How an Afternoon of Happiness Moved Aisling on From a Place of Being Stuck in Her Thinking to a Place Where Inspired Thoughts Came Flooding Through

And the Words Flowed Onto the Page – An Important Happening as Aisling Is a Writer

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Aisling had locked herself away from the world – she had to, she had a book to finish and a deadline to finish writing it.

Staring at the empty page on her screen, she just couldn’t find the story idea she needed for the chapter on Happiness. You see, as a writer and a WorkLife Learning Practitioner, Aisling creates resources to help people manage their own learning and their wellbeing – stories, case studies, books, e-learning programmes, tips, techniques and tactics. She writes stories based on real-life situations of people’s struggles and successes in their WorkLife. She shares the exercises that helped them navigate through these situations, which she presents as assignments for people to adopt and adapt to their situation. 

But today, Aisling was stuck. The idea she needed to tell a story about a struggle with happiness just wasn’t coming to her. And without the idea, the words she needed to fill the page weren’t about to flow anytime soon. 

And so, Aisling continued to stare at the blank screen of her laptop. 

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Every week I write three stories about a topic relevant to helping people live their WorkLife in the best way for them. The topics primarily focus on soft skills. I think soft skills are as important as hard skills in being our best. I believe that soft skills are the unsung heroes that drive fulfilled WorkLives.

The stories I bring you are created from questions and answers drawn from WorkLife lessons. What I’m trying to do is to highlight different solutions, to provide you with a pathway so that even if a particular story doesn’t apply to you, you understand there is a path to follow. 

Whatever you want to do, there is a path to it, and once you understand those steps, it becomes much more intuitive, and hopefully, it motivates you to do what you need to do at each step of your WorkLife journey. Because that’s what you need most, the motivation to take that next step. The motivation to follow your WorkLife path.

Two of these three stories are available to everyone. They are free and always will be. I publish them every Thursday and Friday.

The third story is available to members only. The membership cost is £3.00 p.m. I publish this additional story every Wednesday – so members get four/five additional stories p.m. These stories are not better. They’re just extra.

This approach allows me to honour my Purpose: To help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, purpose, passion and pride, by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes and resources that are accessible to everyone. 

If you find my work helpful, please consider subscribing to my member’s publication.

As an independent writer and WorkLife practitioner, I love to create resources to help people manage their learning as they strive to live their best WorkLife. Your contribution allows me to do that and is really appreciated.

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 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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