Wherever it takes me (aka what I would probably tell my future child)

"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)

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Can you change jobs too much?

One of the biggest myths I was told about developing my career is: "If you change jobs too much it looks bad on your career" I have heard this a number of times and for a time I believed it.  So I have felt the need to put 1+ year into a job that offered no … Continue reading Can you change jobs too much?

Money vs Happiness

One of the key elements of my 'Money' system is to move up the career ladder Recently I have had the opportunity to fill in for a senior member of staff who has been on long term sick.  As I was covering a large part of their duties, I viewed this as an opportunity to … Continue reading Money vs Happiness

Drunken talk

 Around five weeks ago I went out on a work colleagues leaving do. It overwhelmed me slightly as it was the most drunken affair I have experienced with people I work with. I don't drink as much as I used to so it quickly went to my head, fortunately everyone seemed to be in a … Continue reading Drunken talk

A man with a plan (and aspirations)

I recently started a new job and I set two goals: The first was to "Become comfortable in my new job/make it my own." I mention in this post how I went about achieving that. The second goal was "Develop my skills/knowledge so that I can achieve for promotion." In my reflection this was always going to … Continue reading A man with a plan (and aspirations)

How are you adding value?

With my new job I am getting the benefit of being in an innovative, constantly changing environment.  If you just work to be another body, going through the motions earning a paycheck until you either get fired, retire or die.  Then you would probably not like it.  Personally?  I love it. Being given a new opportunity … Continue reading How are you adding value?

Manifesto of Perfection: 5 Essential Self-Improvement Posts

I have run the Manifesto of Perfection for over a year. During that period I have spent a lot of time talking about Self-Improvement. For my goal setting month I have picked out my five favourite posts. You're never too old to learn new things When I finished school I did not know where to … Continue reading Manifesto of Perfection: 5 Essential Self-Improvement Posts

20 quick tips for better time management – be more assertive

I found this little graphic from Lifehack.org which is based on time management. As I think more and more how I need to pay more attention to my goal 'Be more assertive'.  I realise how much impact not being assertive has on my time. I think applying 'Learn to say no' and 'Eliminate your time wasters' are two … Continue reading 20 quick tips for better time management – be more assertive

Manifesto of Perfection Goal Setting Month

It is now March. Perhaps the New Year resolution has fallen by the wayside. Maybe your a habitual goal setter, but your objectives are a bit stale and the enthusiasm is no longer there. Maybe you don't have goals at all. I have decided for March, purely because I have got so much out of … Continue reading Manifesto of Perfection Goal Setting Month

10 years later…

My lack of progress in the job market has partly been down to my own fault, as I gradually developed an apathy to getting a better job around the time I started writing this blog. But in my defense the last 10 years career was has been a lot of let downs and disappointments, which … Continue reading 10 years later…