Depression

Author: 
Frank Hutton

I seem to remember a (long!) time ago that one of the DIY retail chains used the slogan 'Don't move, improve!' in an effort to get the DIY-inept like myself to purchase wood, plaster and tools to create a mess that would require a real professional to sort out. However, my plea in this instance is likely to result in a better outcome,  as you will be better placed and equipped to undertake the suggested task.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

I, like you, get regular nudges from LinkedIn to 'congratulate' someone on their 'work anniversary' or to 'see who else is celebrating'. Does anyone celebrate their work?

Author: 
Frank Hutton

Most say Benjamin Franklin* gave us the somewhat depressing feeling that life had little certain to offer except an ending and an obligation to give away your hard earned cash. Whilst I can't disagree about the inevitability of those two elements, I am also convinced they are not the only things certain affect to every human on planet earth.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

For some dedicated Bicycle commuters in Boston, MA, the recent incredible snowfall was the ultimate test, not just of their enjoyment of their daily employment but also of their team-working ability and commitment.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

NB: I wrote this article some time ago now so LinkedIn has slightly changed it's format. However, the tab you're seeking still exists (top centre on browser version and bottom right on mobile device) so the rest of the article is valid. Happy hunting - Frank

One of the least used parts of LinkedIn could be the most useful to you. I'm constantly finding users for whom it's a major surprise. I wonder if you can guess what it is?

Author: 
Frank Hutton

My wife took up photography a few years ago. Our children had left home and were much less dependent on her, and she was looking for an outlet for her creative energies. She’s produced some great shots over the years and many of them adorn our walls at home. However the true value is one we did not anticipate.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

I am ending 2013 on a congratulatory note and on this occasion it’s to two women. There’s already plenty out there on what the guys are doing.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

... and still be as passionate, if not even more so, at the end as you were at the beginning. I urge you to be inspired by the story of Jiro. It's all about achieving mastery in your chosen field.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

Or do you just keep driving around? Or maybe turn the map or Sat Nav upside down just in case it might seem clearer?

 

Author: 
Andrew Fawkes

A short piece by Andrew Fawkes on his own battles with procrastination and some inspiration to move on from them...

Author: 
Frank Hutton

If you get a little lump in your throat at some point when watching this exceptionally well-crafted video, you'll be in good company. Perhaps it will inspire you about where you are now and where you could be. Thank you Ernst and Young.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

There’s possibly only one thing worse than hearing nothing back after having sent out a barrow load of CVs. That’s being rejected for the role that you had interviewed for and thought you’d got.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

Do you believe in Luck and Fate? I’ve got to say I don’t, but hear me out…

Author: 
Frank Hutton

So, should you pack away your CV and job hunting shoes until January and a New Year dawns?

Author: 
Frank Hutton

You'll recall the previous post in this series, where I suggested that the business of finding a job is such a challenge that it is not one  you should face alone.

The potential for finding friends or colleagues for mutual encouragement or to provide a sounding board for you, is a real practical way of sustaining yourself through the process.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

Actually, you probably need a few of them, if you are to have any success moving your career change, business idea or challenging job search ahead.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

While I'm writing this post, it is actually Friday.

Author: 
Frank Hutton

I was struck last week by an article online from the Telegraph, talking about the anxiety people feel when the next working week seems to loom large on the horizon.