Silent Applause . . .

My friend Peter Thomson has a saying that “Money is the silent applause for a job well done”. What does this mean? I believe it’s an enlightened way of looking at money and how we use it. Instead of believing that we have to have money in order to ‘pay’ for the things we want, […]

Forgive and Forget?

So goes the saying, but what does it really mean. What do we mean by forgiveness and do we really forget someone we’ve forgiven? To forgive someone is often difficult. We feel that there is something that they should do to earn our forgiveness but the thing is – they most often don’t understand that […]

Happy or Successful?

This may perhaps be a generalization, because I know some people whose aim in life seems to be to be miserable all the time, but ‘everyone’ desires to be ‘happy’ and ‘most people’ desire to be successful. And, there are some people who don’t seem to want to ‘succeed’ in life but prefer to ‘keep […]

It’s All an Illusion

I’m writing this on my birthday, 29th March. It’s one of those ages that you can turn upside down and the numbers are the same. Some of these occur when we’re quite young, other when we’re quite old. I’m somewhere in the middle. Perhaps because of this I’m prompted to look at things in different […]

What’s the Worst That Can Happen?

You know when you’re having a conversation with someone close to you about your goals or you’re trying to explain what you want to do to your ‘nearest and dearest’ –  and they say: “You can’t do that” – or “How’s that going to work then?” – or “What do you know about? . . […]

What you see is what you get – or is it?

One of my MBA tutors used to say that if the answer isn’t clearly yes or no then the best response is always “it depends” It depends on how you and I ‘see’ things. But it’s not just about sight. When you and I see something a whole lot of other things kick in, Like […]

‘Groundhog Day’

“You can’t start the next chapter in your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” No-one seems to know where that quotation came from. A shame as it’s very profound. You and I and everyone else spend a lot of time thinking about the past – or re-reading the current or previous chapters. But […]