JOANNA MAXWELL

Why Good Enough is Good Enough

A few years ago I painted our backyard. (OK, if truth be told, I hired some guys to paint our backyard…) Choosing the colour was tricky and I’d put the whole thing off twice because I couldn’t decide. Finally I found it, a washed-out pale verdigris, aqua, dirty green colour. All was well. Except that […]

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Can you overuse your strengths?

It’s very fashionable these days to focus on strengths and ignore weaknesses, and in the main this is a good thing. But it doesn’t mean that you just need to find your top one or two strengths and focus on them to the exclusion of all else. If you do that, you risk falling off […]

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Why three lives are better than one…

I did a library talk recently about Rethinking Your Career – both the book and the process. The Q&A at the end was very interesting; people had thoughtful questions and insights and it was fun, too. One woman asked me how you find meaning as we age. Potentially a huge topic, and a very personal […]

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