Space Over Systems-What keeps me energised and connected to my business after 17 years

I am a huge fan of “CEO days” or “Dating yourself”

For me a whole day of doing things that inspire me is my ultimate luxury….

Whenever I step away from the systems and stresses of business by inspiration and creativity flows. What’s the best thing to do when you feel overwhelmed by it all;


It might not make logical sense if you are busy or want to do so much but it actually is the best thing you an do. Systems don’t serve you without inspiration and excitement.

Once a month or sometimes more, I go off and have a date with myself to develop the strategy for my business and lifestyle and plan what i want to do and where I want to be as far as 18 months ahead (“A Development Date”). This gives a sense of the expansiveness of life and the unlimited potential of what you can create. Trust me it works.

Everyone is inspired by different things. If I have the chance I would go into nature and walk in a forest or by the sea and just keep walking until my head clears and I start to connect with my inner voice. I had this experience in Australia where I was moved to tears by how much I had in my life, how lucky I was and I connected with a incredible sense of gratitude which energised me deeply and made everything feel easy.

My top places in the world for inspiration

I have been very lucky to travel to so many beautiful places. There are some that have just ignited my soul.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Ibiza (any part part especially the North and the West for Sunset)

Arambol, Goa

Ubud, Bali

Venice Beach, LA

San Francisco

Sri Lanka

Why Nam Beach, Koh Phangan

Byron Bay-Australia

Top places for dates in London

I live in London so I have a number of places that inspire me on a regular basis but here are some of my favourites

Bob Bob Ricard

Where: 1 Upper James Street, Soho, W1F 9DF

The Coral Room at the Bloomsbury Hotel

16-22 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3NN

Élan Cafe

Across London

Sea Container’s Dandelyan bar

Where: 20 Upper Ground, London, UK
Nearest station: London Waterloo East (0.3 miles)

Berners Tavern inside the London EDITION

Where: 10 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 3NP
Nearest station: Oxford Circus (0.4 miles)


Where: 2nd floor, 400 Oxford Street, Marylebone, W1A 1AB

Saint Aymes

Where: 59 Connaught Street, W2 2BB


Where: 9 Conduit Street, Mayfair, W1S 2XG
Nearest station: Oxford Circus (0.3 miles)

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