Ouch – Lesson learnt

The last few days have felt like it was “Get at Allan”  time. The people “getting ” at me though were people I like and value. I truly appreciate their honesty, so I felt obliged to listen and consider what they said! – Their comments...

Break free of employment

Break Free of #employment. No I don’t mean stop your job and go self employed nor particularly do I mean start a company and be its director. What I do mean is to break free of the groove that guides you along the employee path. All those routines that become...

Get on with it. Do you know this saying? “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it”. It was said by  Lucille Ball. The press made Lucille out to be a “bimbo”, but she was far from it. As a child Lucille came from a poor family,...

Will power

Will Power. Have you ever met anyone who wanted to do something but could never quite find the time for it? Maybe you are one of those people yourself with dreams and ambitions but not had the right moment to start them. Maybe the moment arrived but the funds...

Breaking the mould

I HAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE. I’ve never been committed to anything that I did not develop myself. I hated employers. Hated illogical and badly written systems. Hated observing rules like speed limits on empty motorways ( there were some once. Honest!). To me...

Communication failure

Back in February I wrote a blog called “The way to ask”. What I did not do, back then, is mention how I had different conversations, depending upon the person I was talking to. To be honest I had difficulty knowing why I chatted differently to them.  Until...

Entertaining comments

It must be a musical month for me, just after hearing #JackSavoretti offering super sound advise about having the right people around you, i then hear #JohnBowerman on #SteveWright’s radio show, suggesting people should just jump out of aeroplanes and hope they...