HOPE DEFERRED

Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life We live in uncertain times and have done so for over two years now. During this time the hopes, the dreams, the ideas have for many been put on hold. My daughter’s plans to return to the UK have been on hold for so long now that it is difficult for her not…

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“TAKE THE DIFFICULT — MAKE IT SIMPLE — WORK THE SIMPLE — BEYOND PURPOSE”

No doubt about it, life has been difficult — AND — It still is So how do you take  the difficult — Make it simple and work the simple Look at the problem from a different point of view — Simple? Not really but it works — Change the paradigm, change the outcome. The theory is great but how to do it practically Outside what I learned as a student…

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WHY FAIL

If I know anything about anything it’s about how to fail.  The question is at which particular point in life did I learn to fail and or get set up to fail. What was I told, what was the turning point, the critical moment that persuaded me that failure was an option. People talk so much about success, the motivated even see failure as the pathway to success Learn from…

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DEFERRED HOPE

Hope deferred makes the heart sick Despair and Affliction —Depression, Anxiety, Burnout and actual physical sickness. I suspect many are feeling Heart Sick right now — I know I’ve had many dark moments this year The hope of things getting better as restrictions ease — Blurred by increasing sickness numbers The hope that life is on the mend — somehow returning to a semblance of normal — Still distant The…

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A NEW DIRECTION

From deep within rises the panic Have I left it too late, Have I waited too long,  Have I watched and wondered but not participated Have I discerned, seen clearly or is it all too vague A mist that my vision cannot penetrate Have I hoped against hope that it will all be ok While all the time I am seeing that it will NOT Have I thought this just…

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THE GREAT RESIGNATION – ARE YOU READY?

Looking to change jobs — Had enough — Not appreciated Or Just love working from home — No daily commute — Hours in traffic Hot stuffy trains and buses — Busy streets — Not worth the money It’s great to be looking around and it’s certainly the time BUT Are you ready Having made many moves during my career — I’ve discovered some pitfalls Not least of all was the…

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“THE GREAT RESIGNATION” – IS THIS THE ANSWER TO BURNOUT?

New data from HR platform “Employment Hero” suggests — The Great Resignation  Is happening in Australia In a Survey of Local workers, 40% said they were going to look for a new job Within the next 6 months! 15% were already actively looking to split from their current employer.  Cited as the possible reasons for the move: Lack of Career Opportunity Lack of Recognition Lack of  a Pay Rise Topping…

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COPE! REALLY?

You’ve just got to learn to cope Learn some coping mechanism, mindfulness strategies, techniques to help you cope. So I looked up cope — As you do, had to know what the definition was To face and deal with responsibilities and attempt to overcome problems and difficulties Ok, I’m with it so far then an example is given After his breakdown he couldn’t cope any longer So we go from…

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DENTAL DISTRESS & BURNOUT

“Job burnout is a prolonged response to chronic emotional and interpersonal stressors on the job and is defined here by the three dimensions of exhaustion, cynicism, and sense of inefficacy … Research has yielded new insights into the sources of stress, but effective interventions have yet to be developed and evaluated.” — Christina Maslach: 2003 I’m a fan of this work — AND — We can even look further Hans…

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THE STALL — BENCHING BURNOUT

Ask any pilot, what happens when you run out of lift — you’re nose high and about to stall (OK you can stall in straight and level by reducing power — Not the point) Either you address the problem or crash and burn Drop the nose — Increase the power if required — return to straight and level flight Most training aircraft are equipped with a Stall Warner Heed the…

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