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Why Rejection Helps Me Persist

I got a lovely email yesterday from a literary agent. I’d sent her my book manuscript a few...

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Tips for Adulthood: Five Things I Learned From Keeping Track of My Time

On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. Like many of us, I wake up most days feeling...

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Tips for Adulthood: Five Reasons to Celebrate Paying Your Taxes

On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. The UK tax year ends on the 31st of January...

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    • Why Rejection Helps Me Persist

      I got a lovely email yesterday from a literary agent. I’d sent her my book manuscript a few months back. Her email read accordingly: Dear Delia, So sorry for the delay.  I went round in circles… the thing is, I love the writing and the idea but I am just not sure how I would […]

      Posted on February 25, 2020 0 comments
    • Tips for Adulthood: Five Things I Learned From Keeping Track of My Time

      On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. Like many of us, I wake up most days feeling like there’s more to do in the day/week/month than I can possibly accomplish. So I pile my To Do list high with a list of impossible goals, accomplish a few, and then – instead of feeling great […]

      Posted on February 12, 2020 1 comment
    • Tips for Adulthood: Five Reasons to Celebrate Paying Your Taxes

      On occasional Wednesdays, I offer tips for adulthood. The UK tax year ends on the 31st of January each year. So last Friday night, at approximately 8:04 pm, I hit “send” on my electronic tax return for my business. I felt ridiculously happy. Despite being four hours short of fulfilling my commitment to Dry January, I […]

      Posted on February 5, 2020 0 comments
    • Why do you Work?

      I woke up on January 2nd this year in a complete state of panic. I’d slept poorly – having a version of my standard “getting lost” dream. (This time, I was on a bus you couldn’t disembark.)  And then I proceeded to have the normal re-entry freak-out that occurs when you take a vacation, amplified […]

      Posted on February 3, 2020 0 comments
    • How to Thrive in the 21st Century: Upgrade Your Soft Skills

      As the curtain falls on yet another World Economic Forum, discussion naturally goes to the future of the world economy and its concomitant risks. A crucial risk that wasn’t discussed in Davos this year was the future of work. According to a landmark McKinsey report on the future of work published in 2017, automation could […]

      Posted on January 27, 2020 0 comments