How to make an impact when you follow in a successful person’s footsteps

Following in the footsteps of someone who is exceptionally talented can be a daunting and intimidating prospect. Whether it is with work where you take on the job of someone who is described as “invaluable” “a massive loss when they left” or “did so much for us” to having family or friends who are massive … Continue reading How to make an impact when you follow in a successful person’s footsteps

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Aim higher

Some of my success has been limited by my lack of ability to aim higher. The problem with setting goals that are clearly quantified is that you can quite easily set a target that is too small or not challenging enough. One things that sticks in my mind was at an interview where I was … Continue reading Aim higher

Yamas! Enjoy life like a Greek islander

I have just come back from Rhodes, a Greek island and life there seemed so much simpler than what we have in the UK. Rhodes - a Greek island, but nearer Turkey The jobs seem to mostly relate to tourism (or are a byproduct created because of tourism) and as a result the people who … Continue reading Yamas! Enjoy life like a Greek islander

With great power comes great responsibility

Working my way around the shops the other day I heard a young teenage girl hysterically cry "Oh!  This would happen to meee!!!" Apart from the obvious victim status negative thinking - this highlighted a large number of people's inability to take responsibility for their own mistakes. Upon listening further it had turned out she had stupidly … Continue reading With great power comes great responsibility

On confidence

Over the last several years I have been on a mission to increase my confidence.  I am better than I used to be but still have some bad habits.  Until recently I was blissfully unaware until I got some feedback from my last job interview "you know your stuff but you need to show more … Continue reading On confidence

Fēijī

Fēijī - it means Airplane in Mandarin Chinese. When I was at University we had the option to do an  additional language course on top of the regular degree.  As it was evening study the courses weren't too popular as most students were too busy getting drunk.  But studying Business it seemed logical to learn Mandarin. Upon … Continue reading Fēijī