How to have a Multi-passionate career...


Did you always know what you wanted to do for a job when you were little?

What was it?  Did your idea stay the same or did you change you mind over time - maybe like me, when you realised what 'said job' would actually entail in terms of qualifications or actual on the job tasks!

Maybe, also like many of us who have struggled with this, you were conflicted as there were multiple things that took your fancy?  One you day you wanted to be a doctor the next an interior designer?

Although we don't look specifically at being 'Multi-passionate' (MP) as part of the APE Model, the concept naturally crops us as we look at what you do for your work and income.

Inevitably as part of this conversation, what you love to do, versus what you feel you should do, or indeed when you have been considering a career move, we begin to consider the possibility of stepping into a new career that brings you joy.

We also consider how you may be able to neatly fit together pieces of your life-jigsaw that will make up more of a Multi-passioante or Portfolio career.

So that's exactly what I'm looking at in today's video.  Here I tell you a little bit about me and why a MP career was the way forward on my own career path.  I also look at the benefits to addressing your career in this way and how it can actually free you up from a lot of angst about what you might be feeling you 'should be doing'.

So without further ado..

What do you think?

Do you currently have an MP career or would you like one?  Can you distinguish what you'd like to do for fun versus what you'd like to do for money?

Til next week!

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How do you have the self confidence to change career?


As you know if you read this blog regularly, I held an amazing workshop recently called The Mind Map (see here for details).

The workshop was geared to helping people make a change in their life, maybe something they'd been considering for some time.  Well, during the workshop I asked the question 'is anyone here focussed on changing their career?'.

It was no surprise to me that more than half the room raised their hands at this question.  It's no surprise to me because most of the clients I work with want to focus on this.  Essentially most of us want to feel like we are getting up every day to do something we really love, instead of going through the motions.

The interesting thing was, that as we started to dig on the topic and began to look at the things people thought were holding them back, the issue of self-confidence came up again and again.

There are so many reasons why we often feel like we lack the confidence to make a shift like this, and that's exactly what I'm addressing in today's video.

Today I look at why we often feel this way, but more importantly I offer 2 strategic things you can do to start to overcome the feeling.

So without further ado...

What do you think?

If you feel you lack confidence in this area what small steps can you make to start being in action today?

I'd love for you to tell me in the comments below....I think it would be really helpful as others may also get ideas from from the things you share as well.

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Hope you have a great week!

5 things you can do to leave a job you hate!...


Do you love your work?

Is it something you can see yourself doing for the rest of your life, or did you 'fall into it', or end up there?

We spend over 90,000 hours of our life at work, so if you're doing something you don't love, notice I didn't say like, then that's a long time to be unhappy.

I meet people every who don't love what they're doing for a living and they're ready to shake things up. Move on.  Move forward and stop compromising on happy.

The thing about shifting career, especially when you're older or have spent years qualifying and perfecting your skills in one area, is that often it's difficult to know what to do or where to start.  Moving on to a new career can seem daunting and overwhelming.

Well, fortunately if you relate to this, you're in the right place!  You see I've helped literally hundreds of people move out of a job they hate, into something that actually has them happy to get up in the morning.  This can look like a new career, role change or even working for yourself.

How you start this process is with 5 easy steps, that are both practical and easily do-able for anyone in this situation, and that's exactly what I'm sharing in today's video.

So, without further ado, just click on the video below to be taken through to this short video about your first 5 steps to making a change in your career.

I'd get a notebook and pen at the ready too.  You'll need it!

So, will you be starting this today?

I'd love to hear from you if you think you're going to start your own journey towards a career that you truly love.

Also, if you'd like some support on this journey, then please fill out the comment below, to be the first to find out about our new free closed Facebook group, for anyone who would like support in doing this.

I look forward to helping you and to seeing you next week!

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How to figure out what you really want to do...


Do you know what you really want to do?

Maybe you're doing it now?  Maybe you're living the dream.

Maybe that's not you. You feel you're at the other end of the spectrum and you're not happy at all in what you're doing in your life.  Maybe you don't even know what you want to do?

Of course there are always those who sit in the middle and maybe that's you?  You're happy with a lot of how your life looks and feels but you could well do with making some significant tweaks to certain areas of your life that feel off.

If there are things you'd like to change and if you're feeling like you're stuck and don't know really how to make a shift, then there is definitely something you can do to make a big difference to your circumstances.

And it all starts with your vision for your future.

Now, don't poo-poo the idea of having a vision (are you thinking cork vision boards and incense sticks!).

There is actually a deep rooted psychological underpinning to having clarity over your vision. The beauty of this strategy is also that you don't have to have it all figured out if you're in the camp of not knowing what you really want to do.  It can start with knowing what you don't want, and then slowly piecing together bits of what you do like to do, to start the process of gaining an understanding about what you could be doing in your life.

This week's video is one I've shared before and it's all about why having a vision is crucial to your success and the start of any change that happens in your life.

In the video I explain all about how this works and what it can do for you, so just click on the below video to get stuck in...

I hope that this has helped you in thinking about your own vision.

Maybe yours was clear, but even if it is, it's something I like to revisit myself especially if I feel like I'm off track or I've taken on a new project.

How might you use this to move forward ?

Also, if you're in the UK and you're local, I'm running a Mind Mapping workshop this coming Saturday 9th June (2018 if you're reading this in the future).

It's happening at the lovely in Broadway Cinema in Nottingham (9.45am-12pm).

In the workshop I'll be going over this vision process in person, as well as some other strategies that will help you kick start this process of change...I'd love to see you there.  You can find out more by clicking HERE.

If you're already coming along I can't wait to meet you in person and for everyone else I look forward to virtually seeing you next week!