The Grand Plan

Somebody I know a little bit seems to have moved herself into a campervan with her dog and be living her life on the move. And today I asked her on Facebook if she had a grand plan, or if she was just going with the flow. Right now, she’s in beautiful photogenic coastal Cornwall. Bliss. The reason behind my question was I didn’t know the whole back story, as we say these days. I hadn’t been watching as she’d made up her mind to do this, so I didn’t know what was behind it, if anything. I didn’t know […]

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How to Make a Living Doing What You Love

This week my clients have made the distinction between running a business and “just” making a living doing what you love. This is an important distinction. Not everyone is driven to create, set up and manage a real-world business. It can feel onerous as I know only too well having been there and done that several times. I also know what the traps can be of creating a living doing what you love, but let’s not go there yet. Firstly, let’s just imagine that it is possible. And it is possible, yes. Easy, even. I was inspired in this thinking […]

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Back to Life Back to Reality

Monday. 1st September 2014. Back to life. Back to reality. It’s been a tremendous summer here in the UK and I am hopeful there’s still more sunshine to come and yet there’s something irrefutable about today. It’s the beginning of a new term, even though it is more than 40 years since terms were relevant to me. It’s something one never shakes off. It’s all I can do not to pop out and buy a nice new pencil case and a shiny pointy protractor. My September new broom is sweeping clean. I am beginning today to experiment with some new […]

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