You’ve probably heard the saying “jack of all trades, master of none”, but do you know there’s an additional line? Jack of all trades, master of none, though oftentimes better than master of one The addition of seven words turns an insult into encouragement. Fingers in lots of pies? Great! Pies are really delicious. Why stick to […]
Kia ora, I’m Liz, an occasional writer for Do Good Jobs.
I aim to write content that informs & inspires readers to live and work in ways that are true to them. I feel strongly about finding meaningful work, improving our physical and mental wellbeing, and making more ethical and sustainable choices.
Originally from Aotearoa, I moved to the UK in September 2017. When I’m not working, I like boxing drawing and spend as much time in the forest as possible.
Want to get in touch? Email me at [email protected]
I love new year’s resolutions. I love making new year’s resolutions, anyway (learn to drive! write a book! talk to cute person who works at neighbourhood coffee shop!)*. The task of actually resolving new year’s resolutions is a bit of a different story. Despite faithfully resolving to learn to drive for the last five years, the number of […]
Don’t like the work you’re doing now? Unclear about your calling? Need a fresh perspective on your purpose?
Workplace bullying? Couldn’t happen to me, you say, I work at a ‘do good’ job! Surely there are no bullies here… right?
You’re miserable at work, but you can’t let them down. You want to quit your job, but you’ve poured your heart & soul into it. You’d love to make more money, but leaving seems selfish.
I know what you’re thinking, dear reader, you’re wondering why anyone would wear a uniform by choice. Fair enough, there’s a raft of complaints — ultra-conformity, creative repression, the death of the soul — that all feel very familiar to those of us who sported kilts, ties and knee-high socks in our fevered youth. Despite this gut reaction, spend […]
A list of 7 people who, despite failing first, kept going and became super-successful in their chosen field. Hopefully it helps inspire you to get back out there…
Are you ready to run screaming from a party the next time someone asks you what you do? Would you prefer to stab yourself in the eye with a fork than sit in your cubicle for one more minute? Do you ever feel like Free Willy before he escaped to freedom? You’ve come to the […]
So, you’ve found your mission, submitted an excellent CV and nailed the job interview? Congratulations! You’re starting your ‘do good’ dream job. You’re thrilled and nervous. Who wouldn’t be? New jobs offer equal measures of terror and delight (like being attacked by zombies while having dinner with Michelle Rodriguez and Benedict Cumberbatch). That’s why we’re […]
“Most people don’t grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honour their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is ageing.” – Maya Angelou You’re arrived at a career crossroads. You know the road you’re on like the back of your hand, but it’s also asphalt, […]
What would a Myers-Briggs-informed work-life look like? According to the authors of Do What You are, Myers-Briggs can tell us much more than merely which Harry Potter character we would be. Knowing our personality type can help us find our mission, look for jobs, and even work more productively. Do Good Jobs blogger and INFP […]