Career change tester pot style

If fear of making the wrong career decision (or just having too many choices) has paralysed you into inaction maybe you need to experiment tester pot style.   Anyone who has been confronted by the abject confusion of a paint swatch chart will relate to this. It doesn’t matter how long you stare at the chart and think about what…

Finding Your Tribe

Finding Your Tribe Someone I know, an escaped lawyer who is now doing an MBA said to me the other day that when she looked around her on the course she realized this – that though she was enjoying the intellectual challenge, what frustrates her about her MBA colleagues was that they were not her tribe. Then she looked at…

What are the ingredients of a great idea…?

Something that’s needed, a problem to be solved or Something that makes people happy or BOTH! Enter the Nana Cafe. A genius idea from Katie Harris. Here was the problem – Older people, with lots of talents, often isolated. Here was the solution – A cool cafe for the community, run by older people, who cook up a treat with…

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…