Now I'm grown up, what do I want to be?

Now I'm grown up, what do I want to be?

Do you ever feel that you should have figured out what you are supposed to be by now?

Maybe you are in a job that you enjoy (or maybe not), but even so, you feel as though there is something more that you are meant to do to before you can truly feel fulfilled. The problem is that you have no idea what that ‘something’ is. Sound familiar?

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

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

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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Why it’s important to talk about our mental health

Why it’s important to talk about our mental health

Why is it that many of us find it so hard to talk about our health? After all, not of us have perfect bodies and we do suffer illnesses or injuries from time to time. We also suffer from mental and emotional health issues such as stress, anxiety or relationship problems. While none of these are ideal, they are part of life. So, why the taboo?

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How to discover your life’s purpose

How to discover your life’s purpose

If I asked you what your purpose in life is, what drives you, would you know the answer?

Don’t worry, you are not going to lose points if you say, “I don’t know”. You won’t be the only one either.

It’s important to note that knowing your purpose in life is not the same as knowing the career you want (although the two may overlap).

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Why we need to reignite our curiosity

Why we need to reignite our curiosity

oung children are curious about everything. They have no preconceived notions of fear or failure. There are no limits on how much they need to know about things. Everything is new so they just take it all in and explore how things connect with each other.

At this stage, learning is entirely intrinsically motivated. As we grow we are encouraged to learn specific things receive external motivations to do so. These could be in the form of awards, assessment scores or promotions, for example. We slowly lose the ability or desire to learn things based on our own interests or curiosity.

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Looking to the stars to explore the future

Looking to the stars to explore the future

We’ve always been fascinated by the stars and the infinite possibilities of space.

Since we first walked this earth, we’ve used mythology, astrology, religion, and the arts to study the stars and learn more about ourselves and our place in the universe. Even today, space themes continue to be popular in art forms such as the movies, literature, and music.

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25 business ideas for women: Top tips for female entrepreneurs

25 business ideas for women: Top tips for female entrepreneurs

Australian women are increasingly becoming self-employed and, for many, it’s not something they planned. One of the biggest motivators is the lack of affordable child care. Fees can often equal, or even exceed, their potential take home pay. Another factor is the need for flexible work hours to accommodate school pick-ups or to spend more quality time with their children.

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How schools of today can meet the workforce needs of tomorrow

How schools of today can meet the workforce needs of tomorrow

One of the biggest dilemmas for schools has always been how to best equip their students to function effectively in changing work environment? With the digital age and the fourth industrial revolution already happening all around us, this issue is more important than ever.

In her recent interview on The Mentor List, Jan Owen, CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians ...

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How to stick to your guns in business

How to stick to your guns in business

Whether you are just starting out in your own business or the CEO of a large organisation, at some stage you’ll need to create or revise mission, vision, and value statements as part of your role.

That’s not as easy as it seems. Many businesses have clearly defined mission and vision statements but the value statements can be a bit vague.

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How to become a better communicator (and why that’s important)

How to become a better communicator (and why that’s important)

Have you listened to our three 1st year anniversary celebration episodes yet?

For those who haven’t (yet), these episodes are essentially a highlight reel from each of our Mentors over the previous 33 episodes. In each episode, each guest was asked to share the best pieces of advice they received or, better still, wish they received. All the responses were very thoughtful. They ranged ...

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How good financial literacy will help you in business

How good financial literacy will help you in business

Do you know the difference between P&L, PAYG, GST, BASS, and MYOB? You might know what they mean but do you know when and how to use them?

Now you might be great at sales, design or customer service, for example, but what happens when you move up the ranks into management or decide to start your own business? Suddenly, you’re .........

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Why you need a team when you work for yourself

Why you need a team when you work for yourself

Are you one of the growing number of self-employed Australians?

We have many different names. Freelancer, entrepreneur, solopreneur, sole trader, consultant, contractor, and even self-bosser. While each of these titles has a slightly different meaning, they all have the same basic premise – you are your own boss (as am I).

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Opportunity for outstanding business development manager to join The Mentor List

Opportunity for outstanding business development manager to join The Mentor List

Opportunity for outstanding business development manager. 

Do you know of, or are you, an OUTSTANDING BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER? 

We want to talk to you! We are looking for self motivated individuals to ignite the initial spark and curiosity within businesses and thought leaders to create their own movement supported by the fastest growing digital medium – PODCASTING.

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How to use your brain to help your career in the fourth industrial revolution

How to use your brain to help your career in the fourth industrial revolution

Are you worried that new technologies will see too many of us mere humans out of work in the near future? Is there a way we can adapt to these changes?

Read on to find out.

If you look back through history, you’ll see that changes in technology have always driven changes in the nature of our jobs and the tools we use. However, that can be a good thing. The industrial revolutions that have occurred over the last few centuries are proof of that.

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Can your business be a force for good?

Can your business be a force for good?

The last time you picked up a newspaper, the chances are it contained a story about a large corporation ignoring the needs of individuals and local communities. The article would also have mentioned the public outcry that followed. Sound familiar?

In Australia, the organisations most often seen as the ‘bad guys’ include the Big4 banks, health insurers, property developers, mining and energy companies, and supermarket chains. The decisions they make can create issues that polarise public opinion.

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The essential leadership skill that often gets overlooked

The essential leadership skill that often gets overlooked

If I asked you to list the skills you think a great leader needs, you’d probably include things like negotiation, communication, strategic planning, assertiveness, and time-management. And you’d be right. But what you may not have included is the ability to create trust.

Many of us assume that trust exists but don’t actively take measures to ensure that it does. Sometimes, we say we trust someone but then unwittingly undermine that trust by not allowing them the opportunity to express their ideas or make their own decisions.

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Healthy ways to avoid burnout at work

Healthy ways to avoid burnout at work

Are you feeling unmotivated and disillusioned at work?
Do you feel your work is ineffective or unproductive?
Do you regularly suffer from physical issues such as insomnia, headaches or exhaustion?

If any of these sound like you, it’s possible you may be experiencing job burnout. (Check with your doctor though, as these symptoms can also apply to other ailments.)

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