The other day I had an epiphany… Unbelievably, it’s almost 20 years ago I started my business. But what initially triggered my thinking about becoming my own boss and what are some of my key lessons learnt from changing careers and two decades as a business owner? I had [...]
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This is a repurposed blog from the original I wrote during the last economic downturn about 'winning through redundancy' but it's arguably even more relevant than ever right now. Although the employment market is picking up, as a result of the pandemic, organisational restructuring resulting in redundancies/lay-offs are still [...]
What have you done this decade to make you feel proud? It only seems like a blink of an eye and not only have we seen the end of 2019 and the start of a new year but 2020 is also the start of a new decade. Thinking about [...]
Monday Moan Day! Now the main holiday season is almost over and it’s back to work, it begs the question; do you love or loathe Mondays? Is it Monday moan day? Does the thought of Monday fill you a sense of ‘sadness’? Is this because your weekend is over [...]
Are you holding yourself back by not ‘letting go’ of conditioned thinking? “There were two monks walking along, an older monk and a young monk. They came to a shallow river, and there was a lady there who demanded that one of them should carry her across the river. [...]
Are you living on ‘Someday Island’? For many people it’s vacation time. That time of year when you pack up and head out for a week or 2 to forget about work and enjoy yourself. It might be your annual much anticipated family holiday, a week or two just [...]
What is the Velvet Rut? If you have never heard this expression before, I'm sure you are not alone. I hadn't until one of my clients coined the phrase, several years ago. Maybe, like you, I was intrigued and sought a definition. So, let's now look at the fascinating [...]
How Would You Like a Career Based on Your Passions? Joseph Campbell (1904 – 1987) was a foremost US mythologist, writer and lecturer. He is remembered for some wonderful quotes – here are two in particular: Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there [...]
Have You Set Your Career Goals for 2020? With every new year comes new challenges, reflections from the previous year, resulting 'resolutions' that are rarely followed through and maybe a number of key questions about what the future holds. So, how happy are you in your job or career? [...]
What Are The 3 Biggest Mistakes People Make Before Sending Out Their CV? So, the time has come when you either need to look for a new job, due to redundancy or you decide the time is right for a fresh challenge or a change of career. What is [...]