Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. What I learnt from my 5-year-old.

Career development

My 5-year-old has it all figured out. Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy. To her, anything is possible. Whether she is jumping from the monkey bars, trying her hand at something new or learning something for the very first time, in her eyes, she can do anything.

So what can I learn from her?

Last week at our Accelerator luncheon, our guest speaker Nicole Lockwood, spoke about trying her hand at new things. Her career advice, is “try it, what do you have to lose?” As I reflect on my time as a recruiter and career coach, I find that women want to tick all the boxes before putting up their hand for the job. On the other hand, a male colleague may only tick half the boxes, yet he will back himself that he is capable of doing the job.

So what does Nicole and my 5-year-old have in common? To them, anything is possible.

Nicole started her career out as a lawyer, before exploring the world of local government and seeing the endless possibilities that lay before her. She has worked across so many industries and in so many different roles and the whole time she constantly asked herself

“What are my skillsets, what can I offer, where can I go?”

Her career is a testimony to the anything is possible, lemon squeezy approach.

So often, I find that people trapped in their careers. Their past binds them. What they studied, where they worked, the industry experiences they have had.

But what if the future of work calls us to try the easy peasy, lemon squeezy, the anything is possible approach. What would tomorrow look like?

Phebe Cho founded Accelus, a new voice in the workplace. She believes in the power of human potential. She works with organisations and individuals to shape the future of work.  Join the Accelus movement.