All I must do now was to stay sound and good in my head until morning when I would start to work again.
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.
That was a new and fine thing that I knew little about. It came to be a big part of our lives later.
‘Memory is hunger.’ Hadley Richardson. For me, this line gives a sense of longing for the good experiences of the past to return, and a sense of realising the importance of creating new experiences, and that they don’t have to cost a lot of money. Experiences are the thing that bring richness and privilege to our lives. I needed to be reminded of that.
Poetry goes further than connecting with your voice because it connects your head to your heart. It’s a unique and dynamic way of getting back to the vocal pathway of instinctive expression through simple, practical actions that can empower you with the ability to communicate in a way that resonates with your audience.
This was the only true sad time in Paris because it was unnatural. You expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and the branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintry light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen.
Arnold’s position in the company meant he had responsibility for managing this restructuring, and for delivering the bad news to the people who were losing their jobs. This was causing him a lot of pain and anxiety. He knew all of these people individually. He knew their backgrounds and their circumstances; and he knew how bad the job market within their industry was, and how difficult it would be for people to get a new job.
In the midst of times of uncertainty and disruption, powerful shifts are going to come about, and people are going to make big changes. You may not have the clarity on what you could, should, would do, if you only knew what that was, and that’s OK. Focus instead on how you could, should, would think about making decisions when the time is right for you.
Samantha and Josh were both relieved and excited to have been given the opportunity again. They agreed to be their own and each other’s biggest critics and champions, to hold themselves to the highest standards. To work to come up with new ideas to challenge their excellence.
I applied my learning by doing approach to life by taking on work at each step of my learning journey and applying the knowledge I was gaining to do good work.