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Random thoughts on Real Estate Writing :)

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creativity / Real Estate Writing / The workplace / Writing / You must be kidding?

I recently resigned from my part-time job as a Real Estate Writer with our local community newspaper. Each week I would visit three properties and write an article on each one. I also edited about a dozen small articles written by the real estate sales reps. Real estate writing has a bad reputation however it isn’t that difficult to write up an honest description of a property with a focus on its positive attributes. Below […]

Confidence booster

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Acceptance / Motivation / Self acceptance / The workplace

I developed the tool below to help me in times when I doubt myself. I think of the word confidence and go through each letter at a time. Sometimes I can’t remember my original choice of words and then I come up with new ones that reinforce positive thoughts in my mind. CONFIDENCE IS MADE UP OF MANY SMALLER PARTS C is for capable. You have the basic knowledge and experience to do the task […]

I am not making it up …

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Baby Boomers / Geography / Indigenous Australians / Meaning of life and that stuff / Pilbara / Religion / Self acceptance / Social media / technology / The workplace / WordPress / Writing

I recently had my sixtieth birthday and that means I have done a range of things in those six decades. Sometimes I surprise people when I mention some of those things. I guess we all travel our own journeys and we can never be sure where they will take us. A list of some of my adventures follows: I left home in country Victoria at 17 years old to live in Melbourne and I was […]

Any cheese – I mean mobiles?

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internet / The workplace / You must be kidding?

I want to upgrade my mobile phone. Now that doesn’t sound complicated, does it? I have a pre-paid phone but I am looking at changing over to a contract. I went to the Telstra Store and was approached soon after arriving. He only wanted my name though and told me I was second in the queue. I decided to browse my options and selected three phones that I wanted more information about. I browsed for […]

Who wants to be a housewife?

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Acceptance / creativity / I believe that... / I feel... / The workplace

There isn’t much talk today about being a housewife. In fact, it is often seen to be an offensive label. How can anyone be a wife of a house, after all? There are attempts to change the image to names such as domestic goddess or similar. Is it what we do when we are not in the paid workforce? But really … most of us live in houses and most of us like them to […]

Life is good, but …

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Acceptance / emotions / Gratitude / The workplace / Writing / You must be kidding?

I must be the most ungrateful person around. I have just landed a writing job for one day a week. I am really enjoying my studies even though I am feeling under time pressure a little. We are having guests for the weekend and I need to tidy up the house. So if that is all I have to worry about, then I am a very lucky person. A bit of hard work and a […]

Daily prompt: FAQs

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Blog 2013 / Dreams / Job interviews / Mindfulness / The workplace / Uncategorized / Wisdom

In considering this topic I thought about someone interviewing ME and what questions I would like them to ask. I came up with some interesting questions but I will need to take some more personal time-out to think about my responses. In the meantime I thought I would share these searching questions with you 🙂 and the frog! 1. Do you have any long-term goals/dreams for the future?  2. What do you believe to be […]

Job interviews

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Job interviews / The workplace / Wisdom

For some reason, the post below is one of my most read posts. I have even seen it used (via a ping back) by some HR Agencies. I thought I would re-blog it today – partly to remind myself about interviews – and partly to see if it is still a popular post. I applied for a job yesterday as a Casual Real Estate Writer for our local newspaper. I always follow the real estate […]

Weekly photo challenge: Unusual point of view (POV)

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Geography / Motivation / politics / Publishing / The workplace / Weekly Photo Challenge

It is only two weeks until my first assignment is due. I had planned to work out a time-table today. I got the books out on the table this morning along with a planner to schedule my work so that I can get it in before the due date. But inspiration and inclination are lacking. As I sat looking at the bundle of paperwork I thought of today’s photo challenge. So at least there was […]