This is a guest post from Lindsey Foley, who is a PeopleMaps Licensed Practitioner


Do you get the Sunday evening blues? Have you put up with a job for years because you’re not sure what else to do? Are you stressed out, overworked or undervalued? With opportunities across the globe, the broadest and most diverse range of roles that we have ever known and with personal development becoming the norm, there is no need to stay stuck and miserable.

Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results!

Why are we so afraid of change? Why do we keep doing the same things over again?

Lindsey FoleyChange for many people is an exciting prospect and yet for others it is daunting, scary and stressful. Change is an inevitable part of life from the changing of the seasons to growing older and yet many people are going around in circles unable to get off the merry go round.

I have met hundreds of job seekers who are making the same mistakes over again by looking at the same websites day after day, sending out the same generic CV for every job and expecting to get back into the jobs that no longer exist.

Recruitment has changed massively over the last few years and many people are not aware of the need to change their approach. Long gone are the days where you have a ‘job for life’ and retire with a gold watch. We’re now in the technological age where zero hour contracts, portfolio working and more flexible hours are becoming the norm.

It’s a great time to embrace change and try something different but motivation must come from within in order to be sustainable. So next Sunday evening I invite you to think about the autobiography below and remember that life is supposed to be enjoyed and not just endured.

Portia Nelson

An autobiography in five short chapters


I walk down the street

There is a deep hole in the pavement

I fall in

I’m lost…I am helpless

It isn’t my fault

It takes forever to find my way out


I walk down the same street

There is a deep hole in the pavement

I fall in again

I can’t believe I’m in the same place

But, it isn’t my fault

It still takes a long time to get out


I walk down the same street

There is a deep hole in the pavement

I see it is there

I still fall in…It’s a habit

I know where I am. It is my fault

I get out immediately


I walk down the same street

There is a hole in the pavement

I walk around it


I walk down another street

Walking down another street can be an adventure; you never know where life might take you next if you open yourself up to new opportunities. All you need to do is take one small step at a time; look within and around you, say yes to new prospects and before long you will have a fresh perspective and be ever closer to your ideal role.




My name is Lindsey Foley and I am an experienced Careers Adviser and Coach as well as a PeopleMaps Licensed Practitioner and Career Coach. I live in Northumberland with my husband, two children and two silver tabby cats.

My motto is: Follow your passion and stay true to your personality for sustained success and fulfilment.

I am passionate about helping people to achieve their full potential and to feel content and whole at home and work. I believe making decisions based on your true nature will stop you from feeling like a ‘square peg in a round hole’ and having an understanding of your personality can offer great clarity. I have been very fortunate in my life to have been guided, supported and encouraged to follow my dreams and to aim high and I be came a Coach to offer that service to others. For more information about me and my services.

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