“Say it’s true, black and blue, I can share your situation Been holding our emotions back, will only make us cry If you go, I know, but you know, it ain’t so serious anyway When the clouds arise we’ll live on Ocean Drive” I look in my rear view mirror as I am driving and… Read More ›
We are coming to the end of our coffees and, in Bettina’s case, hot chocolate. It is a Sunday morning and you can always find us in a café before the weekly shop. Joyce (my wife) is giving me serious eye contact which I am returning back to her. It feels like a face off,… Read More ›
On a recent journey to conduct recruitment and selection of our newest team members I listened to a USA magazine Success CD from 2012; the discussion was about ‘Trust’. The interview was with David Horsager and what David said resonated with me as I believe trust is an attribute which the Dosh business model is… Read More ›
Welcome to this year’s December Leadership Pack 2018 The Christmas Annual. I would like to start the review with thanks and gratitude to those who have contributed to the monthly pack throughout 2018 and which I have included again in our ‘Annual’ such as our Resilience Coach, Damian Piper’s contribution. I would like to thank Joyce… Read More ›
“Hello…….Is there anyone there?” Bettina is calling from upstairs and looking over the banister. Our home can be noisy and the atmosphere is always filled with laughter and chatter 99.9% of the time – there are, after all, four adults living together in Bettina’s house. This evening, our house is unusually quiet, two of the… Read More ›
Welcome to the October Leadership Pack 2018. Damian Piper from Effective Challenge (http://effectivechallenge.com ) has written another excellent piece especially for our Leadership Pack community called, ‘‘finding your bearings to move forward – what conversation do you need?” Thanks Damian, I especially liked your description of ‘projects’. I am constantly learning and (hopefully) developing as… Read More ›
I have finally cooled down from my Sunday 7 mile run around my home town of Colchester. This week I am tapering down for a Park Run (5KM) this coming Saturday. My objective is to gain another personal best time (PB) as a 60 year old, and to see if I can (again) come first… Read More ›
One of the many lessons Bettina has taught me, that I strive to include in my life, is that no matter what has gone on in her world the day before, when she wakes up to Joyce’s knock on her bedroom door she is ready ‘to go again’
When we are young we have little, or no, sense of time slipping through our fingers. We cannot imagine what it will be like to get older, have responsibilities or feel a sense of mortality – which is absolutely how it should be.
Standing outside the gate of the Garrison Athletics Track in Colchester on a cold dark Tuesday night, had it really been 20 years since I was last there waiting to start a group run? Would I be able to keep up? And would I be embarrassed if I struggled? In my head I am 29, but physically I am now 59. But more to the point – WHY? Why am I doing this?