http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/resources/charity-logo/170x1001000268_bd97f176-8e38-4508-9062-496946d2d6ee_Colour%20with%20Strapline.jpg” width=”212″ height=”114″>I am going to try and keep this relatively short & sweet and say that if you could support one charitable case this year, please make it this one.
If you know me or my employer Clove Technology, you will know that my cousin the son of Chris & Jill, the founders of Clove was involved in an accident a few years ago where he was knocked off his bike by a police car.
Politics and circumstances aside he has been left with serious brain damage and has since the accident been undergoing rehabilitation in specialist centres around the country.
One centre was that of Victoria Education College that is financed by the charity Livability.
They work tirelessly to provide the best care for the pupils within their facility and have really helped Greg.
The college are currently in the process of building a brand new Hydrotherapy centre that provides much needed exercise and pleasure to individuals like Greg who do not have full use of their limbs.
My good friend Aron Lucas has already run the London Marathon twice before, but intends to do it again for this fantastic cause.
I ask you to dig into your pockets, behind the sofa, or in your bag to find a few spare pennies that you can donate to the cause. Be it a £1 or £500 every penny makes a significant difference.
To find out more about the new hydrotherapy centre just click here.
BUT to pledge your support please CLICK HERE.
I am the type of person who can not sit around and do nothing. Relaxing to me is just more time to think about the things I need to do or should do.
Some will read this and think I am loopy and I wouldn’t blame you. Sometimes I would just like to sit down without a care in the world and forget about the things that need doing, but the beauty of life is that we are all different and this is what makes me who I am.
So when I need to get things done, because I know they need doing I like to complete them as quickly as I can but to the best of my ability. This does not mean rushing, but it does mean ensuring I spend the minimum time necessary on the job to get it done properly.
It is all to easy to waste time focusing on small details and essentially not being productive.
My compulsive need to get things done then transitions, with regret I add, to others and how they get things done. Whilst I know we can not and choose not to work at the same speed why is it some seem to think that you have all day to wait whilst they do something?!
Or why do some choose to take longer than they say they will for no particular reason?
I am the first to admit I put some emails and tasks to the bottom of my to do list as the content is less time sensitive. I may say to someone I will do that soon but never specify when (although soon usually means within a week with me) but I always endeavour to fulfil work by a deadline that I have agreed to. Thus it really frustrates me when someone does not do or complete the work on time or even close to time.
I wish I could be more lenient, but do not say your going to do something and don’t do it. Or if you don’t do it, at least have a reasonable excuse.
This year is about less negativity
I am not one for airy fairy fantasies or new fads about life or well being, nor am I one to set ridiculous targets I can not achieve; and I think I have learnt not to set new year resolutions.
However what I am I looking to do this year, is have a bit more positive energy to knock back some of those things that I would normally have got annoyed or frustrated about.
The hope is that I will feel a little better in myself. Feel less stressed and tired at the end of the day because I have gone about it with more positive energy will feel better about myself.
How long it will last I don’t know but I intend to make it last as long as I can.
Do you follow a similar thought process yourself? Tried it and failed?
I don`t blog regularly.
Posts are often sparadic or I have phases where there are more or less posts.
Many or few may read the posts.
However I do not believe it matters.
Whilst it is great to have a successful blog, the bigger it gets the more time and effort it requires and often it does not pay.
Blogging for me is like a mental release.
Whilst others may read a book, listen to music etc to clear their mind and relax, I find blogging as a mental release for myself.
Thoughts, opinions, moans or whatever, they can be written down and I feel like I have told the world, they are out there to be read. The fact that only 10 people may read the blog is besides the point. The point is that I have got that thing off of my mind and that maybe just 1 person may find it and seek benefit from what I have written.
If you are a blogger then you may agree with this. Or, you may want bigger things from blogging, but whatever you want or expect to gain, you have to align the amount of effort you put in.
We all want to earn as much as we can with the least amount of hassle, but lets face it there are few jobs or opporunities that allows us to earn big with little effort.
However, have you ever stopped to think about the fact that the effort you put in to earn a lot of money could not be worth it. Long hours, stress, travelling and lots of time away from home could be some of the reasons as to why that role you work so hard in might not be for you.
Consider looking at a job that pays less but offers you the satisfaction that you require.
It is not for everyone, but it has to be said that many have quit their high flying, high power roles to take a step back and do something they enjoy more.
They may earn less money each year but what they gain is priceless. More time with family, less stress, a better way of life that does not compare to the previous one.
We all want success and money, but sometimes more success comes from doing something we love rather than something we don`t for more money.