Articles & Ideas

I Write a Piece Every Monday Based Upon a Lesson Learned or a New Idea

It’s Never Too Late

I was in the middle of writing my weekly piece this evening when I saw this short film on Facebook. I was intrigued because it was posted by actor, Ashton Kuchar and shared by my friend Fiona. I watched it and it really grabbed me, so I abandoned my original plan. I...

Momentum is the Key

I heard a quote today from Theodore Roosevelt which struck a chord with me. It goes as follows: ‘In any situation the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing is the wrong thing; but the worst thing you can do is nothing at all’ The reason it...

Giving Yourself An ‘A’

Benjamin Zander is the principal conductor at the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. I first came across him a couple of years ago when I saw his TED Talk entitled ‘The Transformative Power of Classical Music’. Whether you are interested in classical music or not I think...

How Are You Going To Fail This Year?

This might seem like a strange headline and even moreso given the fact that this is the first post of the year and most of what we typically hear at this time is; ‘What are your goals? Have you set them? Are they SMART? Unless you write them down you have no chance of...

End Of Year Reflection

As we approach the end of the year and before the Christmas mayhem really begins, I wondered about what kind of piece might be appropriate today. Having thought about it for a while I decided to put it back on you and pose you a few questions that might cause you to...

Ignore The Gremlins

There is often a difficulty on a Monday evening when the words and thoughts and ideas seem to have dried up, inspiration is on strike and the midnight deadline is looming large. I have asked myself many times ‘Do I miss it … just the one time or do I keep it going?’...