We are over 23 weeks into lockdown and it is definitely been a marathon and not a sprint. I was hoping (and praying) that the children would go back to school in June at some point for all our sakes, but that wasn’t to be!
The first of September is like a new beginning for me, and it always feels like a good time to take stock.
Last week, I was thinking about all the things I should have / could have / would have done and then I thought about our situation – This isn’t business as usual; it is business as unusual and it has taken me some time to get my head around it.
My Dad always said don’t ever say I would’ve/should’ve/could’ve say I HAVE DONE, or I WILL DO. So, I thought I would write about all the things I have done, rather than the things I haven’t.
It is also great to have a HAVE DONE list as well as a WILL DO list
Here’s my HAVE DONE list..
– Learnt Zoom and translated all my face-to-face work online
– Fine-tuned my LinkedIn and CV offering and been doing lots of these
– Carried out live zoom / webinar training on strengths, LinkedIn, CV writing and Brand You
– Helped clients with employee engagement when working from home – no correct that, looking after their employees wellbeing while remote working
– Helped clients with positive and concise messaging within their teams
– Helped clients manage working from home
– Executive coaching and career change work
– Managing lockdown living with a tween and a teen
– Run and cycled and seen blue sky and blossom and recorded it on strava , although it did cause a quite a stir when I recorded a bike ride as a run and broke all world records …
– Got back into yoga which is good for my body and my head
– Learnt to cook soup, chicken and mushroom pie and have created my very own version of homemade coleslaw
– Got to know and love many local businesses on my doorstep and will use them post lockdown
– Been able to make more environmentally friendly choices due to the extra time I have carved out without a commute or school run.
– Done some awesome #lockdownlearning with @localbusinessrocks, they have been a really supportive group in these challenging times. And there has been a lot of learning around video, SEO, newsletters, social media and branding.
So write yourself a HAVE DONE list, it’s part of your self-care and you will see how far you have come and you will feel confident and proud of your achievements. You can also add a lot of these things to your CV.
Now I need to sort out my WILL DO list for the next 100 days that takes me to December 10th!
Drop me a line if you (or your colleagues or friends) need help with a LinkedIn profile or a CV update.
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Also If you need some help shifting your career, adjusting to new conditions or facing a new point on the horizon, book onto a Career Voyage Be 100% Prepared to Land Your Perfect Role on 12th October 2020 and you will spend a morning focussing on you. After the session you will come out with a clearer idea of where you are heading workwise, you will understand what value you can bring to an employer or client and this will help you land a new role or client, we can support and inspire you as you navigate your way to your next adventure.
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Sarah started her career in fmcg marketing working as a brand manager on Clover and as an interim manager on Clover (twice) and Quorn. She founded a start-up interim management company in Gloucestershire and that business changed the percentage of women and diverse talent in senior marketing and HR roles. Sarah specialises in attracting, onboarding, developing, engaging and retaining diverse talent into forward thinking businesses to improve productivity, performance and profit. Flexible working and wellbeing play a large part. Since covid-19 wreaked havoc on the job landscape, Sarah has a created an innovative programme to get senior experienced professionals back into work or fine-tune their current role so that it makes happy.