Pale, Male and Stale

Oh dear!

It’s hard isn’t it?

You’re stuck. Nothing seems to work any more. All the things you’ve been working for seem pointless. The successes you’ve achieved haven’t given you the security you craved. You’re worried that you put your ladder up against the wrong wall. Maybe it’s too late. What’s happening? Why can’t you get anything done any more? What really matters? Maybe tomorrow. Or maybe if you go somewhere else, get a new job, start fresh! But how?

I can help. I’ve thought all of these things. I’ve felt all of the feelings that go with them. I have recovered a sense of purpose and achievement.  I haven’t completely overcome all of it, but I’m a long way down the road – I get up in the morning and most days and get useful stuff done, most evenings I’m pleased with what I’ve got done. While the outsides might not look that different, I have inner peace. You can too.

I’m opening up some of my time to helping people on a one-to-one basis. Call it coaching or mentoring or guidance if you like (especially if it helps someone else pay for my time!) –  I prefer to avoid terms that might keep you from working on what’s wrong: you might not need a coach or a mentor or guidance but you might still need some help.

We can work face-to-face if you’re in London, but Skype and phonecalls do just as well (sometimes even better).

Let’s have a 30-minute chat to start (for the price of a coffee) and see whether there’s scope to work together.  You can message me in total confidence via any of the usual channels.

PS the title of this post is not meant to exclude anyone who doesn’t identify as pale or male. It’s the staleness that really needs to be dealt with.

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3 thoughts on “Pale, Male and Stale”

  1. Good idea! I hope you can help people.
    I heard a podcast last night in which I first heard the amazing Joseph Campbell quote “Midlife is when you get to the top of the ladder and discover it’s leaning against the wrong wall.”
    And then here I am the next day reading you saying it again.
    (The podcast was about “Planning Your Post-Retirement Career”, because there are SO MANY MORE YEARS TO GET THROUGH THESE DAYS. I don’t know what I was doing listening to it at 11pm last night. Obviously it was just preparation for reading your post today. https://hbr.org/ideacast/2011/04/planning-your-post-retirement )

    1. Thank you, it’s interesting to see people slowly and gingerly putting their hand up and saying “Well now you mention it, perhaps…” I didn’t realise that quote was Joseph Campbell – ha! great interview thanks for the link 🙂

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