"The best drink of the day is just before the first one."
"The best drink of the day is just before the first one" was a reflection of James Bond in Fleming's last work, "The Man with the Golden Gun."
Which leads me to a quick thought for the day.
When it comes to government relations, it can be hard to get in front of Ministers. So make it count when you do.
Prepare. Enjoy the preparation. Master your key messages, your answers to difficult questions. Leave nothing to chance.
Allow yourself to enjoy the buzz of expectation and feeling of success in advance; it is a great feeling which in itself can drive you to great things.