Slippery Slope Upwards

I am often asked why I left the pharmaceutical industry when so much seemed to be going well for me.  Well, after the company I worked for was bought out by another company I had two choices …  stay on with little hope of any job satisfaction or take redundancy.  Being faced with such a choice, the decision was not difficult!

Since I have been out of the corporate jungle, I have been able to look back on key events and people who made an impact on me (for good and bad) and one thing strikes me … those who made a positive impact were those who had time; those who made a negative impact were either “Sorry, too busy to stop,” “Just need to get to the next meeting,” or were simply on that slippery slope to the top … no-one else would get in their way!

I hope that as I deal with others no-one can ever say that I was too busy, too busy, too tired, too important or whatever excuse I may come up with to notice others. 

From experience, those who go furthest in life are those who have a real perspective on their time and how to use it effectively … those who go furthest up the corporate ladder?   I’ll let you answer that.

About waywood

Hi & Welcome to my thoughts. I share subjects that are important to me. As you’ll notice, these subjects can be quite broad & varied. I like variety; I like breadth & I like a challenge. I am passionate about helping others overcome their fears, grow in confidence & succeed. Although many people would label me as an achiever, I have battled low confidence, low self-esteem & a couple of nasty, long periods depression over the years. I can’t say, “I know how you feel” but I can hopefully empathise & offer some of the things that are helping me to turn my life around. Please feel free to comment, share & enjoy. Take care, best wishes & keep well Stuart
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1 Response to Slippery Slope Upwards

  1. Phil says:

    H Stuart, thought I’d drop you a line. I hope you are well and are following your path in life. I found it interesting hearing your thoughts and feelings about difficulties such as depression. I too am rising out of a difficult period which was characterised by constant feelings of stress an anxiety and found that on reflection it was in fact a necessary reassesment and realignment. I do believe that such difficulties are the opportunities for growth. Little is learned from experiences that just confirm your current views. Hope the music is going well. Something that helped me was a website called the “Daily Motivator”. Don’t let the name put you off – definately worth checking out!
    Anyhow all the very best to you and the family.


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