living life and sharing my journey

Tag: uniqueness

What do YOU want?

What do YOU want?

Sometimes characters in a movie can say something much better than I can.
What do YOU want? What do you WANT?

An awesome life

An awesome life

“So I decided this was going to be my year of awesome.” A simple sentence uttered on a random YouTube video and I’m intrigued. How could you get more AWESOME in your life?

Extraordinary, ordinary people

Extraordinary, ordinary people

A weekend trip to Poland had the surprising outcome of reaffirming my admiration and fascination with everyday people doing amazing things.

You are more than your job title

You are more than your job title

Identity isn’t something bestowed on you from your employer, your family or your friends. It’s what you choose to identify with.

Bringing my conductor back to life

Bringing my conductor back to life

Our strengths, our values, our love of work can show up in all sorts of different ways at different times in our lives. The journey through life and through work isn’t necessarily a linear one and we need to think about careers and work differently.

The opposite of venture capitalism

The opposite of venture capitalism

Whatever the opposite of a venture capitalist is, I want to be that.
Yesterday through a random conversation the idea of being a venture humanist was put to me, and that sparked a real interest, but the words aren’t quite right….

How do those ideas suit you?

How do those ideas suit you?

Some days you put on clothes and you just feel great.  You look in the mirror or catch your reflection in a window and think Hot Damn! It’s often when we are wearing the clothes that suit our body shape as well as our sense of […]

Should we be growing “down” rather than growing “up”?

Should we be growing “down” rather than growing “up”?

While I was travelling earlier this year I came across people in their 20s who were doing amazing things, travelling the world, doing what they enjoyed and yet they would tell me it was time to go home and be a grown up. It was […]

Here’s a message. Are you listening?

Here’s a message. Are you listening?

There are always indications and messages being whispered to us if we care to listen. There are opportunities and possibilities all around us if we take the time to see them. What we look for we find. But even when we aren’t looking the message […]

The myth of the personal brand

The myth of the personal brand

  As a teenager I used to think the synonyms for unique were quirky, different and weird. I used it (and saw others using it too) as a way to differentiate and pinpoint those who weren’t “normal”. Who looked, acted or did something different from […]