Giving up is often a really hard thing to do. It's hard to admit defeat and give up on a task or project that you've been working on for a while and heavily invested in it. But, is it still right for you to keep on? Or is it time to stop and move on? … Continue reading Give it up! make a healthy swap
I've recently begun the process of changing jobs again, due to the changing nature of my work at Ordnance Survey. I will, ofcourse, be sad to leave....but.... I have 5 weeks where I'm pretty much free to be at home, having worked really hard on a year of drastic transition and change, including a large … Continue reading Mind the gap! (Managing the space between jobs)
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This week we're taking a look at the upsides of #socialmedia after last week's look at the pitfalls of this increasingly prevalent channel. Social media can also be a force for good and positive action. In recent times we've seen the rise of the #metoo movement shine a light on terrible misuses of power in … Continue reading And what are the positives of Social media?
I recently had a bit of an epiphany about social media and the pitfalls of perception that come from digital personalities. Here are my thoughts. If you have an average day and nothing great happens, do you post on Facebook? If you have a bad meeting, your project gets cancelled or your interview goes badly … Continue reading What are the downsides of social media?
Just a quick post on your job around this podcast. Here are some questions to ask yourself: How can I enhance my current role? How can I shape my job, the roles around me, overstep the prescribed boundaries? AndWhatElse can I do with my skills? (current job, new job or outside of work) How can … Continue reading Job craft
Sometimes you need to re-evaluate yourself and make some different selections from life's menu. It's important to start this from a position of choice and possibilities. We all have a choice, what to do, where to work, what to subscribe to, who we spend our disposable free time with. Which books we read. Where we … Continue reading Re-eval-U-ation (time)
When I practice yoga it's interesting what I leave in my locker: My watch My phone My house keys My shoes My wedding ring All of these things are signficant in different ways. While they are all important, having an hour with no time, no digital communications, no financial stress of property ownership, no pressure … Continue reading What’s in your yoga locker?
This week I've been thinking about DEATH!! Aaggh!! Not sure why this is so shocking or unusual, it happens to all of us and all our friends and family. Maybe not good to spend all your time thinking about it, but accept its part of life. #deathhappens So my Aunty recently passed on, it was … Continue reading #DEATH and momentum
I recently needed to tackle a small but tricky DIY project in my kitchen. I have fairly low DIY skills, so I needed a way to be sure it would work before I made a mess that might be expensive to fix. As I'm reading "SPRINT" (a guide to Agile design) I decided prototyping might … Continue reading Agile away your DIY fears