Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life

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Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life?

The Pop quiz for today is who said it

I’ve been a keen cyclist for what seems all of my life and early one morning many years ago I was cycling through Hammersmith Town centre and needed to stop at a cashpoint

King Street in Hammersmith early in the morning is very busy. It’s a one-way street crammed with commuters on the way to work, crammed with cars and buses. On one side you have the Lyric Theatre and the shopping centre, on the other, shops and bus queues.

Being early morning, the bus queues were long with people standing in line on their way to work. This was an age before the Internet and mobile phones and people had their heads down reading a newspaper or a book.

As most cyclist do, my feet were clipped into the pedals and on seeing a cash machine I braked hard coming to an abrupt stop.

One of the great things about cycling to and from work is that it fulfils two goals; one getting me to work on time and two, it enabled me to pursue one of my non work interests cycling.

The international country music singing superstar Dolly Parton always said

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.

You guessed it my feet were jammed into the pedal clips and splat! I fellside sideways sprawling onto the pavement right in front of amused bus queue full of commuters.

At least it brightened up their morning

Many people I speak to have a to-do list as long as the river Thames or so it seems and can’t possibly fit in nonwork activities.

To help you to focused and prioritise your workload so you can create some freedom to live life, I’m running a very special 5-Day challenge.


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