The Art of Brilliance Blog
Welcome to our random musings. If Carlsberg could write blogs...
The coronavirus survival plan
I get that the coronavirus is here. And it’s serious. For context, I have elderly parents and a very elderly father-in-law. But guess what happens when you tell people NOT to panic and NOT to panic buy? I’m minded of the series Dad’s Army in which Corporal Jones’ catch-phrase ‘DON’T PANIC’ (accompanied by flapping arms) […]
SUGGS. It’s goal-setting Madness.
We do things differently at ‘Art of Brill’. For instance, we steer well clear of the well-trodden path of SMART objectives. They’re perfectly fine if you want to be like everyone else.
You’re Not Getting That Back
When I was 8 years old, I used to go to my friend’s house to play football. They had a decent sized back yard so it was a case of ‘jumpers for goalposts’ and off we’d go.
Fishing for time
The very best thing about working for ‘Art of Brill’ is that we only have one meeting a year!
Mindfulness is about focusing awareness on the present moment. I know, because I’ve just taken a moment to Google it.
Who do you want ‘to be’ this January? Leave the rest…
There we have it, the most magical and manic time of the year is done and dusted for another 11 months. Let’s take more than a sprinkle of the magic with us into this new year, bring on the 20s! On behalf of our entire team at Art of Brilliance, I would love to wish […]
Nudge the machine
Have you ever been the wrong way around IKEA? If so, you’re already a deviant so you can skip this blog. But if not, why not? Next time, we dare you to go in through the main entrance, grab your yellow bag, notepad and tiny pencil, and turn LEFT. Yes, avert your eyes from the […]
Be the light
When I’m doing the Christmas tree, the lights start off in a pile on the floor, awaiting their untanglement and drapery. I plug them in, with fingers crossed that they still work after 350 dormant days. Phew! They illuminate in a satisfying messy mass of colour with a big knot in the middle and then […]
Get UP. Stay UP.
This time of year we hear a lot about Seasonal Affective Disorder, cleverly titled as an acronym that sums up its impact. SAD’s had a good run but I’m proposing an alternative – ‘UP’ – a syndrome experienced by a tiny minority of those carrying the virus of ‘Unbridled Positivity’. It’s a condition that I […]
Batman and the Saber-toothed tiger
I’m proud to be part of the ‘BRILLIANT’ team. My mission – should I choose to accept it – is to deliver ‘The Art of Being Brilliant’ across America. I’ve not been this excited since I was seven. As a little boy, I would ride my bicycle all over the neighborhood wearing a sheet tucked […]