For The Love Of Milky Bars: Make Quality Choices

How many times have you said “I can’t do X, because Y won’t allow me to”? X could be absolutely anything, like volunteer, start a part-time business, take 3 weeks leave off at once, ask for the salary increase you really want, negotiate on the terms you’d rather than the other parties etc. Y could be absolutely anything, like time, money, … [Read more...]

Work: It’s not (all) about the money money money…

Working, whether unpaid volunteering or paid employment, is very rarely about just completing tasks in return for money. However most people will say it is when you ask them what they want or why they do the job they do. If you take the time to peel back the second, third and fourth layer, it's more about the certainty or security, the variety or … [Read more...]

Time Management: Developing Daily Direction At Work

  I speak to loads of people who tell me they don’t have enough time for stuff, ie time to do what they need at work, time to do what they want at home, time to focus, time chewed up in meetings, time for their families, their friends or themselves.  Sometimes I suffer too. Yes! Really! What I’ve noticed is this cry for help is generally … [Read more...]

Career Ponder: Fear

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Starting and Being Ready: One of these things is not like the other…

I've lost count of the people who have said to me "I need to do X, Y or Z before I start (insert name of thing here)" or those who have said they need  "everything in place" before they press the 'on' button for what they really want. One of my clients believed she needed extra qualifications to put up her prices (a little higher than CPI) in her … [Read more...]