Posts Tagged 'Planning'

Best Laid Plans ….

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Table Mountain - its behind youFor those of you that know me – you will know how much I like to plan, even great spontaneity needs a plan :) my next favourite activity is delegation. One thing you can definitely guarantee about a plan is that it needs to be flexible and to be updated – as you can imagine I ...

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Complaining or just telling it how it is?

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After last week’s article on gratitude and saying thank you – it seems ironic that this week I might be seen to be complaining. Maybe everyone is having a summer customer service survey, maybe it’s the impact of the recession getting everyone to look more closely at the service they offer?

First I received a letter from RBS advising me of a forthcoming survey and asking would I take part. The Director introduced himself and made a point of saying customer ...

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A spanner in the works – does wonders for your planning !!

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Well obviously not ! The whole point of planning is to allocate specific time to specific important tasks, achieving your goals more easily as you master managing your time and creating a more productive outcome.

Then all of a sudden the spanner arrives !

I had been doing really well with managing my time, I tend to focus on a maximum of three key tasks in a day (no more than that), once they are complete I then identify the next three tasks or ...

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Seeing a different angle

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It is quite difficult sometimes – with all the pressures we are under to be creative, reflective, inspirational. The hussle and bussle – the noise, the distractions. That is one of the reasons I love scuba diving :) Peace and quiet, the warm water, the gentle current (if you are lucky) and the amazing opportunities to see new things or see them in a different way.

During this month’s trip to Nuweiba, we dived a site called ...

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Have you ever felt that you are running too fast?

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Cancer Research Run 2008

Have you ever felt that you were running too fast, whether in life or in the gym? Yesterday I was down the gym and as part of my warm up I used the running machine. I set the programme as normal (or so I thought) and set off. The machine gradually got faster and then too fast! I had to reduce the speed – that ...

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I keep losing things!

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the-moon What’s going on? Yesterday I was thinking about how planning has really helped me. Helped me to focus, to feel less stressed, to really set the momentum for my business. This morning its like I am on a different planet! I Just got a call from someone who was going to work for me saying sorry they got home late and didn’t read my email. Well that’s handy because I ...

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Oh no my phone died :(

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Oh no I am truly devastated! I went to switch my phone from silent to ring after an interview for some research work I have been doing and it was stuck, the time said 12.00 and I knew it was 1.10pm ! I switched the power off to restart it and now it won’t come on again – not at all !!!Fortunately at home we have a draw full of old phones (not sure why!) ...
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