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Peeling back our layers

personal development Apr 02, 2020

Just like the proverbial onion, much has already been said about the opportunities for us all to ponder our way of life while we are on enforced stretches at home.

In conversations with my work team over the last couple of weeks, we have chatted about what is really important.  To us all.

When we peel it right back, family, friends and job security are high on the list.  And, surprisingly it doesn't get much more complicated than that.  Changing the world, reforming business or difficult innovations don't get much of a look in when we start to contemplate loss 'of what was'.

Loads of our colleagues have talked about the desire to slow down and that perhaps Corona has just given us that.  Corona is an opportunity for us to test, just how serious we are about a different pace, a different way or a different path.

But, here is the rub. 

These concepts are easy in the head rush of something new.  Or when it is a novelty.  Yes, we smugly tell...

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Keen to get clear on where you are going?

direction planning strategy Mar 17, 2020

One of the most frustrating side-affects of having choice; is having choice.

Meaning, in 2020, we are all generally blessed with opportunity.  The internet fixed that.

If we want to study.  We can do it on-line.

If we want to meet like-minded people.  We can do it on-line.

If we want to start a business.  We can do it on-line.

If we want to learn anything.  It is all there waiting for us.

Access to all of these choices can be overwhelming and can often mean that we make no decision.  Which is probably worse, because we stagnate.

But, how do we get clear on where we are going?

I simply think we just need to look for clues.  What are we passionate about.  What would we do if money was no object.  The answer lies in the things we love.  Or perhaps Bishop Jakes says it better:

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