Reflect & Crack on

It’s been just over a month already since I left my routine of the corporate world.

I now listen to the creek that continuously flows past the side of my house where I’ve set up my new office sitting on my deck. Wellington’s four seasons pass by; the blue skies, rain, wind, and sunsets.

Today I only see the green of the bush while my view is a heavy sheet of white as I take a moment to reflect on the month that was January.

It’s so important to reflect. To reflect not only on the goals that you’ve set but just reflect on how you’ve used your time. As if today were your last day on earth. Could you look back and be happy with the last month that has passed?  Continue reading “Reflect & Crack on”

#happyhumpday- Take action

Take action- walk your talk

My generic school report went a little something like this…. ‘Chantelle has so much potential, she just doesn’t really reach it’ or my basketball coach would always tell me ‘you cant always rely on natural talent.’

I was never told this in my line of work as a people manager though. Instead I found that little sub-conscious of mine always giving me a nudge- ‘Girl you have so much more potential than working here.’  Continue reading “#happyhumpday- Take action”

Before you take action- Start planning

Kia Ora Whānau,

So, we’ve talked about being stuck in a rut & investing time in YOU to understand and be confident with your values and passions that should align with your work to make you happy. Now before you take action you need to start planning. Continue reading “Before you take action- Start planning”

Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.

Happy hump day Whānau!

Lets talk about investing time in you.

Do you invest time in self-discovery and development? This has been instrumental for me to learn and invest time in myself that enabled me to get to where I am today & take the leap of leaving my 9-5 to find my own grind.

‘Work harder on yourself than you do on your job, Jim Rohn.’ This became one of my favourite quotes that I use to relate a lot of my situations to when questioning not only my work/life balance, but also the questions of:  Continue reading “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.”

Out of Office

Kia Ora, Whānau

Thank you for tuning in to my new grind, “Out of Office”.

If you’re on your way to your own grind wishing that your Out of Office was on; if you’ve pulled a sickie on a Monday; if you’re one of the 2.34bn people that use social media, or amongst the 80% of the population who hate/don’t enjoy the job – then join me while I blog, post, podcast & yarn about how I reached the point where I could finally say “fuck the grind”. Follow me on my journey to hopefully find my own and inspire you to do the same.  Continue reading “Out of Office”

Being Stuck in a rut…

Welcome back Whānau,

Thanks for joining my Sunday sesh about being stuck in a rut .

In my last post I talked about my Smonday’s– my anxiety that would usually kick in around midday on a Sunday knowing that I had work the next day. I dreaded the sound of my alarm that would go off at 6am (not to mention multiple slobbery licks from my dog Coco), which I would usually snooze every 10 minutes for an hour before finally rolling out of bed.  Continue reading “Being Stuck in a rut…”