Now

“The time is now…” “No time like the present…” “Just do it…” Familiar phrases all, often used with the intention to inspire, with a hope that they will promote and propel people to act. Such phrases impress on us that the only time to act is now, that the present moment is where you live…

When We Can We Will

We all have things we want to do, things we want to achieve. Changing career, learning a language, clearing out the spare room. Some of them are big, some of them are small. Some are dreams, some are goals, some are just “stuff”. We all also have reasons we don’t get round to doing some,…

Time: Capital or Income?

“How are you spending your time?” “Has it been a valuable use of your time?” “Time is money, you know.” We use economic terms to describe our use of time, so why not extend the economic terms to our definition of time, not just our usage? Do you consider time to be capital or income?…

We Are All Gamblers

I’m sure some of you will disagree with the statement in this blog title. Many of you will maintain that you have never gambled in your life; and by gambling you mean putting down some money on a bet or the outcome of a game. Many people consider it morally wrong. Others consider it a…

The Nearness of Now

There is nothing closer to you than the present moment – the right now – and it connects you with every other human being on the planet. It doesn’t matter if they are on the other side of the world or sitting right beside you; billions of human beings are existing, living, hoping and dreaming,…

You Have Something To Do

7 billion human beings exist right now. Our hearts beat the same. We all look up at the same sky and see the same stars, the same moon. We all live in the same time: right now. One other thing unites and binds us all together, no matter what our race, religion or location: every one…

I’ll Have The Lobster

Lobsters tend to be quite an expensive dish; there seems something decadent about ordering lobster in a restaurant. Personally, I’m not a fan: aside from not liking the taste, I confess that I’m put off by the multitude of surgical-style implements needed to tease the meat out of the shell. But, in the 19th century, things were…

The Cost of Time

One of the most common challenges in today’s workplace is the perceived lack of time that we have to complete our work. As the pace of work is getting faster, this pressure never goes away. Unless you can change the laws of physics you are never going to get more time, so the only thing…

A Phrase I Don’t Like…

Often I draw on quotes or phrases that I like as inspiration for a blog post, but today I’m doing the opposite. Today I’m writing about a phrase I don’t like, and it’s one that I hear a lot. It’s a phrase I have heard used inside the workplace and outside it. I bet it’s…

What Would You Do…?

Just for fun, I sometimes ask people “what would you do if you could travel seven days into the future and come back again?” Almost everyone gives me the same answer: “I would find out the winning lottery numbers”. I’ve yet to meet someone who says that they would check their family was okay, or…