Friday, 30 October 2009

Quote of the day

“Activity is contagious.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American writer and activist

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

What do you want to do?

A frequent wail heard in career strategy discussions: "But I don't know what I want to do".

Especially frequent in younger in "But I don't know what I want to do at university", "But I don't know what job I'd be good at".

Hey - who cares? If you are good at something when you're 18, is that a good thing? Maybe you won't still be good at it when you are 40, and maybe whatever it was won't be relevant any more anyway.

Career choices are not permanent decisions, even though school career advisers may make it look, feel and sound like you need to know what you'll be retiring from before you've even left school.

It's OK to change your mind, spot a new opportunity, maybe to use emerging technology to change something. Or to adapt your working life to suit your dmoestic circumstances, to support your need for travel and new experiences or to just take it easy for a while.

Above all, it's OK to be flexible and aware of the constantly changing world and how you can evolve your role in it. And it's great just to be you and to be as much as you can possibly be.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

How far can you go?

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

- George Washington Carver

Saturday, 3 October 2009

The Ninety Day Challenge

Ninety days before 2010! What actions will you take to ensure that the New Year starts with a bang for your career?

If you're in London, join me on Saturday, October 10th for "Kickstart Your Career", a fast and fun, four-hour workshop to open up opportunities and speed you forward!

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For everyone - join our "Career Power" teleseminars - group coaching for one hour every Monday in November to set goals and make incredible progress towards your goals in 2010.

With a BONUS one-to-one call with me as soon as you register!

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Speak soon!