In the north of Scotland in wintertime, it is dark by 4pm, and not properly light again until after 8am. Many people find this a challenge, but it is of course compensated for by very long summer evenings, when the sun rises about 3am, and doesn’ t really set until about 11pm. I reorganise my schedule during the winter so I can easily get out in the daytime. This applies to businesses too, so how much time do you spend in the daylight and nightime of your business? Continue reading →
My friend was in tears. Her friend, whom I had met only once briefly, had died after a long and hard struggle with breast cancer.
“She was so beautiful and talented, it seems such a waste!” Megan cried. And of course it was. I reminded Megan of what her friend had said, just days before she passed away: “Never make it a labour, only make it a joy”. Continue reading →
Earlier this week I gave a talk to the Moray Women @ Work branch of the WEA.
It was all about how thinking rich could give you a good experience in your daily working life. At least, that was what it was supposed to be about!
Within the first ten minutes I realised I had made some assumptions about this group of women which were not being borne out. What’s more, the talk I had prepared wasn’t going to address their needs! Continue reading →