Products Aren’t Built To Last

When did this happen? You have a washing machine and it breaks down after 3 years. You get a iPhone and it lasts just over 12 months. You get a pair of jeans and they rip in those places you really don't want them to rip....well certainly not within 12 months. OK- forgive me for harking back to a 'The Good Old Years' tone. But when I was a kid, we had a washing machine that lasted for 12- 15 years. I bet if you actually went back to the … [Read more...]

Mixing Business With Pleasure

A few years ago, I read the 4 Hour Work Week. It's a very interesting book by Tim Ferris, and it challenged my thinking in a very positive way. It's so easy to be busy. How are you? Busy. Yeah yeah yeah. You think it makes you sound important- to be honest, it's a little boring. Well I've been deciding to make those crucial decisions that free up time, enjoyment and life, whilst still deliver great success and fruitfulness. I don't … [Read more...]

Social Media Fast

The last couple of months, I've been having a bit of a social media fast, and it has felt great. I've been bored with Facebook. Bored with Twitter. Bored with Empire Avenue. Even bored with Blogging. Why..... because I've decided to focus on the face to face social stuff, and nothing quite beats it. Literally, I can argue all the benefits of social media- the people you meet through it, the knowledge you learn, the experiences you have. But … [Read more...]