Do you remember in school where your Teacher asked to write your news after a holiday or half-term? It was a bit like the content you put in your thank-you letters between 'thank-you for my present...' and an update on the weather. ...well, that's pretty much how mine used to work. Hopefully I said something … Continue reading Weather and News this week
During Lock-down I have really waded in on a 'side-hustle' type of project I started a few months ago. I thought I would share some details, give some thanks and say a few words about its success. If you have a side-project, great to hear about it and keep going! Launch it, get it over … Continue reading Side projects success
It's pretty inevitable - the post about how you're doing during Lockdown. What have you been able to do more of? What are you missing? What will you continue to do after the world opens up again? So - let's keep it short and not too reflective... Biggest challenges? For me, being at home with … Continue reading The Inevitable lockdown post
I recently twisted my ankle badly. Well - I actually did it very well, not badly - it's been sprained (technical term) for about eight weeks. I've not had many serious physical injuries, so it's made me think about what I've learned during my recovery so far. Here are some thoughts and reflections. Rest As … Continue reading Injury and lessons in resilience
I've recently visited a number of offices where dogs are allowed in the office. It's a growing trend to have animals at work. They add some fun, a good conversation point and perhaps have a soothing effect on employees. It's great to see employers taking a more relaxed stance to their work environment. I'm guessing … Continue reading Dogs in the office
Sometimes in life and your career you are at Kings-cross station and all you can see is platforms Nine and Ten. Prescribed choices are limited and maybe none of them look like the way you want to proceed. Yet, you know inside that what you really want is something else. It's not an obvious choice … Continue reading Platform nine and three quarters
Several influential people (I have a collection of good ones, who I like to spend time with) have recently mentioned Tim Ferris. So, I did a little research... Tim Ferris is the author of 'The Four hour working week" - a noteworthy book on productivity. He's a coach, an experimenter, a business investor, an author … Continue reading Life hacks and new perspectives
I really like learning. If I won the lottery I would blow it all on amazing courses and die very happy. Ha! 😊 OK - I'm sure I wouldn't spend all of my winnings on courses. but, wouldn't it be great to have more time to read, listen and learn more great things about the … Continue reading What can we learn about learning?
Brexit - what effect is it having on you? As an observer of human beings, have you noticed the stress and division caused by Brexit?. (I sound like an Alien. I am starting to wonder if i am one, stranded on a mad planet, ravaged by a new disease.) Anyway, I have recently witnessed a … Continue reading Beating the stress of Brexit
Learn about trauma and how career change can be traumatic but can also be positive.