Hi! and a warm welcome to ...
Whats Optimisticality? It's this website of course! But more than that, it is the way I choose to view the world. It describes something I often call the "art" of being "stubbornly optimistic"
Sound interesting ?
Well then read on.. and I hope you'll join me on this little experiment in attitude and curiosity that we call life.....
Always an advocate of life long learning , I started out on my business
journey's back in 2009 whilst still in the military. My professional
background is pretty colourful, including stints in outdoor education,
healthcare, automotive & cycle industries, plus specialist retail.
More recently I've added "education" and "training" to the list.
Though-out the every day process of starting, running and growing first a career and then multiple small business ventures, the thing that remained constant for me was a realisation that a genuine love of learning is a corner stone of my approach to life, and work. We stand and fall on the strength of our ability to learn from mistakes and missteps. It is not without good reason that I often quote a three word mantra:
Over the years I've made many many mistakes! And learned loads! Latterly I've developed an interest in Equality and Diversity practice. Initially I looked towards corporate culture management, However my love of learning then drew me into teaching, first at FE colleges, and now in HE, where I also spend my time as a professional researcher. It's useful to have a sense of humour in both!
So this here website is where I assemble my thoughts via a blog. Like all thoughts, some a good, some not so much. Some happy, and some, not so much. There's also links to a historical podcast that one day may be revived. Feel free to have a read.. I hope you find something useful these pages.