I have had the pleasure of working with many talented, often inspirational people over the years, who personify vitality in their careers. They seem to enjoy hard work, have an uncanny ability to give you their undivided attention no matter how much is going on around them and have a presence and charisma which is often infectious. These are the things which I have learned from them, and which help me to inspire happier lives and careers.
It's always good to see an upward trend in the cause of gender equality
A few weeks ago, I joined the band of people who work while walking. I type and do almost all my desk work while walking on a treadmill. It has been eye-opening, body changing and inspiring. And unexpected in some ways. Here’s what happened and what it is like.
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As a coach and mentor, I have followed the Psychologies happiness initiative with interest. I have learned all sorts of ways in which a change in attitude and outlook can lead to better lives. This has led me to reflect on how coaching and mentoring can support this, particularly from a career or career change perspective.
I've met a number of people recently who are comfortable in their jobs but unhappy. The problem is they feel trapped.
Are you habitually addicted to ‘busyness’? So many of us define ourselves and our business by using this 21st century disease as a measuring stick. Defining our value by just how full our inbox gets … ‘I’m so busy! I can’t, I’m far too busy! I've got so much to do! Sorry, I can’t stop I’m so busy!’ Seriously, are you really happy being that busy?
As an ex head-hunter and now coach and mentor, I often come across people who are prone to self limiting assumptions and sadly, these often become self fulfilling. For some people these derive from a pessimistic mind set and for others, they are picked up along the way, through adverse childhood or career experiences for example. Once you have identified the tendency, the harder question is what to do about it?