Here is a piece that I wrote this week in an answer to a blog I wrote before called This is your career. I wanted to show the two perspectives between passion and satisfaction. I hope you like it!Read More
Do you ever feel like you can't do something? Or that you don't have the skills? Most people do.
It's easy to fall for the idea that you don't know how to do something, even if it seems entirely different from everything else you've ever done.
The content could be different, but the process is often the same. In other words, the 'what' may be different, but the 'how' is often similar. That's where transferable skills come into play.Read More
You might be surprised to learn that many people attending the workshops I give genuinely don’t know where their passions lie. In other words; they don’t know what they like. Isn’t that strange?
No - totally normal in my opinion.Read More
These are 13 questions that you can ask the pro/expert or you can ask yourself. The idea is that you break down the skill and analyse what the person does to become so good at it. Of course, there are many more things you could ask, but this is a really good start.Read More
I spoke to a group of 5th a 6th year students in Glasnevin recently about finding work that they love. It was a 40 minute interactive talk so I won’t go into all of the details here. However, one of the things that I wanted to pass on to them was with regard to the relevance of their current subjects. I gave them the example of Conor McGregor because I thought that prove to be an interesting example of someone with an eclectic set of skills. Prompting the students with questions, I asked:Read More
If you’ve retired and you feel you have nothing to do, you’re not alone. The real question is what would you like to do? Maybe you don’t know? Would you like to expand your possibilities? Would you like to live with passion and purpose? Would you like to jump out of bed every morning and burst into the day with vitality and enthusiasm for life?Read More
For this weeks post, I’ve chosen the most influential companies in the social media industry at the moment. The media are continuously writing about them and scrutinising their every move, so let’s take a look at the people behind the big names and see what their background actually is, specifically focusing on education and experience.Read More
Do you not know what to do with your life or what career path to choose? Do you have lots of options but still cannot decide? Do you have friends and family giving you conflicting advice? Do you know what your strengths are but still don't know how to use them well? Would you like to finally start on your career path and not waste another year?Read More
It seems like this one specifically relates to men. It turns out that we’re not perfect - who knew?! Time to pull up the socks. Check out these 3 quotes that make a pretty clear point.
“Studies have shown that marriages where the husband resists sharing power are four times more likely to end or drone on unhappily than marriages where the husband does not resist."Read More
I thought this was an interesting concept to ponder. When we think about it, so much of our time at work can involve trying to solve problems and so much of our personal lives can involve dealing with problems. So what if we considered them helpful rather than unhelpful? What would that mean? Would it really make sense or would it just be classed as mere positive psychology? If you’re open to the idea that problems are not just problematic - that there may be some other possibilities, take a look at this post.Read More
What happens when you come out of college or a training course and you can’t find a job? You hear things like “Sorry, we’re looking for someone with more experience” or “Sorry, you don’t have the qualifications that we’re looking for”. I think that most young people have heard this at some stage before. I’ve been in that position myself and it’s definitely not something that you want to hear after you’ve spent 4 years or more completing a third level qualification.Read More