The Vocation Myth
The difficulty of defining a professional goal may be both serious and widespread, but it currently lacks the generous, extensive and careful consideration it deserves.
The Duty Trap
We start off in life being very interested in pleasure and fun. In our earliest years, we do little but hunt out situations that will amuse us, pursuing our hedonistic...
That Sunday Evening Feeling
It descends, normally, between around 5pm and 7.30pm and can be at its height at six, especially when the weather is turning and the last of the daylight has burnished...
For the Money, or the Love?
Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled with reports of new ventures.
What We Really Need from Our Careers
In a perfect world, when it came to choosing an occupation, we would have only two priorities in mind:
There Is Always a Plan B
One of the greatest sources of anxiety and despair is the feeling that there can only be one answer to major problems we face: one ideal job, one ideal lover,...
Finding Your Mission
Above and beyond having a job, what we really need to power our professional future is a sense of mission.
Why it’s Good To Be a Loser
Our societies have advanced tendencies to label certain people ‘winners’ and others – logically enough – ‘losers’.
How to Enjoy Work on its Own Terms
In a perfect world, when it came to choosing an occupation, we would have only two priorities in mind: to find a job that we enjoyed, and to find a...