Apples and pears

Don’t compare apples with pears

Don’t let uncomparable become unbearable   A comparison is a useful tool, but only if you are comparing something useful.   If I try to compare my running monthly mileage now with last September / October time when I did my last marathon, then that isn’t useful due to the …

Cold running

How we can welcome new runners

When someone starts running, quite often they won’t think of themselves as a runner. They probably don’t have the running gear that runners often wear. They don’t know whether they will get into it yet so don’t invest in this new hobby they’re dipping their toe into. “I don’t know …

Last Of The Summer Wine

What Yorkshire is to me

What is Yorkshire to me?   I was born here, but again so much more was born here too. Rugby League, Yorkshire Tea, flat caps, and more Rugby League!   I lived far away from here for many years, but Yorkshire was good enough to return to. Often when you …

Inclusiveness

We’re inclusive, right?

Inclusivity is a massive challenge The challenge of inclusivity is a massive challenge that many people only look at from one angle. We may feel we include people as much as possible. We may feel that we are open and approachable. We may feel that we are fully inclusive and …

Reading a book

July? Already?!

It can’t be the second half of the year yet! July has landed so six months gone of 2020 already. It hasn’t been the greatest of six months for many reasons for many people. There has been great sadness, worry, and anxiety across the world, and the end isn’t too …

Believe in Yourself

You’re a runner? Really?!

“You’re a RUNNER? Really? What, like marathons and that?” Yes, these are questions I have been asked. Those questioning me at the time couldn’t believe it. They lacked belief. They couldn’t see it being true. They hadn’t experienced someone to achieve something unexpected. This isn’t their fault. I feel for …

Investing your time

Investing this time wisely

Many people are working from home now or have a lot more time at home than they normally do. How do we look to use this wisely? Here are a few ideas of small things that can make a difference long term. Unsubscribe to any emails that you aren’t interested …

Rich Lord

Career Testimonials

I have collated comments and feedback from people I have worked with, for, and alongside in the past. These are from people in my workplace and who I’ve worked closely with. I have been fortunate enough to receive some very kind comments and words of appreciation from people I have …

Working from home

Are you new to working from home?

Here are some top tips for those who may not be used to working from home. Get dressed and ready for work like you normally would. You may be wearing more relaxed clothing but this helps you be in the ‘work’ mindset. Being in your sleep clothes promotes a ‘non-work’ mindset. …