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Shortcast : Expectations

How do you deal with unmet expectations?  I was reflecting this week on expectations; the conversation came from two directions: the podcast I listened to called The Life Coach School with Brooke Castillo. The other was my feelings around the outcomes of the COP26 conference. There is nothing wrong with Read more…

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Shortcast : What Matters?

What matters to you? I’m not just talking about the big things, although they are relevant. But what about the little things that we take for granted every day. Like our health for instance. This week I have had a cold. I rarely get them these days, but I guess Read more…

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Shortcast : Living The Story

This weeks shortcast ‘Living The Story’ is inspired by my recent trip to Bristol and the controversial media coverage and history of the Colston Statue.

Edward Colston was a 16th century merchant whose statue was erected to venerate the £71,000 he left for charity. It was successfully pulled of its plinth and ceremoniously dumped in the river during the Black Lives Matters demonstrations last year. The media portrayed this as an act of vandalism, and yet the Story goes much deeper.

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Shortcast : Who Am I?

This week’s shortcast explores the question “Who am I?” and is a follow up to last week’s conversation around passion and work.  If you tune in regularly, you will be familiar with the conversation about bringing your passion to the work that you do. Last week I pondered the question about Read more…

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Is Passion Required? : Shortcast

Do you think passion is required to do a job well? Should we even be considering chasing passion in a career or should we save passion for our hobbies?

I share my personal experience of working for 20 years in a job I was not passionate about and what I learned from it and from others.

Having revealed what I discovered, I then offer some suggestions and exercises for you to explore your own passion and how it manifests in your work and hobbies.

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No Excuses : Shortcast

Welcome to another Sunday reflection.  Today’s topic is about excuses or, to be more precise, the lack of. My guest on the next podcast is Steven Gerein. He’s just one of the many amazing young people I am having conversations with. These are people in their 20’s and 30’s who Read more…

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Perks or Purpose? : Shortcast

This week’s topic, ‘Perks or Purpose?’ is prompted by I post I came across on LinkedIn. It was about companies who are losing staff at an alarming rate. It’s a phenomenon that is being noticed by large organisations across the world. Companies that are employing some of the best in Read more…