Category: Paul’s Monday Tips

Carpenter using measure

Measure twice, cut once

There is a saying in the carpentry world, “Measure twice, cut once”. I am sure there are similar aphorisms in …

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Hero

What are your principles?

Someone asked me about principles recently. I struggled to find an answer. Groucho Marx made the joke: “Those are my …

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Please do not disturb board

Don’t listen to the other voices

Last week I talked about each of the jobs on your to-do list having a voice. They still do. So, …

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Silence-shhh

The ‘voice’ of your to-do list

Each of the jobs on your list has a ‘voice’. Listen. Can you hear them calling you? Which voices do …

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Business man brushing teeth

Starting an extraordinary day

By the time you brush your teeth, what have you settled for from the day? How ordinary are you expecting …

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Ginger kitten reflection male lion

Are you an exception to the rule?

The Peter Principle: “In time, every post tends to be occupied by an employee who is incompetent to carry out …

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Huge elephant

It matters how you eat an elephant

For as long as I can remember, I have known about the advice to ‘eat an elephant one bite at …

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Gorilla thinking

Changing the lie

“If you never change your mind, why have one?” Edward de Bono This got me thinking, which changed my mind. …

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Laptop on a stand

Your voice takes centre stage

When you are reduced to a 16:9 rectangle on a screen amongst other little rectangles, your voice becomes more important. …

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Pebble with striations

Your head is not an office

Are you using your mind as an office? Does it feel crammed full? Do you ever feel you have too …

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