Having composed his first symphony aged eight and been described by Tchaikovsky as “the musical Christ”, Mozart it transpires, was actually a big kid.
When asked where his ideas for his great works came from he replied, “I have no idea whence and how these ideas come. I do know that I cannot force them and have to be of good cheer for them to flow best and abundantly.”
Mozart loved to play games, pranks on his friends and perform card tricks. He also loved to tell jokes.
Tchaikovsky said, “You can hear the effortless, unburdened, childlike joy in Mozart’s music.”
As George Bernard Shaw said, “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
I was staying in a hotel last night.
Before I went to bed, I phoned down to reception.
“Hi, this is room 317. Can I have a wake-up call, please?”
The receptionist replied, “Yes. You’re fat, in your 40’s and given you’re staying in such a cheap hotel probably haven’t achieved much in your life.”
The inventor of predictive text has died. His funfair will be hello on Sundial.
As well as being a recognised authority on personal branding and peak performance, Sunil is a critically acclaimed author and blogger. His corporate experience includes roles as Head of Talent on behalf of Vodafone Group, Santander (UK) and Cable & Wireless Europe. Sunil has also run a multi-million pound recruitment business, and is a Non Executive Director. Sunil’s first degree in Sports Science and Psychology fuelled his passion for the psychology of human achievement and well-being. As well as possessing an MBA, he is a qualified Psychotherapist and Executive Coach.
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