Be Grateful to the Naysayers Allow Them to Motivate You When They Something Can’t Be Done

When You’re Following Your Dream, Believe in What’s Possible, and Know if Anyone Can, You Can “Opening a bookstore when everyone buys their books from Amazon is a crazy idea, and in a small town, that’s soon to be by-passed when that new road opens, makes it not only a crazy idea, but a stupidContinue reading “Be Grateful to the Naysayers Allow Them to Motivate You When They Something Can’t Be Done”

I Knew I Was Having an Identity Crisis When I Realised I Had Become Two Different People

It Took a Milestone Birthday, and a Charming and Funny Memoir to Bring About This Realisation, and With It a Turning Point in Sally’s Life Sally had lost herself in the process of years of keeping her work and her life outside of work separate. She had somehow become two different people. The world wasn’tContinue reading “I Knew I Was Having an Identity Crisis When I Realised I Had Become Two Different People”

Acts of Kindness and Generosity, Transformations, Pivots and the Domino Effect

Acts of Kindness and Generosity in Times of Crisis Are Transformational, Not Just for You as the Agent, but Also for Everyone Around You Acts of kindness and generosity in times of crisis are transformational, not just for you as the agent, but also for everyone around you. Because they can cause the domino effect,Continue reading “Acts of Kindness and Generosity, Transformations, Pivots and the Domino Effect”

What’s Standing In The Way Of Your Happy Ever After?

Sam’s Driver’s Licence Expired, so Did Her Longtime Relationship, and Now Her Job Had Too It dawned on Sam that everything has an expiration date, as she closed the door for the last time to the apartment she had shared with her boyfriend Karl. The lease had also expired. It was time for Sam toContinue reading “What’s Standing In The Way Of Your Happy Ever After?”

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”

Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You

The Hardest Workers Always Get Rewarded. By “Rewarded” I Mean Both Financially and in Terms of Responsibility Photo by Burak K on Pexels The hardest workers always get rewarded. By “rewarded” I mean both financially and in terms of responsibility. Those were Elaine’s opening words at her university’s annual alumni day. But let’s hear Elaine’s fullContinue reading “Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You”

Build It And They Will Come, Do A Great Job Building It And They’ll Stand In Line To Get In.

“Life Isn’t About Finding Yourself. Life Is About Creating Yourself” George Bernard Shaw Photo by Marcos Araujo from Pexels Build It And They Will Come, Do A Great Job Building It And They’ll Stand In Line To Get In … are people’s stories of how they carved out a WorkLife that was rewarding, fulfilling and meaningful, how theyContinue reading “Build It And They Will Come, Do A Great Job Building It And They’ll Stand In Line To Get In.”

It Was The Worst Of Times And Then It Got Even Worse, But It Did In Time Get Better

Is It Ever Too Late Or Too Difficult For Your Next Work Life Chapter? Photo by Lachlan Ross from Pexels One year ago I wrote this: We’re living in very difficult times right now, with countries throughout the world introducing the toughest measures affecting how we go about our daily lives, ever seen in peacetime. We’re anxiousContinue reading “It Was The Worst Of Times And Then It Got Even Worse, But It Did In Time Get Better”

The Objectification of People

These Women Are Too This, Too That, Too the Other. Those Men Can’t Wear Those Clothes, They Need to Look a Lot Smarter Photo by Sora Shimazaki from Pexels I sometimes get asked to take part in focus groups, to be part of a discussion where I give my opinion on products or services, where IContinue reading “The Objectification of People”