The Numbers: Personal Effectiveness

The Numbers For Calm The Numbers. Another year, another set of new tweaks to help me progress. Today is my 50 Days Of Calm. I starting a daily meditation practice during December. Missed a couple due to travel, but have now logged 50 days in a row. That’s not the whole story, however. I’ve spent … Read more

Feather Cycles Travel Bike

Great Craftmanship Can’t Be Rushed I collected my Feather Cycles travel bike from Ricky Feather on Friday. A year in the making and well worth every week of that wait. I should add at this point that you don’t normally wait a year for a bike. Ricky was forced to move his workshop unexpectedly during … Read more

Getting Stuck In The Comfort Zone

Getting Stuck Getting stuck in the comfort zone is easy to do for a couple of reasons. You have some success in a personal or professional pursuit, so why change a winning formula? Or you are afraid of what happens when you step outside the comfort zone. Both of these things are happening to me … Read more

A Kinder Politics

A Kinder Politics - Jeremy Corbyn is a people carrier leaving Labour headquarters after the election result

A kinder politics was proposed by Jeremy Corbyn in 2015. He also said, “cut out the personal abuse, cut out the cyber-bullying and especially the misogynistic abuse online and let’s get on with bringing real values back into politics.” General Election 2019 Fast forward to 2019 and Corbyn’s Labour Party have taken a historic battering … Read more

Death Of A Salesman

I saw Wendell Pierce in Death Of A Salesman recently. I’m not a theatre goer and I arrived at the play in a roundabout way. I’ve been a fan of Pierce since seeing him in the all-time classic HBO series The Wire. I also very much enjoyed him in Treme, the story of the post-Hurricane … Read more

Sponsorship In Pro Cycling

Sponsorship in pro cycling. Bernal and Thomas of Team Ineos celebrate a Tour de France win,

Sponsorship in pro cycling is an important dimension in my professional life. I don’t normally mix my business and personal perspectives directly on this blog. It’s my personal blog. But I’m a long time fan of pro cycling. This subject brings a personal and professional crossover. I wrote this blog a year ago. Recently I … Read more

One Year No Beer

Always Changing One year no beer wasn’t really my mantra when I set off on this journey. Partway through I discovered a community which does sport this title. More to come later on that. If you’ve read any of this blog, you will know I’m always experimenting with something new. Whether that be at work, … Read more

Avocado Armageddon

San Francisco, Long Haul San Francisco, a late afternoon arrival after a ten-hour flight. The day stretched a little longer as we were held on the runway for an hour. Followed by another two hours getting through immigration. The atmosphere was so hot and heavy in the immigration hall that a police officer collapsed and … Read more

Setting Wellness Goals

Why Wellness Goals? You start to get a lot more serious about wellness as you get older. Take that as a given. I sometimes wonder what my state of wellness would be if I had started earlier in life. The problem with that less than useful reflection is that the wisdom needed to understand why … Read more