Tweet, Tweet, Woo

I paid a sporadic visit to Twitter recently and I came across a tweet that referenced somebody called @jack.

@jack is Twitter’s CEO and on 1st March he tweeted this:

By 7th March there were nearly 3000 replies. Go here and read some of them then come back to this.

Did your mouth open? Just a little?

There may be enough data in that one thread to ...

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Hoo-ha, The Ryder Cup, Gravity and Stress

Well, it’s nearly that time again. In just a few weeks the 2016 Ryder Cup will commence and, in the understated and hype-free run-up to the event, there’ll be all sorts of hoo-ha spoken and written about what it’ll take for one side to be victorious over the other. And in the aftermath there will be post mortems and reflection. Maybe even FIGJAM-like recriminations from those unaware of how things work.

And my little missive here is no exception – it’s ...

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An Outside Inny, Inside Outy Masters

Well, for me it was a revealing, entertaining and exciting 2016 Masters.

Why?

Because it had everything that I enjoy in a good rip roaring human story.

It had some pre broadcast drama of my own creation: “Oh no, not M**** and C******** commentating on Sky. That’s it. It’s ruined before it’s even begun.” Mope. Grumble. “Sky – you’ve ruined my life. If only the Beeb had all the golf. Then I’d be happy.”

This was followed by a realisation that I could turn ...

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DEATH – AND HOW TO SURVIVE IT

There’s nothing quite like a ridiculous headline to capture the attention and either set hackles rising or peaking the curiosity.

Well, whatever you choose to do with the one above that’s ok because I’m writing this more for myself as a reminder for the future than anything else. If there’s something here that serves you in any way then that’ll be very nice too.

My Mom died recently. My lovely old Mom. She had a great innings but her health failed and ...

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ARE YOU A SHOW OR A NO-SHOW – Part 2

Once upon a time, long, long ago, I wrote a little blog piece on ‘showing up’. It described a small personal example of the power that someone ‘showing up’ for me had and the results it helped me find.

Life is a generous thing in the lessons it dishes out, if we choose to be aware of them, and I was gifted a little beauty a few weeks ago. Here’s what happened…

It’s a source of great joy to be associated ...

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THE ZONE OR FLOW STATE

Over the last few months I’ve had the great pleasure and privilege of working with folks who earn their living by being professional sportspeople.

These people are golfers. Some are golfers who are at the very beginning of their careers, others are golfers about to break through, some are accomplished players patiently and diligently honing their skills over long and successful careers, some are major championship winners and some are world-class players of stature and renown who are moving up yet ...

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WHAT THINKING IS YOUR PROVER PROVING?

 

Augusta Chubby

What an exciting few months it’s been!

After last year’s musings about the Ryder Cup I’ve had the good fortune and pleasure to have spent time with one of the most influential and important gentlemen in the world of professional golf – Mr Andrew Chandler of International Sports Management (ISM).

Andrew is known in the media as ‘Chubby’. But the cuddliness of the nickname ...

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FOCUS ON THE FOCUS

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Recently, I’ve been musing on the apparent paradox of how to combine a childlike and joyous wonder of the universe with a mature and responsible adult’s role in the world.

I’ve seen the two clearly demonstrated in my own life and in the lives of some of the people I work with, but not necessarily in a way that gives the impression of the two being in perfect harmony within the same person.

They don’t show ...

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WOW!

ryder cup

The word of choice on Sky’s coverage of the Ryder Cup last night was “Wow.”

Wow indeed. Very Wow!

The golf was amazing. The drama was amazing. The way the story unfolded before us was amazing. The result was… Wow.

But what was especially ‘Wow’ for me was to see how the quality of the players’ thinking dictated their performances and thus the result.

Apart from ...

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ARE YOU A SHOW OR A NO-SHOW?

Woody Allen said, “80% of success is showing up.”

And probably 80% of that success is 80% due to showing up.

Let me explain.

There’s showing up and there’s showing up.

Showing up on time in your suit and shiny shoes, made-up or shaved (whatever your preference) and with a proposition you know inside out is showing up.

Showing up full of interest, passion, enthusiasm and a focus on whomever you’re going to be working with to the extent they can feel your energy is showing up.

I invite ...

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