Twenty Years on

Twenty Years on

Edinburgh. Thursday 18th March 1999 I woke up on the pavement with a start! Confused. Why is someone shoving an oxygen mask onto my face? What happened? What about…? What? A car crash? A paramedic… “No mate. It’s ok. You’re ok. You just died. And now you’re ok!” What...
Being a First Rate YOU

Being a First Rate YOU

The composer Gerschwin once sought the advice of fellow composer Ravel. In fact, he asked him for composition lessons. However, Ravel, who admired Gerschwin’s natural melodic flow, turned down the request, saying “better to be a first rate Gerschwin than a second rate...
Creating Butterfly Moments

Creating Butterfly Moments

You know how, when faced with a big decision which requires guts and some faith, you get that feeling in your stomach, some say like butterflies… but more akin to stampeding elephants! Like the moment, aged eleven, when you stand on the edge of the third diving board...
Being a Great Finisher

Being a Great Finisher

One of the most sought-after qualities in business, and life in general, is the ability to finish. That “final 2 percent” person who makes sure things get finished is a rare commodity. Ask any sports manager! That’s why goal-scorers, on average, command the biggest...
A Question of Truth – My Morning 3×3

A Question of Truth – My Morning 3×3

Over the years, I’ve written lots on how to set up the day, how to set goals, how to be focused. And yet, I have never shared this little secret. Until now. Every morning I write down the answer to 3 questions in my journal. Nothing special about that, you might...