It has always seemed to me that the bottom line is that life is for getting on with no, “ifs” or “buts”. So, when I have a problem to deal with, the best way to do that is to actually deal with it. Having made that decision, I may prevaricate to start with, while I work out the “hows” and “whys”, but, in the end I often hold my nose and jump. The preparation, however, is crucial.
Unfortunately, in certain situations, there may be little time for such preparation and that is when you find out just how good you are; something that, in my experience, has proven to be better than I ever dreamt of. Moreover, those situations really can open the door to a different future for you and, if I’m any example at all, it’s a considerably happier and more fulfilling one. Who, for example, would have thought that a divorce would be the first day of the rest of my life? Finally, the world of work today is a less forgiving one that it was in my younger days; one in which jobs are no longer for life being just one example. In which case, you might as well make those changes because, if you don’t, the likelihood is that they’ll be made for you.
So, why am I writing this now? Well, for a couple of reasons. The first is that my youngest daughter is now at that stage where she is looking for the type of work that she wants and the second is that I’m now branching out into a new area myself and the blog is my way of making sure that I do it.
PS I’ve also arranged for my first video blog next week with the, ever reliable, Mike Blissett.