The biggest question each individual faces is what to do with the gift of life they have been given – in other words: “How can I make the most of that gift so I can live to my fullest potential?” Yet it’s a question which we frequently steer away from or respond to by following the perceived safety of the norm.
It's clear that faster is better if we want to to do simple things like catch a train or a plane, book a hotel, or look up something on Wikipedia, but when it comes to things which hold greater significance and meaning, faster will cause the wheels to overheat and come off.
Come back to the first full working week of 2019.
How do you feel?
Excited and full of hope at the prospect of a year full of meaning, impact and fulfilment?
If that’s you, the chances are that you are probably a rising star at work who is intellectually and emotionally engaged in what you do, because it matters to you. In the UK, according to the latest Gallup stats[i], there are only 11% of UK workers who feel like you do. Well done on finding and living your career purpose.
Just over 15 years ago , I was thinking of doing exactly the same, so I did. If you are thinking of changing too, I hope my story helps you...
We had just come back from almost a month off in France - our annual lifesaving holiday required to recharge exhausted energy levels and spend much needed time reconnecting the family, so we were ready to do it all over again for another year.
It's that time again when we make decisions and set resolutions for the different parts of our life for the coming year.
If you are still working on yours, Robert Waldinger's recent Ted talk on the Harvard 75 year study of what it takes to live a good life provides a great perspective from which to work.
Wishing you career happiness and health in 2016 from all at Career Alchemy.
Thinking of changing jobs next year? If so, you will be joining millions of other professionals doing the same in 2016, dubbed the "Year of Talent War" and "Candidate Power" in CV-Library's new survey, highlighted by the HR Review this week.
So how do you identify what needs changing so you can make the right choices and find the best opportunities to ensure you have a happier, and more successful working life next year?
These seven career evaluation questions, taken from our INSPiRE Career Development Programme, will help you identify what needs changing and give you the key to unlocking your best future in 2016.
When you love what you do, people can't help noticing. It shines through your actions.
A week ago, on a day when the world was reeling from terrorist attacks in Paris, I felt one person's love for her work first hand.
Just over 15 years and a month ago in September 1999, almost to the day, I was sitting at my desk in a beautiful Sussex barn we were renting as our office, putting the finishing touches to the front cover design of a sales and marketing technology magazine which I had co-founded a few years before.
My computer screen showed the full cover for the October issue in all its glory, complete with the picture of a hamster in a wheel turning at speed under the headline: "Break free with technology".
Why a hamster in a wheel you may ask?
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