Tag Archives: Work

A Tin of Nuts and Bolts

When you were a child, I bet some of the things you liked to play with most weren’t even toys. I know it was true for me, as it probably was for lots of people. This fact is inconvenient for … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Day Jobs

Imagine if there was a method guaranteed to reduce your personal productivity by 35 to 75 percent. Would you take it? If you could choose to leave your own technology and software tools sitting idle at home, in a comfortable … Continue reading

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The Emotional Trauma of Trying Hard

A friend of mine said something profoundly interesting recently.  He said, “Seems to be a certain truth in the suggestion that the lessons you find it hard to learn keep on coming back… until you learn them.”  There are things … Continue reading

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A Modern Interpretation of “Useful Work versus Useless Toil”

The book, “Useful Work versus Useless Toil”, was written in 1884, by the illustrious William Morris; at least three years before the first Arts and Crafts exhibitions were proposed and long before there was such a thing as an “Arts … Continue reading

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Labour of Love

“Labour of love” is a funny phrase.  Here are some definitions: “Work undertaken for the pleasure of it or for the benefit of a loved one.” “A piece of hard work that you do because you enjoy it and not because you will receive money or praise for it, or because … Continue reading

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Testament

Some people think about what will bear witness to their time on Earth, when they’re gone.  Others never give it a second thought.  For those that care about what remains of their presence, after they’re dead and buried, they are … Continue reading

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What’s Smarter Than Working Smarter?

It’s January and as a consequence, the world is full of articles and advice telling you how to kick start your working life, and push on toward becoming a millionaire by next Christmas.  I have to say that, grumpy as … Continue reading

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