Person Management

Someone I know works in a restaurant. Hearing stories about their workplace is a fascinating observation of how people work and interact with each other. On the whole, their boss is good - they're enthusiastic, encouraging and at first, created a positive working environment. However, it could be said that they hide from their responsibilities [...]

The Price Is Right?

Last week, my Dad and I were working, and we were asked to clean some extra plastic on a customer's conservatory roof. I can’t remember the name of the fancy shapes on the roof, but they were curving and twisting pieces of plastic, put on for (supposedly) aesthetic effect, and they were covered in green [...]

Brainstorm

Do you brainstorm often? At the moment, now my uni degree is over, I’m thinking about my future. I want to start my own business and have so many ideas bouncing around in my mind. Something I’m trying to do is short and frequent brainstorming sessions. If they’re much longer than half an hour, my [...]

Future Plans

Making plans for the future is exciting. The process can be filled with hope, passion and energy but also fear. There needs to be tension between the two sides. If the emotional balance is out of sync, things can go wrong. Too much fear can freeze our decision-making. We’re filled with anxiety and worry. The [...]

Making The Same Mistakes

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who told me about a situation they're experiencing. Midway through the conversation, it dawned on me that they were telling me about something that has happened before. They've made me the same mistake more than once before. Clearly, something needs addressing, but this often requires difficult conversations [...]

Something Has To Give

I’ve thought and written a lot about productivity recently. I lament over the fact that I can’t always do everything I want to in a day. I obsess over trying to do “too much” and tick off everything on my To-Do list. This has meant that my time over the past few months has felt [...]