Posts by jn_tay_1964

Be your own Rainbow – Part Two

Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you” – Carl Sandburg Be your own Rainbow – Managing your Time I would also add be careful that you don’t allow ‘things’ to spend it for you.  So what do I mean? The phrase ‘less is more’, sums it up for me.  A ‘Less is more’ approach involves finding ways to work in tune with your natural rhythms and not cramming your day with a long list of (uninspiring and uninteresting) tasks, so you are left desperately trying to...

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Be your Own Rainbow – Part One

Posted by on Jan 28, 2019 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Part one of a six part series, Be your own Rainbow. How to thrive and flourish in your world.

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Choosing to thrive

Posted by on Dec 9, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

This month’s post from careerresilience all about thriving despite how you feel.  As I write this, I must admit that for a variety of reasons October and November are difficult months for me. It’s the same each year as I find that everything drops like a stone, my energy levels, confidence and motivation. These are the months when I’m most likely to feel like sh*t and can barely be arsed. Though to be fair this usually disappears once Christmas has passed and normally I am content to wait it out. But this year I am going to try something different, just to see what happens. Instead of...

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A short story:- Elizabeth and Anne

Posted by on Oct 31, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

I have long had an interest in Tudor history, particularly, around Elizabeth I. However, thanks to Hilary Mantel I have more recently, become as intrigued by her mother, Anne Boleyn. To me it is deeply ironic that it is Elizabeth, Henry the VIII’s second daughter that reigns on her own for over forty years, when he was so preoccupied with begetting a son. But sad, too, that Elizabeth never really knew her mother, so this is my imagining of the two women having the opportunity to talk frankly about their lives and it’s my small tribute to them, both. So, without further ado I give you:...

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Driven, rather than motivated….

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Looking back over my life and career so far, I have come to realise that I am quite driven and that changes in my ‘drivers’ have coincided with key points in my life. My ‘drivers’ haven’t felt quite like motivation in the normal sense to me. I’ve experienced them as more visceral, in the gut, ‘fire in my belly’ sensations to quote the ubiquitous Lord Sugar . Internal forces that have propelled me in different directions at different points in my life. In my twenties at the start of my career it was all about the money and attaining some financial security. I left my Polytechnic as it was...

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