A little life update…

It’s two months since I was made redundant from a place I’d been for over 33 years (I’m going to call it an “album” of work as I’d been there for 33 and a ⅓ years- #VinylLivesOn)

Firstly apologies if this blog post is a little self indulgent, but I also find it a bit cathartic at times to write stuff down… and you are cheaper then therapy. LOL.

The last couple of months have been filled with a fair bit of “life admin” it has to be said. Not all of it is complete yet but a lot of water is under the bridge at least.

I don’t have a full time job and right now I’m fine with that- I’m actually really enjoying the time and the ability to get involved in a few things where I want. I’m incredibly thankful for those who have reached out and for those who have offered a few bit of project work which I’m enjoying greatly. I’m also thankful for the time and conversations I’ve had regarding future work and projects- all of which is very exciting and if some come to fruition will be just amazing. You know who you are and thank you for the Costa coffees and the brilliant chats and the zoom calls!

Most of all I’m thankful for family and friends. They have been supportive and helpful every step of the way and I honestly would have spun out without them being the calm, sensible, levelling influence right at the time it was needed.

I’ve realised something about my former work self too… I was institutionalised. It’s natural, as the lens through which I saw everything was the view from where I sat- totally understandable. It’s was just a practical situation which at the time I wasn’t fully aware of and I don’t think you can fully be cognisant of after being there for so long, until you leave.

This blog, this website and the bits around it is the new lens. I’m open for business and up for project work and adding some value and perspective where I can make a difference. Click on the CV page and see if there is anything there that might interest you and reach out via the links at the top or bottom of the page.

Here are some of things I could help you with:

  • Coaching talent on performance. Remote or in person.
  • Analysis of markets and performance.
  • Leading training sessions- remote or in person.
  • Editorial advice and guidance.
  • Bespoke presentations or sessions.

Click the links and get in touch and let’s start having fun.

I’ll get back to more practical and useful blog posts- thanks for accepting the digression- what is your hourly rate?

Published by Dick Stone

Radio...its always been radio.

One thought on “A little life update…

  1. Enjoyed the blog! I too will find myself out of radio by March. After 31 years on air this will be very strange and whilst I have time to try and find something new. I am realising that it probably won’t be in radio. A daunting prospect! It’s from reading things like your. Log that give me some hope. So thank you. Rick.


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