We are the entrepreneurs of life
not slaves of the past
or prisoners of expectation.
We are the entrepreneurs of life
looking after all our global neighbours
and caring for our beautiful world.
We are the entrepreneurs of life
re-thinking, creating, shaping and building
a different way, in our own way.
We are the glorious, beautiful,
gentle, kind, visionary and
successful entrepreneurs of life.
Some say that
Business is about doing
Spirituality is about being.
These are the two sides
of the coin of life - doing and being.
And they sit together
within each of us.
But the two sides face
in opposite directions
so unfortunately, cannot be viewed
at the same time.
We have to consciously choose
to flip over the coin.
Then we get the full picture for a moment.
We see everything in totality.
But what if we could sit
on the edge of the coin
and touch both sides together
at the same time?
Doing and being.
The edge of the coin.
Business and Spirituality
Your life is changing.
It will not be the same again.
You will not go back
to where you were.
You’ve already gone off
in a different direction
and are doing things differently.
Living in different ways.
Stop and take stock.
Capture what has been good
and cherish these things.
Do not lose what you’ve become.
A high price has been paid by many
for what we have been given.
We carry their dreams and go forward
as we build a different way.
We are all called as prophets when we are born.
To stand up for what is right, to go against the crowd
and to give a voice to those who have none.
We are all called to use our talents and gifts in all moments and in all circumstances. Gifts of listening, writing, speaking, fixing, making and organising.
We are all called to learn from our experience as we journey, for wisdom is the fruit of age. It needs the nourishment of continuing along the right path.
We are all called for a purpose.
Today has its purpose for us and
we must seek it with all our being.
We are all called to be with God – not in some religious way that is detached from the 'real' world, but in a way that goes to the heart of our very being.
We are all called as prophets - to be truly ourselves.
In these days of enforced isolation
send out your message of kindness
on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,
YouTube, Instagram or Tik Tok.
You can change lives
with your encouragement, stories,
experience, guidance or expertise.
And you may never know about it.
So, do not worry about likes,
shares or feedback.
Those who need your help
or advice will find you.
The approval of others is irrelevant
for this is only vanity.
Capture your thoughts, be brave
and put your love out there.
Remember, the biggest ‘like’ is yourself
and valuing all that you are.
The biggest ‘share’ is when you
offer this to everyone.
Life is hard for many people.
We lose those we love.
We suffer personal disappointments and setbacks.
We struggle to pay for the things we need.
We worry about those close to us.
Most of this people carry to work.
Where little is said.
Kindness is the foundation of wellbeing.
It's a gentle way of being.
It’s helping when you can without being asked.
It's checking quietly if all is okay.
It’s time to write our Kindness Policy.
Light bulb Managers
Visionaries with a caring and responsive approach to others.
· They shine
· They provide inspiration for others
· They are most visible when things are tough
· They respond immediately
· They are constant
· They do not discriminate with their support.
Strong on organisation skills, presentation and personal development
· They review objectives each morning
· They plan their weeks in advance
· They regularly add new skills and review resources
· They clear out the deadwood as required
· They are very aware of first impressions.
Seen as largely inaccessible and irrelevant in today’s business.
· They hoard (take rather than give)
· They work in the dark
· They are locked away and are rarely seen.
· They are held with some sentimental value until the big clear out.
· They relate best to children and older people.
· They cherish only the past.
I reinvented my life today.
I created a whole new way of being.
I redefined who I am
and what I am about.
I left behind my old life,
my previous world.
I still know all the same people
but I see them through different glasses
now clearer and brighter.
Today I created a whole new way of being.
I’m a different person
in the same skin.
The contract for sharing
called the seller and buyer
is flawed because it involves
the exchange of money.
This excludes so many
who may wish to benefit
from your products,
services or experience.
People may never know
the value of what you can offer
or simply may not
have the money to buy.
They may live in
other parts of the world
where the cost of your expertise
is beyond their reach.
Give away your stuff for free,
build real relationships and
create a sharing global economy
where all can participate equally.
For your real wealth lies
not in limited financial transactions
but in the spread of your gifts
outwards and onwards for ever.
If you throw a stone
to hit a stick in the water
you can easily miss.
If you keep repeating this
you can miss many times
using up your resources.
You can however pick up a handful of pebbles
and throw them all together
easily bombarding your target.
Waken slowly and gently.
as the day stumbles clumsily
into your stories of night,
trying hard not to stand
on delicate fragments of your dreams.
Let them dance
your night and day,
looking strangely at each other,
finding a place with each other,
for these fleeting moments.
Hover between your conscious
with due reverence
for glimpses of your unknown.
Let this unseen world
play its magic.
For the day
will soon be here
and the possibilities of night
may be gone forever.
Just for now
let them play together.
Peter May wrote a book
in 2005 called Lockdown.
It was rejected by publishers
for being ‘extremely unrealistic
For fifteen years his story
about a virus transforming all our lives
could not be imagined.
And then, a week ago
Lockdown was finally published.
So how do we imagine
the next fifteen years
for our lives, for our family,
for starving children, for our planet,
for society and for peace?
For Lockdown is more than a book
or a state of social isolation.
Lockdown is our freedom
to create the ‘extremely unrealistic
My three-year-old granddaughter
explained to me
that the glass isn’t
half full or
It’s all full.
Half full of water
and half full of air.
Sometimes we don’t see
the full picture
The fog arrived.
Stopped all traffic
in and out.
The internal systems
Stuck in neutral.
Life goes on.
Maintenance tasks get done.
Nothing is there.
The fog usually disperses
in a day.
This is taking longer.
Two days on
all is gridlocked.