“I hate ……. Christmas!”

An exasperated senior executive told me, “I f……. hate Christmas!”

Recognise this? Shocked?

His mad crazy year of busy’ness had come to a screeching halt.

Too much red wine. A busy London pub. A very unhappy man.

He explained that he felt forced into slowing right down and being the husband, father, and son his corporate life had kept him away from. Spending time doing non-things with no purpose. Driving him nuts.

“So, who is this bad guy who is doing these things to you? What ‘s his name? What does he look like? What sorts of things does he say to you?

He really didn’t like that. No happy penny-dropping moment. Not there.

But fast forward to Day 2 of a walk in the Scottish Highlands. That’s where it dropped for sure.

See next time for how a guy like this agreed to go for a walk in Scotland!

Dave Stewart

Managing Director, The Fresh Air Learning Company Ltd