Tag Archive for fear

Losing by choosing

In the workshop I ran last Saturday, as ever we had a great bunch in the room – all interesting, passionate people who want to LOVE what they do. Through one of the exercises we did, one person realised that she had a huge problem making decisions – not an uncommon thing.  When faced with a choice she just couldn’t…

Have you been in your cosy slippers too long…?

Avoidance. AKA the cosy slipper zone. This is the zone we mooch about in when we know we should be doing something about our work/life but don’t. We either don’t know where to start. Or if we do, it feels scary, overwhelming, too much of a push to get ourselves OUT THERE. So we retreat to the cosy slippers/the cocoa/the…

Can do?

At the career change workshop I ran this weekend with a great group of bright interesting people – one of the things that was a bit of recurring themes was this: People landed up in places they did not really want to be because they used what they COULD do , rather than what they WANTED to do. So the…

Listening to your inner voice – but which one?

Ran my career change workshop this weekend and after one of the exercises we went through one participant realised this about herself:  that she had consistently over the years made work decisions that went against her instinct. She’s not alone. She’d done so because it was practical and secure, she was already down a track and thought it was best…

Comparison is the surest way to kill a dream…

Here’s Marf – cartoonist and illustrator in action at The Big Draw’s Big Splash, a brilliant national campaign to get us all drawing. What struck me while watching Marf draw the audience live and unplugged was how unbelievably talented she was And actually if you’d been a budding illustrator or perhaps fancy yourself as a doodler – she would have…

Would you love to work for yourself?

I interview Steve Parker – on how he went from Corporate Job to running his own rather fabulous Cheese & Wine Company. He now lives PowerPoint free. (can’t see the video? click here) If you 1. Have had great ideas but NOT KNOWN WHERE TO BEGIN (or don’t take them further because they all feel too out of reach) 2.…

3 soupçons of career change wisdom

Courtesy, Masterchef again, sorry! But if you want to know how to do what you love, the people to watch and learn from are people who are doing just that. Tim, one of the final contestants( is he not just a a mad genius – extraordinary, a wizard,  the Edward Scissorhands of Food) came out with this: Sometimes NOT taking…