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Welcome to our random musings. If Carlsberg could write blogs...

SUGGS. It’s goal-setting Madness.

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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

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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

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The very best thing about working for ‘Art of Brill’ is that we only have one meeting a year!

Magic Moments

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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…

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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 […]

Summer reading doesn’t have to be a challenge…

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‘ZEST: How to squeeze the MAX out of life’ What it is ‘Zest’; nice word. Mouth-watering, in fact.   The dictionary matches it with zingy, enthusiasm, energy, gusto, eagerness, zeal and fervour. Or, even better, zest equates to passion, love, enjoyment, excitement and delight. It’s also connotes a tang, a sharpness. Plunge your teeth into […]