“By adopting alternative approaches to your business, you and your company will survive to innovate another day.” Seth Godin.
The stories I write are based on real WorkLife challenges, obstacles and successes. In some stories, I share my own experiences, and with permission, stories of people I’ve worked with, whose names have been changed to protect their anonymity. Other persons and companies portrayed in the stories are not based on real people or entities.
Therein lies my case that speculatively approaching organisations for work is important. It can help you get onto their radar to be considered for a position when a role becomes available. And so, yes, speculative job approaches do actually work.
Andrea Camilleri began writing Detective Fiction in his late sixties. There is much of his truth, beliefs and values in the books.
I get a greater sense of the real or true story from different perspectives. That’s enlightening and helps develop my power of self-awareness and observation.
“What you do doesn’t depend on you – it depends on the other fellow.” Sanford Meisner
This misquoted, misinterpreted and misunderstood myth came back into my mind recently, because of how many studies and stories continue to be taken out of context, and how so many facts are not being checked, causing them to be misreported, resulting in misleading people.
What is it you find yourself doing when you’re completely engrossed and the time just passes by and you have to remind yourself to stop to eat and before you know it the morning has turned into evening and you can still continue with what you’re doing into the night?
We had to rule things in or out; or if they fell into the maybe category we had to find a way of understanding why this WorkLife choice may or may not work and then rule it in or out. And so the process continued.
Aisling was already planning her next quarterly personal off-site, and until then she had her Joie De Vivre List of Places To Go, People To Be With, and Things To Do, to work (and play) through, to help her live her life to the full in the short-term, in the knowledge that these actions would help her, in time, to achieve her long-term dreams and aspirations.