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Career advice from a jazz musician

Last Sunday I attended a live, analogue, jazz performance. Yes that’s right, with real instruments (not sampled), zero synthetic bits. “So what?” I hear you ask, how’s that providing insights into how to be a better person in life and

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7 habits of highly ineffective people

Apologies for the somewhat negative headline but often saying what NOT to do is useful/helpful. In this post I’ll take you through what I see in my coaching work as the biggest blockers to effectiveness, they are simple but common.

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4 reasons to stay in a “boring” job

The myth of professional nirvana There is a myth circulating in self-development articles and propagated by motivational speakers that if you follow your passions then work and non-work time will no longer be distinguishable and that you will reach professional

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My 5 worst career mistakes (& how you can avoid making them)

Below are the five lessons I learnt, under each lesson is the story of the mistake I made in order to learn each lesson. Hopefully you can learn from my mistakes 1. Being right when it didn’t matter (inability to

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