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Archive for September 2013

The three word challenge – up for it?

September 30, 2013

This week’s post offers up a challenge for you. It’s an incredibly simple challenge, yet I wonder how easy you would actually find it to take on. Doubtless, there will be people in your life whom you like. They may, of course be relatives or friends, colleagues, neighbours or even acquaintances. There may be all […]

“Letterbox” days ahead

September 23, 2013

“Autumn is a season immediately followed by looking forward to spring” Anonymous I awoke this morning at six o’clock. It was still dark. It was the first real sign for me that autumn is well and truly here and part of me loves it. I’d say that it is my favourite season, with spring coming […]

Sixteen tons – and that’s just the start!

September 16, 2013

I guess older readers of this blog may recall a song by Tennessee Ernie Ford called Sixteen Tons. I remember that I really liked that song when I was a young lad. Only recently did I discover that it was actually number one in the UK charts on the very day that I was born. Had I, […]

Underground soul

September 9, 2013

A man arrived late for a course I was running. He explained that he’d been stuck on an underground train on the Central Line for 40 minutes. He said the experience was great. Sideward glances around the room, along with your’s truly at the front feeling baffled as to how to take this – did […]

Out of time, or self sabotage?

September 2, 2013

How often do you think that you don’t have enough time to get things done? How often might you blame others, outside circumstances or, indeed time itself? Yet, how often might it actually be a case of self sabotage? Below are five caricatures that represent some personality traits that can get in the way of […]