My Broken Mind: An Unwanted Life Story (Guest Post)

Has something happened in your life which impacted how you feel? Several years ago, I suffered a run in with my manager, which left me feeling broken down and destroyed my confidence. I covered some of the coping strategies to this incident in the post 7 Approaches to Develop a Bulletproof Mindset When Facing Adversity. But … Continue reading My Broken Mind: An Unwanted Life Story (Guest Post)

Massive Goal Achieved – Why Am I Disappointed?

“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?

Does Money Buy Happiness?

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?

Is it Worth Getting a Degree?

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?

7 Approaches to Develop a Bulletproof Mindset When Facing Adversity

We all have good weeks and bad weeks. When I worked in the Child Protection unit, I was overseen by an incompetent manager who absolutely despised me! As I was a people pleaser by nature, I took pride in putting the needs of others first – even at the expense of my own wellbeing. Despite … Continue reading 7 Approaches to Develop a Bulletproof Mindset When Facing Adversity

The Parenting Gap / The Parenting Trap

According to the latest research, from the Institute for Fiscal Studies, mums appear to have been doing most of the housework and childcare during lockdown.

With today’s post I wanted to discuss the main theme from this research – a sense of fairness balancing child care duties in a relationship against the day job.

Is it possible to manage it all?

Disaster Strikes! Steps to building a resilient mind in the face of adversity

Disaster Strikes! Steps to building a resilient mind in the face of adversity We all have good weeks and bad weeks. When I worked in the Child Protection unit, I was overseen by my incompetent manager Lesley. And she absolutely despised me! These types of managers were dime a dozen during my time in local … Continue reading Disaster Strikes! Steps to building a resilient mind in the face of adversity

Get your application right: playing notes in the right order

Get your application right: playing notes in the right orderIn the United Kingdom, there is an old school comedy duo called Morecambe and Wise.One well known sketch is antics with composer André Previn, the jist is Eric Morecambe forces himself onto the orchestra and rather than playing the classical piece André is composing, he starts … Continue reading Get your application right: playing notes in the right order

How social media made us hate office jobs

How social media made us hate office jobs A large section of the self-improvement movement that operates under the logic: Run a business = success Work for a business = loser It bugs me, but then the cynic in me sees the real motivation as every 'guru' frames this as "quit the nine to five … Continue reading How social media made us hate office jobs

Networking tips: be the useful expert

Networking tips: be the useful expert When I first started working I  viewed networking as a bunch of people who don't know each other at some event making small talk and handing out business cards. Because cold approaching a stranger made me feel uncomfortable, I shunned networking, accepting the created view it was nothing but … Continue reading Networking tips: be the useful expert

The sense of it all

My dad joked when my daughter was born "Facebook has replaced the newspaper for announcements" It was a statement I couldn't help think and laugh about (perhaps inappropriately) when I read about the premature death of a former work colleague. The Internet is supposed to bring us closer together, I can read hundreds of unsolicited … Continue reading The sense of it all

The Manifesto of Perfection – Where to Start?

Hi all, I have recently taken the time to update and add my 'Where to Start' page to the sites menu.  This is a place for new and established readers alike to have a look at some of my favourite posts since I started the site in February 2014. I have broke these down into … Continue reading The Manifesto of Perfection – Where to Start?