Taking Care of Your WorkLife Wellbeing

Maureen Was Already Feeling the Pressure of Her Need to Stay Socially Connected 24/7, When Her Husband, Robert, Was Diagnosed With Cancer Taking Care of Your WorkLife Wellbeing is part of a series of people’s WorkLife health stories. Stories of how the stresses of both work and life impacted their wellbeing. Stories of how people needed toContinue reading “Taking Care of Your WorkLife Wellbeing”

7% Of Meaning Is Communicated Through Spoken Word 38% Through Tone of Voice 55% Through Body Language

A Myth Misquoted Misinterpreted and Misunderstood: The 7% Rule: Fact, Fiction or Fallacy? A Myth Misquoted Misinterpreted and Misunderstood: The 7% Rule Fact, Fiction or Fallacy? is part of a series of stories of when studies or stories were taken out of context, stories of when facts were not checked causing them to be misreported, resulting inContinue reading “7% Of Meaning Is Communicated Through Spoken Word 38% Through Tone of Voice 55% Through Body Language”

Creating a WorkLife You Love That Fulfils Your Wants and Needs

What do Westminster, A Village Hall and Knitting Classes Have in Common? What do Westminster, A Village Hall and Knitting Classes have in common? Is part of a series of stories about how people created a WorkLife that fulfilled their wants and needs at their different WorkLife stages. Stories about how people got creative and inventiveContinue reading “Creating a WorkLife You Love That Fulfils Your Wants and Needs”

Red Velvet: A Story Both Triumphant and Tragic

Origin Stories That Matter. Stories: Some Forgotten or Never Told Before, Of People’s Amazing Achievements in Difficult Times and Difficult Situations. Red Velvet tells the true story of African-American actor Ira Aldridge (1807–67). The playwright (and actor) Lolita Chakrabarti brings this fascinating story to vivid life and her husband Adrian Lester plays the part of Aldridge.Continue reading “Red Velvet: A Story Both Triumphant and Tragic”

Identity and Work, The Subtlety of Persuasion and The Importance of Being Present

Making Sense of the World We Live In Through a Film Review and the Arts Two Days One Night (2014) is a film about Sandra (played by Marion Cotillard), a young Belgian mother, who discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convinceContinue reading “Identity and Work, The Subtlety of Persuasion and The Importance of Being Present”

4 Powerful Steps to Help You Communicate Your Big Picture and Grassroots Story

Become a collector of stories. Other people’s and your own. This will help you find, develop and tell the right story at the right time in all WorkLife situations.

Feedback the Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly

Feedback Can Build You up or Knock You Down. It Has the Power to Reconstruct or Destroy Your Work-Life at All Stages I was listening to Scott Budnick on the podcast Big Questions with Cal Fussman. He shared the story of the feedback he’d received at the end of his summer law internship. This is theContinue reading “Feedback the Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly”

Reciprocity: The Irish and The Chocktaws: A Story Spanning 173 Years That Connects our Tribes

Stories of How Acts of Kindness, Solidarity and Wanting to Make a Difference Stories Connected People Through Humanity “To everyone who wants to create a world where not a single person is poor”.Muhammad Yunus The Irish and The Chocktaws: A Story Spanning 173 Years That Connects our Tribes Across the Ocean A Case Study: NavajoContinue reading “Reciprocity: The Irish and The Chocktaws: A Story Spanning 173 Years That Connects our Tribes”

How a Side Hustle Can Supercharge Your Skill Set and Effectively Future Proof Your WorkLife

I wanted to learn how to enable people to learn and grow through self-development. That was my growth and development plan. Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels “You can’t connect the dots looking forward. You can only connect them looking backwards. You have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” Steve Jobs.Continue reading “How a Side Hustle Can Supercharge Your Skill Set and Effectively Future Proof Your WorkLife”

How A Side Hustle Saved My WorkLife And My Well-Being

Three Years Ago, I Was Feeling the Burnout From Working the Long Hours Required As Founder of a Start-up … Photo by Mo from Pexels Three years ago, I was feeling the burnout from working the long hours required as founder of a start-up … those were Saoirse’s opening words as guest-speaker on WorkLife Well-Being at her university’sContinue reading “How A Side Hustle Saved My WorkLife And My Well-Being”