Those ‘winning the lottery’ dreams won’t make you happy… so what will?

I have some bad news, guys.

Having the awesome life that you dream of (quitting work and living on the beach/winning the lottery/buying a fancy car…) will not make you happier.

It might not even make you happy.20150702_155920

I’m sorry to break it to you.

I know some people live with this dream in mind…

Things would be okay if I could just have a few hundred thousand in the bank, quit my job, and go and do what I actually want to do!

I would be so much happier if I could just live how I wanted to, instead of how everyone else wants me to live!Read More »


Comparing your achievements: why it never works

This post came about after a conversation I had with an ex-colleague yesterday, about the biographies of some new interns in her organization. They’ve done so much! she sighed. I feel so incompetent compared to them!

This post is my response to that 🙂Read More »

Use your bad role models for good

I’ve banged on about it before, but I recently left a job I was extremely unhappy in. It was starting to make me depressed, miserable, and not fun to be around.

Don’t worry, this post ends on a positive! 🙂

Anyway, in this job, I had two managers. Let’s call them Christine and Prudence.

Christine and Prudence could be quite difficult to work with, and for. And that’s an understatement.Read More »