We should act from compassion

There is something about spending time with Buddhist teachers; they radiate calmness and happiness.  I always feel more at peace. At a recent talk by the Venerable Joan from Kopan Monastery much of what she said resonated with my work.  I like that religion is downplayed and the focus is on personal or spiritual development. … Continued

Demonstrating empathy at interview

Most people think we are recruited for our skills, but these can be learned. What’s essential are well developed social skills.  Empathy is an important. Empathy is the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling. You can demonstrate this at interview when … Continued

How to Embark on Your Freelance Journey

Technology has made living and working at our own pace possible. Through technology, the number of remote working options has increased considerably over the years. The so-called gig economy has been on the rise since 2001. While the term “gig-economy” might not scream stability, it’s already transformed the workforce in significant ways. The BBC reports … Continued

How effective is your LinkedIn profile?

I like writing LinkedIn Profiles. My popular service – The LinkedIn Profile Makeover helps clients to have an effective online presence. I spend time and money on my education for this. Keeping up to date with best practice and I need to certify each year. Some people ask if they need one.  Most people do. … Continued

6 ways to land that job in Digital Marketing

For many, the future of the retail world is in the digital one. With more and more businesses focusing on the internet in order to generate sales. So much so that this fast paced industry is always on the look out for fresh digital marketers with a passion for the latest trends and getting results. … Continued

Autumn Equinox Newletter

I send my newsletter to over 2,000 subscribers. This includes some new articles and links to recent blog posts. Here’s what went out on Tuesday. Autumn Equinox It’s now Autumn, we have passed through the Autumn Equinox, the North Pole is tilting away from the sun. We are transitioning into a new season. This is … Continued

Stop technology controlling you

This article is written for me, and people like me. People who get distracted. People who think social media is a good thing. I can hold back on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest … my drug is FaceBook. It’s how I keep in touch with my friends, how I find out what’s going on – gigs to … Continued

The importance of self care

Selfcare is important. We can’t help others if we don’t look after ourselves first. On a plane we are told to put on our own oxygen mask before helping others. We need to do the same in life. We know this. But we forget this. I’m mindful of this as I’ve been busy of late … Continued

How authentic do you want to be?

How authentic do you want to be? If you’ve been following my blog posts, you know I’ve been writing about my need to be true to the person I am. One of my top values is authenticity. I’ve written about bring true to ourselves at work: Be You. Also on how I want to write … Continued

Be you …

Talking with a friend yesterday about how easy it is to be true to ourselves and how much we need to adapt to fit in with others’ expectations. We talked about work. Trying to be the sort of person you think an employer wants is hard. We must hold back on authenticity and present an … Continued