Avoiding Friends and Family as Business Advisers

Friends and family are not our best business advisers. They know us too well. They often take us for granted. Sometimes, in their minds, we are trapped in the cliched pigeon hole they created for us when we were all much younger, when you were still a child in the case of your family, at school or Uni in the case of your friends. Are you still that person? No. Neither am I. They also get us in their lives for free and they are never going to become our paying customers or clients. Mostly we don’t even want that, […]

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Friends: 31 Days of Abundance, Day Three

Friends. I’m long in friends and I’ve an abundance of great ones, so many I might need to re-visit this particular category of abundance later in the month. My gratitudes every evening run to 24, because that’s how many lines there are on the page in my notebook (very scientific!), and more than half of those are usually the great people in my life. I have so many, they are not normally the same ones although there is, of course, some crossover from day to day. I spent today with a friend who I met when I first became a […]

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Reflections on Friendship

When I go to bed at night I count my blessings, often listing them in my Gratitude Journal. And I notice the thing I list most is the names of the people I am fortunate to have in my life. When it comes to friends, I am a millionaire. I am awash with them, rolling in hordes of gorgeous gems. Some are transient, just passing through for a while to teach me something, and some last forever. My oldest friend I met when I was eleven, in 1966, and we are still pals to this day though our closeness has […]

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