From the category archives:

passion

Tweet Most people that I know with a portfolio career have unpaid work as part of that portfolio. I certainly do. I have offered free mentoring to people for many years. I have chaired my local community association for 8 years and for the past 3 years I have been a trustee for Disability Sport […]

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Tweet …. was a finding from an article in the Journal of Happiness Studies recently. Admittedly the research was on students only but the findings were significant enough to get the authors speculating about numbers of passions and happiness and well being. The results clearly showed that those with 2 or more passions scored significantly […]

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Tweet “This is a guest blog by career strategist and coach Rachel Brushfield at Energise – The Talent Liberation Company (see below for more about her).” Research shows that lawyers are one of the unhappiest of all the professions, so no wonder then that many lawyers are finding the prospect of a portfolio career appealing. […]

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Tweet   I have always liked to have at least one unpaid job in my portfolio career – sometimes more than one. My latest one for the past 12 months has been one of the most fulfilling pieces of unpaid work that I have ever had the fortune to participate in. I was invited to […]

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Tweet Definitely, according to an excellent new book by Steve Preston,‘Winning Through Redundancy: Six Steps to Navigate Your Way to a Brighter Future‘. The book of course is much broader than that and outlines the many options to be explored but only after a great deal of personal work and analysis and creative thinking. The […]

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Tweet Having enjoyed being interviewed by the delightful,  quirky and creative Marianne Cantwell during the 2012 Festival I was delighted to be asked to co-host a session this year along with Barbara Sher. It runs from March 11-24. We did this last night and yet again this was a demonstration of just how projects can […]

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Tweet Came across this great quotation the other day which is worth all of us reading – speaking as someone not particularly known for his humility. “Humbition is one part humility and one part ambition. We notice that by far the lion’s share of world-changing luminaries are humble people. They focus on the work, not […]

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Tweet Some of you will know that part of my portfolio career has involved working with older people to encourage them to review and plan to get more out of the second half of their lives. Steve Jobs talked about how each of us needs to make a dent in the Universe. I will be […]

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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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