Thursday, 9 October 2008


When the economy was booming in the UK, our business bobbed along with some small highs and many lows, and now that it is doom the length and breadth of the globe, we have never been busier!

You maybe wondering what it is that we do which means that businesses turn to us in times of crisis. but that hasn't been the secret I think. It is more to do with our determination to focus on what we want, focus on what we need to do to get there, and relentless determination. For me particularly it is about trusting others to help me: we are surrounded by talented keen and knowledgable colleagues who are keen to work in a synergistic way. They were always there but I just wouldn't acknowledge their presence. Control freak? Probably! Thinking I have do everything myself? Martyr? Possibly! Thinking I can do everything so much better myself? Arrogant? Definitely!

Why has it taken til I am forty four to work this out? Sigh. Still I got there in the end.

By the way- I am actually forty four on Sunday. No plans to celebrate yet but I am sure the muse will come when the weekend arrives.

Happy Birthday wishes and kisses very welcome.


Steven said...


I would like to invite you to take part on the Thought for the Day feature on BBC Radio Cumbria:

This is the link - if it sounds like something you might be interested in, fill in the online contact form on the "A guide to becoming a Thought for the Day contributor" page and that will go straight to me.

I look forward to hearing from you,

All the best

Expat mum said...

I did not know you and Aidan shared the same birthday. Or did I? We are going bowling with various adolescent boys!
PS. Happy

Lakeland Jo said...

Hi Steve
Will do - intend to check it out this weekend.

Expat mum- Aidan and I discussed it - how cool we are having an October 12th birthday! Enjoy the bowling!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

Happy Birthday Lakeland Jo! If you do the radio Cumbria'll have to tell us how it went! Best wishes, Hx

Janet said...

Happy Birthday, Jo. It may not be Sunday in England any longer, but it is here, so I will drink a toast to you.

Funnily enough, I was in my mid-
40's when I started writing, and wish I'd done it years ago. Still, better late than never.

Good luck with the radio gig.