Originality

I read a rather interesting post that took a bit of a self-deprecating tone about blogging. Along with the feeling of insignificance that no one was reading their work, one of the authors concerns was that by blogging they were not contributing anything new. From what I remember of the post they even said something … Continue reading Originality

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One simple way to improve your job application

Want to know how to make a job application or covering letter more appealing to your potential new employer? For many years when I completed job applications I always thought from the perspective of myself - the skills, knowledge and experience that I could offer - which in theory sounds right because I am showing … Continue reading One simple way to improve your job application

LinkedIn isn’t working…

As a "professional" I am signed up to LinkedIn. At the moment the only function I can really see is to increase my connections, of people I once networked with in a professional setting.  Essentially has become some sort of organisation Pokedex where I have to catch them all - or rather got to network … Continue reading LinkedIn isn’t working…

Vision…

I had been told I had been ready for the next level for the last three months. The only problem was where I worked has recently had a freeze on recruitment, so I didn't have any opportunities to move up. So I grew restless and impatient and decided to look for work elsewhere. It never … Continue reading Vision…

4 Cool Bearded Guys

I thought I would write about some pretty cool people who inspire me.  I have been reading a few things about them recently. By some coincidence they also happen to have beards.  Does a beard make a person cool.  Who knows? Richard Branson (Business) Richard Branson is the sort of guy who can be loved … Continue reading 4 Cool Bearded Guys

Work place Trends 2016

  Generation Z expect to be managers within the next five years?  Wait your turn - it's mine! And Office Space is shrinking?  Hot Desking is hard enough as it is.  Soon the only free seat will be the toilet.

The Road travelled

"See... you 9 to 5 workers will never understand the level of commitment of running a business" Said my friend, it was a dig that came out of nowhere - but it really pissed me off. Yes - my friend ran his own business but he was talking like he was Richard Branson or something.  I … Continue reading The Road travelled

What makes people buy?

The iPad I was at a friend's house where he was proudly showed off a new tablet he got. "How much did that cost?" I asked He told me that he got it "free" as part of his new phone contract where he had to pay an extra £20 a month, which was said in … Continue reading What makes people buy?

Review: The Millionaire Fastlane

The Millionaire Fastlane: Crack the Code to Wealth and Live Rich for a Lifetime, is a book that inspires but also makes you feel terrible that you are not a multi-millionaire. MJ DeMarco,  highlights the way to becoming wealthy through the concept of the slowlane and the fastlane.  The slowlane is explained as getting a good job, saving, … Continue reading Review: The Millionaire Fastlane

Review: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still win big

Scott Adams (author of Dilbert) has written a pretty good self-improvement book that kind of borders on a biography, called How to Fail at almost everything and still win big. The book approaches self-development by looking at mistakes in hindsight that Scott had made and reflecting on what he.  This was something I found quite … Continue reading Review: How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still win big