|Posted on 5 December, 2018 at 13:55||comments (0)|
December is a strange time for freelancers. On the one hand, you might be hectically trying to get work finished before the break or on the other, you are left waiting for work until the New Year as potential clients are winding down.
Whichever camp you find yourself in, December is a good time to be networking. Received wisdom will tell you that if you work alone, yo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 29 November, 2018 at 8:10||comments (0)|
I keep a wishlist.
It is made up of two types of items. Some are those things which I am actually going to do and they live on the list as reminders until I am ready to put them into action. For example, when I lived in Chester, I had ‘move back to London’ on the list. Over a couple of years, this went from being a general idea, to becoming a real vi...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 22 November, 2018 at 9:55||comments (0)|
|Posted on 15 November, 2018 at 4:20||comments (0)|
I have written before about creating a vision for your future and how it can motivate you.
Visualisation is also a terrific tool to use in other circumstances. When I had panic attacks in the past, a tool I used to manage them has been a visualisation process learnt from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. It is a displacement activity, taking you out of the immediate pa...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 8 November, 2018 at 4:25||comments (0)|
...the luckier I get is a quote ascribed to several people. Who originally said it is unimportant.
I have often been described by people who don’t know me well as being “lucky”: in the right place at the right time, etc.
My letter asking if there were any vacancies as a window dresser arrived on the day the...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 30 October, 2018 at 17:35||comments (0)|
As Halloween approaches, it marks not only the night when we use “the power of humor and ridicule to confront the power of death” (Portaro, Sam: A Companion to the Lesser Feasts and Fasts. Cowley Publications) but also just 2 months until the end of the year.
So, what have been the tricks or mischiefs which have been played on your life, work or career during t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 25 October, 2018 at 5:35||comments (0)|
I was asked recently how I got into coaching and I told my story (as mentioned in a previous blog - link below).
I was then asked another question, which really got me thinking:
“If you hadn’t gone for coaching, what would you be doing now?”
Well, I can’t know what mig...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 15 October, 2018 at 9:45||comments (0)|
Annette Peppis is a graphic designer of many years standing who has worked for clients large and small, ranging from the BBC and NHS to small companies and solitary freelancers. She understand the challenges that businesses face and with every job, brings her common sense, imagination and excellent organisation. Annette is the designer of the What's Your Excuse books, bringing a cohesive smart and elegant...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 12 October, 2018 at 0:55||comments (0)|
Imagine the scene: Nunhead Station, 7.30am on a cold, misty Monday morning. I am wearing THE coat. This is double breasted, scarlet, ankle length and has earned me the nickname The General from more than one friend. To accessorize, I am wearing a red and brown velvet scarf and a brown angora pill box hat. I am Julie Christie in Dr Zhivago and I look the business.
Th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 4 October, 2018 at 4:50||comments (0)|
Most people have a favourite teacher, that person who lit a spark, opened up new possibilities and has remained an influence. Mine was Miss Teagle, tall, slim, in sensible shoes and tailored suits in safe colours with discreetly patterned blouses. Her accessories were neat and her only concession to ornament was sparkling brooches. She ...Read Full Post »