Category: Thrive

Be yourself, pursue your passions and love your life! This is about making those little shifts that increase your energy, improve your relationships and make your life fun. Surprisingly, this often starts with a contribution instead of “What’s in it for me?”
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The worst job I ever had

Life choices have led to me having more jobs in 20 years than many people have in a lifetime. This has good points and bad, but generally the variety and constant delivery of new faces and new challenges has suited me well. However, one job stands out as one of the worst experiences of my life. This was the second...

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5 Things you don’t need to do when it’s time to move on

I’m at a turning point. We’re about to move back to the UK, house sale or no. This is a good decision and I’m fired up with the anticipation of what’s to come.   But it hasn’t been easy getting this far. In some ways, I’ve been here so many times before: changing jobs as often as 3 times per year,...

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Going it alone: the battle to see who suffers the most

It wasn’t a good start to the week. After a blissful weekend, returning to the office renewed and re-motivated, things went rapidly downhill as the team launched itself into the time-honoured tradition of arguing over who was or was not pulling their weight. The popular and widely played game of “who is having more stress than anyone else?” starts with...

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Running on Empty: why the way we’re living has to change

Our society teaches us that we can never have enough. It demands that there should be no ceiling to our goals, while also teaching that there is not enough to go around. It teaches that we must fight, and that most of us will lose. Not Enough is a sickness of our time. It leads to destructive, manipulative, controlling behaviour...

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On people pleasing and the importance of going your own way

Strange things happen when you step out and show the world who you really are. The first thing that happens, if my experience is anything to go by, is that your need to conform doubles in intensity. It’s a kind of inner desperation, a need to know that you’re still actually liked. After all, you’re taking an enormous risk. To...

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All my own work? Not likely – it’s time to say thanks

Since I started on my long, drawn-out mission to go it alone,I’ve been trying to do exactly that: do everything alone. Admittedly, spending money hasn’t been an option for most of this time, but I had this weird idea in my head that I was somehow cheating if I asked for help. Which I did anyway – of course. I...