Month: December 2018

Ice-Cream Can’t Choose Not to Melt

When ice cream is taken out of the fridge, it changes its state. I find that it usually takes a couple of minutes to go from “so rock hard that you’re going to bend the spoon” to “the spoon slips in so nicely that it would be rude not to have another.” However, if you…

By pauldrury 21/12/2018 Off

Your Dream Job Is Behind One of These Doors

You never know whether a door is locked until you have tried to open it (with the obvious exceptions of public toilets and passenger plane exits). Generally speaking, doors are there to be opened. They are not designed to be a permanent barrier, merely a relatively simple challenge for anyone who really wants to walk…

By pauldrury 20/12/2018 Off

Don’t Let Fear Influence Your Job Search

When stock exchanges are crashing and a potential recession looms, fear and insecurity can wreck havoc with rational decision making. If you are anything like me, it is morosely easy to stare at the various depressing statistics and graphs and imagine that your life and career might be on the same trajectory. Yesterday, a leading…

By pauldrury 18/12/2018 Off

How to Keep Going When You Are Exhausted

Maybe the title of this blog should be “How to start your own business, working at home as the sole breadwinner at the start of the recession with a newborn and an 18-month-old.” Everyone has those mad times in their lives where you look back, and you don’t quite know how you coped. I spent…

By pauldrury 17/12/2018 Off

But Daddy. No One Passed to Me.

Ah, the lessons that we can learn from our kids… My son Danny played his first competitive game of (field) hockey on Sunday. He hasn’t been playing for so long and is a year young for his U10 team, but in the name of inclusivity, he was given a chance to get some game time.…

By pauldrury 17/12/2018 Off

Vulnerability Is Not a Weakness

In the first month of my graduate scheme job, I announced to everyone that I wanted to be Commercial Director within five years. That cringe-worthy moment will stay with me forever, and it took about ten years and a load of extremely hard lessons to knock the youthful arrogance out of me. I’m not sure…

By pauldrury 17/12/2018 Off