February, continuing my early Spring cleaning

In my last blog i talked about 5S, getting rid of “stuff”, making sure the things i kept were useful and in good order, and starting a lifestyle in which old habits don’t grow back. This was the start of a cleansing period for me, I continued doing this both with physical items as well… Continue reading February, continuing my early Spring cleaning

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

Maybe I’m not scared to death right now, maybe I’m literally scared of death now

My previous blog talked about how I’m scared to death of the changes coming up in my life. I sit at home worrying about this more and more, it’s like a never ending circle, but it will have an end, it’s just taking a while (12 weeks today infact). I today broke down and cried… Continue reading Maybe I’m not scared to death right now, maybe I’m literally scared of death now

Things are becoming clearer

There was a young boy called Mark who had dreams and annoying habits – having a foreign mother and visiting family overseas meant he had a dream to travel and work abroad, much to his mothers dismay he also liked questioning things (why mummy, why?) so problem solving and projects seemed a natural career path… Continue reading Things are becoming clearer

Give thanks

Giving thanks is a term often linked to Christmas, but why just at this time of the year. I think it’s the most underused motivational tool out there, so quick and easy to use, but instead people go looking for solutions far more complex. I remember working as a manager once, well I say manager… Continue reading Give thanks

Measures drive behaviours, standards drive results

Rather than my usual race report I wanted to do something different with my blog, it still involves a race but from a different angle, linking it into work, I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed the process I will describe. I work with processes (and people) in my day job, continuous… Continue reading Measures drive behaviours, standards drive results