The Blog

Ash’s thoughts, thinkings and ideas on being more productive in your business (and having more fun when you’re not working)…

Why bother?

Last weekend I went to the Small Business Success Summit in London.  There were some great speakers and lots of value as well as plenty of learning opportunities. What struck me though is that every presenter made the point that all the content was useless unless you did something with it i.e. listed some tangible […]

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Fore Sight

Last week I had a round of golf.  Now this isn’t unusual in itself expect that on this particular morning it was foggy.  Not the kind of wispy stuff that you occasionally get but the dense stuff that makes boat owners glad there are lighthouses. Now, I’ll play in most weather.  I’m not a huge […]

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I have a confession to make

You see on Sunday morning I didn’t get out of bed until 11.24 am. So what? you say You’d be right except that at first I felt guilty about it.  For the first time in 9 weekends I had the opportunity to laze around and do nothing and I felt guilty. Josie was with her […]

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Why is the sky blue?

“Daaaadddd…..” “Yes Josie….” “Why is the sky blue?” Oh wow! Here we go again “Well, I think it’s something to do with the light bouncing off the atmosphere” “yes, but why?” “because that’s what happens when the light from the sun hits the protective layer around the earth, it shines off the sea like a […]

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A little rant

This week I’ve set aside some time to make some calls.  Josie engineered a deal with me that she could have some Minecraft time while I made those calls (right now she’s reading) which she was very happy with. The experience has been an interesting and frustrating one. I had a number of calls to […]

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It’s just a box on wheels after all…

My car is a little poorly.  It needs to go to the nice man who fixes Audis to have its temperature checked and get some TLC. It’s perfectly driveable but just doesn’t ‘feel right’. So for the last couple of days I’ve been borrowing a car from my partner/girlfriend/other half/significant other – what is the […]

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Talent isn’t enough

Although I’m biased being a QPR fan I’ve been reading and watching the spat between Harry Redknapp and Adel Taarabt with great interest. The story started with Redknapp having a public ‘rant’ at Taarabt over his lack of fitness and unwillingness to train.  He claimed that Adel was 3 stone overweight and wasn’t turning up for […]

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Balance and Behaviours

It was a really lovely sunny morning in October as I walked in the park with my daughter. Not that I noticed how lovely it was as I never seemed to notice anything in those days. We could have met the Gruffalo walking the other way and it wouldn’t have registered with me at all. […]

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