This less-than-15min video was part of an early ‘play project’ for myself soon after discovering how simple it could be to earn the kinds of professional interest and connections we all need to move forwards, even after feeling stuck for so long.
Responses to the video like “I was thinking about doing this, I just didn’t know it!” and “You had me nodding the whole way through! I love how you make the distinction between doing work and doing a job” have compelled me to keep this available.
It tends to be that students move more freely into creating the kinds of work and connections described in the video above. Some like to contact me and I’m happy to support:
Things people say about my email replies…
“I wasn’t really take my passion that seriously and I cannot stress this enough: your email really inspired me to start working. And I am so glad I did! I love seeing my work out there in the world. It gives me so much satisfaction. Thank You, Leah!” – Paakhi
Things people say about my one-to-one consultations…
“Once again, a big Thank You for yesterday’s consultation. It was incredibly helpful in terms of seeing different perspectives and uncovering how I really feel, beneath layers of risk aversion. Now I’ve a clear vision and am excited to launch my own personal project and exploration!” – Derek
In contrast, it tends to be adults (with bills, responsibilities etc) who struggle the most to start, even when initial enthusiasm is high;
“I was thinking about doing this, I just didn’t know it!” or “You had me nodding the whole way through! I love how you make the distinction between doing work and doing a job.”
If this is you, I have an extra resource prepared that has proven useful to those who feel trapped or drained in their day job and need to create some head-space there as a priory.
The 3min video resource below is drawn from my several years experience in the recruitment sector where it became clear that those who know they have options are happier and do better in their professional lives than those who feel trapped.
Watch to hear my best advice on making applications. This is of course not to say that you need to make an application, but about knowing that’s an option and thinking about it in a calm way.
The video was created to support my ‘Application Consultancy’ work which I’m no longer offering as a service. Best of luck with all you do. Always know you have options.