Don’t Settle: 

Thought for today:  “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t […]

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Get Out Of Your Head

The bigger your decision, the more difficult it is to make: I don’t know if this applies to you, but, I identified a long time ago, that whilst my gut was telling me one thing, my head was usually telling me the opposite. Being fairly intelligent and well educated is rarely any asset in this […]

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Do Your Best

That’s all we can ever do actually. No point in engaging with the self-flagellation that comes from comparing or berating, and believe me when I say that even (or especially?), the most senior of professionals indulge in this precisely because they have such high expectations of themselves …. It might be a huge presentation you […]

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Suck It And See:

This world is placing great emphasis is on being ‘ the being’ and not ‘the doing’. Sometimes however doing the exact opposite by taking action can be the best way to quit getting stuck in ‘the thinking’.  We live in a society that has become overly sedentary and cerebral. We believe we can sit and […]

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Bizarre Blog Alert

  Walking along with a colleague this morning, when her 6 month old became bored and aggravated, I handed her my keys to play with as they had caught her eye. Immediately my companion shrieked with laughter, exclaiming ‘you have an even bigger set of keys than me!!!!’ Looking at the small person holding them […]

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Honouring The Quiet Voices

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. WB Yeats If your career feels frustrating or even dire to you right now, maybe pause, hear what your quiet ‘inside’ voice whispers, and honour it in the smallest of ways. You will feel more whole for doing so. Explore […]

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Secure Enough to Receive Feedback?  

The observer-part of me witnesses a behaviour by me, that does not serve me. On a ‘bad’ day, I can react to feedback, however well intentioned, very badly!  Ever had that defensive, prickly, spikey feeling when a comment is made about something you have done? Well that’s the mix of fear and the accompanying adrenaline […]

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Do You learn from your mistakes?

I think it generally relies on how much of a shock or a bruise I have received the first time that dictates how fast I learn from my mistakes. Literally, if the definition of insanity is:  “doing the same thing again and again and expecting a different outcome”, then I was definitely guilty of such […]

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You’ve just gotta suck it up!

Really? Is this how you feel about your professional world? Is this good enough for you?  Exploring the career territory with a Colleague, she had come to the conclusion that, as she couldn’t find out what exactly was wrong with her Job, perhaps she was ‘just the kind of person who doesn’t like working’ and […]

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Deadlines

I don’t know about you but I used to read that word and my heart would sink. The very phrase contains the word ‘dead’ for goodness sakes and somehow it held the death of all inspiration. A deadline was just someone else wanting something more from me at a time that suited them. So that […]

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