Fly in the Pan

Having two early teenage boys faces us with a major problem.  No, its not mood swings, empty fridges or Pizza complexions...no, its missing the toilet pan. Boys are just bad aimers, if you see what I'm saying.  Quite frankly, this is a man thing not just teenagers. We tried everything.  Telling them, encouraging them, shouting at them, rewarding them and nothing improved the situation. Until we bought a packet of fly stickers and stuck one to the pan just like this. And the amazing thing.  It worked.  No more missing,…

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Detail, detail, detail…don’t give me detail

I read at the weekend about a British firm who legally acquired the souls of thousands of their online shoppers.  How bizarre?  The online store, Gamestation, put a clause in their Terms and Conditions stating "By placing an order via this website, you agree to grant us a non-transferrable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul" It was all a joke but it proves that most of us just don't read the small print or detail. And I think they're right. The internet age has…

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Premature Solutioneering

Sometimes as coaches or salespeople we jump in too quickly with solutions. We're all guilty of this disease I call premature solutioneering. It's April, the weather has been fabulous and it's now the time of the year for the Brit's favourite weekend past-time.  No, it's not gardening, decorating or grass cutting although that's close - it's car booting. All day we've been preparing for a morning Car Boot Sale and all around the house, sheds, gardens we've been busy getting stuff together to sell. My two sons are keen to make…

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