The romance of redundancy – part 3

Trying not to get carried away with my dreams

I have been released from my company, the role no longer needed. I have no operational plan to deliver or align to. There is no reporting deadline and no need to submit anything other than an invoice.


It definitely sounds to good to be true…this is the romance of redundancy

although whilst the shackles are off and the mind is free to dream I still must earn….

To my benefit work has come my way and it’s work I love, learn from and enjoy. It’s with those I know and it’s a choice. I can turn it down…but I won’t and don’t as it’s the sort of stuff that’s just going to make me better..

Why is it a romantic?

….because part of it feels a little like the start of a new relationship….

I’m courting my dream and hoping I will catch it, hoping I will win it over, convince it to come my way…

…note it took 3 years to win my wife over so it could be a long romance…


But what it is – is truly exciting, unknown and multifaceted. Like finding out about your partner for the first time, the excitement of this new shared experience littered with risk and adventure and some trepidation as you get to know each other. I just hope me and the dream fall in love and are never to be parted…

It’s now when I truly see the other side of redundancy. The bit where I’m really ok about it and I want everyone else to be ok about it. When I tell you I’m redundant…

see it less as an ‘oh no you poor soul’ and more a ‘so tell me about the adventure you’re about to take’…

let’s change the face of redundancy..


So part of the romance includes shiny new things like gifts to you lover… Website design and the stories with in it…

Branding, logos and what they represent…

Who knows even business card, pens and mouse mats for those who still use them.


The first job to, that was shiny and full of learning, something I’ll talk of in a later blog. But I will share an unexpected challenge – how to introduced myself?

Having belonged to on institution for 11 years and now having to represent me – this felt strange! The old intro just doesn’t do and I have been firmly told I must be bold and proud with my intro, not meek or forgiving. Strong but with humility….

I am now Kurt Lindley of Be More – Learning and Development…. and not Kurt Lindley who used to work for….

Not sure I have cracked it yet so more work to be done there. But fun trying…

Kurt Ewald Lindley – enjoying the romance of redundancy