Musings

22
Apr

ARE YOU ON THE COURT OR IN THE STANDS?

‘What do you mean you don’t know what peep show is? Everyone knows it!’ ‘Not me’, I replied. I haven’t had a TV that is connected to a channel in, uh… like, fourteen years or more. The peep show fan looked at me and shook his head in confusion or disdain or some mix of both. You may press the

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19
Apr

Dreaming of order

I always know when my life is getting too crazy because I start to think about minimising my wardrobe. In a frenzy of desire, I can get a little too ‘minimalist’ even for the most die hard of simplifiers. As it is, I’m pretty much down to two pairs of my favorite Patagonia Jeans, six or so organic T-shirts, one

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4
Apr

Get into your game

Some years ago, I was in Dubai, working for a wealthy oil client. Whilst with him at lunch, my bank’s financial adviser called to arrange a meeting with me regarding some of my recently transferred earnings. I agreed a time to meet upon my return. The Oil-man laughed – actually scoffed/choked out loud at me when I put the phone

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15
Mar

Why I don’t use voicemail

I vaguely remember my first mobile phone, I think it was a Nokia that sat in my hand like a small brick. Prior to purchase of said brick I couldn’t see much point in being accessible at all times. However due to my itinerant lifestyle it was often impossible to get hold of me for work. This, after all, was

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14
Mar

Do you fear making mistakes?

Imagine… the sounds and facial expressions of those around you inspiring a feeling of support and encouragement as you ready yourself. This is it… a moment for which your entire being has learned, developed and prepared. The tingle of anticipation, excitement and readiness signal your muscles into action. You rise, gaze forward, take one monumental step ahead and … topple

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5
Mar

Choosing wisely for best results

Every day we’re required to make a series of choices. The quality and potential consequence of those choices is what creates difference in our lives. Today you could choose to eat garbage, processed foods; or to deliver work that is knowingly under par; or speak unkindly about others behind their back; or watch TV instead of working on your project;

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2
Mar

Make it about them.

For twenty years I’ve worked for myself. In my various business ventures I’ve created a small number of successes and a larger number of failures. The failures were mostly because I chased money rather than a meaningful way to provide value to the world. My own version of success has come consistently when I stop thinking about money and instead

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1
Mar

Resist complacency (and gravity)

My arm hurts. It’s a historically familiar ache around where the bicep meets the elbow joint. I’m not surprised by the pain, even though I last felt it some five or six years ago. In truth, I welcome it, as a reminder of a really important strategy for living. The pain is due to my recent re-entry into rock climbing

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28
Feb

How do you decide behind closed doors?

Johnson & Johnson has been linked to a women’s death by cancer, allegedly caused by the company’s Talc based baby powder. There are some 1200 other people lining up to make similar claims. It’s also alleged that J&J knew about the health hazards from this product a long time ago and did nothing about it. I was especially keen to

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