Slow Down: There’s No Rush

A podcast by Timothy Ferriss re-iterated what I had already read once or twice in his book, the 4-Hour Workweek; we are living in an Overwork Epidemic; it’s almost wimpy not to work hundreds of hours in a week. isn’t it, even though we know it’s not SMART? Just a few pointers for those of you who haven’t read the book yet. It’s about Lifestyle Design -v- Long Haul Career Planning where you work for 40 years with those ridiculous working hours and other strains on your personal life and maybe, just maybe, you get to retire on some sort of […]

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Slow Down, Be Happier and… Achieve More!

I took an hour last night to watch a video recording of Michael Neill talking at a Dan Bradbury marketing conference. Michael was clearly the antidote to the whole event and his talk was about slowing down and doing less as part of having a wonderful life. Co-incidentally, I wrote about slowing down only last week on Entrepreneur Soul. Then, mooching through my old newsletters, I was reminded that I have been trying to find the answers in doing less for some years now. Here’s something I wrote in 2006: “Coming to the end of my laid back month in […]

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Caribbean Christmas 29: These I Have Loved

Getting up every morning to sunshine, the sheer reliability of it. My swimfloat in our private pool, reading and sunning while keeping cool. Fantastic lobster, croissants, crayfish, barbecued and grilled meat from Argentina and Venezuela the like of which we never see in UK supermarkets. Cheap petrol. An automatic car again – hooray. Lots of sleep, opportunities to snooze and do nothing. My new laptop. Films and books and lots of time to enjoy them and lots more time besides to just look at the views of waving palm trees and water. Friendship and laughter, home-baked brownies and cookies. French food and […]

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