“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. Yesterday, and tomorrow.”  Wisdom from the Dalai Lama, that is – and it’s completely true. How many times do you say to yourself that you’ll do something tomorrow? If you’re anything like me, it’s far too often. Even now, when I’m so [...]

I had an email from Tania, one of my Inner Circle Members, a few days ago and it made me smile because it’s true. She said: “There’s always plenty of room at the top of the mountain – it’s the lower slopes that are always crowded!” The lower slopes are crowded because it’s easy down [...]

A good house move should always begin with a small, uncontrolled fire in your front room, I believe. Followed by a trip to B&Q to buy a fire extinguisher and some smoke alarms.  We had the Rayburn serviced on Friday, and it’s a bloody good job we did. We were going to light it and [...]

Following on from my question about what people are implementing after reading my blog posts, my book, and whatnot. I had a bunch of replies, which I promise I will reply to individually when I’m not so chaotically between homes – including this brilliant email from Bernard:  “You once gave me some very good advice [...]

Well, I had some great responses to yesterday’s blog post asking what action you’d taken as a result of reading my blogs – and listening to the podcasts in some cases.  Honestly, I was surprised. Because most people don’t do anything. They sit around and wait for things to get better, but they don’t do anything. Seems [...]

Congratulations Janice!

Janice wrote, published, and printed her book within four months – which is amazing considering she changed focus half-way through the process and decided to split it in two. Congratulations Janice. If you’d like to write a book of your own, dear reader – and you definitely should – I’ll walk you through it step-by-step [...]

Are you doing anything with these blog posts I write for you? What I mean is: are you taking action on them? Because just reading stuff doesn’t really change anything (except for giving you a warm little glow of pseudo-action). I’d like to think you’re putting into practice the stuff you’re learning from me, and getting [...]

“Oh FFS, car!” or: my mechanical fail

“Right, off we go.” Car struggles off and out onto the Fosse Way – the fastest road around these parts – and loses power.  “Shite. What’s going on? Oh, great timing, Chuck. Great timing. After I’ve just spent £500 on your brakes, too.” Car behind starts flashing me. “Yeah, yeah, do you not think there’s [...]

Meet Toby the rescue ferret!

Big charities get all the headlines. The Air Ambulance, Coastguard, Save the Children, the WWF, and all the rest. Which is not a bad thing, but it does mean the smaller charities suffer from a lack of exposure.  Of course, like any small business, it’s up to them to create their own stories, market themselves [...]

I’ve just been sitting in my new garden while the chimney sweep does his sweeping. It was sunny and warm, and all I could hear was the birds singing and the odd clang from inside the house.  And I felt immensely peaceful, which is a pretty rare state of affairs for me. I’m very good [...]

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