If I could do it all again

I was a very basic thinking, almost annoying person, who was given the honour of being paid to do what I loved. I loved asking why, a lot I loved helping others, a lot I loved solving problems, a lot Thanks to some great support at work from a few fabulous people just being myself… Continue reading If I could do it all again

My first weeks in my new life

It’s no secret that over the last 18-24 months i’ve been restless, inspired by people that have far less than me and uninspired that have more than me. I longed for the simple life i had 15+ years ago, when i appreciated the small things more, wasn’t as greedy and unsatisfied as i am now.… Continue reading My first weeks in my new life

I know the solution, now find me a problem to make it work

It’s often said that working backwards through a process is the best way to understand and develop a process through a customers eyes.  You tend to find the best path and highlight routes that aren’t really needed. But is this rule always correct ? I’ve been on a number of projects where this theory has… Continue reading I know the solution, now find me a problem to make it work

The Mourne Mountains Skyline and the tale of the imaginary tow rope

Since taking up entering running races a few years ago January has been my month of searching the internet, randomly picking races to enter, seduced by the words “toughest in the UK” or “one of the top races in the country”.  As I’ve got a bit more experienced I’ve reduced my search criteria, for example… Continue reading The Mourne Mountains Skyline and the tale of the imaginary tow rope

Do you feel valued ?

First week back to work after the Christmas and New Year break, things haven’t been too bad, actually they’ve been pretty  good, but I still have thoughts in my head I want to write down. My definition of bad and expectations of what is good have changed over the last couple of years, life used… Continue reading Do you feel valued ?

“Start acting like a child”

Been a little while since i updated my blog, i’m being selfish as i’ve had so much going on at work, so much outside of work, and lots going on in my head. I’m not on vacation for a week so the first excuse is dying off, the others are still there, so here’s a… Continue reading “Start acting like a child”

Journeys, goals, waiting and patience

So this week i’ve been in Zurich, Switzerland, working – stuck in what used to be a mental institution running a workshop with a group of really positive minded people.  The issue we were trying to improve has been around for ages so i kept repeating the word “improve” and ensured i steered away from… Continue reading Journeys, goals, waiting and patience

You’ve got to have a dream, if you don’t have a dream how you gonna have a dream come true?

I’m switching frequency of updates, not because i’m bored of doing this but because i like change. I enjoy reading inspirational / thought provoking messages – todays is below.  Whilst this does make me think twice about how i approach things, and I’m a fan of Buddha, i’m not so sure i 100% agree with… Continue reading You’ve got to have a dream, if you don’t have a dream how you gonna have a dream come true?

End of holidays, back to work tomorrow, three weeks until my first marathon

All good things must come to an end, today is my last day before heading back to work, not such a bad thing – it’s partly because of work that i have the life i have.  Do you ever get days where you hate work, dread going into work, think about calling in sick or… Continue reading End of holidays, back to work tomorrow, three weeks until my first marathon