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The Savvy Child Within You - Become successful in your life and business using the forgotten childhood wisdom. Why is that when we enter the world of business we lose the inner wisdom of the child within us. The laughter, curiosity, honesty and the willingness to play together. Learn how to find that child and continue always to seek its wisdom and truth so that you can bring the inner child qualities into your personal life and business world.

Into Me I See
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A new poetry book composed by Mel Clifford & Emily Elzbeth.
Discover rarely seen inner worlds within this little treasure of poetry and photography. Each selection is vulnerably presented in its raw state freshly drawn from the soul of each author.

Changing the Way I Am
Second book of poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors. Poems written from four generations of family poets. Kindle eBook on Amazon ONLY

The Adventures of Doc Higgins – The True Story of King Henry VIII
The second book in the series of The Adventures of Doc Higgins and his time travel invention, 'the Higulator'. Have the Craic when Doc meets King Henry VIII with the Manager and sets up the plan for getting his new wife.

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The Adventures of Doc Higgins
The tale of Doc Higgins and his time travel invention. How does the famous Doc plan to bring Alistair back from 1965 to his Nora?

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Poetry Just for You
Selection of Poetry composed by Mel Clifford. Additional poems kindly provided with the permission of the authors.

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February 2024


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Please use my name

I was reminded of this blog that I had post in 2010 when I met for the first time one of my beautiful new nieces, named Anna Rose. The importance of a name and that we should always respect it.

When we are born we are all provided with a name, carefully chosen by our parents or guardians.  A considerable amount of thought and discussion goes into what you will be called.  Most of us love our name and are very happy to continue to use it throughout our lives.  Sometimes for reasons we may not know or understand our name gets changed by others, it is either shortened for example from William to Bill or from Desmond to Des.  We are given a nickname or called by our family name for some other reason, again as an example like “Doyler” or “Harris”.  One example of a nickname I came across was this man called “leaky Doyle” who was a local Plummer”

When we were children and we met someone for the first time we would nearly always ask them “what is your name”.  Yet when we get older in life we seem to lose this quality of interest.  Once while working with a very senior team of executives I asked the question about the type of culture they believed they had within their organisation.  Various responses came back but one of the agreed responses they said was that they were very employee focused and they cared for their people because this would reflect onto their clients.  Each of these executives passed the receptionist nearly every morning and when I asked them what was her name less then 10% of the room could tell me her name.

How many people do you pass each and every day in your workplace or maybe where you buy your morning, coffee or newspaper or purchase a weekly/monthly transport ticket or pay for your petrol or someone who empties your rubbish bins bin at home or in work – do you ask them their name?  Most people working in retail shops or customer services areas have name badges – do you use their name to say thank you or just hello?  Never lose that child quality within, may be staring today we can ask and use my name

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