Category Archives: change

Words Are Not Enough

  What if there are no simple solutions to the problems that have faced us for years? What if part of the answer was us getting off our backside, becoming involved & making a difference rather than standing in crowds, waving … Continue reading

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California Dreaming Just Became Reality: Riding The CalTrain & Memories

Ever since I was young I have loved trains. But it has not been an easy path to being able to stand on a platform & wait for my train to arrive. My recent trip to the USA reminded me … Continue reading

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California Dreaming Just Became Reality: Do You Know The Way To San Jose? (1)

During my time in California, San Jose & Santa Clara were my base. To say I was in a little corner of Paradise in my hotel may have been an overstatement, but it was wonderful to wake up & retire … Continue reading

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“I Could Never Do That!”: 3 Practical Steps To Overcoming Fears & Growing In Confidence

We are what we think. Everything we do is controlled by our brain : our thoughts & our actions. Human beings are well-equipped to avoid danger; it’s part of our survival instinct. We see something frightening & our reflexes kick-in: our … Continue reading

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Give Up or Go On?

I think we all, at some point in our life, hit that crossroads where we ask ourself questions like ‘Is it really worth it?’ ‘Can I survive any more discouragement?’ ‘Am I the only one that sees the potential in … 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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Value For Money Or Price Per Head?

With the current emphasis on saving money in businesses, schools & the public sector, it is very easy to fall into the trap of thinking that less cost per head represents better value for money. Of course, if we can buy the same items for … Continue reading

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