5 THINGS I’VE LEARNT IN MY LIFE SO FAR.
A few months ago I was asked by a dear friend of some 15 years now to list 5 things that have helped shape the person I am today. At first I thought this task might be a bit tricky trying to think of just 5, however I soon realised I was thinking about it in the wrong way.
Its something that has to come from your heart and your soul rather than be analysed.
So here goes:
Always write in pencil never pen so you can your change your mind frequently and easily. A change of thought or action is a healthy thing and helps you to keep moving forward rather than getting stuck. I think it also keeps you sane.
This one sometimes takes a while: always meet your own expectations, never the expectations of others. Very rarely is there a positive reward for the latter, just anguish and upset. If you meet your own expectations you can learn to befriend yourself.
Exercise sensibly but not fanatically both body and mind. This can come in many ways as it is not an exact science but find something that gives you a sparkle.
If you don’t know the answer immediately or understand the situation, act like you do until you have time to find out more.
My last one is: always take a moment either to reflect or even day dream. Never feel guilty for doing that.
It’s a privelidge for us to feature Chris’ wisdom. A former top corporate banker, turned highly successful business development partner for one of the largest (and most successful) Accountancy firms in the UK, a world class professional water skier, free-form mountain climber, and amazing driver, what we love most about Chris is that he is one of the best men on the planet, without a shadow of a doubt. I have laughed and laughed many times with him, both of us literally crying with joy. We’ve got into so many memorable “scrapes” whilst working alongside oneanother, and seen too many funny situations to name whilst travelling around the UK. But what I admire and respect the most about my friend Chris, and why I can say he is a true “disgraceful”, is that in the face of society ‘norms’, Chris will always be himself. Adventurous, fearless, brave, a real gentlemen, someone who steps up before you need to ask, and always there by your side when needed. Now reading his wisdom, it’s clear to me why we have been so tight for such a long time.