The Ghosts of Christmas Present, Future, and Past and an Alternative Timeline, by Carmel O’ Reilly

‘Twas the night-shift before Christmas and all through the warehouse  the team were quietly working to the festive music of Strauss. Each lost in their thoughts of the year that had passed. Each thankful for all lives that hadn’t breathed their last. While each one focused on the task in hand, their mind couldn’t butContinue reading “The Ghosts of Christmas Present, Future, and Past and an Alternative Timeline, by Carmel O’ Reilly”

What Are You Going to Be When You Grow Up? Or Maybe a Better Question Who Are You Going to Be at Your Next WorkLife Stage? By Carmel O’ Reilly

Roisin had never really found her place in her WorkLife. She had stumbled from one thing to another. She had reinvented herself so many times along her WorkLife journey, all the time she felt she was constantly reinventing herself for everyone else. People didn’t see her for who she really was, and Roisin couldn’t seeContinue reading “What Are You Going to Be When You Grow Up? Or Maybe a Better Question Who Are You Going to Be at Your Next WorkLife Stage? By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Be Grateful to the Naysayers, Allow Them to Motivate You, to Prove Them Wrong, When They Say Something Can’t Be Done, By Carmel O’ Reilly

“Opening a bookstore when everyone buys their books from Amazon is a crazy idea, and in a small town, that’s soon to be by-passed when that new road opens, makes it not only a crazy idea, but a stupid idea too, and in case it hadn’t come to your notice, there’s also that rather bigContinue reading “Be Grateful to the Naysayers, Allow Them to Motivate You, to Prove Them Wrong, When They Say Something Can’t Be Done, By Carmel O’ Reilly”

I Knew I Was Having an Identity Crisis When I Realised I Had Become Two Different People, By Carmel O’ Reilly

Sally had lost herself in the process of years of keeping her work and her life outside of work separate. She had somehow become two different people. The world wasn’t coming to an end, but the world that she knew was. She was facing a real identity crisis. She had completely changed her persona: notContinue reading “I Knew I Was Having an Identity Crisis When I Realised I Had Become Two Different People, By Carmel O’ Reilly”

Acts of Kindness and Generosity, Transformations, Pivots and the Domino Effect, By Carmel O’ Reilly

Acts of kindness and generosity in times of crisis are transformational, not just for you as the agent, but also for everyone around you. Because they can cause the domino effect, that can lead to in the moment pivots, that make a real and meaningful difference to people’s WorkLives and well-being, while bringing individuals andContinue reading “Acts of Kindness and Generosity, Transformations, Pivots and the Domino Effect, By Carmel O’ Reilly”

What’s Standing in the Way of Your Happy Ever After, By Carmel O’ Reilly

Sam’s driver’s licence expired, so did her longtime relationship, and now her job had too. It dawned on her that everything has an expiration date, as she closed the door for the last time to the apartment she had shared with her boyfriend Karl. The lease had also expired. It was time for Sam toContinue reading “What’s Standing in the Way of Your Happy Ever After, By Carmel O’ Reilly”

This Is The Way It’s Always Been Done … By Carmel O’ Reilly

This Is The Way It’s Always Been Done … are people’s stories of when they wanted to do things differently, not necessarily because they thought there was anything wrong with the way things had always been done, but because they wanted to try new and different ways of doing things, because they believed there areContinue reading “This Is The Way It’s Always Been Done … By Carmel O’ Reilly”

SCHOOL OF WORKLIFE AFFILIATE PROGRAMME

My books represent my work as a WorkLife Practitioner. Since 2003 I’ve helped people manage, develop and transition their WorkLives in good times and times of change and uncertainty. I’ve achieved this by creating programmes that enable people to self-manage their own individual learning needs, through self-coaching, self-directing and self-leadership. As a WorkLife Practitioner andContinue reading “SCHOOL OF WORKLIFE AFFILIATE PROGRAMME”

Knowing When to Say No More I’ve Had Enough and Calling It Quits by Carmel O’ Reilly

Knowing when to say no more, I’ve had enough and calling it quits can be one of the hardest things you’ll do in your WorkLife. As a volunteer, an employee, or a business owner. You put so much time, energy and maybe even money into doing something, that you want to do everything to makeContinue reading “Knowing When to Say No More I’ve Had Enough and Calling It Quits by Carmel O’ Reilly”

When You Know You Have to Fire Your Client, Your Collaborator or Your Colleague from Your WorkLife to Save Your Sanity, By Carmel O’ Reilly

A client, collaborator or colleague that drains you with too many demands, derails your morale, and demands too much attention, needs to be fired from your WorkLife. Because for all the time you waste salvaging deteriorating relationships, you could instead be opening yourself up to doing great work with great people, and living a happyContinue reading “When You Know You Have to Fire Your Client, Your Collaborator or Your Colleague from Your WorkLife to Save Your Sanity, By Carmel O’ Reilly”