“Are they very old Daddy?” My young daughter is fascinated by dinosaurs at the moment. There’s nothing more she’d like to see than a dinosaur flying by! I have to remind her that they are extinct.
The Olympics are coming to the UK soon! Winning a gold medal is the sports person’s dream. So there is a lot of training going on at the moment. After all, the more training they do the more likely the sports person is to win that gold medal. It makes sense: the more effort you put in the better results you will get.
Did you fear the end of term report at school? I used to hate seeing what my school teachers had written about me! One teacher always used to write “Could do better”. The trouble was that he never told me how I could do better. And I never learned, because I never asked the right questions.
Do you like free lunches? I have a friend who gets free sandwiches at least once a week. She also gets drinks and cakes for nothing. Does this sound too good to be true? Actually, my friend is a mystery shopper for a chain of sandwich shops. She gets free lunches. And they get feedback on exactly how their shops are operating.
Do you remember school? Do you remember getting your reports from your teachers? I remember one teacher who always wrote the same report: “Could do more”. It seemed that most people in my class received this report. But now I realise that it is a great piece of advice to remember.
I love reaching summits. And I love being out in the wilderness. There is nothing better than standing on top of a mountain top. I’m at the highest point. And the views are pretty good! But sometimes it can be difficult to make time for the mountains. I have the pressures of running a busy training and consultancy business. And I want to make sure that I spend quality time with my family. It’s easy for the mountains to be forgotten. And day to day pressures can make print businesses stop thinking about the bigger picture too. It’s easy for…
Lower! Cheaper! Prices slashed! Have you seen how many supermarkets always sell on price? It seems that they think they can only get customers by being cheaper than the competition. The trouble is that now most people choose their supermarket only on these messages. And that’s bad news for the supermarkets.
Don’t you hate it when an evening out does not turn out the way you thought? My wife and I went out for dinner recently. We went to a restaurant with an excellent reputation. We were looking forward to a nice meal before going out to a film. But the restaurant was busy. We had to wait ages for our food. And that meant that we had to eat our food in a hurry so as not miss the film. We were not impressed. If only the restaurant had warned us that there was a long wait for food that…
Would you ever consider negotiating at your local supermarket? Can you imagine putting down your basket of groceries at the checkout and asking for a reduced price? Doesn’t that seem a good way to be politely (or not-so politely) asked to leave the store?