Review of the year 2018

Each year I like to review the year gone and make plans for what I want to do for the year to come.   Most people don’t do this, but it is a very helpful discipline to get into. I started back in 2010 and find it helpful to see just how much I have … Continued

A new year – a time to look back and look forward

A new year on the horizon. Let’s not just think about the last year, but the last nine. Think back to 2010 and think how far you have come. Where did you have a 5* life, and where is there scope to make changes? Think about last year, then see how much you can remember … Continued

Christmas At The Gas Station

The old man sat in his gas station on a cold Christmas Eve. He hadn’t been anywhere in years since his wife had passed away. It was just another day to him. He didn’t hate Christmas, just couldn’t find a reason to celebrate. He was sitting there looking at the snow that had been falling … Continued

Happy Christmas – What? You still haven’t got a job?

Christmas, a time of good cheer and we meet up with family and friends. This is meant to be a time of fun, but it can also be stressful, particularly when the conversations turns to our search for employment. You know that questions will be asked, people will want to know how your job search … Continued

Christmas – time for a technology holiday?

  As you get ready for the break from work, and for many this will be for a couple of weeks, I’d like you to think about taking a holiday from technology. Rosabeth Moss Kanter wrote a great article in the Harvard Business Review – The Imperfect balance between work and life. She writes that … Continued


  You’ve probably heard of random acts of kindness, where you do something nice for someone else with no expectation of getting anything back. I created this blog post 3 years ago, and it is still relevant. There are many ways you can be kind to others and a few years ago there was a … Continued

How Adonis Creed can inspire our job search

Creed 2 is the recent follow on to the Rocky story. We know how these films end … but it is the journey that’s the interesting part. Preparing to defend a world championship is like preparing for job search. We must do more; and understand our opponent. Too often people follow the standard path, they … Continued

Redundancy – 7 key tips

7 key ‘Don’t panic’ tips for when you are made redundant   Treat it as an opportunity and a chance to take stock. Not many people love their job so take stock and work out what you would like to do – different company, different job, something radically different? Then create a plan to get there.  You … Continued

Using The 5 Chairs to improve communication

  Your friend or boss says something to you. Your partner didn’t respond as you wished. You put meaning to the words and respond. Maybe this went well, maybe you made the situation worse. The reason for miscommunication is that often we interpret behaviour, we view a situation through our own lens on how we … Continued