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Change Happens! How to Make it Work for You

“Are you the sort of person that likes to know what they’ll be having for lunch in 3 weeks’ time or where every cent of your money goes?

Maybe you prefer to leave each day totally unplanned or you have no specific goals, budget or savings?

Or, maybe you’re a bit of both? Most of us do sit somewhere in between. You might have plans or routines in some areas of your life but be happy to drift through others. Is that a conscious choice, though?”

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How Small Steps Lead to Giant Leaps

“You’ve heard the saying, ‘If nothing changes, nothing changes”. It makes sense, doesn’t it? We can’t expect to improve something without changing it in some way. So why is it that many of us allow our careers (or our lives) to fall into monotonous patterns?

We don’t start out that way. Babies are fascinated by new things, even something as simple as the feel of grass. Toddlers spend whole days exploring and pushing their boundaries. Schoolchildren build up their knowledge year after year. If we go on to further study, the habit continues. However, many of us lose the habit of learning once we join the workforce. We may gain more knowledge or skills incidentally but not always as a result of deliberate or planned progression. Why not?”

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The best networking return on investment you can get.

“Have you seen the ‘Compare the pair’ superannuation ads on TV? The ones that show 2 people at similar stages of life along with their superannuation values? The ads then cut to the same people some years later and compare their super values again. The point of the ads is to highlight the different returns on investment between the person who paid attention and invested strategically and their counterpart who did nothing. The person who paid attention and made intentional changes to their super ended up with a significantly greater return on investment.”

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How to cope with situations you can’t change and change those you can

This simple serenity prayer is known throughout the world and resonates with people of different religions as well as those with no religion. It is believed to have been written by Reinhold Niebuhr, a famous Protestant theologian, and was adopted by the Alcoholics Anonymous organisation in the 1940’s.It’s a great reminder that we always have choices in any situation, including the choice to accept things as they are.

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The secret tool great leaders use to stay sane

When Rachael Robertson was appointed as the second female to lead the Australian expedition to Davis Station, Antarctica for a year, she turned to the first female leader, Diane Patterson, for advice. The best tip Rachael received was not one she’d expected. Diane suggested she keep a journal as a way of looking after herself, but Rachael wasn’t convinced at first. She doubted she’d have time to do anything that seemed so indulgent when she’d be in charge of over 100 people in summer and 18 people.....

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