The fringe benefits of failure… by JK Rowling

So I know we’ve all watched Steve Jobs’s Harvard address (so inspiring if you haven’t, do) but I hadn’t watched this one. Wow. Yes, I know that TEDS talks are long. And that you’re VERY busy. But…here’s some soundbites that may draw you in ” There is an expiry date for blaming your parents for pointing you in the wrong…

Mind the gap

If I was to put in a nutshell what I do, I help people bridge the gap from where they are  ( stuck in an unfulfilling job) to where they want to be ( work and a lifestyle that expresses who they are and that they’re excited about) The gap is an interesting spot. As one client put it: Areas…

It only hurts so much…

because they want it so bad. It’s the first day of Wimbledon today and here’s the BBC’s rousing build up. I love this. Wouldn’t it be great to care this much, to want so bad what you do? p.s If you’re stuck in a job that you don’t really care about my career change workshop running this Saturday 29 June…

In Chinese…

..the words for Crisis & Opportunity are the same   I read this the other day somewhere and it stopped me in my tracks. Wow, how very wise of the Chinese. With an attitude like that no wonder they are taking over the world! To put that in everyday workaday context, as an example, an overbearing micro-managing boss (=crisis) can…

Baffled by being baffled

So said a client when describing her work situation. Such a great description of a vexing predicament! You know you’re intelligent, motivated, want to get alot out of work and life but you just can’t seem to manage to work out what you want to do, and how to make it work so you can just get on with it…

Scott Fitzgerald couldn’t spell

Saw The Great Gatsby this weekend, finally! Been dying to go since last year when I heard Baz Luhrmann had taken it on. Then in came the reviews slamming it. I didn’t care what anyone said – in my eyes Bazza can do no wrong. And he didn’t. It was magical. In my opinion, a work of art.   Here’s…