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, and the people in it. 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 accidental
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 that 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. After all, wisdom is the product of experience, and experience is the accumulation of poor decisions! It is not without good reason then 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, and keeping hold of it is often an act f stubbornness!
So this here website is where I 'assemble' my thoughts via a blog. Like all thoughts, some are good, some not so much. Some happy, and some, not so much. There's work behind the scenes on a number of projects - so keep an eye on the site for future updates.
In the mean time, feel free to have a read.. I hope you find something useful these pages.