Some advice

//Some advice

Some advice

If you are like me then you will often find yourself being asked for advice. Mostly about choices. In fact I wish it were as simple as choices because they are relatively easy to help with: “Should I take the job or should I stay?” “Should I remain with my partner or should I leave?”

There are many tried and tested techniques for helping people through these dilemmas but too often I find that people come to me for advice without really being prepared.

This week a charming young man, who I sincerely wanted to help, asked me for some career advice.

The conversation went very much like the following text from a piece that Lewis Caroll wrote 148 years ago:

        “Would you tell me please, which way I ought to go from here?”
            “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
        “I don’t much care where” said Alice.
            “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.
        “so long as I get SOMEWHERE,” Alice added as an explanation.
            “Oh, you’re sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.”

George Harrison paraphrased this verse rather nicely in his song ‘Any Road’:  

        “If you don’t know where you’re going then any road will take you there”.  

I think in future I might just be tempted to give this one liner as advice because for those who are drifting through life already, not expecting much, not being disappointed any, then what better words are there to share?

Have a good week,


2016-11-17T08:24:31+00:000 Comments

About the Author:

Harley is a dynamic 'we can do this' kind of person with a successful track record of working for a wide variety of companies in all kinds of sectors. From very small family run businesses right through to giant multi-nationals. Over the last thirty five years Harley has built a reputation for inspiring those around him to rout out and tackle the core problems facing their organizations. Armed with a wide range of pragmatic tools that he has developed over the years, Harley is able to help his clients bring about long-term, sustainable solutions, while having fun at the same time. Harley is a motivational 'people person' who is nonetheless tough on efficiency and delivery. Apart from being well known for his highly entertaining and motivational speeches, Harley is also a blogger and author of four books; 'The Change Manager's Handbook', 'Transition', 'Inspirational Leadership’ and ‘Making a Difference’.

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