Blog - Mid-life Career Rescue Excerpt

19.12.2016 - Success Story: Turning Her Dream into a Reality – Reinventing Joy Again

Joy spent 10 years as a Legal Conveyancer—but wanted to do something more creative. “I looked around one day and thought to myself, ‘Joy do you realize that shortly you are going to be the eldest one around here?’ I didn’t feel enamored with that thought.” One day she was driving to work, stuck in …MORE »

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7.04.2016 - How a midlife crisis has been replaced by a midlife makeover

Fourteen individuals tell you their stories… Their backgrounds and dreams are as unique as you are. What unites them is their creativity, passion and integrity. In my latest book Mid-life Career Rescue: Employ Yourself they share their fears, their struggles and their joys as they overcame obstacles and pursued their dreams of self-employment. They were …MORE »

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28.02.2016 - How to maintain worklife balance

I finally did some sewing this weekend. It must have been six years since I last got out my Bernina. Many years ago people used to call me ‘pot plant’ because I always wore floral dresses…and during my days contracting to the Prison Service in New Zealand, many of the staff used to say, I …MORE »

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7.02.2016 - How to build a business you love

“I set out to build a business network that was different; a supportive, caring environment where women were inspired to grow, celebrated their achievements and could thrive amongst like-minded women who were all committed to succeed.” I’m so excited to be sharing Vanessa Davey’s inspiring story of creating her successful business on a shoe-string with …MORE »

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17.01.2016 - To fulfil your potential you have to step out of the comfort zone

Whilst it’s commonly stated that we should do what comes naturally, this may not be the best advice! To fulfil your potential you have to step out of the comfort zone of doing what you do well and embrace the uncertain world of trying something new. In doing this you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing …MORE »

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23.12.2015 - How to change careers – follow your passion not your pension

It’s my great privilege to share a sneak peek at Jilly Bennett’s incredible story of reinvention and her amazing photography. I first met Jilly in 2014 when I was chasing my many passions in Italy. We both signed up to follow another passionate woman, photographer Carla Couslon, with whom we travelled around Puglia learning more …MORE »

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21.12.2015 - How to be happy with yourself – prioritising what’s important

PRIORITISING WHAT’S IMPORTANT “Values are a matter of what guides you through every day, every task, every encounter with another human being. Yet we are often unaware of what our values are.” ~ Richard Bolles, Author Sometimes the job of your dreams may be the one least likely to pay the most. But it’s not …MORE »

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4.12.2015 - Faith in the Stars – Astrology For Career Change and Self-Awareness

“I liked the idea that astrology believes we all are special and have unique gifts. It was at that moment that my love of astrology was born.” ~ Marianne O’Hagan, Astrologer So many people put their faith in psychometric tests, many of which are resounding failures in predicting job satisfaction, happiness or superior performance. Why …MORE »

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18.10.2015 - Your Body Barometer Test

Excerpt from Mid-Life Career Rescue You may have already been feeling stressed before you picked up this book. Perhaps you’ve been unhappy at work for such a long time symptoms of stress, such as feelings of depression, anxiety or even anger, are really entrenched. Or perhaps the idea of making some changes is causing you …MORE »

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