Look under every stone:

At the age of 5 there wasn’t much money in our house. That goes without saying if you have read my books or heard me speak. But despite the poverty that engulfed the whole family and most possibly the entire estate where we lived there was something I was...

Words

This week I retuned from South Africa where I spoke on Sunday to a room of professional speakers. I wrapped around my story the impact of various words throughout my life. “Richard, wake up. Mums not come home, lets go look for her” were some of the most...

Ever have someone die in your audience?

Have you ever have an audience member die on you? A speakers worst nightmare. read how I dealt with it earlier today. This has never happened to me before and I do hope it never happens again. I’m currently on tour and have not been home since Monday. Yesterday...

iCan’t

Can’t is the worst word that’s written or spoken; Doing more harm here than slander and lies; On it is many a strong spirit broken, And with it many a good purpose dies. It springs from the lips of the thoughtless each morning And robs us of courage we...

Do you have an attitude?

Last week was an interesting one for me.  We had arranged for a decorator to paint a couple of rooms in my wife’s old house, which we let out, and as the latest tenant was our niece we had to ensure it was completed prior to her moving in on the Saturday...