by Sunil Bali, 15-03-15

When asked how he had managed to achieve business growth through the recession, host of The Apprentice and billionaire Sir Alan Sugar replied, “I received my invitation to the recession, but chose not to accept it.”

I’ve always found that if you sit at the fun table with bright, energetic, enthusiastic people, problems suddenly start to dissolve and possibilities start to emerge.

So how about a little spring-cleaning to:

  • get rid of toxic relationships, psychic vampires and dream stealers
  • delete anyone who has nothing good to say about you or where you’re heading and
  • get rid of anything in your life which isn’t beautiful, useful or joyful.

Lukewarm attitudes, limp handshakes and bland people tend get results which are about as memorable as they are.

At 211 degrees water doesn’t do very much, but at 212 degrees it boils and produces steam which can power trains weighing over 500 tonnes.

As author Oris Swett Marden said, “Lukewarm won’t achieve anything. It’s only when you bring yourself to the boil that you go from ordinary to extraordinary. That’s when the power is generated.”

So take off your psychological handbrake, turn up your dial and enjoy the ride.

And if you need a little help to get your fire going, then watch this brilliant 2 minute video of teenager Apollos Hester: How to run through a brick wall



Message on an on-line dating website:

“If we meet offline and you look nothing like your photos, then you’re buying me drinks until you do.”

An old age pensioner is stopped by the Police at 2am and asked, “Excuse me Sir. May I ask where you’re going at this time of night?”

ā€œIā€™m going to attend a lecture on the effects of alcohol consumption on the human body and its role in marital breakdown,ā€ replied the old man.

The policeman smiled wryly and asked, “And who exactly might be giving such a lecture at 2am in the morning?”

"My wife," came back the reply.


Have a great week.