Get A Life

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01Michael Kelly20140211

In this positive, inspiring and envy making Conversation series Clare English speaks to 5 people who have been brave enough to bin the day job in favour of doing something they really, really want to do with their lives. But how easy is it, does it always mean a financial compromise and downsizing of their lives, how does it impact on the people around them and is it just a selfish, self-centred option usually born of a midlife crisis which most of us can't seriously consider because we have more sense of responsibility to those we love? We'll also determine just what the difference is between a career and a vocation and question whether it just slips back into a job once you've been doing it for a while? This week, Clare speaks to Michael Kelly about giving up on the rat race to live 'The good Life' He grows his own food, rears animals and runs a charity to help and encourage you to do the same.

02Father Roddy Johnston20140218

In this positive, inspiring and envy making Conversation series Clare English speaks to 5 people who have been brave enough to bin the day job in favour of doing something they really, really want to do with their lives. But how easy is it, does it always mean a financial compromise and downsizing of their lives, how does it impact on the people around them and is it just a selfish, self-centred option usually born of a midlife crisis which most of us can't seriously consider because we have more sense of responsibility to those we love? We'll also determine just what the difference is between a career and a vocation and question whether it just slips back into a job once you've been doing it for a while? This week, Clare speaks to Father Roddy Johnston and finds out why he went from forestry to faith and how he's adjusted to the restrictions on his life as a priest.

03Guy Grieve20140225

In this positive, inspiring and envy making Conversation series Clare English speaks to 5 people who have been brave enough to bin the day job in favour of doing something they really, really want to do with their lives. But how easy is it, does it always mean a financial compromise and downsizing of their lives, how does it impact on the people around them and is it just a selfish, self-centred option usually born of a midlife crisis which most of us can't seriously consider because we have more sense of responsibility to those we love? We'll also determine just what the difference is between a career and a vocation and question whether it just slips back into a job once you've been doing it for a while? This week, Clare speaks to extreme adventurer Guy Grieve about ditching his marketing job and leaving his family behind for a year whilst he built a log cabin in Alaska in a bid to 'find himself' - The result? - Another mad adventure, but this time with his family on a trans-Atlantic voyage from Venezuela to Scotland. On his return, they set up their own Ethical fishing company. Hand diving for Scallops each day in the waters that surround the Isle of Mull, does this new career give Guy all he's been looking for?

04Kim Macleod20140304

In this positive, inspiring and envy making Conversation series Clare English speaks to 5 people who have been brave enough to bin the day job in favour of doing something they really, really want to do with their lives. But how easy is it, does it always mean a financial compromise and downsizing of their lives, how does it impact on the people around them and is it just a selfish, self-centred option usually born of a midlife crisis which most of us can't seriously consider because we have more sense of responsibility to those we love? We'll also determine just what the difference is between a career and a vocation and question whether it just slips back into a job once you've been doing it for a while? This Week, Clare speaks to business woman Kim Macleod from 'Stress the Positive' about walking away from her 20 year career in Human Resources to try and make the people of Scotland happy.

05 LASTDave Bingham20140311

In this positive, inspiring and envy making Conversation series Clare English speaks to 5 people who have been brave enough to bin the day job in favour of doing something they really, really want to do with their lives. But how easy is it, does it always mean a financial compromise and downsizing of their lives, how does it impact on the people around them and is it just a selfish, self-centred option usually born of a midlife crisis which most of us can't seriously consider because we have more sense of responsibility to those we love? We'll also determine just what the difference is between a career and a vocation and question whether it just slips back into a job once you've been doing it for a while? This week, Clare speaks to IT Consultant about his desire to ditch his career and follow his calling to become a wilderness retreat guide and why he's not quite ready to do it.