Archives of Be Your Best Self

Your Pivot

You never know what might arise. Do your best, and it may lead you to something you had never even thought about. Here are 7 things you should be doing!

The other side of the coin…

Weeks later, after an unexpected turn of events (thanks COVID-19), you get an email back saying that the program you've been chirping on about for weeks is cancelled. To say you're bummed is an understatement.

You define your manager’s style

Fundamentally, you define how I manage you. And I don’t mean that you get to sit down with me on day 1 and have a chat about how you would like to be managed. Whilst that sounds lovely, I would also argue it’s theoretical rubbish.

Embrace the chaos.

If we don’t have a ‘plan’ or feel lost, it can cause us to become quite tight-lipped in conversations about what the next few months look like … or it can lead us to avoid the chance of those conversations ever happening and slowly decline all social invitations until we find ourselves holed up for the 4th weekend in a row watching re-runs on Netflix...

How to avoid the struggle, when nothing is compulsory…

It is so easy to become complacent and stop checking in on yourself – realising just how comfortable your pillow actually is and reinstating your dislike for any time before 11am. As I’ve discovered, however, this is a dangerous habit and attitude to get into and it is important to realise that the ownership of our future careers is in our own hands.