Saturday, September 01, 2007

Where do you want to be in 5 years?

They always ask that question at job interviews, don't they?

I don't have any idea. I don't think I've ever had any idea. I don't want to have any idea. I live in the moment.

But enough about me. What about the rest of you? Are you fulfilled, content, focused - happy with your lot, on track with your career or life plan? Well, if you're not quite sure......

A shameless little plug here for my lovely friend, The Life Coach...... who has set up a personal consultancy in Beijing doing precisely that (i.e., 'life coaching'), and has just launched her website. She's very warm and easy-going, but also very bright and very shrewd; and she's done a lot of interesting training in the field. I'm sure she's terrific at this, and is going to help a lot of people. Maybe you could be one of them.

Please, go take a look at the website. It's called Cows From My Window (the idea being that having a nice, restful view from the place where you work is symbolic of identifying all the other things you really need to make you happy in your job and your life). I promised to give her a quick shout on here, and to put a link in the sidebar. (Not that she's going to pick up many potential clients from here, I don't suppose; not yet a while, anyway! But it's the thought that counts, yes? And you never know.....)

So, best wishes to Sarah in this new venture.

I'll probably be dropping in for a session myself sometime. In about 5 years, I expect....



Update: Sarah, alas, has left us, gone back to the UK. However, her 'life coaching' continues as before. She does most of her sessions over the phone or Skype anyway, so you can work with her from wherever you are in the world. Click on that link to her website, if you might be interested. She has a lot of good free resources on there now, including the chance to sign up to a regular newsletter.

4 comments:

JohnA said...

Living/working in Hammersmith, seeing cows from my window would be anything-but-restful...

More to the point, where does this blog wish to be in 5 years?

Froog said...

I remember seeing a landscape view of Hammersmith (well, it might have been Chiswick, but close enough) painted at the tail end of the 19th Century - all green rolling fields. And cows. Oh, the march of progress.

The blog? Well, I suppose it will be always out here somewhere, waiting to delight or bemuse the wayward Net-surfer who blunders upon it in years to come. Whether I'll still be posting on it is another question.

I had originally planned to give up after one year. Which is next week....

We shall see. I may have to reach for my green dice again.

Tulsa said...

one year anniversaries are a perfect time to re-evaluate and change course.

so if your course was to quit in one year... maybe it's time to re-think that course.

JohnA said...

I can tell you was was behind (or, rather, under) the rolling fields of Hammersmith: for six hundred years, the night soil barges carried the collected excrement (great job, huh?) from the City of London upstream to spread on those fields.

Just thought you'd like to know that.