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Have you fallen asleep on your career? 2020 -Its time to wake up !

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Monday, December 30, 2019

So, are you ? When was the last time you sad down and thought about your career ? Well, the time is now.. before the boarders come back  - read on boarding practitioner. 

There is an amazing chapter in my book, Boardingology,  that is called - Are you on someday isle? In our busy boarding world we say someday I will do this ... someday I will do that and to be frank it never gets done ! Being on somedeay isle in a boarding world is like falling asleep on your career. Time flies in , you keep going and then you wake up in a place that you may not want to be in. I have been there, done that and have the t shirt. Earlier in my career, I could have been made redundant which was a huge reality check and has informed my journey that you see today. So before 2020 starts , let me share some of the 'two words' that I use to move forward

TRY IT

What could you do if you felt that you could not fail? Come on... give me 3 things. For me it was teaching around the world, inestigating chicken with chocolate sauce and everyday in China I use the try it approach...... and I have eaten and seen some very strange things !! So, quickly moving on ....

ONE MORE

What one more thing could you do to make life easier for you? Yes, just one ! It could be buying an extra of your favourites when they are on special - just be careful with the wine :). It could be buying that one book you have been meaning to read or learning that one skill .... you have been talking about for ages. Go on - just do it !

KEEP MOVING

Where do you want to go? What one baby step could you take to get there? Just one teeny weeny baby step ......

TIME OUT

Boarding is busy - what do you do for self care? For me I colour in, make cakes ( well chocolate cake with raspberries is healthy - it has fruit in it!  ) or go to Toastmasters. Remember to look after others you must make sure you look after yourself.

So, what two words can you use to build your tomorrow? There are many many combinations that I have used during my career to take small steps to be the person I want to be. So, in true two word form - here is the last , but most difficult one

ACT NOW

or you could wake up to a nightmare .... and that is not good for you or your boarders .

As you reflect on 2019, you have opened a new door that provides us a new chapter to write the story that we want. When I reflected on 2019 and what boarding practitioners were telling me , I started to create what you see today using the words in this blog post. Have a go, you never know what taking one step can do for you.  

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