COVID-19 — ‘Plus Est En Vous’ — And 5 Things You Absolutely Must Start Working On Today!

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“Give me a place to stand and I will move the world”, Archimedes

It is a truth universally acknowledged that it is easier to begin a story then to end it and with COVID_19 that is no less true.

We don’t yet know how, or when it will end, but our story starts here.

15th Century Flanders

And “Plus est en vous”, translates into English as, “There is more in you.”

It was the moto of the influential 15th century noble family the Van Gruuthuuse, who lived in Flanders, now Belgium.

The most famous member of the family Lodewijk van Gruuthuuse (1422–1492), was…


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“It was the best of times and the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the Spring of hope, it was the Winter of despair”

Charles Dickens, ‘A Tale of Two Cities’

“Winter of Despair” — The Box Set?

I don’t know about you, but it does rather feel like we are now bang in the middle of Season One, Episode Three, or maybe Four, of…


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…Even before the dust begins to settle, here are three ways we can attend to our wellbeing & future proof our life for whatever comes next!

This piece builds on the podcast, ‘Coronavirus & Wellbeing in the Eye of the Storm’ which can be found on the Mudd Partnership’s website ‘Coronavirus — What next?’ Resources Page from 10AM BST, Monday 6th July 2020, by clicking on the link here.

So, To Begin

“Hope is not a conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something is worth doing, no matter how it turns out” Vaclav Havel

And first I’d like to say that whilst we are all in the same storm — We are not all in the same boat!

Second, that paradox…


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“Give me a place to stand and I will move the world” Archimedes

Plus est en vous — You, Me & 15th Century Flanders

Our story starts here and “Plus est en vous” translates into English as, “There is more in you”.

It was the moto of the influential 15th century noble family the Van Gruuthuuse, who lived in Flanders, now Belgium.

The most famous member of the family Lodewijk van Gruuthuuse ( 1422–1492), was a true Renaissance figure — Learned, erudite, cultured, well-lettered — He owned a very large library of illuminated manuscripts which was one of the largest…


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Welcome to 2019 and only another 12 months to go before there are +50 Billion interconnected devices globally!

Only another 11 years to go before we reach the point of Singularity. Possibly? And then stuff really gets weird!

Predictions aside though, whatever else may happen one thing is for sure — You’ll continue to be engulfed in the constant motion and commotion that is part of living and finding your way through today’s world.

Checking your phone +221 times a day? Or reading one of the four million blogs uploaded every 24 hours? …


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This is a another piece in the #TMPBusinessSavvy series, which has already looked at The Seven Steps To Business Heaven, Ten Things That Successful Entrepreneurs Do & Do Well and The Five Questions You Need To Ask Your Business Today!

In this piece I want to turn the lens onto Mentoring & Business Mentoring in particular and explore what it means in practice and how it can support Businesses to face competitive, legislative, technical, financial and Organisational challenges to develop and grow.

But let’s be clear at the outset what Business Mentoring is not: It should not be confused with…


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This is a another piece in the #TMPBusinessSavvy series, which has already looked at The Seven Steps To Business Heaven, Ten Things That Successful Entrepreneurs Do & Do Well , The Five Questions You Need To Ask Your Business Today and also asked whether Your Business Needs A Mentor, Or A Substitute Parent?

In this piece I would suggest, that having taken the incredibly positive step to engage a Business Mentor you realise that a Substitute Parent isn't really going to cut-it and help you to achieve much more and in less time, by working smarter, or enable you to…


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This is a further piece in the #TMPBusinessSavvy series, which has already looked at The Seven Steps To Business Heaven and the Ten Things That Successful Entrepreneurs Do & Do Well.

In this piece though, I want to focus on the ‘5 Questions’ you need to be asking your Business about its’ financial health, together with some wraparound considerations.

1st — “Is The Business Highly Geared?”: A ‘High-Geared’ business means it has been set-up on money borrowed, rather than money invested. A ‘Low Geared’ business will be paying little, or no interest and is relatively stable. On the other hand…


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“I feel the capacity to care is the thing that gives life its deepest significance”.

Those are the heartfelt words of the Catalan cellist and conductor, Pablo Casals.

The Compassionate You
Your capacity to care for yourself and others and strengthen this through daily Mindfulness Practice and a more Mindful approach to life is a gift you can give yourself starting today.

Resilience & Emotional Intelligence Also Mindfulness can increase Personal Resilience and Emotional Intelligence, as well as helping you to feel just simply more Grateful and in turn Happier! So, a question — “Would you like to be 10%…


Ever wondered how things might be different? Ever thought why you get the same old same old?

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Well I want you to buy the ticket, take the ride and live your life to the Max — So here are those 3 Mistakes and what I think you can do about each!

  • Not loving hard enough — I think that the 13th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet Rumi rather hit the nail on the head when he wrote: “Love makes bitter sweet, copper gold, shadows vanish, death into life, leaders into slaves. …

Paul Adam Mudd

I’m About Making The Complex Less Complex, The Tough Stuff Not So Tough & Like Archimedes Finding A Place To Stand | Huff Post, Thrive Global & Medium Writer

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