WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Build Your Life Around What Engages And Inspires You

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is:  How To Build Your Life Around What Engages And Inspires You

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week:  What Completely Engages and Inspires You in Your WorkLife and How Can You Use This to Create Your Go-Be-Do Joie De Vivre WorkLife Living Plan,

Carmel’s story about how beginning from a place of doing a little of what she loved every day, then building on that, she created a WorkLife that engaged and inspired her. 

MONDAY

Tim Ferriss asks all podcast guests: “What message would you put on a billboard?” My favourite answer: “Go Be Do”, because it reminds me how I created my ‘Joie De Vivre’ WorkLife Living Plan by asking myself: where I want to go, who do I want to be with and what do I want to do. 

TUESDAY

What is it you find yourself doing when you’re completely engaged and inspired, and the time just passes by and you have to remind yourself to stop to eat, and before you know it the morning has turned into evening and you can still continue with what you’re doing into the night? 

WEDNESDAY

For me, it’s writing. Why do I want to write? Because I have a voice. Writing is a great expression of that. Being the reflective soul I am, writing is a more natural medium for me to get my thinking out into the world. My professional and personal development is important to me 

THURSDAY

as I expect it is for you. However, what do you do if the learning budget has been frozen, or like me you need to fund your own learning.The good news is there are ways to gain skills that will serve you in progressing your WorkLife path in the direction of your choice, and this 

FRIDAY

can be done in a manner that fits into your WorkLife in an engaging and inspiring way that is enjoyable, rewarding, fun, and cost-effective.For example, once I knew I wanted the next stage of my WorkLife to be about supporting individuals in their learning I identified that  

SATURDAY

I want to continue to develop my research skills, together with reading more. These are supporting skills for my writing. For the moment I’m not going to invest in any specific training, instead I’m adopting a hands-on approach of doing it every day. The purpose is to become a 

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specialist in my area. Discovering new ways of doing things to support people in a way that draws on expertise, is fresh, interesting, creative, innovative and fun. If I can do it, so can you, and from this you can create your Joie De Vivre plan for what you want in your WorkLife 

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week:  What Completely Engages and Inspires You in Your WorkLife and How Can You Use This to Create Your Go-Be-Do Joie de Vivre WorkLife Living Plan, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Build Your Life Around What Engages And Inspires You

If you enjoyed Carmel’s story, you may also like to learn about her fuller WorkLife story and the exercises that helped her create a WorkLife that engaged and inspired her, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Build Your WorkLife Around What Engages And Inspires You

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Jack’s Story: Creative Thinking: If You Have a Problem or Question, You Also Have the Answer Within You, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Be Creative In Your Thinking

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

You can also catch each weekly story as it’s released daily. Just tap the link below to:

The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

To view all the books in the School of WorkLife series and to learn about my Affiliate Programme click the link below: 

WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Use Turning Points To Start Something Different And Better

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is: How To Use Turning Points To Start Something Different And Better

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Life is Too Short Not to Be Living it Fully

Carmel’s story of how the loss of her brother led her to reevaluate her WorkLife, to think through what was important in her day-to-day living and the legacy she wanted to work towards leaving behind. 

MONDAY

There have been a few turning points in my life that have caused me to stop and think about what’s important to me and to consider what I want from my WorkLife. Sadly, one of those occasions was when my brother Kieran died aged just 42. Kieran had lived very much in the present 

TUESDAY

and enjoyed the simple things in life. I remember his wife Christina telling me how in the summer once their four girls were in bed, they’d sit in their garden and watch the sunset. As well as bringing up four daughters they also gave their time generously to support the families

WEDNESDAY

who’d been impacted by the Chernobyl nuclear explosion. Every summer they would welcome children from Chernobyl to stay with them. Their stay in Ireland allowed the children to relax and recuperate during the summer months. It was important for Kieran and Christina to give back 

THURSDAY

or indeed give forward. Thinking about my brother caused me to realise that I needed to live in the present and make every day worthwhile. It also made me question what contribution I wanted to make, to give back, to give forward. It made me go deeper in my questions around what 

FRIDAY

legacy I wanted to leave behind. I took a step back to evaluate my most important values to consider what needed to change in my WorkLife to honour these. What I could do differently to make it better. I’d worked in investment banking for several years. I enjoyed the work and 

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worked with great people. However, the hours were long and I wasn’t spending as much time with my family as I would have liked. I made the decision to leave banking and set up in business myself. This took time, as first I needed to figure out what I wanted to do next; and once 

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I did, I then needed to retrain. Although tough, it was extremely enjoyable and from the outset, I was carving a WorkLife in line with my needs and values. Now I both plan for tomorrow and live for today. At times it can be extremely challenging but it’s also extremely rewarding. 

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week:  Life is Too Short Not to Be Living it Fully, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Use Turning Points To Start Something Different And Better

If you enjoyed Carmel’s story, you may also like to learn about her fuller WorkLife story and the exercises that helped her to live her life more fully.  And how she now both plans for tomorrow and lives for today, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Use Turning Points To Start Something Different And Better

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Carmel’s story: What Completely Engages and Inspires You in Your WorkLife and How Can You Use This to Create Your Go-Be-Do Joie De Vivre WorkLife Living Plan, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Build Your WorkLife Around What Engages And Inspires You

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

You can also catch each weekly story as it’s released daily. Just tap the link below to:

The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

To view all the books in the School of WorkLife series and to learn about my Affiliate Programme click the link below: 

WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Self-Coach, Direct And Lead Effectively

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is: How To Self-Coach, Direct And Lead Effectively

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: His Journey To And Discovery Of his Ability to Self-Coach, Direct and Lead: 

Matt’s story of the other side of being a loner was being self-sufficient. And how he realised because of this this he had already developed the ability to self: coach, direct and lead . And actually it came naturally to him. 

MONDAY

Matt loved the autonomy of his role in accounting. He enjoyed working alone and loved the solitude of his role. However, he was required to deliver monthly presentations on the company financials. This was a challenge for him, taking him out of his comfort zone in different ways: 

TUESDAY

1. Talking for fifteen minutes was a big challenge. Matt was a man of few words. 

2. While he loved numbers, he knew he didn’t talk about them in an interesting way. 

3. The monthly presentations were preceded by a networking breakfast. He found small-talk contrived and banal.

WEDNESDAY

Matt did, however, want to continue to learn. There were various workplace learning programmes that he could have tapped into to facilitate this, but he resisted all of them simply because his participation would require him spending more time with people than he wanted. 

THURSDAY

He knew he had to take ownership of his own learning. He was OK with that because the other side of being a loner was that he was extremely self-sufficient. He figured he could achieve this by modelling aspects of learning programmes and adopt a self-coaching approach. Although 

FRIDAY

Matt was a man of few words; he did have a love of words. He read extensively. So, he began by setting out to be more intentional in his reading to learn how writers drew in their audiences. Being analytical allowed him to recognise patterns, which he noted in a spreadsheet. 

SATURDAY

His focus on being intentional about his reading helped him build the vocabulary he needed to overcome his first challenge and also helped with his second challenge by building a story around the numbers. The answer to overcome his third challenge lay in the questions he loved 

SUNDAY

asking of himself. He just needed to shift to asking questions of other people. Questions that would elicit more about who people were, what excited them and what they cared about. This would make for much more interesting conversations. Matt had self-coached his self-learning. 

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: His Journey To And Discovery Of his Ability to Self-Coach, Direct and Lead: from, the School Of WorkLife book: How To Self-Coach, Direct And Lead Effectively

If you enjoyed Matt’s story, you may also like to learn about the exercises that helped him to continue to self-coach, direct and lead to develop and grow and learn new skills, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To  Self-Coach, Direct And Lead Effectively.

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Carmel’s Story: Life is Too Short Not to Be Living it Fully from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Use Turning Points To Start Something Different And Better

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

You can also catch each weekly story as it’s released daily. Just tap the link below to:

The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

To view all the books in the School of WorkLife series and to learn about my Affiliate Programme click the link below: 

WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Be Autonomous In Your Development And Growth

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is: How To Be Autonomous In Your Development And Growth

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week is: Going Across Rather Than Up The Proverbial Career Ladder

Tony’s story of how when he felt his development and growth had stagnated at a time when there was no scope for him to advance his position within his company, he found a way to learn new skills by sharing his knowledge and expertise. 

MONDAY

Tony is a sales negotiator in residential property. While he enjoys his work, he feels his development and growth has stagnated. For the moment there is no scope for him to advance his position within the company – and he is fine with that, because he enjoys his day-to-day work. 

TUESDAY

But he does feel the need to stretch himself more, and he wants to develop new skills – to go across rather than up the proverbial career ladder. He identified that he wanted to develop his coaching and training skills, and figured the best way to get started at this would be to … 

WEDNESDAY 

teach something to someone. He had a wealth of knowledge, and so he asked himself what the smallest and simplest thing he could do to teach someone was. A fundamental part of his role was building rapport and connecting with people both on the phone and in person. Tony excelled at … 

THURSDAY

this, but he’d observed that other colleagues in different functions sometimes struggled. While this wasn’t necessarily integral to all roles, Tony felt this was a WorkLife skill that would benefit everyone, regardless of whether they needed it in their particular role. Because … 

FRIDAY

it was something that had always come naturally to him, he’d never given much thought as to how he did it. So he began to break down the steps: 1. Open with a smile 2. Be himself 3. Be friendly 4. Listen well 5. Show real interest 6. Find common ground 7. Go off-script. He noted … 

SATURDAY

questions he used throughout the call or meeting to build and maintain rapport, to really connect with people. The company ran Friday Lunch and Learn sessions where people imparted their knowledge to a captive audience of pizza eaters. Tony put forward his idea for a session on … 

SUNDAY

building rapport, which attracted a lot of interest. He wanted to make it fun, and so he asked people to share experiences and ideas for good, bad and ugly sales calls, which he then developed into roleplay scenarios. People loved it and wanted more. Tony was happy to oblige.

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Going Across Rather Than Up The Proverbial Career Ladder, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Be Autonomous In Your Development And Growth

If you enjoyed Tony’s story, you may also like to learn about the exercises that helped him to continue to develop and grow and learn new skills, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Be Autonomous In Your Development And Growth.

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Matt’s Story: His Journey To And His Discovery of his Ability to Self-Coach, Direct and Lead from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Self-Coach, Direct And Lead Effectively

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

You can also catch each weekly story as it’s released daily. Just tap the link below to:

The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

To view all the books in the School of WorkLife series and to learn about my Affiliate Programme click the link below: 

WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Plan Effectively: Professionally And Personally

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is: How To Plan Effectively: Professionally And Personally 

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week is: Following My WorkLife Plan in Times of Uncertainty.

Petra’s Story:  How Volunteering Led To A Mutually Rewarding Mentor/Mentee Relationship. Allowing Her To Stay On Track With Her WorkLife Plan, During An Economic Downturn and Time Of Uncertainty.

Monday

Petra is working in retail. It’s a great company: she works with people she likes; her good work is recognised and rewarded; during her two years there her career has advanced. However, although she is grateful for the opportunities, her heart is just not in it. Because … 

Tuesday

You see Petra’s background is international development. This is what she studied, and on graduating she worked in her chosen field in her native Poland. Then she moved to London intending to continue her WorkLife path, but unfortunately couldn’t get a job in her industry … 

Wednesday

After weeks of job searching, reality struck, her savings were dwindling, and she needed to work to earn a living. She applied for roles for which her skills were transferable. Her search led her to an administrative role in retail. However, Petra’s story does not stop there …

Thursday 

Petra had a plan, and while she needed to bide her time until the economy recovered, she wanted and needed to keep her hand in within her chosen field. This led her to become a volunteer with Amnesty International. Beyond the immense fulfilment, this gave her, it also helped …

Friday

Petra  build a strong network. Being non-British, this was important to her because she’d arrived in the country not knowing anyone, which made it difficult to learn about opportunities. Petra made a strong connection with James, who led the group. Mutual respect led to …

Saturday

the beginning of a mutually rewarding mentor/mentee relationship. James had a wealth of knowledge and experience within the industry; and very quickly through Petra’s dedication, hard work and initiative he saw her potential and came to value her as a key member of the team. 

Sunday

James shared words of wisdom with Petra: “Taking control of your own WorkLife development will allow you to stay true to your passion and purpose, and this is possible even in the most challenging times.” This is true for everyone. As is the adage: “In giving, you will receive.”

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Following My WorkLife Plan in Times of Uncertainty, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Plan Effectively: Professionally And Personally 

If you enjoyed Petra’s story, you may also like to learn about the exercises that helped her to stay on track with her WorkLife plan in pursuit of her WorkLife purpose, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s Book of the Week: How To Plan Effectively: Professionally And Personally 

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Tony’s Story: Going Across Rather Than Up The Proverbial WorkLife Ladder  from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Be Autonomous In Your Development And Growth 

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

You can also catch each weekly story as it’s released daily. Just tap the link below to:

The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

To view all the books in the School of WorkLife series and to learn about my Affiliate Programme click the link below: 

WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Fine-Tune The Superpower Of Observation

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is: How To Fine-Tune The Superpower Of Observation

This week’s WorkLife Story of the Week is: Three WorkLife Stages Of Observation: The Present, Past And Future.

Carmel’s stories of how she achieved her WorkLife intentions at different WorkLife stages.

Monday

The Present: I want to make a living by combining the knowledge, skills, and experience I’ve gained in my WorkLife as a career coach helping people manage, develop & transition their careers with the learning I’ve gained through my love of the arts. A ‘WorkLife Intention’ I wrote 

Tuesday 

some time ago. Have I achieved it? Yes. But what does the power of observation have to do with this? First a little background: My WorkLife today revolves around creating learning resources: books, courses, guides. And I got here by learning what I needed by simply observing

Wednesday

everyday life. I met people, had conversations, and was observant of their WorkLife stories. I embraced my love of the arts and learnt through my observations. All of this allows me to write real-life WorkLife stories of people’s challenges and successes. Observation got me here. 

Thursday 

The Past: I want to make a living being creative. I want to make doing what I love, and loving what I do a reality. I want to combine my love of the arts, with my love for learning, my own and other people’s. A WorkLife Intention I wrote some years ago. Did I achieve it? Yes. 

Friday

Your greatest challenge can become your driving motivation, to get you to where you want to be. That was certainly true for me. I was extremely nervous talking in front of people, it crippled me with fear. To overcome this I took acting classes. Then I had my eureka moment 

Saturday

of how the unique skills sets artists develop in their craft brings learning alive. And how this is relevant in WorkLife learning because it enables the practice of new skills sets in a safe, supportive, challenging and creative environment. Once again observation got me there. 

Sunday

My New WorkLife Intention: The Future: To create resources that help people live fulfilled WorkLives true to their purpose. To reach people throughout the world through programmes that are accessible to everyone. How will I get there? Though the power of observation of course.

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Three WorkLife Stages Of Observation: The Present, Past And Future. from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Fine-Tune The Superpower Of Observation 

If you enjoyed Carmel’s stories, you may also like to learn about her fuller story, and the exercises that helped her to be observant of what was going on around her, that helped her achieve her WorkLife Intentions, along with the other story and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Fine-Tune The Superpower Of Observation 

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Following My WorkLife Plan In Times Of Uncertaintyfrom the School Of WorkLife book: How To Plan Effectively: Professionally And Personally

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

You can also catch each weekly story as it’s released daily. Just tap the link below to:

The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

To view all the books in the School of WorkLife series and to learn about my Affiliate Programme click the link below: 

WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Embrace The Superpower Of Self-Awareness

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is: How To Embrace The Superpower Of Self-Awareness 

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week is: Imposter Syndrome

Bill’s story of how he was focusing on what he perceived to be his deficits and how through a colleague’s intervention he began to become more self-aware in recognising, appreciating and taking ownership of his natural skills and attributes.

Monday

Bill worked at a university, with responsibility for e-learning courses. He and his colleague Stephanie  were beginning to work on the module: Monthly Mastermind OnlineMeet Up. Key outcomes were to ensure students learnt the importance of questions in their learning, along with 

Tuesday 

the importance of active listening and participating in online conversations. The problem was Bill didn’t get the theory behind all of this, and he felt he needed to. He was suffering from imposter syndrome: he was working at a university and he did not get the theory. He felt 

Wednesday

like a fraud, and was afraid of being exposed. So when Stephanie asked for his help, saying she really needed his skills, he blurted out: “My skills?” Stephanie: Your attributes: The way you interact with people so easily. This model helps networking skills, you’re a natural 

Thursday 

Bill was curious, he opened up about his imposter syndrome. Stephanie: But you’re so good at asking questions, getting people to open up, putting them at ease. Your gift is the gift of asking great questions. Bill: I hadn’t really thought of it like that. I’m just curious and 

Friday

interested in people. Stephanie: Which is perfect for this module. We want to help and encourage people to interact socially. We have such a diversity of people, so many different groups, and we somehow need to help them navigate these differences. You’re really good at this.

Saturday

Bill was slowly beginning to become aware of what he had to offer in helping to develop these modules. He had become so consumed with his imposter syndrome that he had lost sight of this, or actually he had never had the realisation in the first place. Everything Stephanie said 

Sunday

about his skills and attributes were things that came naturally to him, and because of this he had not given them much thought. He had not seen what other people saw in him. Now that his self-awareness had been awakened, he was beginning to see things in a different light. 

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week:Imposter Syndrome, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Embrace The Superpower Of Self-Awareness 

If you enjoyed Bill’s story, you may also like to learn about his full story, and the exercises that helped him recognise, appreciate and take ownership of his natural skills and attributes, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Embrace The Superpower Of Self-Awareness 

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Three WorkLife Stages Of Observation: The Present, Past And Futurefrom the School Of WorkLife book: How To Fine-Tune The Superpower Of Observation

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

You can also catch each weekly story as it’s released daily. Just tap the link below to:

The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

To view all the books in the School of WorkLife series and to learn about my Affiliate Programme click the link below: 

WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Pursue The Superpower Of Happiness

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is: How To Pursue The Superpower Of Happiness

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week is: A Life Lived With ‘What If?

Wayne’s story of how a threat to his WorkLife happiness gave him the impetus to explore his “What If” when considering his options in knowing what to pursue next. 

Monday

Wayne was pretty happy with his WorkLife, he had a lot to be happy about. He lived a good and fulfilled life in many ways, but he also lived with a ‘What If?’ You see Wayne’s passion from a very young age was writing. He followed through with this, studying Creative Writing, but 

Tuesday

on completion of his degree he took a job in investment banking. His father was instrumental in his decision and choice of career, since he did not believe Wayne could get a ‘real’ job within the arts. He did not believe it would allow him to do well in life, to be a provider … 

Wednesday

Wayne was at a turning point in his life because of external influences: A takeover by a bank with a reputation for being aggressive in how it operated. Known to be ruthless in managing people, it was all about profit to the detriment of employees. He thought he had three options 

Thursday

1: Accept the new job he’d been offered. 2: Look for another job. 3: Leave banking to pursue his passion for writing, to follow his ‘What If’. He bought time before making a decision on the job offer, during which he interviewed for a new job, and explored writing. He instantly 

Friday

connected with the people he interviewed with. He liked the ethos of this bank. He was open about not wanting to commute daily, and his other options. His exploration of writing as a new career path had allowed him to realise he was not ready for that, not yet anyway. He did know 

Saturday

he wanted to bring writing back into his life, and to make time for this. To be in a position to explore it properly, he needed it to be more than just a hobby. He wanted it to be something that he committed to doing, and this led to a fourth option. The interviewers were open to

Sunday

a compromise: consultancy work 3 days a week. Supporting businesses in their growth, allowing Wayne to draw upon his creativity to find solutions.The rest of his time he devoted to developing a collection of his writing. Wayne listened to his instinct in pursuit of his happiness. 

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: A Life Lived With ‘What If?, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Pursue The Superpower Of Happiness

If you enjoyed Wayne’s story, you may also like to learn about his fuller story, and the exercises that helped in his pursuit of happiness, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Pursue The Superpower Of Happiness.

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Imposter Syndrome from the School Of WorkLife book: How To  Embrace The Superpower Of Self-Awareness

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

You can also catch each weekly story as it’s released daily. Just tap the link below to:

The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

To view all the books in the School of WorkLife series and to learn about my Affiliate Programme click the link below: 

WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Use Your Voice To Express And Protect Your Identity

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is: How To Use Your Voice To Express And Protect Your Identity

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week is: Why? A Simple Yet Profound Question.

Carlos’s story of how asking the simple question “Why?” He opened up awareness to unacceptable behaviour.

Monday

Carlos works in the hotel and leisure industry.  He is quite an easy-going person, gets on well with people and is a good team player. Some time ago Blair joined his team, and from the very beginning she just did not gel with Carlos. It was actually more than not gelling … 

Tuesday

Blair seemed to go out of her way to be uncooperative, and was openly critical of any ideas Carlos put forward at meetings. He found her disrespectful and difficult to work with. He tried to get on with his work by interacting with her as little as he needed to. But it was a … 

Wednesday

.. small team, and being the hotel and leisure industry he spent long hours in his job, which meant long hours in her company. It soon came to a head and he knew he had to do something about it. One day when they were alone, he asked her “Why?” Blair stopped what she was doing .. 

Thursday

… and with obvious irritation asked, “What do you mean Why?” “Why What?” Carlos answered, “Why do you behave in the way you do towards me?” “What are you talking about?” she snapped. Carlos answered “Why do you behave in the way you do towards me? I get a sense you’re … 

Friday

 … irritated by me, as you seem to be now. I’m not sure if it’s something I’ve done or said, but it would help to know, because then perhaps we could find a way of working together. Our work means we spend a lot of time in each other’s company, and I think it’s important we …

Saturday

 … try to make this work, not just for us but for the morale of the team. Now Blair did not suddenly open up her heart to Carlos, she did not offer an explanation or apologise for her behaviour, she actually did not say anything. Maybe she did not know what to say, who knows ..

Sunday 

Carlos was glad he’d addressed the matter. It was a brief interaction, handled professionally. Importantly he let Blair know her behaviour was unacceptable, and that he was willing to find a way to work together. All of this from one simple question: “Why?” is quite profound.

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Why? A Simple Yet Profound Question, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Use Your Voice To Express And Protect Your Identity

If you enjoyed Carlos’s story, you may also like to learn about his fuller story, and the exercises that helped him express and protect his identity by speaking up, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Use Your Voice To Express And Protect Your Identity.

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: A Life Lived With What If? from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Pursue The Superpower Of Happiness.

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

You can also catch each weekly story as it’s released daily. Just tap the link below to:

The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

To view all the books in the School of WorkLife series and to learn about my Affiliate Programme click the link below: 

WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Build Your True Personal Brand Identity

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all seven daily posts together here as one weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is: How To Build Your True Personal Brand Identity

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week is: The Outside In

A collection of short stories of how style can allow identity, personality and uniqueness shine through. 

Monday

Joan was preparing for the interview stages of a significant career change. When she was selecting the clothes she would wear for the various stages of the process she met with a personal dresser who said she has never failed in dressing a client for success at interviews. 

Tuesday

Joan’s dresser went on to say that she was fascinated by identity, by how people, organisations and communities express who they are, and that clothes played an important role in designing their brand identity. The interviews were representative of the very different work environments … 

Wednesday

… across the world, where Joan’s work would take her: from a multi-cultural and community relations perspective. She wanted to be respectful of this, while retaining her own style. Joan’s dresser was true to her word, in helping her to Dress For Success in securing the role. 

Thursday 

Lila wore a pink tutu to her interview. It matched her pink hair. She considered it her lucky colour, and it brought her luck that day, as she got the job. Lila redefined what’s appropriate and goes by her own rules. Her unique style plays an important role in telling her story. 

Friday

The costume designer for The Good Wife spoke about the importance of each actor’s wardrobe in helping them develop their character and their story. He strived to have the wardrobe underscore what each actor was doing to help tell both the overall story and their personal story. 

Saturday

It was important the wardrobe didn’t upstage or detract in any way, while at the same time it needed to get across a sense of who they were, allowing a glimpse into their personality. This is the same for people in their WorkLife today. People want to look the part and want to ..

Sunday

…. be taken seriously, but they also want to allow their identity, personality and uniqueness to shine through. There are no good or bad ways of dressing. It’s about honouring and respecting who you are, it’s about being you, and expressing yourself in a way that’s best for you

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: The Outside In from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Build Your True Personal Brand Identity.

If you enjoyed this collection of stories, you may also like to learn about their fuller WorkLife stories, and the exercises that helped in building their personal brand identity, in a way that allowed their personality and uniqueness shine through, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of the Week: How To Build Your True Personal Brand Identity.

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

Come back next Sunday for next week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: Why? A Simple Yet Profound Question from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Use Your Voice To Express And Protect Your Identity

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

You can also catch each weekly story as it’s released daily. Just tap the link below to:

The School of WorkLife book series is designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real-life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

To view all the books in the School of WorkLife series and to learn about my Affiliate Programme, click the link below: