The Importance of Vision

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"Our means of making a clearing through the chaos of events matter as much as, if not more than, the events themselves." Maria Popova There's something really clean, crips and clear about a well crafted vision. A vision is important if you…

Choose To Live In The Present

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It's all about choices. You can only think of one thing at a time so make it count... choose positive and choose to live in the present. There can be no stress in the present because it's neither clouded by the past nor tempered by expectations…

The Maldives : Work Life Travel Review

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Almost everyone we know from friends to clients, didn't realise we had spent 10 days in The Maldives over the Easter holidays. It wasn't so much that we travelled in stealth or avoided telling people, it was more that we were testing a wonderful…

Finding Your Purpose

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Deepak Chopra has recently shared a great visual model that helps us all to focus in on what your core life purpose is, or should be. Often we travel routes without clear destinations, take paths into unknown territory and offer things to the…

Rework - A book review - With thanks to Jason Fried

If there is one person who has directly influenced the last ten years of my commercial and business thinking more than any other, it is probably Jason Fried. Jason is the founder of 37Signals, the creator of Basecamp and the author of Rework,…

Not No, Just Not Now

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Many years ago, when I was studying for my Psychology degree, I came across a fascinating technique for helping to focus thoughts and the mind. It was called the Black Box technique, created by John Syer and Christopher Connolly in their book…

What Subject Should YOU Sponsor?

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I just read an interesting article in Design Week about a high end magazine (£75 per issue) that helps designers understand colour trends. Apart from the price for this high end 'coffee table' publication the really interesting thing is the…

Creating a Culture of Collaboration

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How To Collaborate More Effectively Creating a culture of collaboration both within your organisation and beyond with stakeholders, customers and partners, is one of the most powerful methods of ensuring a sustainable business that enjoys continual…

TTF Model : Prioritise Your Clients & Projects

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The TTF Model is a simple yet powerful method for prioritising things in line with the value they add to your goals and objectives. Your things, be they actions, plans, clients, projects, or whatever else you have a selection of that you need…