I set my alarm clock for 5.30 this morning – not something I do lightly as I have a toddler who wakes up at 6am every day.  I did it so that I could go along to a breakfast meeting with some like minded people who run their own companies.  Instead of feeling that there are difficult times ahead, it felt like being in a room full of people bravely floating their own small boats, and it reminded me to focus on the small stuff.   So next time life feels overwhelming, and the multi-tasking involved in being a working parent starts to spiral out of control, I am going to take a deep breath, build a small boat, and head to the beach with my son to float it.  Simple really.