Monthly Archives: December 2012

New Year’s Resolutions are a waste of time

Man playing piano

OK, the title of this blog is purposely a bit provocative, but do I really mean New Year’s resolutions are a waste of time? Well in the vast majority of cases … Yes. Most people who set themselves resolutions at this time of year will frame them in a negative way.  It’ll be things like stop smoking, drink less, or give up eating cakes.  Like with any goal, phrasing the outcome in a negative way […]

End of the world? Not for me.

Girl sitting thinking next to Mayan carving

If you’re reading this there is a good chance that the world has not ended today, which is what some say will happen today on the 21st December 2012 according to the Mayan calendar.  Of course some point out the Mayans never predicted what would actually happen when their 5125 year calendar came to an end.  Some say they would have just started again – a new era so to speak. But what if it […]

Who wants to play a game?

Family playing a board game together

One of my memories of years gone by was wondering if one of our presents for Christmas would be a new board game.  We ended up with lots of games: Monopoly, Cluedo (known as Clue in North America), Spy Ring, Go, to name but a few. I spent many hours playing them with my Mum and my brother. Looking back it was quite a learning experience: Monopoly was the first time I came across the […]

Who’s filtering your calls?

business man looking at telephone handset

There are a lot of techniques out there for building self confidence; however the very first step to take is to stop knocking it down.  Let me explain. One weekend, when I was two, I went outside to play after lunch leaving my Dad to finish his; he’d started eating later having been working outside.  A few minutes later my Mum went outside and saw one of the neighbours, silently, but wildly gesticulating and pointing […]