For many of us when we started our career we were different people - through time it can become boring that we seek a new challenge. There are many benefits and challenges to changing your career - this post explores these, along with the steps to take to help you make the move.
Towards the close of 2021, I decided to share a review of how my goals had gone in the year. This was done more to keep myself accountable, and motivated, so I was surprised when the post was well received by my regular readers (thank you!). Therefore, at the risk of over staying my welcome, … Continue reading 2022 Goals Review (Quarter One)
As a Project Manager, my responsibility is to ensure that the people I work with are contributing the required information by a specified date. One of the struggles I’ve found moving into a management role is the expectation that I need to make people take action. I know there are people who relish the opportunity … Continue reading How To Get Your Colleagues To Meet The Deadline
This week I wanted to talk about goals.... my goals to be precise. I’m usually quite private to discuss these, I believe more in showing not telling. But because I haven’t achieved as much as I would have like in 2021, I decided to share with three aims: Give insight into the goals setting process … Continue reading 2021 End Of Year Goals Review
New job... and imposter syndrome returns... Recently I’ve been offered a new job, after a number of issues in my current role I decided to make the difficult decision to make the move trying something a bit different to what I’m doing. Although this is a slight change in the career path I envisioned, it … Continue reading Starting a New Job: How to Defeat Imposter Syndrome
Recently a friend got the chance of a big promotion. Although they weren’t 100% sure about the role, they dismissed this as the mind trying to talk her out of it, and so she took the opportunity. Unfortunately, they ended up being stretched thinly across the team, struggling to compete with the demands of several … Continue reading Is it Bad to Change Jobs Within 2 Years?
For the past year, you’ve set yourself a habit working towards that goal to achieve that thing you really want. And after all that time working through the challenges and setbacks, you’ve finally done it! So why do you feel so down and disappointed with the end result? Why do I feel so down now … Continue reading Feel Disappointed After Achieving a Goal?: Try this…
When it comes to personal attributes, bragging is not a revered trait. Several years ago I wrote the post How do you handle a bragger?, which has experienced continued traffic over the years, from people I can assume seeking coping strategies to deal with a boastful colleague, relative or friend. In my own upbringing, I’ve … Continue reading The Humble Person’s Guide to Hype and Self-Promotion
“The first day of your new life…” Sickness rages in my stomach. Today I start a new job, something done many times before – but this time it’s different. There was no night before ritual of laying out my suit, checking train times or packing my bag. Instead, I’m looking out the window waiting for … Continue reading Massive Goal Achieved – Why Am I Disappointed?
“It had been a long week…” It had been a long week; the type that made you know you were ready for a holiday. I left the office early catching the 4 o’clock train, enjoying the commute by day dreaming out the window. As I departed the train my right pocket gave a slight pulsating … Continue reading Don’t Take The Opportunity
Money doesn't buy happiness they say. But when it comes to basics like making rent, eating and having a warm home, money makes your life much easier. Don’t get me wrong, most of my life I’ve lived pretty comfortably. I can’t speak from experience of fiscal struggles being a daily reality throughout my life, but … Continue reading Does Money Buy Happiness?
Something I wrote several years ago that still gets a lot of attention is the post My big fat worthless degree. It’s lasting popularity, I account to the fact that countless others have gone down this path, to feel cheated. I imagine my words resonated with readers frustrated by their life choices. This is a … Continue reading Is it Worth Getting a Degree?