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Helping you bloom

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If you have a garden, you’ll notice dandelions are hardy and perennial. Basically, they crop up everywhere. They don’t require watering or feeding. You can mow them and they’re back in a day or two, shrugging off the recent beheading calamity, their yellowness tilting towards the sun. Orchids on the other hand… if you’ve ever […]

Life lag

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It had been my most hectic working year ever. I’d been building a business, working stupid hours, chasing my dream, straining every nerve and sinew in the pursuit of ‘success’. I found myself in the bizarre situation of flying to Australia to do a keynote. As ridiculous as it sounds, I was destroying my marriage […]

You’ve mastered the selfie, now master yourself

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I came across an article on how to take the best selfies. I couldn’t help thinking the 6 top tips mapped across to actual real life… 1. Vary your angles (real life: try a new perspective) 2. Use natural lighting (real life: get outside) 3. Check your background (real life: less clutter) 4. Opt for […]

Teams Re-United

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When you get unlocked and you’re able to hug your loved ones. That’s when the magic happens. When you get to sit in a pub garden with family or friends. That’s when the magic happens. When you lay out your picnic blanket and open the sandwiches. That’s when the magic happens. When the James Bond […]

Depositing a billion pounds into your team’s psychological bank account

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The parable of the pub lunch…

The one thing all organisations need to know…

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Go back a hundred years and the concept of happiness at work would have seemed too ridiculous to consider. Work was what you did to survive. You endured it because it allowed you to put food on the table. Gradually we began to realise there was a link to happiness and productivity. I spend 12 […]

The Absolute Truth About Lockdown

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As we approach the pandemic’s first birthday, it’s time for a home truth. You’ve been misled about lockdown. Lied to in fact. We’ve been grumbling about being locked down since March 2020 whereas the truth is that we’ve been locked down a whole lot longer than that. You’ve been locked down with yourself since the […]

‘LIFE’: The small print

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Who reads Terms and Conditions? Page after tedious page of boring get-outs and clauses that cause a glazing of the eyes. The worst thing is that you have no choice; if you want to move on, you have to tick the box. And so it was when your mum got pregnant with you. Before bringing […]

Un-worrying yourself well

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With the whole world looking to roll out a safe and effective vaccine, some people will be forgiven for wanting to check that they are being treated with the Real Thing.

Sharing

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The blackboard was inviting me in for a substantial meal. “Come and try our Sharing Platter” it said. “Why not share some halloumi sticks for £5? Share some chicken wings for an extra £3!” Rude not to. So I did. But it also got me thinking, why not keep your £8 to yourself and share […]