Wheel of Fortune

The only constant in life is change. Sometimes, change is a direct consequence of our daily efforts, but sometimes, change is due to forces outside our control. Sometimes, change suits us; sometimes, it does not. Either way, change is not the (potential) issue, but our attitude, confidence, and the willingness to act is. This is…

A Matter of Duck and Dive

There is a saying: ‘The more things change, the more they stay the same.’ Verily for me: never mind technology and its disruptive influences, I still smile when I hear a child laugh, or watch a puppy play. So then, what about change, per se? Is all change created equal? Observing the busyness of people…

Evolution

Step by step, we progress. Whether it be a hobby, a career, or a business, we hone our skills. I remember when I published my first book, I was chuffed. Happy to have finally and long last reached the end-point of the manuscript life-cycle. I now look at my first book and think: Good grief!…

Full Circle

Finally, and at long last, the creative life-cycle has come full circle. After a bout of editing and re-writes I have arrived at my sweet spot.  For once more I am about to don my writer’s hat. In my mind’s eye I see snatches of stories at the starting gate, impatient to race.  Smiling, I…

A Cup Half-Full

Who ever really knows? Never mind careful planning. Alongside the strategy and risk mitigation there is still the unknown. As for spontaneous action: best be ready for the unexpected. Still, a life truly lived implies risk-taking. The only surety: diversity of experience. But there is a silver lining. A life’s journey laced with risk is…