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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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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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A totally “cool” thing to do

The things I don’t understand… I’m still on the uphill ride to my mid forties, nearer to 45 than I am to 50. From where I sit in my relative youth, 50 seems a mysterious “young-old” sort of age, with rules all it’s own. For example: You are old enough to be taken seriously (or …

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Letters to a workplace bully

Workplace bullying just doesn’t seem to go away. Workplace bullying is a complex issue that can’t be fully explored in a blog – yet I hope this post goes some way to giving strength to those being bullied. To know they don’t deserve to be bullied, to know as human beings they are worthy of …

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A better approach to “work-life balance”

“Work-life balance” is all wrong. Yes, you hear me correctly. The concept of work-life balance is totally and utterly wrong, and misleads us into thinking we can achieve something that is impossible. There is no such thing as work-life balance. Who can say they have it? Either our hours are too long and we don’t …

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I wish my job had duck feet

I wish my job had duck feet (with apologies to Dr Seuss)  I Wish That I Had Duck Feet is one of my all time favourite Dr Seuss stories. And the message is still relevant to all of us: Be ourselves – be comfortable in our own skin. Stop looking outside yourself for happiness. So here’s what I …

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Self confident career planning…a short guide

A better way: What would it be like to get up everyday excited to go to work? Careers and work are important activities. Most of us need to work throughout our lives. And if we work full time it’s likely to be 40 hours plus a week we spend working. That’s a huge chunk of our …

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