Author Archive for Sonia Lakshman

Think film making is just for other people?

The Search for Simon is a 100% independent film that proves you can write a screenplay, make a film, show it in the cinema, and even win awards! The film has won the Best Screenplay and the Best Score awards at the Portsmouth International film festival, and has already picked up a dozen wins & nominations including Best Movie at…

Watch this

This is an amazing speech by prolific author and artist Neil Gaiman and his view from the other side. The view from the side of the field where everything you didn’t think you could do you somehow did, where the life you didn’t think you could make happen has happened. It’s really good stuff and full of brilliant practical advice…

Missing meaning?

If you’re successful in your work but feel like something’s missing and want to do something more meaningful – you may be really interested in this! Be The Change run life-changing 8-day journeys to India (and no, it’s not chanting and gurus!). Instead it’s an extraordinary immersive experience¬†in India, exposing you to the major models for making an impact in…

How to prosper at work, life and everything

(by a not-very-good-gardener) So in an attempt to get the garden looking more al-fresco friendly for the summer (?) I finally pulled on my gardening gloves, grabbed my crate of dusty gardening equipment and braved the semi -jungle outside. I had spent ages staring at it, knowing I should tackle it, but putting it off and putting it off and…

My favourite cv EVER

I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row. I…

I don’t want to be(come) my boss

  It’s what I call The Boss Epiphany and it can manifest itself in a few ways: 1. You realise that you don’t want the job your boss has. In other words the future that lies ahead of you in one that you don’t want 2. You realise that you don’t want to become the stressed out, hard nosed, work-all-hours…

What’s your oxygen?

Saw this ad in the supplements at the weekend – part of the brilliant National Art Pass campaign. That’s it I thought. Whatever makes us feel alive – that’s where our spirit lies. Art, adventure, the outdoors, beauty, children, sport etc etc etc – what’s your oxygen?   (Sorry about the hopeless picture by the way!)

Chained to your desk?

Not until you get the 1.6 SM of Life Desk Bed. How much more desk chained can you be?!   ps. This post courtesy my client Anna who heads off for an African adventure¬† and to experience a lot more that 1.6 square metres of life! She’s not packing her desk. Or a desk bed. Natch