When opportunity knocks: working longer and new goals

As you know, the realisation that I am facing at least another twenty two-ish years of working has recently hit me. Frankly, it should be depressing… but is it? I’m battling with this, but one thing I do know is that depending on your situation it doesn’t need to be. You certainly don’t have to be so worried about it if you’re earlier in your working life. It will give you some more time to think about your retirement planning for example. So, in an attempt to be more positive that I have occasionally been, I’ve been asking what good can…

Breaking up with your Boss: knowing when it’s time

Your relationship to work is often like a romantic one. You commit to it with the best of intentions. It feels like a good match, promises are made, you look forward to the good times, and you talk yourself out of how bad the bad times are sometimes. In short, sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes you just grow apart. I’ve recently spent some time coaching someone through a resignation. The details of how to resign well (yes there is a good way to do it) is something I will come back to again. But there’s more to…