As a Project Manager, my responsibility is to ensure that the people I work with are contributing the required information by a specified date. One of the struggles I’ve found moving into a management role is the expectation that I need to make people take action. I know there are people who relish the opportunity … Continue reading How To Get Your Colleagues To Meet The Deadline
New job... and imposter syndrome returns... Recently I’ve been offered a new job, after a number of issues in my current role I decided to make the difficult decision to make the move trying something a bit different to what I’m doing. Although this is a slight change in the career path I envisioned, it … Continue reading Starting a New Job: How to Defeat Imposter Syndrome
Recently a friend got the chance of a big promotion. Although they weren’t 100% sure about the role, they dismissed this as the mind trying to talk her out of it, and so she took the opportunity. Unfortunately, they ended up being stretched thinly across the team, struggling to compete with the demands of several … Continue reading Is it Bad to Change Jobs Within 2 Years?
“Good morning. How are you?” is a pretty standard greeting. Usual etiquette is to provide a pretty neutral response, with platitude returning that you too care about the feelings of the individual posing the question” “Yeah, not too bad, how about you?...” Once I worked under a guy who always used to respond with a … Continue reading Keep Calm and Stay Awesome
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)
“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?
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?
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?
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
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 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 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