Work and Productivity

Emmy Inspired Thoughts on Sexual Discrimination

Reading and watching clips of the Emmys this year, reminded me of two conversations I had over the weekend. One was about discrimination. It was while watching Elizabeth Moss, (who had just won the Outstanding Lead Actress award for her role in The Handmaid’s Tale), being interviewed backstage. Elizabeth described how, in relation to women in show business, “we have […]

NHS and the WannaCrypt Virus

Don’t get me wrong – I LOVE the NHS. However, I was pretty shocked and majorly disappointed when I learnt that parts of the NHS’ IT system was run on Windows XP…. By now most people would have heard about the ransom ware attack that managed to affect most of the world’s countries and cause a huge amount of chaos […]

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw

There’s a lot that I’ve changed my mind on recently. I know this post will grow over time. I’m not talking about regrets – of which I have plenty. And while we’re on the subject, I do think that the “no regrets/my life is perfect/I wouldn’t change anything” philosophy is overrated. Dwelling on regrets makes no sense, but acknowledging where […]

Finding Meaning in the Future

I’ve always been fascinated by the future. Yuval Harari’s Homo Deus is a fascinating book if you’re interested in what the next generations of humanity might look like. I also stumbled across this interview with Elon Musk from earlier this year. I love how this guy thinks (read Ashlee Vance’s Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Space X and […]

Why 9 to 5 Monday to Friday is Broken

I’ll soon be making my way back to the UK where I’ll be looking for work. I’ll be honest. I’m dreading it. Some people love working in an office.  Sadly, I’m not one of them. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy most of my work, and I’ve been lucky to work with some great people who have become life long […]

Benefits of Meditation – Why and How

Meditation has changed my life.  I don’t really understand how it works – all I know is that meditating on a daily basis, has brought me and those around me lots of benefits.  I’m a much calmer person, and I’m urging everyone I know to get on it! Don’t get me wrong, I can still be a crazy bitch when I […]

How to Deal with Recruitment Agencies

For most of us, dealing with recruitment agencies will be an inevitable part of getting a job. It’s by no means the best way to land your dream job, but if you’re starting out and have few connections, it might be your best bet. Using agents can be advantageous. Agencies are often notified of vacancies, sometimes before many in the […]

Why Permanent Jobs Are Overrated

Many people can’t understand why I chose not to have a permanent job. When I started working fixed term contracts, I was surrounded by Australians contracting on working holiday visas. It didn’t feel like a crazy thing to do. When I resigned from my permanent job, my friends and family where shocked. Years later, some of them still can’t understand it. “When […]

The Madness of Our Hours Culture

Lawyers love time. Time is money. Most lawyers record every minute spent interacting or “working” on a client’s matter. Time is measured in units of six minutes. (Although, even if something  takes two minutes, one unit will still be recorded). Give them a call and send them an email, and before you know it, you’ve spent a few hundred (plus tax) […]

Apps That Have Changed My Life – The Best Apps Out There

Here are the best apps I have on my phone.  The ones I use every day and would find it hard to live without. My life would be much harder if these didn’t exist: 1. Evernote Evernote is amazing.  It’s a brilliant place to write notes, keep pictures, websites, PDFs, receipts, documents, everything.  You can organise your notes into folders […]

How to Get out of Work on Time

We all need money, and for those not constantly snowboarding or sipping mojitos in Havana while living off an inheritance/trust funds/lottery winnings, most of us are going to have to get a job. Obviously, we should love our jobs so much, that we would be at our happiest in the office, not want any work life balance, and spend every […]