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Laurence Cruse: Unconventional Me

Laurence Cruse: Unconventional Me

What happens when on day one of your first job you call bullshit on the industry? For Laurie Cruse you get fired up and try and change it. Read more about his unconventional entrepreneurial career story.

End of year reflections

End of year reflections

With the dark nights and end of the year looming, I get into a very reflective frame of mind. It’s time for planning and dreaming. So turn off your brain, connect to your heart and envision your next 12 months.

While you are waiting

While you are waiting

Life is what happens when you are waiting. Don’t put your life on hold while you get enough money, get the experience or develop the skills to live the life you want. Embrace this moment , right here, right now.

The myth of the overnight success

The myth of the overnight success

It won’t happen overnight but it will happen. Overnight successes are NEVER overnight successes. The work they put into their art, their craft, their project, their business goes on WAY before they were suddenly deemed by others to be successful. What are you willing to put your time, effort and love into, no matter whether success is immediately forthcoming or not?

Are you willing to change your story?

Are you willing to change your story?

I have become very aware lately of the many reasons people tell me why they can’t do something. There are circumstances, situations, constraints, reasons, issues and stories as to why it can’t be done. We can always find lots of those.
 Not enough money. Work […]

There isn’t just one thing

There isn’t just one thing

Four years ago I just wanted out of my job and I wanted to find that ONE thing, that ONE career that I could go after. But instead I found a world full of opportunities and experiences that brought me alive. Coach Triathlete Mentor Helper […]

A place to belong

A place to belong

Jocks. Cheerleaders. Geeks. Thespians. Outsiders. Skaters. Hipsters. Emos. Every American high-school TV show and movie highlights the cliques that form in adolescence. The groups that seem to form naturally as we grow and get a sense of our identity and work out who we most […]

What Bob Sang taught me

What Bob Sang taught me

Just as I feel a simple question from my coach altered my life, there is a day in September 2010 which feels pretty fundamentally important too. It was during a time when I was saying “yes” to anything that came along. My “playing” phase where […]

Reducing risk in your career

Reducing risk in your career

A couple of weeks ago I took an avalanche training course which has given me enough information to know that I need a lot more practice and experience before I am ready for any full-on expeditions into the back country! One of the things that […]

My first aid kit

My first aid kit

Photo by Marcin Wichary   As part of the fabulous end of year review by Susannah Conway that I did in December, there was a question that really spoke to me: On your less than great days, how will you look after yourself? I absolutely […]