Your WorkLife Your Way Book and Workbook 90% off Sale

DAY 24: CHAPTER 24 OVERVIEW: IT TAKES COURAGE TO BE VULNERABLE

Your WorkLife Your Way: Make Your WorkLife Work For You

The 90% off sale of Your WorkLife Your Way: Make Your WorkLife Work For You  (the book and workbook) runs from the 12th of December 2021 to the 7th of January 2022. That’s 27 days to acknowledge the 27 chapters in the book. Each day I’ll give you a brief insight into the Chapter Of The Day to allow you to know how this can be helpful to you in making your WorkLife work for you.

Develop Your WorkLife Story

As you work through each chapter, you will be working through your WorkLife. You will discover and rediscover what is unique about you. You will be telling your story as only you can.

DAY 24: CHAPTER 24 OVERVIEW: IT TAKES COURAGE TO BE VULNERABLE

We live in a vulnerable world, and one of the ways we deal with our own vulnerability is to numb it – grief, shame, doubt, anxiety, fear, sadness, disappointment, loneliness, the list goes on. We do not want to feel these, so we numb them. The thing is we cannot numb these hard feelings without numbing the other affects, our emotions. We can not selectively numb because in doing so, we also numb joy, gratitude, happiness, and then we are unhappy because we feel vulnerable.

Vulnerability is something to be treasured, not hidden from. Embrace your vulnerability, what makes you vulnerable, makes you beautiful.

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YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY is designed to help you Make Your WorkLife Work For You. 

Here’s an overview of the book and workbook:

YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY: MAKE YOUR WORKLIFE WORK FOR YOU

Throughout this book, you will explore your imagination, you will go deep within yourself by asking yourself insightful questions, and you will give yourself continuous feedback. You will write short stories – the stories of your WorkLife chapters.

It’s been said that the need for humans to tell stories is one of the most profound manifestations of the human spirit. I hope this book will inspire you to tell your unique stories to reveal your profundity. 

Your daily short stories are a stepping stone to your WorkLIfe novel.

Each chapter includes the following sections:

STORY

You will learn through people’s inspiring stories about their WorkLife experiences and situations – struggles and successes, and how they navigated through these to live their best WorkLives.

FEEDBACK

You will learn the importance of giving effective feedback to yourself because feedback is the greatest enabler to live your best WorkLife.

QUESTIONS

You will learn to ask better and more insightful questions of yourself. These questions hold the key to the answers that will take you to where you want to go.

ASSIGNMENTS

You will learn to develop your story from your WorkLife experiences in a way that’s unique to you.

INTENTION

My intention is to empower you through inspiring stories and practical guidance. To help you manage your WorkLife learning, development and growth, in a way that’s best for you.

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Here’s a link to Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) in my Shopify Store. Just enter Discount Code: 144Y3V3GM6CR at checkout to get your 90% discount.

The book is reduced from £19.99 to £2.00.

Here’s a link to Your WorkLife Your Way (the workbook) in my Shopify Store. Just enter the Discount Code: 144Y3V3GM6CR at checkout to get your 90% discount.

The printable workbook complements Your WorkLife Your Way (The Book). It has plenty of space for you to take notes as you work through the assignments in the book.

The workbook is reduced from £9.99 to £1.

Please note your email address is the required Contact information to enable the e-books to be emailed to you. Your download will be available immediately in the Shopify store, and you will also receive an email with download links for your digital purchases. 

Please also note Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) is a standalone book. You don’t need the accompanying Workbook to work through the assignments as they’re all featured in the book.

The idea behind the Workbook is that you have a separate place to work on your assignments should you want this. Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) is prerequisite reading for the Workbook. 

Creatives Need to Be Valued and Fairly Compensated for Their Work

The Business Impact of Creativity Has Long Since Proved Its Worth. That Needs to Be Recognised and Rewarded

A Case Study: Juliet’s Story:

Juliet resigned from her job as a features writer at a tabloid newspaper.

Why? There were a few reasons. The most pressing being, she didn’t feel valued. She felt her work was undervalued and under-compensated. She was expected to work crazy hours for very low pay and to be thankful for it. She had been with the company for three years, and despite having written compelling story after compelling story, she was still expected to prove herself. She was continuously being told she was only as good as her next story.

The final straw was when Juliet was asked to help recruit the next group of freelancers. She was instructed to ask each of them to write three stories:

  1. A news story;
  2. An investigative feature;
  3. A human interest story.  

Writing the stories was part of the interview process, and Juliet was OK with that. What she wasn’t OK with was knowing that if they were offered a position, they’d take the job on a wing and prayer, and these would be the first of the stories they would be expected to pitch for free, then hope they’d get paid for their work. 

Juliet realised in that moment that her company would never change. They would never truly value creatives and pay them fairly. She could no longer be part of a company that behaved in this way and she resigned.

She didn’t want to find herself in a similar situation again, and so, as she figured out what she would do next, she reflected on her experience by thinking through her values.

The warning bells had been there from the outset, but she had ignored them.

Why? Because she desperately wanted to move from the sleepy village where she had grown up to the vibrancy of city life in London. 

Experiencing life in a city such as London, was in fact, one of Juliet’s values. As with many great cities of the world, she loved that it was a melting pot of different cultures, and these were the stories that Juliet wanted to tell.

Juliet had bought into the job description that her ability to research and process new facts and information would be valued and nurtured. She valued challenging people’s thinking. But the reality was she had never been able to go as deep and wide on the topics she had covered. This was despite being promised time and time again that her learning, growth and development in this area would be supported—an important value for Juliet that had been dishonoured.

Juliet had a passion for storytelling and an ability to create compelling narrative by capturing moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world. This is what she valued most about her chosen WorkLife, and this is what she believed her purpose to be. But her on the job experience fell far short on this. 

Reflecting on her experience by thinking through her values, Juliet realised none of her values had been honoured – while she had experienced the vibrancy and cultural aspects of London city life, she hadn’t been given the opportunity to write the stories of the people she yearned to write about. So that value, too, had fallen short of living up to her wants and needs.

And now she found herself in a situation where she had to move out of London and go back home, because, without work, she couldn’t pay her rent. That one small part of her values that she had been able to honour, she could no longer do.

Moving back home meant she could live rent-free while she continued to ponder what she could do next. She still didn’t know what this was. All she knew was that she didn’t want to go from the frying pan into the fire, which is what she was concerned would happen if she were to take the traditional approach of applying for jobs within her industry. She believed there had to be another way, and she was determined to explore and discover what that could be.

Wanting to keep her hand in with her writing and wanting to earn some income, she started sharing her stories on online platforms for writers – she started her own blog, she shared this on platforms which included: Medium, Substack, Patreon, and Buy Me A Coffee. She shared some stories for free, and she started a paid publication for subscribers on platforms that allowed and supported this. She got immediate traction which built steadily over a matter of weeks.

Within a short space of time, Juliet was earning more than she had made in her job at the newspaper.

Revisiting her values once again, Juliet considered if these were now being honoured in the new WorkLife or way of working that she had accidentally carved out for herself.

  • Creative work being valued and fair compensated: Absolutely yes.
  • Experiencing the vibrancy and cultural aspects of city life: Not at this moment, however, she was now in a position where she could afford to move back to London, which is what Juliet planned to do.
  • Challenging people’s thinking: Absolutely yes
  • Continuous learning, growth and development: That was a yes too. Juliet had learnt so much within a matter of weeks.
  • Compelling storytelling that captures moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world: Another absolute yes.

Epilogue

What amazed Juliet most about her own story was how when she took a step back to first consider her WorkLife situation to date in line with her values, and then how when figuring out what to do next, her actions led her to turn her WorkLife around in the most profound of ways, by honouring her values so easily and effortlessly and within such a short space of time. Juliet hadn’t consciously given a lot of thought to the actions she had taken, other than wanting to keep her hand in writing and wanting to earn money. Now she realised that subconsciously perhaps, her values had, in fact, guided her, and this simple exercise of checking in with her values had brought about a profound resolution to her WorkLife situation.

Juliet was, in fact, blown away by this, and she vowed to check in with her values regularly as she began the next chapter of her WorkLife story as an independent features writer. 

To read the next chapter of Juliet’s WorkLife, tap here: The Creative Freelancer Who Came in From the Cold.

WorkLife Values Assignment

The purpose of the following assignment is to help you think about your fundamental values. This greater awareness is valuable for when you consider what type of job role, sector and work environment will suit you best, along with what is important to you in your life outside of work that you need to consider. 

Following is a list of subject headings. Look through it and choose between four and eight headings that matter the most to you. Add more headings to the blank boxes if you wish. Then under each heading, write a short description to express the meaning it holds for you.

For example, Juliet’s most important values, which helped guide her through the WorkLife situation she found herself in and in her decision making since then, are:

  • Creative work being valued and fairly compensated: I want to work in a space where I can expect the value of my work as a creative, rewarded by fair compensation;
  • Experiencing the vibrancy and cultural aspects of city life: I want to write the stories of the optimism and resilience of the real people that shape the cities of our world;
  • Challenging people’s thinking: I want to share more facts and research to challenge how people process information;
  • Continuous learning, growth and development: I always want to strive to be the best journalist through exceptional writing and interviewing skills honed by experience;
  • Compelling storytelling that captures moments, meaning and magic to make sense of the world: I want to add context beyond the basic lines by writing interesting stories that readers will enjoy.
AdventureAutonomy Beauty ChallengesCity Life
CompassionCompetitionCommunication Confidence Courage 
Create Creativity EducationEnvironmentEquality 
Excitement FairnessFaithFamilyFinding Solutions
FriendsHappinessHarmony HealthHelping Others
Helping SocietyHonestyHopeIndependence Influence
InspirationIntegrityJoyKindnessLearning
LoveMaking a Difference MoneyOpenness Passion
PatiencePeacePeoplePersonal DevelopmentPersonal Growth
Professional DevelopmentProfessional GrowthPerseveration Problem SolvingPurpose
RecognitionResilienceRespectSecuritySerenity
StrengthStorytellingSuccessSurvivalTaking Risks
TechnologyTrustVarietyWellbeingWork

It is important to note that some values may carry more weight or importance than others, and may be deal-breakers. For example, in Juliet’s case, being part of the recruitment process of freelance writers and knowing their work would not be valued and fairly compensated was her deal-breaker and her wake-up call that it was time to walk away from a situation that wasn’t about to change. In the short term, this led her to leave London and to leave one of her values behind. Juliet recognised that while she had no control over her value of her creative work being valued and fairly compensated if she remained with the company, she did have control over her value of experiencing the vibrancy and cultural aspects of city life. Even if that meant stepping away in the short term, she knew she would find her way back.

Develop a Practice of Continuous Self-Feedback 

Now that you have awakened or re-awakened your self-awareness to what is most important to you, it is good practice to check in with yourself to ensure you strive to live your WorkLife true to your values. Journaling is an excellent way to do this. Writing in a journal is a way to record the raw thoughts and observations you have during the day. Consider it a short daily investment in yourself.

Develop a Practice of Insightful Self-Questioning 

Begin by simply asking yourself: 

Did I live my WorkLife today true to my values?

If Yes, what was great about this?

If No, Why Not? 

What do I need to do differently/what needs to change to allow me to remain true to my values?

Words of Wisdom

While things do not always change on a daily, weekly, monthly or even a yearly basis, this simple practice of regularly checking in with yourself by posing these questions demands that you stay in tune with your values.

If you found this post helpful, you may also like to take a look at The School Of WorkLife books, which are designed to help you fine-tune your learning, development and growth in the areas that are most important to you.

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Your WorkLife Your Way Book and Workbook 90% off Sale

DAY 23: CHAPTER 23 OVERVIEW: LET CURIOSITY BE YOUR DRIVING FORCE 

Your WorkLife Your Way: Make Your WorkLife Work For You

The 90% off sale of Your WorkLife Your Way: Make Your WorkLife Work For You  (the book and workbook) runs from the 12th of December 2021 to the 7th of January 2022. That’s 27 days to acknowledge the 27 chapters in the book. Each day I’ll give you a brief insight into the Chapter Of The Day to allow you to know how this can be helpful to you in making your WorkLife work for you.

Develop Your WorkLife Story

As you work through each chapter, you will be working through your WorkLife. You will discover and rediscover what is unique about you. You will be telling your story as only you can.

DAY 23: CHAPTER 23 OVERVIEW: LET CURIOSITY BE YOUR DRIVING FORCE

Curiosity is something that we are born with. As children we are amazed by and question everything. We are sponges of information and learn at an incredible rate. As we navigate through our WorkLife, curiosity is often the first point of our learning process, stimulating the flow of ideas. Exploratory questioning that builds our attention around what has piqued our interest is a wonderful tool for unlocking hidden potential in ourselves and the world around us. 

Let curiosity be your guide to a more fulfilling WorkLife through a deep and personal connection to the adventures and wonders of the world around you. Be inspired and challenged in pursuit of your next WorkLife chapters.

Crossroads Assignment

When you are at a crossroads in your WorkLife use these core questions as your guiding stars. Ask yourself:

What am I curious about at this moment?

What am I excited to learn next?

How will this allow me to do good – what difference will it allow me to make in the world?

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YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY is designed to help you Make Your WorkLife Work For You. 

Here’s an overview of the book and workbook:

YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY: MAKE YOUR WORKLIFE WORK FOR YOU

Throughout this book, you will explore your imagination, you will go deep within yourself by asking yourself insightful questions, and you will give yourself continuous feedback. You will write short stories – the stories of your WorkLife chapters.

It’s been said that the need for humans to tell stories is one of the most profound manifestations of the human spirit. I hope this book will inspire you to tell your unique stories to reveal your profundity. 

Your daily short stories are a stepping stone to your WorkLIfe novel.

Each chapter includes the following sections:

STORY

You will learn through people’s inspiring stories about their WorkLife experiences and situations – struggles and successes, and how they navigated through these to live their best WorkLives.

FEEDBACK

You will learn the importance of giving effective feedback to yourself because feedback is the greatest enabler to live your best WorkLife.

QUESTIONS

You will learn to ask better and more insightful questions of yourself. These questions hold the key to the answers that will take you to where you want to go.

ASSIGNMENTS

You will learn to develop your story from your WorkLife experiences in a way that’s unique to you.

INTENTION

My intention is to empower you through inspiring stories and practical guidance. To help you manage your WorkLife learning, development and growth, in a way that’s best for you.

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Here’s a link to Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) in my Shopify Store. Just enter Discount Code: 144Y3V3GM6CR at checkout to get your 90% discount.

The book is reduced from £19.99 to £2.00.

Here’s a link to Your WorkLife Your Way (the workbook) in my Shopify Store. Just enter the Discount Code: 144Y3V3GM6CR at checkout to get your 90% discount.

The printable workbook complements Your WorkLife Your Way (The Book). It has plenty of space for you to take notes as you work through the assignments in the book.

The workbook is reduced from £9.99 to £1.

Please note your email address is the required Contact information to enable the e-books to be emailed to you. Your download will be available immediately in the Shopify store, and you will also receive an email with download links for your digital purchases. 

Please also note Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) is a standalone book. You don’t need the accompanying Workbook to work through the assignments as they’re all featured in the book.

The idea behind the Workbook is that you have a separate place to work on your assignments should you want this. Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) is prerequisite reading for the Workbook. 

Your WorkLife Your Way Book and Workbook 90% off Sale

DAY 22: CHAPTER 22 OVERVIEW: OVERCOMING YOUR FEAR TO LIVE YOUR WORKLIFE WITH COURAGE

Your WorkLife Your Way: Make Your WorkLife Work For You

The 90% off sale of Your WorkLife Your Way: Make Your WorkLife Work For You  (the book and workbook) runs from the 12th of December 2021 to the 7th of January 2022. That’s 27 days to acknowledge the 27 chapters in the book. Each day I’ll give you a brief insight into the Chapter Of The Day to allow you to know how this can be helpful to you in making your WorkLife work for you.

Develop Your WorkLife Story

As you work through each chapter, you will be working through your WorkLife. You will discover and rediscover what is unique about you. You will be telling your story as only you can.

DAY 22: CHAPTER 22 OVERVIEW: OVERCOMING YOUR FEAR TO LIVE YOUR WORKLIFE WITH COURAGE

Living your best WorkLife is about choice. It is about having courage to make changes. It is about taking a step back and asking why is this not working for you, and exploring why you are unhappy in your WorkLife. It involves taking a hard look at yourself and recognising the sources of pleasure in your life and the sources of frustration.

The moral of the stories in this chapter is that to overcome your fear and achieve a goal that is important to you, you need courage to take that first step without guarantee of safety and security. You have to put yourself in a vulnerable position to take that step. To mitigate risk you can take small steps to test and prove your concept. Trusting your intuition, instincts and vision requires a belief that it is possible. Try to live in a moment of courage and take that first step to see beyond what is in front of you.

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YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY is designed to help you Make Your WorkLife Work For You. 

Here’s an overview of the book and workbook:

YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY: MAKE YOUR WORKLIFE WORK FOR YOU

Throughout this book, you will explore your imagination, you will go deep within yourself by asking yourself insightful questions, and you will give yourself continuous feedback. You will write short stories – the stories of your WorkLife chapters.

It’s been said that the need for humans to tell stories is one of the most profound manifestations of the human spirit. I hope this book will inspire you to tell your unique stories to reveal your profundity. 

Your daily short stories are a stepping stone to your WorkLIfe novel.

Each chapter includes the following sections:

STORY

You will learn through people’s inspiring stories about their WorkLife experiences and situations – struggles and successes, and how they navigated through these to live their best WorkLives.

FEEDBACK

You will learn the importance of giving effective feedback to yourself because feedback is the greatest enabler to live your best WorkLife.

QUESTIONS

You will learn to ask better and more insightful questions of yourself. These questions hold the key to the answers that will take you to where you want to go.

ASSIGNMENTS

You will learn to develop your story from your WorkLife experiences in a way that’s unique to you.

INTENTION

My intention is to empower you through inspiring stories and practical guidance. To help you manage your WorkLife learning, development and growth, in a way that’s best for you.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Here’s a link to Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) in my Shopify Store. Just enter Discount Code: 144Y3V3GM6CR at checkout to get your 90% discount.

The book is reduced from £19.99 to £2.00.

Here’s a link to Your WorkLife Your Way (the workbook) in my Shopify Store. Just enter the Discount Code: 144Y3V3GM6CR at checkout to get your 90% discount.

The printable workbook complements Your WorkLife Your Way (The Book). It has plenty of space for you to take notes as you work through the assignments in the book.

The workbook is reduced from £9.99 to £1.

Please note your email address is the required Contact information to enable the e-books to be emailed to you. Your download will be available immediately in the Shopify store, and you will also receive an email with download links for your digital purchases. 

Please also note Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) is a standalone book. You don’t need the accompanying Workbook to work through the assignments as they’re all featured in the book.

The idea behind the Workbook is that you have a separate place to work on your assignments should you want this. Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) is prerequisite reading for the Workbook. 

Write a Short Letter to Yourself From the Perspective of “Future You” Assignment

Your Objective: To Fall Passionately in Love With the Person You Are Describing in Your Letter.  

When creating learning resources that help people self-manage their WorkLife development and growth, I love connecting the arts to learning.

I love learning through and from the arts and artists – performing, visual and literary. 

Over the years, I’ve collaborated with artists to create learning programmes.

I also love learning the power of storytelling through all art forms.

And I love sharing what I’ve learnt as I continue to focus on creating learning resources.

Today, I want to share an assignment I discovered in the book: The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander.

In the book, Benjamin Zander, a conductor, composer, music director, arranger and teacher of Musical Interpretation, tells the story about when teaching a course he decided to award an “A” to every student right from the beginning.

He did, however, have a specific requirement for the students. They had to write a letter to him from the future, explaining why they deserved the perfect grade.

In his words: 

In writing their letters, I say to them, they are to place themselves in the future, looking back, and to report on all the insights they’ve acquired and milestones they attained during the year as if those accomplishments were already in the past. Everything must be written in the past tense. Phrases such as “I hope,” I intend,” or “I will” must not appear.


The students may, if they wish, mention specific goals reached or competitions won. “But,” I tell them, “I am especially interested in the person you will become by the time you send the letter.”

I am interested in the attitudes, feelings, and worldview of that person who will have done all she wished to do or become everything he wanted to be. I tell them I want them to fall passionately in love with the person they are describing in the letter.

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And so, your assignment for today, the first day of a new year, should you choose to accept it, is to:

Write a Short Letter to Yourself From the Perspective of “Future You” Assignment

Remember your objective is to:

Fall Passionately in Love With the Person You Are Describing in Your Letter.  

I’m going to write a short letter to myself focused on each of the areas of my WorkLife that are important to me – my work itself, and my life outside of work, to include: family and friends, health and happiness, travel and adventure.

You might like to do the same, or you may like to focus on one area for now.

Whatever you choose, I wish you Happy Writing, a Happy WorkLife and a Happy New Year. May all your dreams and aspirations come true. 

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If you found this post helpful, you may also like to take a look at The School Of WorkLife books, which are designed to help you fine-tune your learning, development and growth in the areas that are most important to you.

Carmel

Your WorkLife Your Way Book and Workbook 90% off Sale

DAY 21: CHAPTER 21 OVERVIEW: RESPECT AND TRUST YOURSELF 

Your WorkLife Your Way: Make Your WorkLife Work For You

The 90% off sale of Your WorkLife Your Way: Make Your WorkLife Work For You  (the book and workbook) runs from the 12th of December 2021 to the 7th of January 2022. That’s 27 days to acknowledge the 27 chapters in the book. Each day I’ll give you a brief insight into the Chapter Of The Day to allow you to know how this can be helpful to you in making your WorkLife work for you.

Develop Your WorkLife Story

As you work through each chapter, you will be working through your WorkLife. You will discover and rediscover what is unique about you. You will be telling your story as only you can.

DAY 21: CHAPTER 21 OVERVIEW: RESPECT AND TRUST YOURSELF

I have always believed that respect is the greatest gift you can give to another human being, and to yourself.

The moral of the story in this chapter is that when your WorkLife is out of sync with who you are as a person it can cause you to lose the self-respect that comes with having pride, confidence and trust in yourself – that sense that you are behaving with honour and dignity. Taking a step back, making time for the simple everyday things that will support you in appreciating what you value in you WorkLife. The things that matter the most to you, that allow you to be a force for good. This will help you find the next step to reshape your life, to make sure these things are really aligned with what you really care about. 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY is designed to help you Make Your WorkLife Work For You. 

Here’s an overview of the book and workbook:

YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY: MAKE YOUR WORKLIFE WORK FOR YOU

Throughout this book, you will explore your imagination, you will go deep within yourself by asking yourself insightful questions, and you will give yourself continuous feedback. You will write short stories – the stories of your WorkLife chapters.

It’s been said that the need for humans to tell stories is one of the most profound manifestations of the human spirit. I hope this book will inspire you to tell your unique stories to reveal your profundity. 

Your daily short stories are a stepping stone to your WorkLIfe novel.

Each chapter includes the following sections:

STORY

You will learn through people’s inspiring stories about their WorkLife experiences and situations – struggles and successes, and how they navigated through these to live their best WorkLives.

FEEDBACK

You will learn the importance of giving effective feedback to yourself because feedback is the greatest enabler to live your best WorkLife.

QUESTIONS

You will learn to ask better and more insightful questions of yourself. These questions hold the key to the answers that will take you to where you want to go.

ASSIGNMENTS

You will learn to develop your story from your WorkLife experiences in a way that’s unique to you.

INTENTION

My intention is to empower you through inspiring stories and practical guidance. To help you manage your WorkLife learning, development and growth, in a way that’s best for you.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Here’s a link to Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) in my Shopify Store. Just enter Discount Code: 144Y3V3GM6CR at checkout to get your 90% discount.

The book is reduced from £19.99 to £2.00.

Here’s a link to Your WorkLife Your Way (the workbook) in my Shopify Store. Just enter the Discount Code: 144Y3V3GM6CR at checkout to get your 90% discount.

The printable workbook complements Your WorkLife Your Way (The Book). It has plenty of space for you to take notes as you work through the assignments in the book.

The workbook is reduced from £9.99 to £1.

Please note your email address is the required Contact information to enable the e-books to be emailed to you. Your download will be available immediately in the Shopify store, and you will also receive an email with download links for your digital purchases. 

Please also note Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) is a standalone book. You don’t need the accompanying Workbook to work through the assignments as they’re all featured in the book.

The idea behind the Workbook is that you have a separate place to work on your assignments should you want this. Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) is prerequisite reading for the Workbook. 

Your WorkLife Your Way Book and Workbook 90% off Sale

DAY 20: CHAPTER 20 OVERVIEW: TIME FOR A LITTLE (OR A LOT) OF SELF-ANALYSIS: THE POWER OF APOLOGY AND THE POWER OF SPEAKING UP

Your WorkLife Your Way: Make Your WorkLife Work For You

The 90% off sale of Your WorkLife Your Way: Make Your WorkLife Work For You  (the book and workbook) runs from the 12th of December 2021 to the 7th of January 2022. That’s 27 days to acknowledge the 27 chapters in the book. Each day I’ll give you a brief insight into the Chapter Of The Day to allow you to know how this can be helpful to you in making your WorkLife work for you.

Develop Your WorkLife Story

As you work through each chapter, you will be working through your WorkLife. You will discover and rediscover what is unique about you. You will be telling your story as only you can.

DAY 20: CHAPTER 20 OVERVIEW: TIME FOR A LITTLE (OR A LOT) OF SELF-ANALYSIS: THE POWER OF APOLOGY AND THE POWER OF SPEAKING UP

We can all do or say things that we later come to regret, an in the moment reaction that can leave us and other people feeling anywhere from slightly uncomfortable to totally destroyed. What we do next to be able to move forward will determine how the story ends. 

An apology forces us to take responsibility for our mistakes, to act with humility, sincerity and integrity. It goes to the heart of our relationships. It has the power to change our WorkLife, and the WorkLives of the people around us. 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY is designed to help you Make Your WorkLife Work For You. 

Here’s an overview of the book and workbook:

YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY: MAKE YOUR WORKLIFE WORK FOR YOU

Throughout this book, you will explore your imagination, you will go deep within yourself by asking yourself insightful questions, and you will give yourself continuous feedback. You will write short stories – the stories of your WorkLife chapters.

It’s been said that the need for humans to tell stories is one of the most profound manifestations of the human spirit. I hope this book will inspire you to tell your unique stories to reveal your profundity. 

Your daily short stories are a stepping stone to your WorkLIfe novel.

Each chapter includes the following sections:

STORY

You will learn through people’s inspiring stories about their WorkLife experiences and situations – struggles and successes, and how they navigated through these to live their best WorkLives.

FEEDBACK

You will learn the importance of giving effective feedback to yourself because feedback is the greatest enabler to live your best WorkLife.

QUESTIONS

You will learn to ask better and more insightful questions of yourself. These questions hold the key to the answers that will take you to where you want to go.

ASSIGNMENTS

You will learn to develop your story from your WorkLife experiences in a way that’s unique to you.

INTENTION

My intention is to empower you through inspiring stories and practical guidance. To help you manage your WorkLife learning, development and growth, in a way that’s best for you.

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Here’s a link to Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) in my Shopify Store. Just enter Discount Code: 144Y3V3GM6CR at checkout to get your 90% discount.

The book is reduced from £19.99 to £2.00.

Here’s a link to Your WorkLife Your Way (the workbook) in my Shopify Store. Just enter the Discount Code: 144Y3V3GM6CR at checkout to get your 90% discount.

The printable workbook complements Your WorkLife Your Way (The Book). It has plenty of space for you to take notes as you work through the assignments in the book.

The workbook is reduced from £9.99 to £1.

Please note your email address is the required Contact information to enable the e-books to be emailed to you. Your download will be available immediately in the Shopify store, and you will also receive an email with download links for your digital purchases. 

Please also note Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) is a standalone book. You don’t need the accompanying Workbook to work through the assignments as they’re all featured in the book.

The idea behind the Workbook is that you have a separate place to work on your assignments should you want this. Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) is prerequisite reading for the Workbook. 

New Years Eve Tales

Stories of Acts of Kindness that Led to a Community of Caring and Connectivity

A New Year is almost here

A new life chapter about to begin

A time to raise a glass and cheer

Shared stories that warm our hearts within

Stories of simple acts of kindness

That showed people really cared

Acts that took away the loneliness

At a time when people were feeling scared

New Year’s Eve Tales: Stories of Acts of Kindness That Led to Building a Community of Caring and Connectivity

It was the lull before the New Year’s Eve celebrations would begin. Together with the rest of the team, Aisling had spent the afternoon preparing the warehouse for a night of partying and fireworks. As they sat around the table, they each raised a glass in celebration of the friendships that had come about in response to coming together to help rebuild their community, following the impact of the pandemic on people’s lives and the community businesses. They each started to share their story of how they had been connected through acts of kindness.

Aisling began by telling how an act of kindness by Lulu had connected them. Living alone in a studio flat, in a house that didn’t have a garden or outdoor space of any kind, throughout the lockdown Aisling made it a priority to visit a nearby garden at the end of each afternoon, and sit and read awhile. The garden was located in the grounds of a churchyard, and Aisling always navigated towards a bench that nestled in the shade of a grove of trees. Most days Lulu would arrive and sit on the other end of the same bench. They began to acknowledge each other, first with a nod and a smile, then a greeting, followed by a longer exchange, and onto a conversation. One day the conversation led to lockdown birthdays, when Aisling shared that she had a birthday coming up in a few days’ time. When Lulu asked what she would miss most in her lockdown birthday, Aisling shared how she had lost her closest friend, Norma, at the end of the previous year, and how she would miss seeing her arrive to spend time together, as they did on their respective birthdays. Norma would always call out to Aisling as she arrived, smiling and waving, arms full of flowers, because she knew how much Aisling loved having fresh flowers in her home.

Aisling thought no more about the conversation, until her birthday, when sitting on her favourite park bench she heard her name being called, and looking up she saw Lulu smiling and waving, her arms full of flowers. Aisling said she was blown away by both Lulu’s act of kindness, and the beauty of the flowers Lulu had arranged.

Lulu shared how she believed flowers had saved her life. She’d had lots of ups and downs in her life. Growing up with strict parents, she’d run away from home in her teens, she’d lived in a squat before becoming homeless and at times had slept rough. She’d neglected her health and as a result developed chronic fatigue. Her friend, Adam, offered her a room in his home to recover and convalesce. Adam worked as a cleaner at the local hospital, and everyday he’d arrive home with flowers — flowers that patients had left behind when they’d left the hospital, flowers that had a few more days of life in them.

With the little energy she had, Lulu began to arrange the flowers in her room. She did so in an amazingly beautiful way, and it soon became apparent that she had a wonderful flair with flowers. In a matter of days her room had become a sanctuary, and this is where Lulu believed flowers had saved her life. She felt that the few days of life remaining in each new daily bunch of flowers that Adam brought had, gave her more strength and as a result restored her life. She felt flowers had deep inner-healing properties. Gradually Lulu regained more strength, but her chronic fatigue never fully left her, and she had to be mindful in taking care of herself, particularly around keeping hydrated, because dehydration would bring about dizziness and cause her to feel faint.

As she went about her daily WorkLife, she would always make time for people she knew to be homeless. She had been there herself, and without knowing people’s individual stories, Lulu could relate to their circumstances. She got to know Charlie who sold the Big Issue outside her local underground station, she bought a copy from him every week. In between times, she always had a kind word for him, would buy him a sandwich or a drink, or whatever she could do to help.

Then one day as Lulu was walking past Charlie, she collapsed. Because of Covid-19, she’d been avoiding public transport, and was walking everywhere instead. It was a sweltering hot day, and she’d become dehydrated because she hadn’t drunk enough water, causing her to feel dizzy, and then to faint. Charlie came running towards her, and before she lost consciousness she remembered him grabbing her bag, then running away. Lulu’s bag had been robbed before, and she remembered thinking, oh no, Charlie, please not my bag, it’s got my life in it. But she didn’t have the energy to talk or react. The next thing she remembered on gaining consciousness, was seeing Charlie together with a police officer and a couple of medical people who were standing over her. Charlie held out a big bottle of water to her, and then handed her back her bag. He had run to the supermarket and bought her a bottle of water. Along the way he had stopped to tell a police officer what had happened, and he had asked him to call an ambulance. He had taken her bag, because he knew she had her life in it, and was afraid someone would rob her when he left her alone. Lulu said Charlie’s quick thinking and act of kindness had helped save her, and had also restored her belief that there were really good people in the world.

Charlie shared how he had become homeless. An investment banker, he had lost his job a couple of years earlier. He had been living a life outside of his means and had incurred significant debt, partly due to his extravagant lifestyle and partly due to his addiction to gambling. He had hid all of this both at work and at home from his wife, but when his debtors caught up with him, his home, car and everything he owned was repossessed. Because he worked in banking, his employers were notified because of the credit checks they randomly carried out on all employees, and as a result he lost his job. His wife had wanted to stand by him, but he said the shame he felt had led him to a downward spiral of constant drinking, which in turn had caused him to push her away. Over time, with the help of Big Issue, Charlie was slowly beginning to rebuild his life.

Then when Covid-19 struck, Charlie was forced to leave his pitch. He was accommodated in a local hotel, which had opened its doors to both frontline workers and rough sleepers. He had access to health support, daily welfare and food deliveries. Gary, who was in charge of the food deliveries and managed all of the volunteers, asked Charlie if he could help out. Gary demonstrated to Charlie what he needed to do, which was to pack each of the lunch bags, ready for the volunteers delivering to pick up. He in effect gave Charlie responsibility and then trusted him to do it. Gary also asked Charlie to add anyone he knew who would benefit from a nutritious lunch to their list of deliveries. Charlie mentioned a few of the men who slept at the hotel, who he met every afternoon at the churchyard garden, and asked if he could bring them their lunch at the end of his shift. Gary said yes. Having been shown such kindness, and then been given the gift of trust, made Charlie feel like a human being again. It had been a long time since he felt that. It had been a long time since someone had shown trust in him.

Gary told the story of how he had become involved in the food deliveries and managing the volunteers. As owner of a local restaurant, they closed their doors at the beginning of the pandemic, but very quickly reopened them. At first the team began to prepare lunch packs for staff at the local hospital. Very quickly they came to realise that they could do a lot more. As a local business owner, Gary knew his fellow business owners, in particular the hotel owners and managers who were opening their doors to both key workers and homeless people. Gary suggested he and his team prepare and drop off lunch packs at the hotels each day, to be distributed among those staying, and that was how that got underway. He then became aware of people living in the community who were self-isolating, who would also benefit from a healthy lunch. There was more demand than he and his team could meet, so he approached fellow restaurant owners to join in and help out. They were more than happy to do so, and to meet the growing demand of deliveries, Gary began to recruit more volunteers to help pack and deliver.

One day as Gary was driving past the churchyard gardens, he dropped Charlie off with the lunch packs for his friends. On noticing there were tennis courts within the gardens, Gary parked up and got out to walk around and explore. Tennis was a passion Gary shared with his wife, Catherine, who had passed away five years earlier. Grief-stricken Gary had thrown himself into his restaurant, leaving no time for anything but work. As Gary approached the courts a familiar voice called out to him. It was Marco, the manager at one of the hotels Gary was working with on the lunch packs distribution. Tennis being one of the initial games people were allowed to play during lockdown, Marco suggested they meet to play. Gary declined, saying he was too busy. But Marco wasn’t one to give up, so he booked a court anyway, turned up at Gary’s restaurant the next day, with rackets in hand, and wouldn’t leave until Gary went upstairs to his apartment, put on his sportswear and came with him. Marco also didn’t stop at one game. He signed them both up as doubles partners to play in the summer tournament about to begin, turning up ahead of each game to pick him up, so Gary couldn’t cancel or back out. When he lost Catherine, he had cut everything and everybody out of his life, throwing himself into his restaurant and his work, and then when the pandemic hit, and he could no longer do that, he threw himself into the lunch initiative and helping others. He also needed help, but he would never have asked for it. He knew that Marco knew that, and while he wasn’t explicit in saying he was doing this to help Gary, that was exactly what he was doing. Gary shared that Marco’s insistence and persistence, and not giving up on him, was the act of kindness he needed.

Born in Milan, Marco had moved to London seven years earlier. Having studied hotel management in Italy, after five years of working at a leading hotel chain in London, two years earlier he had become manager at the boutique hotel he was currently with in Shoreditch. He enjoyed living and working in Shoreditch, and life was good.

Then at the beginning of the pandemic, he lost both of his grandparents. They were in their eighties, and were among the thousands of Italy’s relatively older population that succumbed to the virus before people realised what was happening. Marco loved his grandparents dearly. He was saddened and shocked, he hadn’t had time to say goodbye to them, and then the Italian government introduced lockdown, which meant Marco couldn’t travel home to attend their funerals. Actually, none of his family could, not even those living close by, because funerals were banned in Italy, robbing his family of the chance to say a final goodbye. His family felt that the pandemic had killed twice, first his grandparents were isolated from those they loved before they died, then it didn’t allow anyone to get closure.

Marco looked on with the rest of the world in shock as the number of deaths grew day on day in Italy. Nobody had thought this could happen in Europe, but of course a few weeks later, and the UK was seeing the same numbers. Feeling helpless, Marco had thrown himself into his work, then when the hotel faced closure because of the pandemic, he immediately opened it up to both frontline workers and rough sleepers. He had to keep busy, and helping other people was the only way he knew how. Throughout this time he ran every day. It was another thing that allowed him to cope, and then as soon as the government announced people could pay tennis, he went along to book a court. He wanted and needed something else, something that was interactive, that was away from work. Seeing Gary at the court, he immediately saw in him what he was experiencing himself: a loneliness, which is why he insisted and persisted and didn’t give up on him.

It was a few months later when Marco met Giulia. When he hadn’t a tennis game, he had taken to coming and sitting in the garden alone with his thoughts. Giulia, recognising he was Italian, on greeting, sat next to him to drink her coffee, and began to chat. In her seventies, she had been isolating and was just coming out of lockdown. She had felt quite lonely, having not been able to see her children and grandchildren, even though they lived close by. She was counting the days until they could meet again. Giulia asked Marco about his family, and he opened up to her about having lost his grandparents, and the pain he had felt. Being Italian, Giulia understood more deeply than perhaps even Marco’s closest friends did. All of his friends had been really supportive, but there was something about Italians, Italian families and Italian funerals that only Italian people really understood.

Giulia, sitting quietly just listening, gave Marco the space to talk, to really talk and to open up and to share everything he had been bottling up inside of him. And then he began to cry. He began to release the deep sadness he had been carrying around. And it felt good. As they left the garden together, Giulia asked if they could stay in touch, maybe have a coffee together some time. She said it would help with her from feeling so lonely. Marco knew this was true, and he also knew she was doing this not only for her own loneliness but for his loneliness too. Marco said Giulia’s act of kindness in giving him the space he needed to open up about his grandparents, and to release the deep sadness he had been holding inside of him, and then caring enough not to leave him alone with his loneliness was what he needed, even though he didn’t admit to needing it.

Giulia had found self-isolating hard, not being able to see her children and grandchildren was really hard. She found the days long and lonely. Although she walked every day, it was lonely, she was alone. London was a lonely place, and Shoreditch felt particularly lonely. Being in her seventies, she felt invisible. On her daily walks nobody ever acknowledged or engaged with her. She missed her family so much, she missed being around people who saw her, and who took time to talk to her. She would prolong her walks by stopping in the church garden, and sit and just people watch. Nobody ever engaged with her. Once again she felt invisible, she felt lonely, but at least it meant less time home alone. Even though people didn’t talk to her, she was among people.

Then one day as she was finishing her walk and heading towards the church garden, she came across a cafe that was selling takeout coffee. Joining the queue, the woman next to her turned and smiled and said hello. It was the first time in weeks Giulia had interacted with anyone. Giulia ordered her coffee and the woman said, “let me get that”, and she paid for it. She then introduced herself. Her name was Aisling. They chatted a little more and discovered they both lived in Shoreditch. As they walked together towards the church garden, Aisling mentioned she visited there most afternoons, but today she needed to get home to finish something she was working on. Giulia said she hoped they’d meet again for a coffee, and Aisling said she’d like that.

It was Aisling smiling and talking to Giulia that prompted Giulia to smile and talk to Marco. The simple but profound ripple effect of a smile. Giulia said Aisling’s act of kindness in first turning and smiling at her, then talking to her, and then buying her coffee, made her feel visible again; and discovering they both lived in Shoreditch made her feel a little less lonely. She said these simple acts had a really profound impact on her.

And those were their stories of how they had been connected through acts of kindness. This connectiveness developed into friendships as they came together to build a community of caring and connectivity in a place that wasn’t known for caring and connectivity.

Epilogue

The group had formed a book club. The reasons were two-fold:

  • For social interaction and connectivity, coming together over a shared interest of reading;
  • To apply learning from literature to everyday work and life

Each of them took turns to suggest a book. They still had a little time before people would arrive for the New Year’s Eve party, and so they took a few moments to discuss the:

Book Wisdom

They had taken from The Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallwey, which Gary had suggested reading.

Gary said he suggested the book because tennis had helped him rebuild his life, and that because the tennis courts were connected to the churchyard garden, which was the connection they all shared, that there seemed to him to be importance in that too. Because their connectivity had brought them together with a purpose of rebuilding the lives of people and businesses in their community. He went on to share what he believed were:

Words of Wisdom

On The Inner Game of Tennis: “It is much more than an approach to tennis: it is a whole philosophy of life.” Maurice Yaffe, Psychology Today.

Aisling said because of her work in helping people learn, develop and grow in their WorkLife, she had always been fascinated how people’s inner talk, their inner voices led to them sabotaging themselves. And that she thought Gallwey’s search for practical ways to overcome mental obstacles that prevent maximum performance was really interesting.

Charlie said he recognised the game he was playing in his own mind, against its own bad habits. He spoke about how Gary showing trust in him to get on with the work that was needed in getting the lunch packs ready had given him back confidence in himself, which he had lost. The book allowed him to recognise that his lack of confidence was an elusive opponent, and that he had other elusive opponents, such as low self-esteem. He said he was using this self-awareness together with asking himself questions from the book, for example: How good can I get? Then reflecting on that, and through self-feedback, which in effect are new voices in his head, to use this to guide him in knowing the answer. He said he was learning that he can get good at things, and for now that was good enough.

Lulu said the elusive opponents also resonated with her. She recognised hers to be nervousness, self-doubt and lapses of concentration. She knew the importance of maintaining good health and well-being, and in particular ensuring she was always hydrated, because that helped with her concentration. She spoke about how the work she’d been involved in with the community was helping her self-doubt. She had never felt she had anything to offer in her WorkLife. She didn’t consider herself to have any skills. But the demand for her flower arranging in the community workplaces and at events was disproving her self-doubt, and working with flowers was alleviating her nervousness. Her belief that flowers had deep inner healing properties was being reinforced.

Giulia said the book served to reinforce for her what she had learnt from her first interactions with Aisling and Marco, and that was she needed to let go of self-judgements. She had judged herself to be invisible because of her age, she had judged London and in particular Shoreditch to be a lonely place, but she recognised she had in fact contributed to that invisibility and loneliness because she herself hadn’t interacted with people. She said the ripple effect of a simple smile remains one of the most profound things she had taken from everything that had happened in the last year, and that the learning she had taken from the book had reinforced that.

Marco recognised that almost every human activity involves both the outer and inner games talked about in the book. He recognised there are always external obstacles between us and our external goals, whether we are seeking to spend time with those we love, but our work demands too much of our time to allow that, or we’re struck by a pandemic that we hadn’t seen coming. And the inner obstacles are always there too: regret for not visiting his grandparents more often was causing difficulties for him from within. He recognised he had to let go of judging himself, in the knowledge that he had his grandparents for a long time and they’d shared wonderful times together. With this same knowledge he knew he would never again allow work demands to stop him from spending time with those he loved.

Aisling shared what she believed was:

Sage Wisdom

That there is a need to ask different questions to get to new places. Questions to help people see themselves in a new light, to tell their story, to help them pivot.

She suggested as a group that this is something they could take away from this book club meeting, and from the stories they had shared of how they had been connected through acts of kindness. Something they could each ponder on, and from the self-feedback that came from that, they could share their thoughts when they next met. She suggested they could do this by way of beginning to think about how they can use the discoveries they’re making about themselves, together with the wisdom they’re gaining from the books they’re reading and the stories they’re sharing, that will help them to help their community. That ripple effect that Giulia spoke about of connecting, whether that’s through a smile, a kind word, a conversation or the sharing of learning, experiences, knowledge and stories.

Today’s featured book is: The Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallwey

This story has been adapted from chapter 13: Draw Upon Turning Points to Create the Next Chapter of Your WorkLife Story, from my book: Your WorkLife Your Way.

WorkLife Book Wisdom Stories:

The intention of the stories I share is to inspire you through people’s stories of their WorkLife experiences. Through these stories, you will learn about people’s dreams and ambitions, along with the challenges, obstacles, failures and successes they encountered along the road of their WorkLife journey. And how they used the power of book wisdom to help them find the inspiration and guidance to navigate their path to live their WorkLife with passion, purpose and pride.

My hope is that these book wisdom stories will help you throughout the chapters of your WorkLife Story.

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

Your WorkLife Your Way Book and Workbook 90% off Sale

DAY 19: CHAPTER 19 OVERVIEW: REJECTION RECOVERY RESILIENCE

Your WorkLife Your Way: Make Your WorkLife Work For You

The 90% off sale of Your WorkLife Your Way: Make Your WorkLife Work For You  (the book and workbook) runs from the 12th of December 2021 to the 7th of January 2022. That’s 27 days to acknowledge the 27 chapters in the book. Each day I’ll give you a brief insight into the Chapter Of The Day to allow you to know how this can be helpful to you in making your WorkLife work for you.

Develop Your WorkLife Story

As you work through each chapter, you will be working through your WorkLife. You will discover and rediscover what is unique about you. You will be telling your story as only you can.

DAY 19: CHAPTER 19 OVERVIEW: REJECTION RECOVERY RESILIENCE 

The world has always been a challenging place, and perhaps now more than ever, as people try to cope with fast paced and unpredictable change. Times of uncertainty bring about difficult times, and oftentimes limited resources, leading to rejections.

Resilience is the quality that will help you survive. Building resilience involves developing and maintaining habits of thinking and doing, which help you not just to survive in difficult times, but to come through the adversity knowing yourself better, and being wiser and more focussed on what is most important to you. 

This gives you to ability to recover, to bounce back from tough times and to display tenacity. 

In this chapter I share stories from the world of performing arts to demonstrate how three actors used the Three P’s, Persistence, Passion and Purpose, to survive rejection, build resilience in allowing them recover, and to push through their WorkLife obstacles. 

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YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY is designed to help you Make Your WorkLife Work For You. 

Here’s an overview of the book and workbook:

YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY: MAKE YOUR WORKLIFE WORK FOR YOU

Throughout this book, you will explore your imagination, you will go deep within yourself by asking yourself insightful questions, and you will give yourself continuous feedback. You will write short stories – the stories of your WorkLife chapters.

It’s been said that the need for humans to tell stories is one of the most profound manifestations of the human spirit. I hope this book will inspire you to tell your unique stories to reveal your profundity. 

Your daily short stories are a stepping stone to your WorkLIfe novel.

Each chapter includes the following sections:

STORY

You will learn through people’s inspiring stories about their WorkLife experiences and situations – struggles and successes, and how they navigated through these to live their best WorkLives.

FEEDBACK

You will learn the importance of giving effective feedback to yourself because feedback is the greatest enabler to live your best WorkLife.

QUESTIONS

You will learn to ask better and more insightful questions of yourself. These questions hold the key to the answers that will take you to where you want to go.

ASSIGNMENTS

You will learn to develop your story from your WorkLife experiences in a way that’s unique to you.

INTENTION

My intention is to empower you through inspiring stories and practical guidance. To help you manage your WorkLife learning, development and growth, in a way that’s best for you.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Here’s a link to Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) in my Shopify Store. Just enter Discount Code: 144Y3V3GM6CR at checkout to get your 90% discount.

The book is reduced from £19.99 to £2.00.

Here’s a link to Your WorkLife Your Way (the workbook) in my Shopify Store. Just enter the Discount Code: 144Y3V3GM6CR at checkout to get your 90% discount.

The printable workbook complements Your WorkLife Your Way (The Book). It has plenty of space for you to take notes as you work through the assignments in the book.

The workbook is reduced from £9.99 to £1.

Please note your email address is the required Contact information to enable the e-books to be emailed to you. Your download will be available immediately in the Shopify store, and you will also receive an email with download links for your digital purchases. 

Please also note Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) is a standalone book. You don’t need the accompanying Workbook to work through the assignments as they’re all featured in the book.

The idea behind the Workbook is that you have a separate place to work on your assignments should you want this. Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) is prerequisite reading for the Workbook. 

Your WorkLife Your Way Book and Workbook 90% off Sale

DAY 18: CHAPTER 18 OVERVIEW: INVENTING AND REINVENTING YOURSELF 

Your WorkLife Your Way: Make Your WorkLife Work For You

The 90% off sale of Your WorkLife Your Way: Make Your WorkLife Work For You  (the book and workbook) runs from the 12th of December 2021 to the 7th of January 2022. That’s 27 days to acknowledge the 27 chapters in the book. Each day I’ll give you a brief insight into the Chapter Of The Day to allow you to know how this can be helpful to you in making your WorkLife work for you.

Develop Your WorkLife Story

As you work through each chapter, you will be working through your WorkLife. You will discover and rediscover what is unique about you. You will be telling your story as only you can.

DAY 18: CHAPTER 18 OVERVIEW: INVENTING AND REINVENTING YOURSELF

In a world where things are always changing, there will be a time when your WorkLife circumstances change, or you change. You will reach points where you will want and need to think about who you are and where you are at in your WorkLife, and then figure out whether or not it is time for a refresh, or a total change in direction.

Inventing or reinventing yourself while challenging is absolutely possible. I demonstrate this through the stories I share in this chapter. The moral of these stories is that you need to take a truthful approach to your reinvention, both as a reality check for yourself, and also in allowing people, companies and customers to recognise your potential – personal or business. Through the stories you will learn the importance of being upfront about your shortfalls for the role, sector or business, while also projecting a confidence in yourself in being able to deliver on the job or in the business. 

……………………………………………………………………………………………………….

YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY is designed to help you Make Your WorkLife Work For You. 

Here’s an overview of the book and workbook:

YOUR WORKLIFE YOUR WAY: MAKE YOUR WORKLIFE WORK FOR YOU

Throughout this book, you will explore your imagination, you will go deep within yourself by asking yourself insightful questions, and you will give yourself continuous feedback. You will write short stories – the stories of your WorkLife chapters.

It’s been said that the need for humans to tell stories is one of the most profound manifestations of the human spirit. I hope this book will inspire you to tell your unique stories to reveal your profundity. 

Your daily short stories are a stepping stone to your WorkLIfe novel.

Each chapter includes the following sections:

STORY

You will learn through people’s inspiring stories about their WorkLife experiences and situations – struggles and successes, and how they navigated through these to live their best WorkLives.

FEEDBACK

You will learn the importance of giving effective feedback to yourself because feedback is the greatest enabler to live your best WorkLife.

QUESTIONS

You will learn to ask better and more insightful questions of yourself. These questions hold the key to the answers that will take you to where you want to go.

ASSIGNMENTS

You will learn to develop your story from your WorkLife experiences in a way that’s unique to you.

INTENTION

My intention is to empower you through inspiring stories and practical guidance. To help you manage your WorkLife learning, development and growth, in a way that’s best for you.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Here’s a link to Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) in my Shopify Store. Just enter Discount Code: 144Y3V3GM6CR at checkout to get your 90% discount.

The book is reduced from £19.99 to £2.00.

Here’s a link to https://school-of-worklife.myshopify.com/products/your-worklife-your-way-the-workbook Your WorkLife Your Way (the workbook) in my Shopify Store. Just enter the Discount Code: 144Y3V3GM6CR at checkout to get your 90% discount.

The printable workbook complements Your WorkLife Your Way (The Book). It has plenty of space for you to take notes as you work through the assignments in the book.

The workbook is reduced from £9.99 to £1.

Please note your email address is the required Contact information to enable the e-books to be emailed to you. Your download will be available immediately in the Shopify store, and you will also receive an email with download links for your digital purchases. 

Please also note Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) is a standalone book. You don’t need the accompanying Workbook to work through the assignments as they’re all featured in the book.

The idea behind the Workbook is that you have a separate place to work on your assignments should you want this. Your WorkLife Your Way (the book) is prerequisite reading for the Workbook.