The days are long but the years are short

Bringing up children is so intense. Every day is a carefully choreographed programme of activities, chores, routines. The practical logistics dominate: I cook healthy meals, I drive from appointment to school to training and to birthday parties. I fold washing. I negotiate peace deals, I arbitrate in major meltdowns. I test times tables and mentally …

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You are not your business (or You are not your job!)

I love talking shop with clients. We talk about where their business is going, how to manage staff, difficult clients and tricky situations. we often talk about productivity and being better organised. My background is in business planning, so this stuff is second nature to me, and completely fascinating. But I have some clients who …

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