Managing someone with more experience: The Baby Manager

My mum always said you knew you were getting older when you started to see policemen that were younger than you; so I don’t know what Tracey thought when I walked in and said:

“Hi, I’m James, your new manager.”

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The Best Revenge

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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 to dig deeper and I get that horrible twitch in my head of when I have been truly wronged. Continue reading

Goals vs Actions

Is there any benefit to setting goals or should I just stop talking and do it?

This is a question I have been pondering a lot recently.  If you have read my blog for a while you will probably be aware that I use it as a format to log and keep track of my goals.

But as I look through my old posts and see goals that I didn’t achieve (or maybe never even started) I began questioning whether I should just save the time of even putting any thought into the process and focus energy onto action. Continue reading

The Worst mistake you can make in life…

I was talking with my future wife about our wedding.

“It will be here before we know it…” she said

She was right, it was nearly the end of May.  When we started making those plans it seemed like such a long wait.

And that got me thinking – I am 33 years old, how quick did those years go by? Continue reading

I used to be angry

I used to be angry

But then I thought “What do I have to be angry about?”

I live in one of the most privileged countries in the world.

My home is safe from natural disaster and hostile people.

I have an education that was free till I was 18, then I had the choice to go learn more or get a job – of which there are plenty. Continue reading

The Priority Levels

As I get older I realise how much my priorities in life have been all out of whack.

I have done a lot of reading about successful people and I notice a general trend of how they prioritise their own lives. Continue reading

All the past mistakes

Of all the past mistakes I have made in my life, I don’t regret a single one because if I hadn’t made them I wouldn’t be who I am today.

Don’t live life with regrets, dwelling on mistakes or failures.  The past is the past – so learn from mistakes and move on.  The only second chance we get is each new day.  Make the most of each one!

 

Don’t quit (blogger edition)

I thought I would take 5 to reflect on the process of blog writing.  Since I have started in the WordPress community, I have seen a number of blogs that begun come and go.

And to be honest I don’t always know why they stopped – because some were seriously good!

Maybe they didn’t enjoy writing that much, they got writers block, or the disappointment of only having a small audience that didn’t provide instant validation they wanted made them quit.  Or perhaps life just got in the way. Continue reading

My own world

I had finished University and I thought “What do I want to do with my life?”

I decided that I wanted to help people and took on a voluntary job for an environmental charity.  It was interesting to see how unorganised the voluntary sector was.  My job title where I ‘worked’ was called ‘Campaign Officer’ and even in reflection I still have no idea what the job role was. Continue reading

My Hell – 1 year on

It was almost a year ago when I was heading up for a crash and my life took a turn for the worse and I thought there was no escape.

I even wrote a post about it called My Hell.

I was truly in a sorry state – I was in no fit condition to work, so the only thing to turn to was keeping fit and the prospect of a new relationship. Continue reading