If you know me at all by now you’ll know that I’m regularly harping on about how we can all improve our businesses.  And one simple way of doing that is to use your alone time behind the wheel in some productive way.   Recently I was driving out of town to a meeting.  And on that particular morning I was listening to an mp3 file on improving the marketing of my business.   After a while though I felt like a break.   So I turned on the radio to Newstalk to see what they … Continue reading

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Our shed sits in a corner of our garden that gets a lot of sun.  And there’s a patch of earth beside it.  I was out yesterday morning getting some kindling for the fire from the shed and I just took a moment to look around.  Green shoots caught my attention – the daffodils are up in our sunny patch.  And here we are – barely into January.  Last year was the first time I noticed this – our daffodils sprouting in January.   The world is warming up.   Now you may be in the minority … Continue reading

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We took out a Netflix subscription at home just before Christmas.  And my wife and I are now engrossed in Breaking Bad – we’re at the end of series 2.  (Don’t tell me anything that happens after that!)   It’s a real antidote to work and parenting – but there was a line in an episode last night that caught my attention.   The line?  I might not have it verbatim but it was something like “I’d be glad to refer you to our website”.  It was uttered by two characters on two separate occasions – the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!   I’m not really one for making resolutions – but this year I’ve made one.  Let me tell you why.   I was out for a 5km run Monday 30th – working off some of the Christmas excesses.  I hadn’t weighed myself before deciding to go running – I just felt like a lump of lard.   Anyway – I was going very slowly uphill on a local road that has roundabouts every half mile or so when 3 women came running in the opposite direction.  I took a quick glance at them – … Continue reading

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