Issue 122 December 2016

Time to take a deep breath …

B2B Editor12 December 2016

Time to take a deep breath …

Merry Christmas to you all. Now is the time to slow down and take a deep breath. Ok, all together now. 1 2 3 in … and 1 2 3 4 5 6 out. That felt good right. Yep, it did. So why don’t we take the time during the year to stop and smell the roses. To take the deep breathes and to appreciate the fortunate lives that we have? Maybe it’s because we are always trying to achieve something, rather than live in the here and now. We are always working towards that sale, or finish line or completion date … or magazine deadline. And we are always wanting that car, house, job that is slightly better than the one we have. Funny, for a group of people that live in the top one per cent of the most fortunate people in the world. Yep we don’t have much to worry about – yet we seem to stress out most of our waking hours. I think we have a lot to learn from cultures that live in the here-and-now. From people that can appreciate what they have and the people that they have around them. I find it interesting on my travels to other countries in our region, that people that have so little can have so much and that we are prepared to pay so much to try and have a little of what these people take for granted every day. Things like good weather and clear water, fresh fruit and wild birds and fish. Maybe there is a lot to be said for slowing down, for appreciating the things that we have and for sharing our time our time and resources with others. So, now is the time to make New Year’s Resolutions. Mine is to see value in the people and life that I currently have. Ok, one more time with feeling 1 2 3 in … and 1 2 3 4 5 6 out.

Finally, thank you to everyone associated with B2B Magazine. My wife Liz and daughter Alexandria. My good friends, you know who you are – and especially Kasra and Termeh who make the complicated, and deadline driven, business of magazine publishing, a breeze.

Tim Benson, Publisher
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