Tag Archive for career change

Where do great ideas come from?

Innocent Insprires latest talk is on creativity and includes snippets from Rob Da Bank (who started Bestival and could now Own Da Bank) and poet Benjamin Zephaniah. It’s a typically slick production from Innocent, but slide under the smooth veneer and there’s some good stuff here  

What do bras have to do with business?

A £10,000 bursary and a years worth of mentoring from some pretty cool mentors that’s what. Triumph teams up with Stylist magazine to help makers or wannabe makers turn their ideas into reality. You could be a hobbying milliner, illustrator, seamstress or any other kind of maker – and could do with an injection of funding and guidance to make…

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…

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…

We’ve only just begun…

When Natalie Coleman won Masterchef 2013 last week John Torrode said of the three finalists ‘ This is not the end of their journey, it’s the start of their journey”. Yes. This is where it all really begins By going on the show, going through their paces, doing it, doing it SO unbelievably well,  proving it, showing their passion, staying…

No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. NO. Yes.

In this month’s issue of Elle magazine Arianna Huffington says “Failure is not the opposite of success -it’s a stepping stone to success’. The context ? Being told “No” thirty seven times in a row when looking for a publisher for her second book.     By Rejection 25 she was wondering if she should look for a different career.…

Evolve. Update. Adapt. Express. Transform

That’s the new ad slogan from fashion label Max Mara. I like it. I really like it. Could swap places as a slogan for work, for life. Evolving out of what you’ve learned and become , updating what needs to be left behind, adapting to the world, expressing yourself truly (always, always), transforming all the time into the next version…

We become what we surround ourselves by..

Two recent observations: Observation One – My car was bashed into recently, so while it was getting fixed the garage kindly set me up with a courtesy car. Embarrasingly it looked like something a stormtrooper would drive especially when my driving companion looks like Chewbacca. Also it’s WHITE (eek) Well it WAS white until this weekend when the snowy grey…