English is known to be a confusing language to Foreigners because English people do not always say what they mean – they wear a ‘mask’. I am the only very direct member in a family who are very indirect/covert! This can be challenging & frustrating in the ‘communication department’!
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August is a great time to catch up with yourself!
Stephen Covey who wrote the classic book ‘The 7 habits of highly effective people’ talks about the importance of blocking out time in your diary for ‘important not urgent’ tasks.
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Making a career change can feel as big a decision as choosing a life partner and whether to have a baby. That’s big.
To achieve a successful career change, you need to overcome the ‘buts’. A career change can seem like a huge mountain in front of you to climb. Part of my job as a talent liberator is to be your Sherpa.
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Today’s the day – 30 June 2014. From today, any employee who has been working for 6 months can request flexible working in the UK, whether they are a parent or carer or not. 20 million people have the right to ask. What impact will this have do you think?
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I love inspiring quotes – selective ones. It is like a well-chosen image, more is not necessary.
Here are 10 inspiring quotes about change and attitude to change.
“Often people live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so that they will be happier. The way it actually works is the opposite. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.“ Margaret Young.
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Our last blog looked at what a portfolio career is, the components and why they are growing.
This blog shares the pros and cons of a portfolio career and some examples.
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More and more people are doing a portfolio career. Could you be one of them?
This blog shares what a portfolio career is, the components and why they are growing.
What is a portfolio career?
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Spring is a time of growth and change. Many people move jobs in the Spring, but many don’t. Here are 18 reasons why people stay doing a job they hate:
2. Fear of change
3. Like staying in comfort zone
4. It is easier NOT to make a decision
5. Lack time
7. Want to get redundancy pay off
8. Financial commitments e.g. large mortgage
9. Dependents e.g. children going through University
10. Anxious about career change
11. Planning to have a child and want to take maternity leave
12. Worried about losing employment law rights if they move companies
13. Don’t know what else they want to do
14. Lack time to think/plan
15. Not sure what their transferable skills are and what they would be useful for
16. Find it hard to get a job elsewhere – common for over 50’s
17. Want to build pension for retirement
18. Self-employment feels too scary
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Big questions are a useful tool to mine insights and utilize the capacities of our minds to analyse big data, solve problems and think better.
Open self-reflective questions or ‘self-coaching’ costs nothing, can be done anywhere and usefully, your mind works on them while you are doing something else. Here are some big questions for you:
What do I really want?
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