Office Etiquette – It’s ok to…

Saw this kicking about.

Thought it was nice reassurance for working in an office to show that doing these things are ok…



Fearing the future

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 get canned quickly if they got a bit too big for their boots.  But Rick the prick was clever and charmed the management so he was the golden boy who could do no wrong.

But he was low on my list of problems – I had been stuck doing this job for the last four years.  I felt I was destined destined for more, but whenever I tried to better myself I just got put back down.  I had been snubbed for promotion twice in the last three months and had begun to question my future in the job. 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 felt quite right as I filled in the application – I struggled through it even though it didn’t feel right.  To try and make me feel better I asked those close to me their thoughts. Continue reading “Vision…”


Dreams and Reality

Many years ago I bought a guitar.  This decision was motivated about dreaming of playing in a band.

I never wanted to be the lead singer, but be the cool, sullen guitarist, who stood in the background, but was the real talent that carried the band.  Being the hardworking, introvert really appealed to me.


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Show em’ what you got

There is a reason they say actions speak louder than words.


And that is because people despise people who talk about what they want to do or what they have done in the past.  That is no good for other people – it may be a combination of envy or just that it is blantant bragging but talking doesn’t produce the results, action do.

So don’t tell them what you can do – show them!

But how do we show off to people what we can do without coming across as a child wanting validation?

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Dealing with the negative

I bumped into someone from my old team the other day.  With her was my replacement who had begun the role a month ago.

 I am not rude and didn’t want to blank her, so I began talking to her so that she wasn’t just sat back observing our conversation.  I introduced myself and asked how she was finding the job.  Her response surprised me.

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….And influence people


I find this a useful infographic to remind on all the main lessons in the book How to Win Friends and Influence people. Continue reading “….And influence people”


Current Goals April 2016


A while ago I talked about having a System.

This was a process of replacing my goals under the Scott Adams logic that goals are for losers, you need to have a system.

In someways I do have a system but saying “I will work hard to achieve a promotion” and “I will maintain a regular exercise routine” just didn’t cut it. Continue reading “Current Goals April 2016”


Work place Trends 2016



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2015 – My adult year

And so another year ends…

To sum it up it has been a busy one.  I thought I would sum it up through my health, creative, wealth and social life.


This has been a particular let down.  I don’t feel like my fitness has really returned to form – I have not had as much time to dedicate to keeping fit and when I do I have found it a real struggle.

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