Finding employment with no upper skill limit

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Some people find pleasure in a job that offers plenty of money and accolades. Some find pleasure in work that is easy, relaxing and low-tempo. Some, perhaps the people who have come to intelligently realize the benefit in always improving, find pleasure in working hard and developing in the best manner possible, and finding employment that is sure to never prevent them from improving.

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I got the job…

Last autumn, four years after being made redundant, I decided 2019 was going to be the year I looked to return to work. That said, I had anticipated an entire series of blog posts about seeking flexible employment, appealing to my network for any kind of part time role which might fit the bill and scratching my head looking for an organisation or workplace whose ethos fitted mine.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Put Your Doubts aside and Start up a Business from Home

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A huge number of people spend a huge amount of time dreaming about how amazing it would be to one day start their own business. I get asked all the time how on earth I even begun to start a blog, and then monetise it. The only problem is that few people ever actually take the plunge and get around making that first step to make it happen.

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Surviving the first year of business

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If you start up a new business at any point in your life, there are many things that you are going to need to focus on to make sure that you get it right, and this is something which you will want to think about early on. more “Surviving the first year of business”

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Feel the fear and do it anyway; Returning to work after four years as a stay at home Mum

In the autumn of last year it dawned on me that the elusive moment I believed would come one day, was bubbling up inside of me, beginning to niggle. A feeling I always spoke about when people asked me ‘what are you going to do about work?’. I always answered that I’d know when the time was right, and until then would continue to live in the moment, not worrying about what may or may not happen in the future.

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What if being Mum isn’t enough? The future, career and motherhood

The landscape of motherhood is forever changing isn’t it? As we approach October, and our youngest daughter’s fourth birthday, there’s been a wind of change in the air around here. I hasten to add these are my thoughts, my feelings and are not intended as a slur on anyone else’s life decisions..it’s just how I am currently reflecting on where my life is at, and more importantly, where it’s heading. more “What if being Mum isn’t enough? The future, career and motherhood”

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Guest Post: How to turn your hobby into a business

How do you earn for a living? Are you tired of working long hours and can not wait to return home to your family and your hobbies? Do you demand more from your life and feel that you have so much to offer to the world? Maybe you dream about working from home and spending more time with your kids. So, why not turn your hobby into a business? more “Guest Post: How to turn your hobby into a business”

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2018: Time to do some Flexible work? #CleanUpTheFWord @DigitalMumsHQ

Blogging has been part of my life for a period spanning four calendar years now. When it started up back in 2015 I had literally no clue that it would lead to a means of me building a flexible career around my children. It wasn’t easy, a huge amount of time was invested right from day one, and there probably (?) hasn’t been a single day when I haven’t interacted with my blog, checked into it in some way or another.  more “2018: Time to do some Flexible work? #CleanUpTheFWord @DigitalMumsHQ”

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Tales from the grotto

For the final six weeks of 2017, I made a cameo appearance back in the world of working. The land of peanut butter sandwiches chucked together at 7am, styling my hair and applying actual make up in the darkness of the sleeping house, handing the kids over to the grandparents and legging it out the door ALONE.  more “Tales from the grotto”

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Is being a SAHM setting a bad example to our daughters?

Over the past few weeks, something’s been niggling. A passing comment, a throwaway conversation between two strangers have left a sense of self doubt and worry about our family set up. more “Is being a SAHM setting a bad example to our daughters?”

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