How to reinvent your career in 9 easy steps

How to reinvent your career in 9 easy steps

Are you an employee, business owner or manager who suddenly finds it necessary to reinvent your career due to the economy, a lay off or going out of business? Or, do these uncertain times simply inspire you to make a ch… READ MORE

Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan

Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan

We all want to be successful, right? We all dream of accomplishing big goals and reaping the rewards of a job well done. But how can you improve the odds of coming out on top? Here are a few tips that should help you ou… READ MORE

Bullying on the Job

Bullying on the Job

Say the word “bully,” and most people imagine a childhood playground and stolen lunch money. As traumatic as childhood bullying can be, workplace bullying can have an even bigger impact on the psychological and phys… READ MORE

How Well Do You Maintain Balance?

March 8, 2015 | READ 0 COMMENTS & JOIN THE DISCUSSION

If trying to maintain balance in your life makes you feel like a tightrope walker, you’re not alone. Most of us have so many demands on our time and energy, life can feel like a three-ring circus. Take this quiz to see how well you are meeting responsibilities, while also recognizing and fulfilling personal needs and wants.

True False

T        F            1. The only way I can successfully manage my life is to take care of myself physically and emotionally.

T        F            2. Nurturing myself enlarges my capacity to help others.

T        F            3. I eat healthfully and exercise regularly.

T        F            4. I get check-ups, go to the dentist, and take preventative precautions.

T        F            5. I set aside personal, quiet time for myself, whether I’m meditating or simply letting my thoughts drift.

T        F            6. I experience the gifts of each season: ice skating, sledding, bundled-up beach walks; gardening, hiking, more time outside; camping, swimming, barbeques; harvesting the bounty, gathering wood, spending more time inside.

T        F            7. Creativity nurtures me, too. I do what I love, whether that’s cooking, drawing, painting, writing, dancing, singing or another creative pursuit.

T        F            8. Reaching out to others enriches my life. I spend quality time with family and friends.

T        F            9. Contributing to the world provides connection and purpose, so I give my time, energy and experience where it is most useful.

T        F           10. I notice and heed the emotional signals that tell me I’m out of balance: irritability, overwhelm, resentment.

T        F           11. If I feel that I’m catching a cold, I realize I may have stressed my immune system with overactivity, so I stop and take care of myself.

T        F           12. When I need or want to, I say no to requests for my time.

T        F           13. I listen to and honor the requests my body makes for such things as a nap, a walk, green vegetables, hot soup.

T        F           14. If I have something planned for myself, I don’t just toss that aside when someone makes a request of me.

T        F           15. I’m busy, but I find time to do the things I want to do.

T        F           16. I’m happy. I regularly experience well-being, contentment, even joy.

If you answered false more often than true, you may want to take a look at the questions to which you answered false and see if you can incorporate something of its message into your life. Please don’t hesitate to call if you’d like to make changes to your lifestyle.  0414 511 455

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Let Your Light Shine

March 8, 2015 | READ 0 COMMENTS & JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Let Your Light ShineYou were born with the ability to do whatever you want to do. People like the Wright Brothers, Nikola Tesla & Oprah Winfrey have shown us that humans can fly, transmit electricity wirelessly and inspire millions of other humans across the planet, regardless of race or socio-economic status.

You, as a human, are powerful beyond your wildest dreams.

The scary part is, once you know that…what do you do with it? That’s a lot of responsibility, right? Not to mention a lot of WORK. It’s much easier to say, “What? Lil’ ol’ me? I’m just tryin’ to get along.”

Fortunately, one of the greatest things you can do with your life doesn’t require much work at all. It is to simply SHINE.

You already work really hard. Every day you manage your household, work to provide for your family, and sometimes even have to deal with people and activities you dislike. Shining is so much easier than all that. In order to TRULY SHINE, all you have to do is start doing what brings you joy, appreciate that you are doing what you love, and share your gratitude with others. You don’t have to turn your life and your family upside down by ‘giving it all up’ to chase after happiness.  No, it is MUCH simpler than that.  It’s about taking one thing that you have wanted to do, and doing it.  Plant that garden, take that sewing class, put down your deposit for that cruise. These are the things that make you shine. Then others see it and want to shine too.  And when everyone you know is shining brightly, people will start gravitating in the direction of the light.

By shining your light and showing others how to do the same, collectively we will TRULY make this world a brighter place.  Go SHINE your light today.

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How to reinvent your career in 9 easy steps

February 2, 2015 | READ 0 COMMENTS & JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Time to Reinvent

Are you an employee, business owner or manager who suddenly finds it necessary to reinvent your career due to the economy, a lay off or going out of business?

Or, do these uncertain times simply inspire you to make a change?

If so, you may wonder if you can make a fresh start without having to start over.

The good news is you can. Here’s how:

1. Feel Your Feelings…

Get angry or frustrated or confused or scared or excited…. It’s natural and healthy. No need for the stiff upper lip and no need to deny any enthusiasm. Respect your feelings, and then move forward.

2. List Your Passions

Ask yourself: What do I like about me? What do I do better than anyone else? What do I own or use that makes me unique, whether it’s the tone of my voice or music collection or…?

3. The Value of Values

Discovering what we value can be elusive especially under the influences of the “shoulds” from society and loved ones. It can help to ask yourself: what is most important to me? Security? Freedom? Independence? Money?

4. Having Strengths is Not Enough

Know your strengths, yes, AND remind work contacts and networking buddies where you excel. Be visible. How? Listen to and collaborate with others; share your ideas; if you’re working, participate in meetings and accept projects that highlight your skills.

5. Say “Yes” to Everything

Saying “yes” to all opportunities is a powerful expression of self-confidence. It attracts more (and better) opportunities and choices—you can always change your mind.

6. Transferable Skills

Instead of starting something entirely new, you can start by building on what you already know or have done. For example, from accountant try a transition into financial planning; from teacher to social worker; from real estate agent to tour guide, etc. If it worked for you in the past, it could serve you well now.

7. The Secret to Reinvention

Don’t know what to “change into?” That’s okay. The only way to find out is to experiment. Volunteer, do work experience, temp or take part-time work in a field you’ve always been curious about as a career. The best place to start is to follow whatever you’re drawn to—trust your instincts.

8. Find Support

You’re not alone. There are always others in a similar position as you. This is no time to be isolated. Networking with others via interest groups, small-business networks and manager support associations leads to new opportunities. Let people know you’re looking for work or customers – it’s not begging, it’s marketing.

9. Turn Lemons into Lemon Meringue Pie

If it were impossible to fail, what career would you choose, today? Is it what you are doing now? If not, could this transition be the time to make a significant change?

If you are seeking career assistance please contact Rosie at Positive Goals & Solutions today. Mobile 0414 511 455

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