Build Certainty in a Challenging World

by Vincent Wood Business, Internet and Businesses Online, News and Society
The best laid plans of companies employing tens of thousands of people are being washed away by decisions taken by political leaders and ideological Confrontation. Certainties for their employees are evaporating. Brexit is a bit quiet at the moment. Alas, the vacuum has been filled by the Trade War between Donald Trump's US and China. For people in Britain and Ireland both of these major political disruptors create huge uncertainty for our jobs and prosperity.  However talented we may be, how hard ...
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A Softer World

by Vincent Wood Internet and Businesses Online, Health and Fitness, Self Improvement
I remember being told to 'Toughen Up' on a number of occations. It wasn't that I was particular 'soft'. It was more of a generic way of Men and Boys trying to shape me/us in the way they felt was right.   What was the signal being sent though. What is the programming? Somehow, in order to fit into the peer group and meet expectations you have to be tough.  The sentiment was meant to reinforce and be of help, no ...
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Meditation in Motion

by Vincent Wood Health and Fitness, Self Improvement, Reference and Education
It’s not easy to meditate and it’s not easy to run.  At least that has been my experience.  Nevertheless, I do both and miss them when I don't do them. Thankfully I have managed to set myself in the habit of doing both. As it happens they are intrinsically linked in my routine.   I had been lucky enough to practice some Yoga back in the 90's with a teacher from Yorkshire. Long story for another day.  Suffice to say the class was ...
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Fit in Body Fit in Mind

by Vincent Wood Health and Fitness, Recreation and Sports
There’s an old Victorian saying along the lines of ‘Fit in Body, Fit in Mind’. Like a lot of old sayings there are multiple origins and versions of the wisdom that can be found throughout the world. Actually, the opening sentence is a bit misleading in that regard. I associate the phrase as ‘Victorian’. That’s how my young brain was ‘conditioned’ in the culture I was raised in. Perhaps its better put as the ancient Greek proverb which translates as ‘A sound ...
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The Stress of Commuting for Work

by Vincent Wood Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Travel and Leisure
Hi everyone.  My name is Vincent and I am a recovering commuter.. Starting my working life in London meant that it was a given that I would have to navigate my way around one way or another.  It’s one thing making your way to a Football match or shopping expedition at a time (roughly) of your choosing, but when you are regulated by the clock and of a time regime set by those paying your wages, then it brings a whole ...
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The (Sun) Light at the End of the Tunnel

by Vincent Wood Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
The Sun doesn't shine like this every day. When it does and I am working from home, then I set up my 'office' from the steps near Blackrock Diving tower in Saltill, Galway where I am lucky enough to live. It wasn't always that way of course. Just a few years ago I was getting the Central Line train from Epping (where I was living at the time) and getting off at Bank Station in the 'City' of London.   Anybody who is familiar ...
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Karma and Success

by Vincent Wood Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
It sometimes appears that leading business men and women are ruthless. In fact, in most cases what appears as ruthless is in fact a manifestation of their focus – the single-minded drive to achieve the goals/desires that they set their minds to, probably every morning when they get up. The same is true of achievers in the field of politics or even the arts. I am not talking about all the politicians, artists and business men we know, even those who ...
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Reap Generosity Sow Wealth

by Vincent Wood Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement, Writing and Speaking
Karma simply interpreted "is getting what you give" or reaping what you sow’. Of course there are cultural, religious and social differences between us and what is or isn’t considered good or bad varies, but whether religious or not, the basic tenets laid out in the Ten Commandments, or the Yama and niyama yogic or Buddhist systems give pretty good parameters on how we should conduct ourselves. There’s a huge dollop of common sense in this thinking in terms of the survival ...
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Winning with Attitude

by Vincent Wood Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
However, many qualifications you may have, they are all secondary to attitude. The very first thing you need to nurture is the can-do attitude. I can be the best I want to be. It’s one of the first mantras that you need to adopt and repeat often and regular to yourself. Of course, what you want to be is entirely up to you. I am not in the business of creating dreams and goals for you. For sure you have your own ...
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Remote Working beats Wasting Time

by Vincent Wood Business, Home Based Business, News and Society
When you look at that line of cars in the picture above in the dreary dusk of the evening rush hour, you can only hope that there is some decent music playing and not just the woe of the 6pm News. We will leave aside the arguments about pollution and congestion for another day.  Its the human impact that is focussing my mind. Thankfully, we are witnessing the quiet and steady growth of the flexible workplace.  By that I mean where smart ...
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Working From Anywhere

by Vincent Wood Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Home and Family
When this crises with Brexit is over - and believe it or not it will be at some stage. I know not when, but eventually - there will be another crises that will have some impact on the location where we choose to work. That's the trouble with politics and ideology. They exist. While there are factors in life that people can take opposing sides on and come to blows, real as well as metaphorical,  then there has to be a chance ...
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Learn to Make Your Living Online

by Vincent Wood Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Home and Family
Create a Lifestye that works for you, your famiy and loved ones. People are starting online businesses at all ages and from all backgrounds.  It’s has never been easier to create time and financial freedom for yourself and your loved ones. People are swapping the stress of the 9-5 world for control over their lifestyle and the ability to work wherever they want. Not that there is a limit to what you can earn. But it’s a limit you set, not others. Of ...
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Ask A Busy Person

by Vincent Wood Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
You may have heard the expression ‘If you want something done, ask a busy person.’ Some people look busy, but may not be achieving much. But there are those people – I am sure you know at least one of them – who have people coming at them from all side and can answer them quickly and despatch them on their way. These people know how to delegate and who to delegate to. You can bet that behind the speed of ...
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You Can Create This Lifestyle

by Vincent Wood Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
People are starting online businesses at 50, 60 and older. It’s has never been easier to create time and financial freedom for yourself and your loved ones. People are swapping the stress of the Corporate world for control over their lifestyle and the ability to work wherever they want. Not that there is a limit to what you can earn. But it’s a  limit you set, not others and  of course it takes the right mindset, hard work and persistence.  However, by following this ...
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You Are Talented

by Vincent Wood Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online
If you have made it to managerial or executive level you are talented.  Your talents are of great benefit to the owners of the company. You make them more money then they pay you, if you didn't, they wouldn't pay you. No doubt you put energy into what you do. No doubt that means working long hours and all of those 'glamourous' business trips that those who havent experienced them believe mean actually seeing the place you visit. Sure the money is good. ...
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Brexit Proof Income

by Vincent Wood Business, Home Based Business, News and Society
The uncertainty caused by the growth of divisive and confrontational politics is adding to the stress already experienced by people employed in the Corporate sector. Even for senior executives and experienced managers who have built careers over many years and who could have reasonably been expected to have longevity in the workplace, the certainty is evaporating. The hardest part of this is that it has nothing whatsoever to do with the performance of the Iindividual or for that matter the company. The ...
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Time Lord

by Vincent Wood Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
j Unless you are Doctor Who (or for those not familiar with this British TV icon) a time traveller of some other story – perhaps like me, you remember the Film of the HG Wells Book ‘The Time Machine’, where Rod Taylor’s HG Wells jumps back and forth through the centuries – then you will have to work within the parameters of our 24-hour day. Of course, you can’t manage time. You can make use of it and you can manage your ...
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Build Certainty

by Vincent Wood Business, Home Based Business, Internet and Businesses Online, Self Improvement
Watching the Brexit drama continuing to unfold (how can you not!) is a reminder of how events outside of our direct control can fundamentally influence our lives. The best laid plans of companies employing tens of thousands of people are being washed away by decisions taken by political institutions. Certainties for their employees are evaporating. Brexit is just the most stark example of how external factors can force decisions and subsequent actions. It's very live so we can't help but be focused ...
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