Do you have a dream?
Of course you do. We all dream — it’s part of the human condition. But for some reason, when it comes to our careers, many of us think we don’t have it in us to turn our dreams into reality.
I see it all the time with my clients, and I get it. Because I was once in the same place.
For over a decade of my working life, I believed my dream career was out of reach. Sometimes, I allowed myself to think — and daydream! — about it, and I’d let my thoughts run away from me for a while. But then my logical brain would kick in, and I’d push the thoughts and dreams away and return to the humdrum of daily life. I’d tell myself: Don’t be so bloody stupid! Dreams like that don’t come true — or at least they can’t come true for me.
Hindsight is a beautiful thing, isn’t it? The truth was: I had no idea how to make my dream happen, so I just tried to get on with my life. And the problem was: I had a...
Right now, I’m in the middle of relocating from the mountains of Italy to Sardinia for the summer.
Every year, my little family makes the seachange so we can soak up the sunshine after a long, snowy winter.
The ability to do this was my partner’s longtime dream — and needless to say, I was happy to go along with it!
While I was getting ready for the move, I started thinking about dreaming and how it’s part of the human condition.
It’s what motivates us and drives us towards what we want in the future.
And we have the power to turn our dreams into reality. We really do!
Just the other day, I had an interesting chat with a young girl who is also heading to Sardinia to work in a local restaurant.
Last year, she holidayed there and fell in love with it (but not with the guy she’d gone there to see!). After her two-week stay, she was really sad to leave.
She told herself: “I want to go back and live in Sardinia...
Some people love January — they think it’s a time to refresh and reset. Some people like June, when the first signs of summer start to show and everything feels easy and breezy again.
For me, it’s February.
It’s always been a fabulous month for me, and the month where new things happen.
As a career coach, I know I probably should say January is my favourite month. I’ve written blogs about how January is a great time to assess your situation, review your goals, and kick-start the year in a positive way. But if you’re familiar with my work, you’ll know that I’m also very firm about one thing: If you don’t get to something in January, that’s no reason to give up.
That’s why I look at January as a warm up, and February as the time to truly make things happen.
And on a personal note, February has been something of a lucky month for me.
The February that changed my career — and life
You might be wondering what...