A few years ago I read, in Malcolm Gladwell’s book ‘The Tipping Point‘, about the concept of being a maven and realised that fairly well describes me. I am always striving for improvements in my life through reading and research and I can’t help but share what I find out along the way (and not always just when asked!).
At the end of 2014 I had an email from Pocket, the app I use to organise my article reading and learning, congratulating me on being in their top 1% of readers based on the volume of words that I’d read in the year – 1,667,769 to be precise!
They also sent me some interesting statistics about what I’d actually been reading. It came as no surprise to read that I focus my reading and learning time on the following topics:
For a few months I’d been thinking about creating a blog site and newsletter based on these interests partly as I’d had a few emails from people who used to get my newsletter that I stopped writing at the end of 2012 asking if they’d dropped off my list and missed my emails, and partly because I figured it would be good fun to share what I find with my friends and interested contacts given I spend so much of my time researching this stuff!
And POWER to Live More was born. Ok, it wasn’t quite as simple as that and it took a good couple of years to get really clear about what I’m offering and, of course, things are ever evolving but I’m happy with where it’s at so far!
Throughout my life I have spent an inordinate amount of time focusing on productivity and technology (I had a filofax early on, then a Psion, then an HP Ipaq and so on!), I’ve always loved food and cooking and, in recent years, I’ve developed a real passion for health and nutrition. With an eighteen year career in corporate HR and then subsequent years spent as a consultant in marketing and social media I think I’ve got a bit of an eclectic view on business stuff too! So, this business gives me a great opportunity to continue to learn and share to help business owners and business leaders to ‘live more’ – i.e. to do more of the things that they want to do.
I live in Hythe in Kent, UK – on a good day I can see France from my office window! I’m married to Simon and we have Little Doddsy, born in 2006 (to save me having to remember to update her age!). As well as helping busines owners and business leaders with their productivity in this business, I’m an Employee Engagement Consultant, and I work with the Engage for Success movement one day a week too.
I send an ad hoc eclectic newsletter. Expect some news of what the famous ‘Little Doddsy’ (now not so little!), and my co-presenter on the ‘POWER to Live More podcast‘, is up to, interesting stuff I find and links to my latest blog posts and/or podcasts. You can subscribe here, and unsubscribe at any time!
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