Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Getting my Collective fix today

I've been working at a new job for two weeks now and though I've enjoyed it, I'm feeling soooo tired.  And I don't think its even the job itself, even though it is busy its nothing I can't handle. I think its the driving 45 minutes each way, every day.  I get home by 6pm which I haven't been used to for some years. Cooking dinner has become a little hit and miss lately (ie. whatever can be heated up or is made of mince).

Once that's all done and dusted and any taxi-ing to training or teen's work place, is over, I try to read the papers (well the weekend mags) that have been waiting on the coffee table all week (books are for reading at lunchtime).  I also attempt to get through any blogs I want to catch up on, any social media posts or emails but my eyes scream protest after looking at a monitor all day.

I'm not much for magazines so I have one favourite one that I hold a treasured subscription to and today Issue 12 was delivered to my letter box.

If you know me at all, you know I've been blabbing on about The Collective since Issue 1.  I've talked a few workmates from my old workplace into buying a copy. They subsequently bought me a subscription for my farewell gift then bought themselves one for the office.  When I visited them a few months ago, they have photocopies of the wonderful positive messages contained in The Collective posted up around the office walls.

My replacement started to tell ME about the magazine when I asked about the pinup quotes. I made sure she knew I was the one that first showed it to the manager!

Anyway ... I'm putting the word out there because I don't think a fraction enough people know about this great publication. Every story is about someone inspiring. People who put it on the line to do what they love. People with great ideas that actually do something about them (I'm hoping some of that may rub off on me). People that start up companies that are not only popular but can help others too.

I can see no good reason not to read about people like this (and I read every word of it). There is a part of everyone's story I can take away.  Whether they came from humble backgrounds and stuck to their guns to build up their dreams, or fought for others to achieve theirs, every defeat and failure that tested them was a reality check.

Most of the successful entrepreneurs profiled are young (well younger than me anyway) and it gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling for the future of our society when its being looked after by these new kind of humanist kind of business men and women.

And though I haven't had a chance to read the new issue since it arrived today (well it is Tuesday, IBOT night!), I've had a flick through and a quote from the story on the cover girl, Lily Cole, gives you just a taste of what I'm talking about:

"I think you should always follow your heart in life, so wherever that leads you, go with it. I know it's always scary jumping from one thing to the next ..."

Let me know if you read The Collective or whether you think you might want to - it just might be the best magazine you've ever picked up.

**Joining with Essentially Jess for #IBOT**


  1. I've never heard of this magazine. Will have to check out the newsagents in the city next time I visit. (we don't have much choice out here)

  2. I hadn't heard of it either, but love the idea. Will check it out. Thanks Becky. Hope your new job is going well. xx


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