How to focus on what’s important

How to focus on what’s important

If you get all caught up with the things that are right in front of you. You may lose sight of what’s important - Pokémon I don’t always admit it, but I’m a high achieving goal-driven person, always pushing towards the next challenge so that I can learn more, do more...

5 ways to transition out of a soul-sucking job

5 ways to transition out of a soul-sucking job

You may already know this if you’ve read my story, but I had many jobs before becoming a career coach, including journalist, copywriter and executive assistant to name a few. I once lasted two long hours in an outbound call centre. There were jobs that I enjoyed, and...

Is it worth doing even if you fail?

Is it worth doing even if you fail?

For years, I drew courage from the question, “What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?” I even own the paperweight. When I was getting ready to speak at TED this year, I pushed that question out of my head to make room for a new question: “What’s...

How to take a small leap

How to take a small leap

Leap and the net will appear – Zen saying When I first read Tara Mohr’s book Playing Big, I realised there was something I was really good at. Hiding. My hiding strategy was perfectionism: Endlessly polishing and overcomplicating my work as a way to cover my fears...

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