Archive for August, 2011

How to get stuff done in extreme situations.

 Part of series on Techniques for Motivating Other People the way you want, without manipulating others or being devious…. Honest.  For more motivation tips and tricks see the “Stuff from the Other Half” category Right, we’ve already established that patience is our key weapon, carrots are nearly always better than sticks and that nagging is counterproductive […]






How to get a new timber front door.

Part of series on Techniques for Motivating Other People the way you want, without manipulating others or being devious…. Honest.  For more motivation tips and tricks see the “Stuff from the Other Half” category  So, your Stuff Doer is doing sums to work out the quantities of wood needed to make your long awaited wooden sliding […]






How To GET YOUR OWN WAY

Or how to live with someone who does lots of stuff (rarely finishing much) and how to use it to your advantage.
Now I live with someone who does a lot of stuff. He does this stuff very well but he does so much of it that he is easily distracted by some other stuff that he is doing. This is how I push things in the direction I’m after…











The holiday cottage. Pipe dream or feasible reality?

Getting something off the GOALS list and in to realality. Taking the chance to tick something of the list when the opportunity comes up. Buying a Holiday home / property for a holiday letting business.











Wendy’s Ramblings on Property and being a Landlord

Or how we became initially accidental Landlords Nearly 17 years ago I moved in with my other half. We had another child and though we had three bedrooms the house was a little top heavy, so with two young children and a dog, living space was in short supply. My mum was living across the […]






The OTHER HALF of Doing Stuff

What’s it like living with someone who does lots of stuff.   WE ARE ABOUT TO FIND OUT… My “Other Half” has started writing and it’s a bit scary, she is not one for holding back. Although she has said there are some methods of subtle manipulation that she can’t divulge. For what is about to […]