Recently I arranged to meet a fellow rejector of corporate/professional life for a catch up and comparing notes session. It turned out that we were both suffering from change fatigue and dysfunctional independence (<- Robert Holden's Shift Happens book has a handy check list for this. Oh dear).
It only took about 5 minutes of conversation for us to realise that what we needed to do was buddy up and start making things happen together.
So Fulfilling Work was born. An afternoon of brainstorming and we were off. This was an idea I've been talking about doing since last autumn! Any coach will tell you - don't do change alone. Elicit support. I got the part about surrounding myself with inspiring and supportive people; it took nearly a year for me to finally understand that working with other people gets things done, is fun, and more productive.
I'm slow but I get there in the end.
If anyone reading this lives in Sussex, is dissatisfied in their job (or non-job) and looking for a more fulfilling way to work, join us on the first Tuesday of every month 7-9pm in Brighton & Hove. We have Suzy Greaves of The Big Leap (http://www.thebig-leap.com/) as the speaker for our first meeting on October 11th. Each meeting will have a inspirational speaker, practical pragmatic advice, and networking.
The Meet Up group (Fulfilling Work) is now live for booking your place. Click link below.
Fulfilling Work Meet Up Group