Why jobs aren’t safe anymore and neither are you

Simple question! If you could replace a person with a program or device that doesn’t ask for time off, talk back and is just plain simply cheaper over any time period, what would you do?

Business is Business, and when cases like this pop up the answer is unfortunately quite simple.

There is a saying that Accounting is the language of business, and at the bottom of all of the numbers expenses are always minimised so that profits can be boosted. It’s as simple as that.

If you’re seen as an expense … watch out!

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Why you can’t buy back your time … yet.

A lot of people have the dream of retiring early and being able to live their dream. But unfortunately for a lot of reasons this dream remains just that. A dream.

With life changing at faster rates, personal risks and pressures are higher and opportunities to break free seem to be vanishing at the same rate.

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Wilful ignorance and why if you’re in your 30’s you have to read this

Metaphorically everyone gets caught with their pants down. It happens for all sorts of reasons at all sorts of different times, but the best excuse comes down to ‘not knowing’

Seems innocent right?

After all if you don’t know something then how are you supposed to take it into account?

The problem is that Ignorance is not an excuse. It doesn’t work. It never does. It shouldn’t!

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A Letter to Parents

Dear Mum and Dad …

No not really, but that’s probably how I’d start it if this was a letter to them.

This letter is to all parents, and to the children too, because we’re all … someone’s kids.

This one is a hard one to write. Why? Because I don’t have kids. And that makes it hard for me to relate to parents. I tip my cap to you all, because I like time to myself. I’m pretty self centered too. Honestly I don’t really see myself as paternal material. But anyway.

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