In the category of “I can’t believe I’ve never seen it until now” is Stand by Me, based on the Stephen King novella The Body. The film is an enjoyable ride, falling into that old cliché of “they don’t make them last they used to” The audience is given a snapshot of the life of … Continue reading What Does Stand by Me Teach You About Life?
Fight Club, an entertaining book and film has many teachings for life - not just on masculinity but also on self-improvement, motivation and making the most out of your potential. One of the most compelling scenes is when Tyler Durden or the Narrator (depending on whether you are consuming the film or book version), puts … Continue reading Fight Club: Raymond K Hessel – a near life experience
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
Writing this blog gives me a lot of opportunity to reflect on my life - I have referred to it many times as "free therapy" because just by writing through my problems, reflecting and explaining what I intended to do has helped me get through some tough times. I sometimes come across unwanted reflection as I start … Continue reading The Best Revenge
Many years ago I was on a night out with University friends. After many drinks I sat settled in the corner, I got talking with a girl on my course and some how we got to discussing her traveler background. This led to the revelation that she had the 'sight' - the skill of being … Continue reading A long time…
Ricky the temp is being his usual sassy self. I am in an adult job now, but his bitchy manner to me feels like bullying. All because I don’t want to divulge my sex life at work. For some reason he uses this as an opportunity to have a dig at me at every opportunity. Normally a temp would … Continue reading Fearing the future
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…
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.
"What do you want to do with your life?" "What career do you want?" These are questions I remember being bombarded with at school from people who have no clue about having a proper job (i.e. teachers and career officers). I really don't think the school method of preparing children for life was helpful. I am … Continue reading Wherever it takes me (aka what I would probably tell my future child)
At some point in my early adult life things were stagnant. I went to work everyday, lived with my parents at home and every once in a while I would go out with friends - usually for a trip to the cinema. There was no relationship, no ambition, nothing except a savings account that got … Continue reading My Worst Year
"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
If you have read this blog for a while you will know that I am a big fan of the punk band - The Bouncing Souls. One of my favourite songs by them is called Better Things. With catchy, feel good lyrics, this makes it a classic Souls anthem. But when I first ventured into the … Continue reading Better Things