Will power is the only real super power

People used to talk of ‘Will’ alot, not so much now they have chosen resilience more often to say now. For me though it is the will that is still most relevant today. The will to win is a crucial factor in achieving success in any endeavour. Whether it’s in sports, business, or personal development,Continue reading “Will power is the only real super power”


As a lover of literature and collector of words. I would like to draw your attention to the word Apricity, which means the warmth of the sun in the winter. With 5 days of the winter left in the UK we get more of these warm(ish) days now. This term comes from the Latin meaningContinue reading “Apricity”

The End is important in all things

Today, I want to talk about the importance of endings. As human beings, we often get so caught up in the excitement and momentum of starting new projects, relationships, or ventures that we forget about the crucial step of closing things down. Ending things is just as important as starting them, if not more so.Continue reading “The End is important in all things”

Nothing beats kindness,’ said the horse. ‘It sits quietly beyond all things

You won’t see kindness called out in any interview notes. You won’t hear it being called out as an executive’s best quality in an introduction on stage, you rarely hear it being mentioned in business at all really. As Charlie Mackesy says in his book The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse: “NothingContinue reading “Nothing beats kindness,’ said the horse. ‘It sits quietly beyond all things”

When life gives you lemons, grab the tequila and salt

Life is full of surprises, some good and some not so good. Sometimes, things don’t turn out the way we want them to, and it can be easy to feel discouraged or defeated. Don’t feel sorry for yourself for too long. The truth is, things turn out best for the people who make the bestContinue reading “When life gives you lemons, grab the tequila and salt”

Apple Notes, my second brain

Our brains are amazing machines, but they have their limits. We can only remember so much information, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed or forget important details. That’s where a second brain comes in. A second brain is a digital tool that helps you store and organize information, so you can access it when youContinue reading “Apple Notes, my second brain”

In small things, strength lies

My favourite short story writer is Katherine Mansfield. When I return to read Ms Mansfield it is like revisiting an old friend. Her writing style is unique and timeless, exploring the complexities of the human experience through a focus on the small moments that make up our lives. Each time I read her stories, IContinue reading “In small things, strength lies”

Servant Leadership: Leading with Humility and Empathy

I Just walked to the Coffee shop this morning. My son Xander is participating in a park run preparing for the Brighton Marathon. A cappucino in hand I turn my thoughts to a subject which means a lot to me. I wanted to share my thoughts on Servant leadership. It is at its heart aContinue reading “Servant Leadership: Leading with Humility and Empathy”

Today’s pain, tomorrow’s nostalgia

Tom Stoppard wrote once “We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.” Do you ever feel like life is too fast, that your life is fullContinue reading “Today’s pain, tomorrow’s nostalgia”