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The 10X Rule – Grant Cardone – Review

I read all the time… no that’s a lie. I tend to listen to audio books and podcasts all the time. It’s a more efficient way of cramming in personal development into my busy day. Plus it makes the washing up more interesting on an evening! There’s plenty of content, which I consume that...

Want Not, Waste Not

If you’re anything like me, your shopping habits as a bloke are often well-researched, begrudging and centred on getting an absolute bargain… Unless you’re buying beer, or have cash in your pocket on a lunchtime…. Somehow eating and drinking with your mates isn’t a problem, when buying a birthday present for the mother-in-law is…....

Why is August so boring?

Why is August so boring? You come back from your holiday fired up for work… or painfully aware that the same old niggles are the same old niggles…   Still, it’s a fairly good option to have – cracking on loving what you do, or looking for that juicy next role in your accelerating...

Good Headlines for Frank Roberts & Sons Limited

Great press on Frank Roberts Bakery at the moment! https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/northwest/bakery-eyes-return-to-growth? Went home to my parents in the North West the other day. Got up to get a slice of toast and WOAH! The Warburtons Toastie had been swapped out for Roberts Thick Soft White. Controversial! You’ll be relieved to know, my toast was still...

Feelings are the Barometer of the Heart

Recently, I was negotiating… it wasn’t going so well. I could feel the frustration setting in. My clear thinking clouded and my Steve Peters ‘chimp’ came out to play. He didn’t play so much as blind-side me and hold my day to ransom… Balls… there goes another one. Or did it? I actually secured a...

Gamify your Life

Gamify your Life Advent Calendars, Christmas Jumpers, Christmas Drinks, Amazon Prime, Spending Whilst You’re Skint… Merry Christmas! I love it!!!         I’ve got to confess though, I used to hate it… Even though it would be the one point in the year where there’s a massive lull in recruitment. No phones ringing, taking it easy....

Sharing is Caring

“Never shop on an empty stomach” – wise words given to me when I left home for the big city. In reality the city wasn’t that big, and the leaving home experience was fairly tame as rites of passage go…  That said, one vice I did not avoid in the entry into full-blown adult...

Mud

Mud What is a weekend? We return home from work to work. Back to the house, back to the family, back to cat, back to the dog, the washing, the garden. Hobbies, chores and food combine in blur of Dad’s taxi zipping round childrens’ parties, the hum of the washing machine,  slow plumes of...

Airports, Islands and the Humble Crisp

Ever been to the Green Isle? Lonely Planet Stereotypes abound. Green grass, craft ciders, an analogue music scene in hazy pubs beset by beardy men charming the blarney out of the un-suspecting punters flooding in. Actually, the friendly people I met in the weekend I spent cramming in a wedding and some limited sight-seeing...