Mind Games

                One of the fundamental tools of achieving a joyful life is actually taking the decision to choose joy. In other words, managing our mindset.  To do that we need to believe that we always have a choice in how we to respond to circumstances. This is whereContinue reading “Mind Games”

The Delicious Dram

When it comes to whisky-making, the copper stills used to distill the spirit are often very very old, sometimes hundreds of years old. Over time the stills get a bit bashed and each develops its unique pattern of bumps and dents. The wild thing is, this affects the taste of the whisky that particular stillContinue reading “The Delicious Dram”

What a Ride!

  One of the things that you don’t expect when you give up the day job is the massive internal, personal changes that start to happen as you start out on your journey working full time in your own business. First there is the good stuff – the massive increase in passion and purpose. It’sContinue reading “What a Ride!”

Making the World a Better Place One Laugh at a Time

 A conversation with a group of friends on the notion of success in comedy provoked me to write down for the first time my mantra when it comes to comedy. I’ve verbalised it often enough but never written it down before and it has been an interesting exercise. It goes something like this: I measureContinue reading “Making the World a Better Place One Laugh at a Time”

Cutting Ties to the Past

Way back in the mists of time, when dinosaurs stalked the earth and the gods still supped with the mortals (so, somewhere around 1978) I used to be an apprentice hairdresser. Yes, no shit. I spent four years shampooing, cutting, tinting and asking people where they were going for their holidays. I loved the job.Continue reading “Cutting Ties to the Past”

The Leonies in Your Life

  In the rush of the week the lesson became clear. As the days clicked by towards the weekend the drama stepped up a notch and I had a choice; observe it and sail above it, or be caught up within it and feel it deplete my inner resources. Hey, I’m not perfect so ofContinue reading “The Leonies in Your Life”

What Looks Like the End is Actually the Beginning

Last week I had a rare privilege. I got to see what it could be like if my life was coming to a close. It was all a bit dramatic – I wasn’t feeling good after a bout of pneumonia and my GP took one look at me, slapped me on the surgery’s ECG machineContinue reading “What Looks Like the End is Actually the Beginning”