TV today has a raft of programmes all built around the same theme – all of us have too many possessions and these shows encourage you to let go of at least 50% of what you own with the promise that you’ll enjoy the remaining 50% far more.

Recently I found myself with an opportunity to go in the other direction – to take over and grow a collection started by someone else. The temptation was great – to be the owner of such a collection, even for a short time, offered a powerful ‘feel good’ incentive.

After one, self-indulgent, moment I resisted, having reached a very important milestone. I had learnt ‘how much is enough’, and now I’m applying that same lesson to many other areas of my life.

I’m not sure I will transform my life in seven days but trust me, I’ll get there!