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A Much Needed Break in the capital of comics

I finally got around to taking a short holiday.  I planned on taking a break in December, and as I write this it’s now June. This is a short personal blog about taking a break and work life balance.

I’d intended to have a holiday for months, and just kept putting t off.  I told myself I was too busy. I was at first too busy to take a break, but when I had the time there wasn’t anywhere I could think of I really wanted to  go.  After a couple of  long conversations with good friends to tease out some real excuses, I slowly admitted to myself that I didn’t want to travel alone.… Continue Reading

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2018 – Lots of little experiments.

Looking back 2018 has been about loads of little experiments. Moving in new circles to learn, create opportunities, and push in new directions. This blog is a little bit of a humble-brag, but it’s worth reflecting on the ups and downs of the year past, to help plan the year ahead.

In early 2018 I was involved with Manchester’s Business Growth Hub ‘Spark 2 Scale’ programme – had lots of help with business plans for my workshop using stand up comedy skills for public speaking ‘Present Yourself‘ – based on the book from 2017. I was invited to run it as part of their special events, which in turn led to a few engagements at Manchester’s Google Digital Garage.… Continue Reading