An Inspiring Story Serving to Remind Us That Success Doesn’t Happen Overnight
The HubSpot Growth Show podcast is great. The stories are truly inspiring and serve to remind us that success doesn’t happen overnight.
It takes persistence, a lot of pulling ourselves back up, following a path when we don’t know if and when it’s going to happen for us while remaining true to our passion, gut instinct and purpose.
At the weekend, I saw the actress Denise Gough give what has been credited as the West End performance of the year in People Places Things. I read afterwards that in 2012 when she received the Critics’ Award for most promising newcomer, she respectively said she’d been around for 10 years.
Despite the award, she then went on to have a period of 1 year before People Places Things where she had no work. She applied for and didn’t get a cleaning job and was about to give up on her dream when it finally happened for her.
Was it a lucky break?
It was sheer Persistence, a lot of pulling herself back up, following her path and staying true to her Passion, gut instinct and Purpose.
I brought my love of performing arts to my love of creating learning programmes and resources to help people self direct their learning. This is my story: Why I Brought My Love of the Arts to My Worklife Learning Programmes and Resources. How It Helped to Have Clarity on My Worklife Purpose Became My Driving Force
School of WorkLife helps you self-direct your WorkLife learning through resources that have been created to help you to take ownership of your learning in your own space and in your own time.
What is Self Directed Learning?
Self-Directed Learning is when an individual is motivated to take the initiative and responsibility on decisions related to their own learning. It is a series of independent actions and judgements free from external control and constraint.
Resources to Help You Self-Direct Your Learning
You may find the books below from The School of WorkLife Book Series helpful in meeting your learning needs as a self directed learner. Tap the book title to see a preview of what’s inside each book.
You can view the complete collection of books here: The School of WorkLife Book Series.
Carmel O’ Reilly is a learning practitioner and writer. She creates resources to help people self-direct their WorkLife learning. These include a Collection of Books which originated from her first book, Your WorkLife Your Way and a Learn Through Reading Series of Case Studies. which originated from her latest book WorkLife Book Club.
That’s the power of writing (and reading, which is an integral part of the craft for writers). It helps you find, develop and tell the right story at the right time in all WorkLife situations – in day-to-day communication: WorkLife and feedback conversations, presentations, talks, and negotiations, at interviews, and when socialising and networking in building and maintaining good relationships. The practice of writing helps you to tell the stories that express who you are in an interesting and engaging way.