Feeling struck? Try this...

Feeling struck? Try this...

I KNOW how much getting stuck really kills your enthusiasm and your energy. You start thinking you're hopeless, you can't 'make it happen' and you feel like giving up. 

So how about a practical strategy that helps shift whatever's keeping you in that place? Today's video is about how to get out of your head and get things moving again. 
 

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How to create more time

How to create more time

Something that I used to struggle with is not having enough TIME.

It was all very well reading about how you could get loads done if you did something for 10 minutes a day, but I found that when I got stuck in to something, 20 minutes would have gone past then I would carry on for a bit and suddenly it would be midnight! It would put me off doing it again because I would be tired for work. 

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How good can you make your dream?

How good can you make your dream?

Image by Julia Ceasar. Used under a creative commons license. 

I used to feel disheartened with my teachers when I would show them my work and they said: "Great, but can you do this and make it even better?" 

And I would look at them and think:

“I’ve put all my effort into this and you’re wanting MORE?"

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My multiple 'career changes' (and how you can avoid this)

My multiple 'career changes' (and how you can avoid this)

It was 7 years ago that I first googled 'changing careers’.  

I hadn't known what I wanted to do after University so I took a gap year, temping in Canada. It was a whirl. An adventure. And then 4 of my close friends got engaged and started getting mortgages and sending out wedding invitations and I took fright. I needed to get a proper job. Settle down. Stop messing around. 

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When your career aspirations feel arrogant and impossible

When your career aspirations feel arrogant and impossible

Image by Margot Pandone. Used under a creative commons licence.

In my first graduate job, I was a employed as junior tax consultant for a firm that specialised in helping FTSE 100 companies claims for tax relief on some expenditure. 

It was a small company and for that reason we were exposed to lots of what was going on. There was good company atmosphere, regular training and celebrations on Fridays at 4pm when we won a new client or piece of work. 

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On building things and finding friends

On building things and finding friends

After a comment the other day with someone who is quite like me, I realised I love to be building something. The comment she made was 'I like to be building something'.  Ok so I totally copied the phrase (just gave it a bit more oomph) but basically I knew from my teens that I didn't like routine or repetitive work (thanks, Careers test) although I think now, I DO like it if it helps me develop or learn a skill or skills I didn't have before. But once I have mastered the skill (and my version of 'mastered' isn't as much as 'mastery') that's it, I'm done.

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