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About Cat Townsend

One morning in 2005 I woke up hungover and ashamed. I realised that I’d spent yet another evening complaining about my job, and I wasn’t proud of myself. It was the start of some real soul searching that led to me making the promise to find a vocation that would have me jumping out of bed every morning. Since then I’ve tried it all... a new approach, new jobs, new career, and even a new business. It hasn’t always been sunshine and lollipops, but in taking responsibility for my own happiness, I’ve finally found something to jump out of bed for.
Latest Posts | By Cat Townsend
How to cope when the world feels against you – part 1
3 years ago

How to cope when the world feels against you – part 1

I have the most amazing life. I live in a time of peace and prosperity, when personal choice and freedom has never been greater. I have a loving husband, a …
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How I stopped running late all the time
3 years ago

How I stopped running late all the time

I’ve spent my life running late. Late for work. Late for appointments. Late for social occasions. I’ve never been proud of it, but because I live a busy life in …
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Change your posture, change your life
3 years ago

Change your posture, change your life

In a recent article we discussed the idea of faking it until you make it. But did you know that even two minutes assuming a powerful posture can affect testosterone …
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4 famous bosses that are worse than yours
3 years ago

4 famous bosses that are worse than yours

Bill Lumbergh, Office Space

It’s not just his bad fashion sense that makes employees at Initech wary of their boss. The antithesis of a motivational manager, Bill Lumbergh hires external …
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5 things Homer Simpson has right about work
3 years ago

5 things Homer Simpson has right about work

You can find a bright side to every situation

Striking is not going to make you happier or more productive

Timing is everything when asking a favour of …
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How to find fulfilling work
3 years ago

How to find fulfilling work

The School of Life has created this fantastic video outlining six steps they believe will help you find work you won’t regret on your deathbed:

  1. Recognise that being confused …
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Why do we love cats so much?
3 years ago

Why do we love cats so much?

Several hours of cat-surfing later we stumbled upon the ultimate form of workplace cat-themed distraction. An infographic explaining in full colour glory exactly why we love cats so much.

Almost …
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Challenge: Celebrate the small stuff
3 years ago

Challenge: Celebrate the small stuff

A perfectionist most of my life, I have always tended to focus on what still needs to be done. It can be a great way to keep moving and get …
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My haphazard search for the perfect career
3 years ago

My haphazard search for the perfect career

Forced to choose a profession back in our teenage years, it’s little wonder that many of us find ourselves working in jobs and careers that don’t excite or inspire us.


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