Lightbulb Moments

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in careers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Lightbulb Moments

My most recent lightbulb moment happened this morning, so I thought I’d tell you about it. I talk to lots of people about their careers but I make a point of keeping a close eye on my own career too. I’ve always thought it would be crazy to spend all of my time asking other people what they want, and never to think about this for myself. [How would I ever know what other people were thinking or feeling if I shied away from the big career questions, or pretended they didn’t affect me just because I work in careers?] Last week I spoke to a group of people about their...

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Sweat

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in careers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sweat

Sweat brings opportunity your way. When you’re willing to sweat, it doesn’t matter what the person next to you is doing. In fact, you can revel in their success, their good fortune and their achievements, Because you’re doing everything you can. On every career development journey, Sweat is much more than muscle & hard work. Sweat is the hard yards, the tough breaks, the big lessons, the huge adjustments, Along with the fortitude and flexibility to deal with it all. To sweat for your career is to know you are growing, To invite change into your work & life with...

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Work

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in careers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Work

I now have a copy of Kellen Hatanaka’s Work* The book is a beautifully illustrated ABC of familiar and unfamiliar occupations. I think we need more books like Work, which I liken to the incredible Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss. Books like this put a smile on your face, but they also remind us there’s more than one way to look at work and careers. – – – – – Like Dr. Seuss before him, Kellen Hatanaka reminds us there is so much to learn. Each job, each profession, every different job title is a new world of experience opening up...

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Our First Subscriber Mail

Posted by on Jan 28, 2015 in careers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Our First Subscriber Mail

Just in case you’re not already a subscriber, Here’s our first update, Sent earlier today… Hello Career Explorers! This is our first ever subscription email. (Can you tell?) If you like it, great! (TY & Bless Your heart!) If you don’t like it, tell me what you would like and watch me listen & learn. In a nutshell, that’s what exploring your career is about – listening & learning. As long as you can listen & learn, your career will go from strength to strength. (Sounds like a hokey promise doesn’t it? But I...

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What is BorntoBuild.org.uk?

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in careers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

What is BorntoBuild.org.uk?

Every now and then, I find something ‘career-related’ that really stops me in my tracks – Borntobuild.org.uk did just that a few weeks ago. I found Born to Build interesting from the start. The whole site is focused on sharing experience, with individual people telling personal career stories. Plus the whole BtB approach supports our twin career passions of exploring and learning. All this meant I had to find out more, so I got one of the very friendly people behind Born to Build to answer a few questions and tell us some more. Enjoy! 1. What is Born to...

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Book Review of 'Improvise' by Fred Cook

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in careers, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Book Review of 'Improvise' by Fred Cook

Here is my recent review of the new career book, ‘Improvise‘ by Fred Cook. In short, I enjoyed reading this book and think it makes a refreshing addition to any careers library. Gutsy & Smart! This is a gutsy book on leadership & career development and in my opinion there should be more like it. Maybe there aren’t many CEOs with similar levels of ‘unconventional behaviour’ in their past. But I’m willing to bet there are plenty who got themselves in and out of the same kind of scrapes Fred Cook shares in this book. Although most other CEOs are ‘less...

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