Regret Nothing!

Late last year I took my wife and three children to Australia’s Gold Coast for a family holiday.  As well as sunshine and sandy beaches, the area boasts a number of different theme parks – MovieWorld, SeaWorld, DreamWorld – just to name a few. We’d been once before, four years earlier, and I’d spent the whole holiday watching my three … Read More

How To Look Like An Idiot

So – at the risk of looking foolish, let me illustrate today’s lesson using a story from my life. An embarrassing story. The other day, I found myself wearing a particular jersey/jumper. This particular jersey/jumper has a zip at the front, which is broken – it remains forever, in a permanently ‘done up’ state. This doesn’t overly concern me, as … Read More

The Wildebeest Lesson

In the last week or so I’ve started watching a Netflix series with my children called ‘The Hunt’. It’s a nature documentary narrated by David Attenborough, focused on exactly the part of nature you’d expect based on the title: The Hunt part! The cinematography is stunning – I have absolutely no idea how on earth they manage to get the … Read More

Can You Handle This?!

I think you can tell a lot about a person by how they treat people when they’re in a position of power. In fact – Abraham Lincoln once said: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character; give him power.” (See? I was right!) Now – maybe you’re thinking; “That’s not me, no … Read More

The Most Dangerous Belief

When I was in my early 20’s, a friend of mine introduced me to some books and teachings by a guy called John C Maxwell. I remember trying to get excited about reading them – but I just couldn’t. He was talking all about growing yourself, and being a better person, and personal development – and to be honest, I … Read More

Do You Worry Too Much? Yep!

Five hundred years ago, Michel de Montaigne said: “My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.” I once read about a study in which people were asked to write down their worries over an extended period of time and then identify which ones actually happened. The result? 85% of what was considered enough of a … Read More