrier bag charge… And the nonsense began.   The media was full of ridiculous stories: As the plastic bag charge comes into force in England, the nation has been warned of the “chaos” that will ensue as confused shoppers will have to fork out a whole [...]

I was talking to my friend Harriet last night, and she had a tale that made me chuckle. Once upon a time, it’d have made me facepalm… But now I know better, because you can’t help everyone.  She’s recently started her own business and has been working with a client. The client wanted more customers [...]

Why Cash In The Attic is a crock of poo

Are you waiting for a miracle? Because if you are, you’ll be waiting a long, long time. Programmes like Cash in the Attic have a lot to answer for…  I read a story in the BBC Magazine a while ago about a woman in California who unwittingly gave away an Apple computer from the 1970s. [...]

Brains are stupid. Well, obviously they’re amazing things that are the end-product of billions of years of evolution… But also, they’re stupid.  Take my brain, for instance. I had a terrible night’s sleep on Thursday night because I wasn’t feeling brilliant. Not really ill or anything, you understand; just a dull pain in my side [...]

My most embarrassing business mistake EVER

It’s time. Time to tell you about possibly the most embarrassing mistake I’ve ever made in my career as a copywriter.  I had to let some time pass, you see, because you have to get distance from these things so the embarrassment doesn’t kill you. (It’s called dissonance, and it’s fascinating.) Some time ago, I [...]

“Sorry I was late, I was getting married!”

You may or may not know that I teach a pole dancing fitness class on Wednesday evenings. Don’t bother with all the stripper jokes; it’s not that kind of pole dancing.  Anyway, it was my first class back after my holidays – I’ve not been in four weeks, and I can barely lift my arms [...]

Where are YOUR Finding Nemo pants?

One of the most valuable things I’ve learned over the past couple of years is the fine art of not giving a fuck. (Yep: if you’re fairly new to my blog posts, I swear sometimes. If you don’t like it, there are other blogs out there for you.)  I don’t always succeed; in fact, I [...]

Why goats have octopus eyes

Have you ever looked closely at a goat? If you have, you’ll have noticed they have strange eyes. Octopus eyes.  Yep: goats have the same eyes as octopodes. And my husband has a theory about this. There are a lot of goats on Kalymnos, and they mooch around all over the place. When they suspect [...]

Which script are you running in your head?

What are the stories that you construct for yourself? The ones you run in your head? This is important. Because the stories that constantly run through your head shape how you live your life.  This is something I’ve known for a long while, but every now and then such things strike you again and remind [...]

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