Category Archives: being real

Some Friends Leave a Hole When They Are Gone

Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got ‘Til it’s gone Joni Mitchell: Big Yellow Taxi I have come to realise that friends fall into a number of categories, the most valuable being that you … Continue reading

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Isle of Man TT: A Lesson in Health, Safety & Taking Risks to Achieve Great Results

My son, Matt, is currently living in the Isle of Man & this year he has had opportunity to witness the Isle of Man TT Races for the first time. As a result, so have I. I cannot believe how … Continue reading

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Striving For Perfection: A Distraction From The Truth?

“That’s perfect!” “Perfection indeed!” “Aim for perfection & you’ll get somewhere near.” Such phrases trip off our tongue & find their way into so many everyday conversations: at home; in the office; in our training & target-setting events; in our … Continue reading

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Seeing Through The Ice

Sometimes as we look forward it’s as if we’re looking through ice on a window pain: we can see what is immediately in front of us, but not beyond. It’s at moments like this that I try to get help … Continue reading

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Reds & Greys: The Power of a Sunset

The beauty of a sunset tells us one day is over, another will begin. If there is one thing I have never lost faith in it is new beginnings. We don’t have to forget the old day; it may help … Continue reading

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RIP Herr Prof Dr Dr William Graham Wood (1944 – 2014) aka. My Brother

Being woken up with the news that your brother has just passed away is a surprise I could do without. At times like this it is too easy to ask questions; the ‘What if’ ones are always the most destructive & … Continue reading

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When Hope Comes, Change Happens

Hope is powerful! It means that something good can grow from our darkest times. If you are confused, angry or feel that the situation is hopeless, it isn’t. There is hope. Sometimes we have to look in the right place … Continue reading

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