Sunday 29 September 2019

The Lighthouse

Season 3 Episode 9

This week – it’s a cuppa soup. A short episode – the lighthouse – it combines a poem I learned at school with a reflection on how we can keep sight of the things that give us meaning in our working lives. We call these qualities that give us meaning our personal values. It can be difficult, scary and revealing to consider what gives us purpose in our work. TO use these qualities as a guide for our behaviour & decisions can be challenging too. I consider my lighthouse – to be beaming out my personal values – when the sea is calm I can see the lamplight but in turbulent times they can become difficult to see.

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Show Notes

Other episodes on Values 

A story about working with values - hear an example from my life and what could have got in the way.

Values - two top tips - using inspiration from pop I bring you two top tips on working with values.

Exploring values with Jonny Line - Jonny shares some great ideas on how to work with values.

Daily Audio Values Diary - hear me talk about my values in daily instalments during a break with the family. 

Cargoes by John Masefield

Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
With a cargo of ivory,
And apes and peacocks,
Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.

Stately Spanish galleon coming from the Isthmus,
Dipping through the Tropics by the palm-green shores,
With a cargo of diamonds,
Emeralds, amethysts,
Topazes, and cinnamon, and gold moidores.

Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack,
Butting through the Channel in the mad March days,
With a cargo of Tyne coal,
Road-rails, pig-lead,

Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.

The recording of the Souter Lighthouse Foghorn by Newts Newton on Soundcloud


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