3 big lessons I got from creating my own job

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November 20, 2019

I’ve never been inspired by the idea of work-life balance. It sounds like a false dichotomy and an arbitrary one. It’s the product of a culture where we work too much, no?

Personally, I don’t separate between the personal and the professional. I prefer to talk about the...

November 6, 2019

November 1st, 1954 – Northern Algeria:
 
Midnight: A gunshot is heard, followed by a series of attacks on military barracks. The Algerian war of independence has begun. Shortly after, a growing number of French civilians are conscripted into the army to “maintain order...

October 30, 2019

Coaching case study: A bright young medical student comes to see you. He wants career advice because he’s in turmoil. He’s not sure he wants to complete his degree or become a doctor. He originally wanted to become a priest but his father encouraged him to enrol in med...

October 23, 2019

This month, I was invited by an engagement and equity initiative of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California to give a webinar on career transformation. Of the respondents to a pre-webinar survey, only 10% had experienced coaching and 55% had contemp...

October 16, 2019

OK, it’s a long one. A lifetime’s worth of exploration in a page.

The first time I met a psychotic patient, I was a medical student. He’d been diagnosed years before and was in hospital after a relapse. 

With the risk of suicide and violence looming, he was admitted...

October 9, 2019

Approximately 100% of people I speak to are short on time.
 
Work, business, partner, kids, health, friends, family, hobbies, travel, volunteering, etc.
 
Most people think they just have to do better at managing their time. The truth is: there’s no such thing as time...