All posts by Brett Jarman

Why working for yourself might not be working out

For many, the lure of working for yourself is actually more about wanting to not work. Stories of four hour work weeks or early retirement pull some folks away from their job in the hope that self-employment will deliver a passive income stream to fund the dream. Easy money. Easy life. For some that works out but for most it […]

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Self-employment is overrated!

Don’t get me wrong. Self-employment is awesome – I’ve been self-employed for nearly 30 years and I love it. But it’s been so oversold that it’s become a bright shiny object in and of itself. Take control of your life/time/money; monetize your passion; become wealthy beyond your dreams; retire early; determine your own destiny; blah, […]

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Raisin Consciousness

Raisin’ Consciousness

My wife and I attended a Stuart Wilde seminar in New Zealand 20 years or so ago. The penultimate experience was supposed to be a fire walk on hot coals. While that was indeed an experience and  a highlight, I have a more enduring memory of a raisin. Not just any raisin but a special […]

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Free diver

Deeper learning experiences bring out the best

My fourteen year old son is in those middle years of high school. He’s a smart kid but he’s not an academic. For him school is more about endurance than excitement. School’s over for the year. We haven’t got his report yet but he tells us he got average results. My wife and I know […]

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Wire fence

Is it a fence or a gate?

Part of the fun working at the strategic level is in challenging assumptions that clients have about their work or business. The market’s saturated, we’ve left our run too late. I’m too small. We don’t have the experience to take this on. We’ll never be able to compete with the big guys. I don’t have […]

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The Enneagram

I don’t know enough …

Had the pleasure of attending a 2 day workshop on the Enneagram this weekend just gone. What a trip! The enneagram works on the premise that we all view and operate in the world from one of nine fundamental viewpoints. I’m still processing what I learned but the big take home for me was that advice […]

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