Roman Krznaric – March 13th, Brighton

On Tuesday evening (March 13th) Roman Krznaric, author of The Wonderbox and soon-to-be-published How To Find Fulfilling Work presents a workshop at The Marlborough Theatre, Brighton.

In the workshop on how to rethink your career options and find fulfilling work, Roman Krznaric will be discussing whether we should abandon the ambition of becoming a high achiever and instead aim to be a ‘wide achiever’. He will also be exploring the psychology of career confusion, explaining why we need to put ourselves on ‘radical sabbaticals’, and revealing just why we should not attempt to find our vocation – we should grow it.

Roman Krznaric is a cultural thinker who advises organisations on using empathy and conversation to create social change and a speaker at public events on empathy, the history of love, the future of work and the art of living. He will be talking to us about career change and fulfilling work from his unique perspective.

His book ‘How to Find Fulfilling Work’ is one of a new series of practical philosophy books edited by Alain de Botton, to be published jointly by Pan Macmillan and The School of Life in May 2012.

‘The Wonderbox: Curious Histories of How to Live’ explores what we can learn from the past about ways of living and was published in January 2012.

‘Think Alain de Botton meets Niall Ferguson…a wonderful mix of social history and good ideas for everyday living’ – Robert Kelsey, author of ‘What’s Stopping You?’

‘The author’s enthusiasm for direct solutions to modern dilemmas is infectious. Read this book to open your mind to new possibilities.’ Sue Gerhardt, author of ‘Why Love Matters’ and ‘The Selfish Society’.

Tickets £7 in advance, £8 on the door

This is the final event in our series of 6 – don’t miss it!

Book your ticket here

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Interviews with Nick Williams, Mahasukha and Robert Ashton

We’re delighted to present a series of “10 Questions” Fulfilling Work interviews.  For the full interviews see here.

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The things you read on a bus

There was a cracking article by John Lees in Wednesday’s Metro on the myth of overnight success in the career change field.  It was full of nuggets of wisdom and the quote below helps to remind us of how we can half heartedly approach the most important of projects:

“How much more imaginative and determined would you be to make interesting connections and chase down possible career paths if you were employed to do it for someone else?  If someone offered you £5,000 to spend two months finding interesting orgnaizations and people for investigation, you wouldn’t go back after 48 hours and say: “I looked at a few things but you wouldn’t like them”.  That’s exactly how you may play the game when you do this for yourself.”

Sound familiar?


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Working Identity

One of the frustrating aspects of career change can be knowing that you don’t want to continue in the work path you are on but not knowing which path to take forward. There’s a lot of talk about finding your unique purpose, and many career changers spend a fair bit of time in introspection, trying to dig out this imagined gold that must be in there somewhere. And of course a degree of self awareness is valid.

‘Working Identity’ by Herminia Ibarra, however, takes a different tack and can be useful where conventional approaches have failed miserably.  Herminia Ibarra is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour who has taught at both INSEAD and Harvard Business School.

The quote below is from the chapter ‘Becoming Yourself’:

“If we knew from the start what it means to be fully ourselves, finding a new career would be so much easier. But because we are growing and changing all the time, the oft-cited key to a better working life, “knowing yourself”, turns out to be the prize at the end of the journey rather than the light at its beginning…..We don’t find ourselves in a blinding flash of insight, and neither do we change overnight. We learn by doing, and each new experience is part answer and part question”.


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Scanners Night Tonight – From Blog to Book

Fulfilling Work will be compering tonight’s Scanners Night at Clerkenwell House (John Williams is in Sydney, lucky man).

The speaker is Betty Herbert, author of The 52 Seductions.  This is a lady who knows how to write a winning blog, how to attract attention and keep it, and how to turn your blog into a book.

If you’re a blogger who’d love to be published, and want to mingle with fellow Scanners come along for a great evening.

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In between

“It’s not so much that we’re afraid of change or so in love with the old ways, but it’s that place in-between we fear. It’s like being between trapezes. It’s Linus when his blanket is in the dryer. There’s nothing to hold on to.”
— Marilyn Ferguson, author
That in between space is where all the magic happens  It’s not comfortable and you have to hold your nerve; make your peace with uncertainty. Fall in love with the unknown.

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If not the treadmill, then what?

Welcome to our new website.

If you’re looking for inspiration and advice on how to create a fulfilling work life you’re in the right place.

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