From the category archives:

Mindset

Tweet I am delighted to introduce a guest blog today, Rachel Brushfield, director of Energise – The Talent Liberation Company. https://www.linkedin.com/in/energiseliberateyourtalent Rachel shares her thoughts on uncertainty following the Leave outcome of the UK referendum. The certainty of uncertainty While on holiday in Sicily recently, I awoke to hotter than expected June air and the […]

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Tweet Yes its that time of the year again with a plague of resolution pieces – which I choose to ignore. However, I was attracted by a piece in Fast Company magazine online so pass this on to you. You can follow up and read more where indicated. I particularly like no 11…… 1. Take […]

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Tweet This book by the co-founder and Chairman of Linkedin and his colleague Ben Casnocha has been languishing on my shelves for far too long but I finally took my first proper holiday in over 3 years and took this with me to read. It is inspirational and so relevant to the mindset of portfolio […]

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Tweet I was giving a talk recently and as usual was emphasizing the importance of identifying your motivated skills or strengths when an academic in the audience alerted me to the research studies of Tom Rath and Jim Harter in their book Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements. In this they state that, “Career wellbeing might […]

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Tweet Whenever I give talks about the characteristics that will more likely than not enable you to start and develop a portfolio career I always end with one negative. After all the positive  points I say that perfectionists might well find a portfolio career very stressful. We don’t have time to be perfectionists. We always […]

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Tweet interesting post on the gift of the survival dance – that of self reliance

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Tweet 5.1 million people in the UK. According to Judith Woods from the Telegraph thats how many people are choosing to work part time. After you have read the article – please read some of the comments. It gives you a flavour of how different people see this way of working. Some seem to think […]

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Tweet Great article from comedian Steve Martin on becoming really awesome in your chosen field. Deliberate practice, relentless innovation and a growth mindset – its all here.

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Tweet Seth Godin never fails to stimulate – even if you disagree. I don’t know about you but I am getting heartily fed up of negative media, scared politicians and whining individuals (“its all doom!” “We’re all going to die!”) Well at least the latter is true. Crazy times in history have always been times […]

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Tweet A great reminder of where we can choose to be in our lives. Check out the BK centres – great places to relearn how to listen to ourselves.

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