Conditions for thriving – 2nd in series of 6 – how fit are we for our work

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Where are you on the continuum from surviving to thriving?

If you’d like to be more thrive than survive, you’re in the right place.

I’m taking a look at the conditions for thriving over 6 weeks – a short video each week to start moving towards thriving.

Taking it gently, without judgement and most importantly, because it’s never the slog that will get us there, it’s the joy, enjoying the process, let’s see how far towards thrive we can get in 6 short videos…

Last week was week one.

What is life for anyway? You can watch that video here


This is week two.

Looking at the first of John Ruskin’s three things he considers we need to be happy at the work we do

– are we fit for it?

The six weeks programme looks like this

30/6 Week one – What is life for and in what manner would you like to live it?

Then a week each on John Ruskin’s three things considered necessary to be happy in our life’s work

7/7 Week two  – you must be fit for it

14/7 Week three – you must not do too much of it

21/7 Week four – you must have a sense of success in it.

“Not a not a doubtful sense, such as needs some testimony of others for its confirmation, but a sure sense, or rather knowledge, that so much work has been done well, and fruitfully done, whatever the world may say or think about it.”

28/7 Week five – the qualities you particularly bring and can give life to

4/8 Week six –  find and establish your own everyday practices that will build the conditions in which you thrive into your life

 If you could do with a gentle move towards thriving,

I’d love to have you join me in the six video series to move in that direction with ease.

I’ve been working with a group for over a year in this way to make significant shifts through simply bringing our attention consistently to the things we’d like to change. It’s a gentle, kind way of bringing about change. No push, struggle, determination or hard work has been required.

Acceptance, without the tense energy of resistance or shame, of where you’re starting, with at least a sense of wanting to move somewhere and then the consistent attention to it.

There’s no cost, the videos are free to watch…

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I’d love to hear your thoughts or what you notice as you start to consider how fit you feel for work … come and share your thoughts in the comments


Here we go, Week Two – how fit are we for the work we do or would like to be doing


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