Need. Should. Inspire

When it comes to meeting your goals – what’s your motivation? I was lucky enough to hear Prof Damian Hughes (@Liquidthinker) speak in November 2015. He said there are three reasons that we do anything in life: because we feel we ‘need to’ because we ‘should’ and because we are ‘inspired’. Let’s go through them … Read more

Returning to work after a break

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Lots of people take extended breaks from work, the three most common reasons are: 1. Parental leave (until recently mostly maternity leave)/caring commitments 2. Sickness 3. Career break – perhaps to travel or due to redundancy These are often decision moments in a person’s life. Whether you are returning to a role after being off … Read more


So you’re thinking about making a change in your career. You are looking around at job descriptions and wondering whether it’s worth applying. One area of concern is often whether you are qualified for the job. When you are looking at job descriptions it’s really important to remember two things: 1. The person who wrote … Read more

New Start: Find what you love

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Every year I do monthly challenges on a range of topics, all with the intention of making small, regular, positive changes. It takes, on average, 66 days to form a new habit and so by introducing these small steps and reflections over a month you will be halfway there. For many people, one of their new year goals is … Read more

New year’s resolutions

Here we are, the first week of the New Year and I am wondering how many of you are making a new start? For many of us the New Year involves making a list of all the things we want to do: losing that bit of extra weight, taking up a new hobby, stopping a … Read more