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Category Archives: Career

You are not your career

Career guidance: There is irony in the fact that I am still trying to get my career in hand, yet I am now in the position of helping and guiding my children in their future career directions. As such I found myself this afternoon at a careers expo at Monash University for senior high school …

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Jack of all trades

Since I’ve been running a small business I’ve found I needed to become a Jack of all trades, a master at weaving multiple competing activities into a seamless whole. Simultaneously. Things demanding attention at any one time include: Doing the current work and submitting it by the agreed date Following up leads and developing a pipeline of future …

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Doctor’s who don’t

Yes I am a doctor…but I don’t see patients. It’s been a hard journey to break free of societal expectations about being a doctor, and even harder to let go of my own web of shoulds. When I was 18,  for about a minute and a half I thought it would be a good idea …

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A sacrifice to the altar of work?

We’ve been in Melbourne for 2 months now – and I’m starting to feel like I’m getting my head above water. As part of the settling in process I’ve been reconsidering what to do about work. Those of you who have been following my blog will know during the second half of last year I decided …

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The story so far…

The story so far… It’s been weeks and weeks since I’ve had time, head space or energy to write a blog. And lately I’ve been asked about that. It’s really touching to know my blogs are missed. But let me assure you all, it hasn’t been personal, it’s been life!! It’s been a time of …

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Once a doctor…

It’s true – once upon a time I went to medical school and became a doctor. But for more than 10 years I’ve been doing pretty unconventional doctor stuff. Stuff that’s hard to explain. Stuff there’s no single name for. Stuff I couldn’t describe on my business card beyond “Consultant: Health & Medical Services”. So I …

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Juggling

Juggling Well it’s been four days now and one thing is abundantly clear – to be a consultant you need to master juggling. I have spent most of the week feeling like I was switching between keeping all the balls in the air and keeping a bunch of plates spinning on poles. And back again. …

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Old hat: New hat

Hats! We all wear different hats at different times. Sensible hats, silly hats, smart hats, swank hats, sporting hats, safety hats. Whichever hat you wear it changes the way you think and the way you act. It changes your self-image. Physical hats are obvious in the way they change our perceptions. How different are the …

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It’s off to work I go…

Rollercoaster Well here I am Sunday evening…the eve of my first full week as a consultant. My week ahead couldn’t be looking more different to last week – and I’m left wondering how it all happened so quickly. I have signed up two clients…and thankfully have a heap of work to do. I’ve printed business cards, …

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A leap of faith

Wake-up calls We all get wake-up calls from time to time. Wake up calls can sometimes be wonderful – like the birth of a new baby. But often enough wake-up calls can be painful – an accident, illness, or even death of someone close. Recently, a period of sick leave on the back of a difficult …

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