Redundancy and getting un-stuck, with Eleanor Tweddell
Eleanor named her company Another Door after being told that “when one door closes, another door opens”, a sentiment that irritated her.
> If they can do that, so can I.
Eleanor talks about how people’s apparent success in difficult times like redundancy can act as fuel, or can knock us sideways. She and Graham also explore the notion that redundancy offers the opportunity for people to think about what they’d like to do next, and that this thought is not a luxury.
> I’m not a different person than I was the day before I didn’t get the book.
Eleanor shares her experiences as a newly-published author working with Penguin, crediting her book coach and now agent with securing her a deal.
> We live in this space thinking that everyone’s going to care, and it holds us back.
After working in a corporate space, Eleanor wanted to try something a little different, so she discusses how she setup a market stall, selling beach towels, which gave her a unique insight into starting a new business after losing a job.
She also discusses her challenges with imposter syndrome and dealing with others’ negative judgements.
> If you miss something, go and put it right.
Graham and Eleanor talk about regrets, and the feeling of needing to escape, and how taking a break with a cup of tea can help alleviate some of that. They also cover discuss productivity, focusing on Eleanor’s analogue approach.
[Graham Allcott](http://www.grahamallcott.com/) is the founder of [time management training](http://thinkproductive.co.uk/ "Link: http://thinkproductive.co.uk/") company [Think Productive](http://thinkproductive.co.uk/).
This podcast is produced by [Origin](https://origin.fm/).
Brought to you by Graham Allcott of Beyond Busy