Helping people to live life on their own terms. The people who are explorers and choose the road less travelled. People who want to live their life on purpose.

Visit my web site for more information Hello, I am looking for people who are stuck in a rut and want to break free. I can help you in that quest.

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Why is the 31st of May 2021 so important for teachers?

😁Do you want to be somewhere else in September?

😀Are you ready to quit right now?

Do you not want to spend another year teaching? 😭

In which case you already know why the 31st of May is such an important and significant date. 🎯

If you don’t, I will tell you why, because if you are planning a move to another job, then it’s the last day you can resign and still be capable of giving half a term’s notice. 👌

If you are not yet sure what is the best course of action for you, don’t fret you have all summer term and the summer holidays to plan your escape. 🏖

Of course, it is not going to be that easy.

There are a lot of things to consider.

You can always put things on the back burner and hope your situation will get better. 🤔

I mean next year can’t be as bad as this last one. 😨

If you want to act, wouldn’t it be great to find an accomplice who has travelled this way before? 🤗

As a former teacher I know how tricky this road can be and I now one or two shortcuts. 😀

Over the coming months, I shall be holding special coaching sessions for teachers who are thinking of quitting.

💥Send me an email for a confidential chat and you can get planning on looking forward to Mondays again. 💥


What would you do when you have sorted all your bills?
Re-start, Refresh, Start again.
So far, I think I have had a rather scatter gun approach, to the running of my coaching business. So today I am starting a re-launch. I decided as today is the day, when we go back inside a pub for a pint, that I would do my own re-opening for business. I would start again from scratch, but this time I have all the knowledge I have accumulated. Go back to the beginning and challenge, the assumptions I have made. Clear out the dead wood and focus on the essentials.
So, I hope to have in place a new set of practices that will carry me through when this surge of enthusiasm finishes.
This post is a public declaration, of me recommitting to my business.

How would you reinvigorate your business?

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Research shows that supposedly successful and "intelligent" people don’t make life choices that lead to fulfilment and happiness. Surely you have noticed that the people who have the most in terms of, work promotions, pay rises, exotic foreign holidays and the largest of homes - tend to be the most distracted, unfulfilled and let’s face it the most unhappy people you are likely to meet.
" Yeah right” you might say “I would rather be miserable and rich than miserable and poor”. You do understand that its not a binary choice, don’t you? If you want to, you can work towards material goals and towards being fulfilled. It really is up to you.
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Have I just done the stupidest business mistake or is it a stroke of genius ?

Yesterday I finished a workshop with the Linked in Revolutionary ( Sharon Murray). I was so excited that I went live and made a big announcement on Facebook. I said that there was going to be a big news coming out on the 31st of May. I didn’t say what it was, because I haven’t created it yet and I had no idea what its going to be yet. It did provoke a lot of interest but now I have to produce the goods. Have I been stupid or is this going to be a stroke of brilliance from me?


50 ways to leave your lover.( job)

Are you struggling to leave the toxic relationship you have with your ( lover) job.
You have said it a thousand times before, “ I have really got to get of here” but resignation deadline day comes around and you are stuck for another term teaching. Just like a relationship that has lost its passion, when you have fallen out of love with your vocation, the only thing to do is to leave. There must be fifty ways to leave your lover job. Here is some advice from Paul Simon;
"The problem is all inside your head," she said to me
"The answer is easy if you take it logically
I'd like to help you in your struggle to be free
There must be fifty ways to leave your lover" Job
[Chorus ]
You just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don't need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don't need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free.
Lyrics from 50 ways to leave your lover by Paul Simon.
So Stan or Fran if you want to make a new plan get in touch with me at
[email protected] for a free and confidential chat just leave your name and mobile number, and get yourself free.


If you want a change in career and don't know where to start, contact me on WhatsApp and we will see if we can get you unstuck


“ But I am not dead yet”- “ I said pre-mortem, not post”
Suppose you want to do something new, a new job, a new fitness habit, a new lifestyle or a new diet.
You start off with confidence and optimism.
Who doesn’t start off a new adventure without a sense of success?
However you start off swimmingly and then some little obstacle comes along and throws you off course, in fact, it may even stop you altogether.
This is being over-optimistic has allowed you to ignore the snags along the way.
Next time you want something to really succeed pretend it has failed.
Then do a premortem on what went wrong, what did you do or not do to cause your project to fail, what were the pitfalls you did not see at the start.
Making your brain do this forces it, to think about what can go wrong.
In doing so you have found the pitfalls and faults and so can fix them before you start.
Hence making you more likely to succeed.

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Controlling abusive relationship of teachers with the education system ?

You start off watching the television adverts for teaching. The children are smiling, keen and there is never more than twelve of them. Filled with your ideals of making a difference and ideas about a short working day and long summer you sign up to be a teacher.

Your teacher training is subsidised and you get a tax free bursary. On your teaching practise you don't teach a full timetable. The Head of Department doesn't does not give you the most difficult classes. So you go on to qualify and you become a new teacher with out fully experiencing what teaching is fully like. The trap has been sprung.
When you start as a newly qualified teacher at a new school you still don't get a full teaching timetable and you have the support of your colleagues but the workload is unrelenting. You cant just leave because you would have to pay back the money the government paid you to train. Then there is your student loans to pay back as well. So you stick it out for a few years. You realise your trapped.

The years go by and the work has not got any easier, the children are more difficult and you struggle to maintain all of your targets and requirements. But now you cant escape. Yourself confidence is so low that's the only thing you think you can do is teach. You live your life going from one half term holiday to the next. You hope you will get a few days rest then. The trouble is you are so stressed that the first few days we are holiday you come down with cold which just clears up just in time for you to start back at school. You have not done the marking you wanted to do over the holiday and so you start struggling to catch up again.
So although it would be in your best interests to leave and find another job you just cant escape. The education system has drawn you in with idealised adverts and locks you into a contract which you can not afford to break. That's why I think the relationship between teachers and the education system is one of abusive coercive control.


7 careers teachers love doing once they have quit teaching.

You know how it is, your Year 9 form are doing a Careers programme and you have a go yourself and the result it generates for you is “Teacher of Biology”. Great you think to your self, sarcastically, I just have to change from teaching Physics to teaching Biology and all will be well.

I have here a list of seven alternatives to teaching. I have not tried them all but I know of former teachers who have been successful in these careers.

1) Become a freelance and provide a service. Such as Virtual Assistant ( VA), Foot Therapist, Handyman, Life Coach and Outdoor Instructor.

2) Become an entrepreneur and sell a product. Turn your hobby into something to sell, Grow something to sell, sell things on eBay or just become a sales person.

3) Become a private Tutor. It gives you flexibility to teach when you want and you can do it in the students home or remotely ( if you haven’t had enough of that this year).

4) Become a Youth Worker. You are taking your skills outside classroom but still working with young people. Youth workers lead all kinds of activities, such as running youth clubs, organising community projects and managing outdoor activities not just working one to one.

5) Become a writer. Writing textbooks and classroom resource content? Alternatively, you may find your vocation in editing or copywriting for educational publications.

6) Become a Human Resources manager. This career involves inspiring others to take advantage of their own skills in the workplace – such roles require good interpersonal skills along with plenty of enthusiasm. Isn’t that what you do in teaching all day long?

7) Become a Academic Advisor. Academic advisers provide support to students, particularly those picking their GCSE options, when making decisions about their future.

I hope this has given you a few ideas remember teachers can do more than just teach.

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