Foundations of Change

Mid-week update

An update on how things are going so far. Good and not good. I’m mostly quite motivated to do something on the bus, but sometimes I forget what. I need to make a list of shorter activities to do. Good news: I’ve been getting more sleep and eating sensibly for breakfast. This entire week has been professional wear days for…

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Foundations of Change

Putting Structures in place

I’ve started trying to work on the bus in the mornings. It’s not the easiest thing to do because it’s a short trip (and there was that one morning where I had some plants on my lap for the office). Here are some thoughts that I’ve been capturing as I work through some of the problems I’ve identified that take…

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Foundations of Change

Keeping the Tank Full

Warning: this post contains a fair bit of (necessary) swearing My theory of why I don’t do the things I know I should do I have a theory. It’s one I developed at work, watching people in meetings, but it works for personal life as well. It’s called the fuck tank. Similar to the idea of decision fatigue, I have…

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Foundations of Change

Why is change so hard?

Nobody wakes up wanting to fail. We start with the best of intentions and get prevented by the worst of luck. This isn’t the first time I’ve tried to make changes to get my life together. I’ve started a 12-week challenges with healthy eating plans, and committed to writing every single day to get my book finished (it’s nearly done!).…

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Foundations of Change, Uncategorized

Getting started

It’s all well and good to have a lofty project; get better at being an adult. It’s a lot harder to get started. What is an adult? What do they do? How will I know if I’m better at it than I used to be? Oh dear, this is a lot to consider. No wonder I’ve been putting it off…

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Blog, Getting the job

“I own ten cats”- Things You Should Definitely Reveal in a Job Interview.

  “How much of your personality should you show in an interview?” This question came up recently and it’s one I love. Interviews are, frankly, pretty weird situations. Tiny rooms, uncomfortable clothes and really hard questions. Plus the whole ‘judging you as a person’ thing. If you’re a natural people pleaser like me (or if you just really want to…

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Blog, Career Planning

What if I don’t have a career plan?

If the CEO of the Walt Disney Company gave you personal career advice, you’d probably listen, right? I once got the opportunity to ask him how he’d gotten to where he is, and was really surprised at the answer. Now if we’re being honest, I’m just some nobody from regional Australia, so how on earth did I get to be…

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