It’s time to rethink what creative productivity and “hard work” looks like

This week, read insights on when the best ideas truly emerge and enter a giveaway to win three book sets from The School of Life.

8 April 2022

Each month, If You Could Jobs will be running giveaways to inspire our community in their creative working lives. This month it’s a book giveaway with The School of Life, an organisation dedicated to helping people live more fulfilled and resilient working and personal lives.

The book collection features The School of Life's finest ideas around succeeding at work, designed to introduce you to emotional, interpersonal and thinking skills that can help you forge ahead in your career. Follow the link to Instagram above to enter the giveaway. The competition closes on Tuesday 12 April at 5pm GMT.

Alongside this month’s giveaway, we’re sharing an article from The School of Life which asks us to challenge our perception of what a hard worker looks like, and explores how a quiet moment of reflection may be more productive than you think.

“Familiar places breed familiar thoughts. Surrounded by a hundred colleagues, an original vision can feel inappropriate. Thinking is also hard when thinking is all we’re meant to be doing. A blank sheet of paper on a brisk Monday morning can panic the mind into silence. The best sort of thinking emerges when we have no set agenda, in the hollows of the day, when we are meant merely to be walking around the park or taking a train journey, having a bath or staring blankly into space.”

Click here to read our latest article, ‘When are we truly productive?’ on the If You Could Jobs Journal.

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