How to control life when life is controlling you — step 1

Recognising that I was slave to my life

Those who run their own business will know that you have to sell, smile at networking events (even when you don't want to), do the marketing, answer the phone, respond to emails, manage the business, manage people, manage projects, do the books, do the admin stuff, not miss meetings, not be late, remember to eat... Oh, and actually do some work and be really good at it. And that's just life at work...

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Life is a series of decisions and consequences

Life is a series of decisions and consequences

In April 2014 two NHS professionals severely criticised me for suggesting there were consequences for behaviour. I was not permitted to teach my 17 year old niece this lesson in the way I would have chosen. I had gone there for help but I left having lost her. 

This experience has taken me through yet another bumpy and winding journey. I have found that some people do not want to hear words like choice, consequence, discipline and delayed gratification. But no matter how you want to spin it, life is all about choices. When you choose one action over another you have made a decision. And each and every decision results in something (consequences). 

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