They say there is nothing as practical as a good theory and one of my favourites is that of planned happenstance, a theory developed by the renowned career theorist, John Krumboltz. Many others have written and blogged about this theory because it makes so much sense and is so practical in today’s world so I will humbly add my contribution to the many others!
Recently, a close colleague of mine experienced a reorganisation in his Branch – nothing new, you say. These things happen all the time now in the world of work. That is true. The aspect that was amazing was how badly it was handled by the senior executive which I find quite difficult to understand.
At the risk of adding to the plethora, after 21 years of almost continuous self-employment and loving (almost) every minute of it, I feel compelled to share why I love it and what’s worked for me.