I was pleased to hear about the professional downfall of an unprofessional ex-colleague today.

He’d spent way too much energy trying to discredit me in an attempt conceal or detract attention from his own inadequacies.

Sometimes you don’t have to wait too long for people to fall flat on their nasty bitter faces. I didn’t have to do a thing, except sit back and wait.

This may come across as nasty or mean but when someone has subtly bullied and deliberately undermined you for years, it is somehow satisfying to hear that karma has acted swiftly.

Let’s hope he grows from the experience and learns to focus on his own professional growth, developing greater integrity and the skills to do his job, rather than repeat these undignified self-destructive behaviours.

As I say to my students, quoting someone else, “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got”



About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (, personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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