A. Just do it (oh, hang on, I think someone else might have used that...)
A. Consistency, a sense of humour and being willing to laugh at all my jokes
A. "I don't know - what do YOU think?"
A. Writing a novel and having it published in the current climate (sorry kids - I guess you were expecting a mention here...)
A. Getting off the plane somewhere I've never been before, experiencing that thrill of the total unknown