WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Start Something New In Difficult Times

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is: How To Start Something New In Difficult Times

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: WorkLife Longevity Brings About a New WorkLife Chapter

John’s Story about how he developed a new WorkLife chapter at his later stage of WorkLife on discovering he had retired too early 

MONDAY

John’s WorkLife Included: Engineering in the forces; Production management in the computer industry; Design and manufacturing in the telecoms industry; Operations director in the pharmaceutical industry; consultancy work in the tobacco industry; He undertook various pieces of R&D

TUESDAY

and delivered training programmes. Then he retired and moved to France. But a few months and many gastronomic delights later John was becoming a little bored. Not one to sit on his laurels, he undertook a building-development project and soon was project managing the development

WEDNESDAY

work on properties for people back in the UK. John wanted to figure out what he wanted to do that would fit into semi-retirement – keep him mentally stimulated, but also give him the scope to do nothing if he chose to. Nothing other than developing his appreciation for fine wines 

THURSDAY

fine food and fine art, that is; oh, and learning to perfect his French and playing boules. He set out to connect with people he’d met throughout his WorkLife, just by way of catching up for a coffee or beer and having a chat about things in general. Well no sooner did he do this

FRIDAY

when an opportunity arose for him to deliver some very specialist consultancy training work, whereby he was training the consultancy firm’s consultants for this specific field-based work. He’s now established himself as the person they come to when they bring new consultants on 

SATURDAY

board. He’s also been asked to be a non-executive director supporting the development of talent with a commitment of one day a month over ten months of the year. Un coup de chance (a stroke of good luck)? Maybe a little luck; but I’ve come to learn the better we are …

SUNDAY

the luckier we become! And John is top of the game in terms of being good. So, it’s never too late to begin your next WorkLife chapter, and the wealth of your skills and experience will be of great value whether you’re joining a company or you’re starting a venture of your own

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: WorkLife Longevity Brings About a New WorkLife Chapter, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Start Something New In Difficult Times

If you enjoyed John’s story, you may also like to learn about his fuller WorkLife story and the exercises that helped him to develop his new WorkLife chapter, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Start Something New In Difficult Times 

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Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: How To Use The 5 Steps To Tell Your Unique WorkLife Story from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Turn Your Story Into A Powerful Presentation

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

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The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

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Published by Carmel O' Reilly

Carmel O’ Reilly: WorkLife Learning Practitioner & Writer Author of School Of WorkLife Books & Your WorkLife Your Way: Created to help you manage your WorkLife Learning Blogger & Podcaster: Telling people’s powerful stories about WorkLife challenges & successes Founder of www.schoolofworklife.com My guiding statement is to help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, passion, purpose and pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.

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