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Julian Summerhayes
Devon, England
One Life, Live It
Interests: The Science of Success
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Posted May 15, 2012 at Julian Summerhayes
We set ourselves up for failure. Our work is never finished. There is always more to be done than we have time for, and even though, as we grow older, we may aspire for smaller gains, it is rare for a day to pass where we feel fully satisfied. Stop and focus. It is important in true Covey matrix style to work out the important from the urgent. For me, this means taking time away from the coal face, clearing my head and looking at the wall in front of me and working out the most advantageous route. Previously, I would just have gone for it but, nowadays, I tend to more thoughtful and pick my line. Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2011 at Julian Summerhayes
There is not enough attention paid to first impressions. Growing up I was always taught the importance of clean shoes, and brushing my hair. It was no different to saying please and thank you. In these hyper-connected times, we seem to have lost the connection that comes from meeting people for the first time. It seems we have already made up our mind about them from their picture and Twitter/LinkedIn bio. However, nearly all business, save perhaps the likes of Amazon, have to deal with people. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2011 at Julian Summerhayes
Available as a signed print. Play is so good for you, especially if you are doing anything creative. We have two kids, so we are constantly reminded of the benefits. I drew this in my sketchbook, was happy with it, then tried to draw it larger on nicer paper, and... Continue reading
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Sep 23, 2011
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Sep 23, 2011
Thanks Andrew. I want to get better every day, and whilst there is a whole slew of stuff coming through my Reader, it just doesn't feel as wholesome as a nice book. I have really got into the Domino series by Seth Godin (he has written two of them), and can highly recommend the genre. We should exchange notes at some stage. Best wishes Julian
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2011 on Reading ~ a life's pleasure at Julian Summerhayes
The late Jim Rohn said "All leaders are readers." Frankly, I don't know if that is true but one thing I do know, is that some of the most interesting and stimulating people I have ever met read alot. And they don't talk espouse the prose they live it. Every time I pick up a book, I think about the supreme effort, joy (and sorrow?) and passion that went into creating it. In many ways it reminds of a great artist or song writer. It is easy to dismiss some writers and trash their works but what have you done to produce a book, blog or article? Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2011 at Julian Summerhayes
no cynic, and I am sure people wish to inspire, but I sometimes wonder how much of what is produced would happen absent material gain. How many real movements have been started on the back of a book or blog? People move people. I am inspired by action. To see the real deal. Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2011 at Julian Summerhayes
More money? More joy? Less stress? Less debt? More time? Less distraction? It is an oft stated truism that if we don't know where we are going, don't be surprised where we end up. And that's just it. WE HAVEN'T SAT DOWN AND ASKED THE SERIOUSLY TOUGH QUESTION OF OURSELF: Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2011 at Julian Summerhayes
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Sep 12, 2011
My apologies for the use of the word elderly. I think it is pejorative, but I couldn't think what else to say. For me, the elderly are a forgotten class. We should be ashamed of the way we have constructed our temples of consumerism, which has succeeded in further marginalising them. What we can learn from our Grandparents I had the great privilege to grow up in my early years with all of my great-grandparents and grandparents alive. I have some wonderful memories, and my only regret is that I didn't get to spend more time with them. But looking back it is amazing how many of the things that they, out of necessity, had to do, we are now rediscovering: Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Julian Summerhayes
It is easy to become despondent with the current malaise. Even for those people who have lived through the previous recessions, this one feels/is different. I sense a real air of nervousness. We are precipitously close to the abyss and haven't put enough clear water between the collapse in the market, and where we would hope to be this far out (based on our past experience). Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2011 at Julian Summerhayes
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Sep 9, 2011
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at Julian Summerhayes
This issue really irks me right now. The on-line space is filling up every day with new bloggers, a few more thousand Twitter folk and a whole slew of groupies on Facebook. We all have our favourites: Seth Godin; Tim Ferriss; Steve Pavlina; Chris Brogan; and Guy Kawasaki. Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2011 at Julian Summerhayes
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Sep 6, 2011
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Sep 6, 2011
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Sep 6, 2011
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Sep 6, 2011
Worldwide, the economy is a shocker. I mean it really is on its knees - it feels like a lifeless statue. You can self-talk positve affirmations as much you like, but if no one is buying then it won't matter a jot. Any endeavour is built on commerce: the ability to buy and sell. No buyers = extinction. You are working harder and harder just to stand still. The bills keep coming with increasing alacrity. Frankly, the weekend can't come quick enough. If an when you do have time to THINK, you are left with the abding impression that life is hard, bloody hard. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2011 at Julian Summerhayes
To smile. To slowly open up and express the joy of life with a smile. A smile costs nothing. It is disarming. It positively enhances the lives of those that it touches. Don't ever under-estimate the power of a smile. Too often we look for complex answers to life's vicissitudes but the fact is we are the ones who make it complicated. If you think of babies or very young children who have yet to learned the power of speech, how do they communicate? Their facial expressions says everything. Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2011 at Julian Summerhayes
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Sep 4, 2011
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Sep 4, 2011
We have forgotten what it feels like to live without worry. Most likely at the head of the queue, in influencing this, is money: If we are not consumed by it, it consumes us. There is little distinction between work and holiday anymore - the unbiquitous mobile has seen to that. We fool our tiny little minds to believe that when the weekend arrives there will be time to relax and find time for living. But even here we find ourselves doing it, doing it, doing it. The trouble is with all this stuff going on there is no time to think. We become robotic in our actions, predictable in our habits and even the holy grail of retirement holds no allure (it is likely that many more of us will be working past 70). Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2011 at Julian Summerhayes