Holiday

I work with lots of high-profile business people. They have important, well-paid jobs and are considered to be highly successful. Most of them have lovely cars, nice watches and second homes on the Tuscan coast. They have everything they need. Except one thing: time. They never seem to have a lot of time. Take holidays for instance. In 2015, a study by the US Department of Labour showed the average American takes just 8 days…

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

I went to the best school in my area. It was a prestigious Grammar School where the highest level of standards were expected. The teachers were strict and the lessons were extremely formal. Our school uniform was a tie and a blazer with smart trousers and polished shoes. To be considered successful, you either had to excel at sport or pass your A-levels with top A grade marks. Anything less was looked upon unfavourably. When…

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1000 Miglia Motivation

The 1000 Miglia is a historic classic car race that takes place in Italy every year. It began life in 1927 as an open-road speed race from Brescia to Rome and back again. The motivation for the drivers was to see who could complete the course in the quickest time. In 1955, Hans Herrman and Stirling Moss, the great British Formula one driver, set a record time of 10 hours, 7 minutes and 48 seconds,…

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Keep Calm

When I arrived in Rome, I got a scooter. It was a 50cc Yamaha. I had never ridden a scooter before, I was terrified. The first time I went out I got lost. Instead of going for a quick ride up and down my road, I ended up riding around my neighbourhood for 2 hours. By the time I found my way home I was feeling confident. I went out the next day as well,…

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