Don’t Focus on Passion – Focus on Becoming an Expert

For a while we’ve argued that “follow your passion” has limited value as career advice.  Of course, it’s lovely to feel passionate about what you do, but the outcome is lousy advice for the process. For example, in my own career change I was interested in psychology, but my first experience of learning it- a Read More

Downloadable Experiential Avoidance PDF

Click on the link below to download the PDF. Then work your way from top left answering the questions as you go. Finally, let me know how I can improve this in the comments below! Download Experiential Avoidance Exercise PDF

EO Wilson on Careers

EO Wilson is a world authority on ants, but he’s not bad on careers either…                    

A Letter to The Escape Tribe

For my regular readers, I have been working with the brilliant Escape School, in particular an amazing group of 50 people wishing to get unstuck and do something different. It has been such an enjoyable and moving process journey that I wanted to write them a short letter… Dear Escape Tribe, I can’t tell you Read More

How Did You Get Stuck? Gradually then Suddenly.

In Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises one character asks: How did you go bankrupt?” “Two ways, gradually then suddenly” comes the reply. And in a nutshell that explains how so many of us get trapped in career paralysis. No one plans to get stuck in a job they hate.  Most of us make a Read More