All posts tagged: Employment

Confidence booster

comments 4
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 […]

Life is good, but …

comments 12
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 […]

Passages/Stages/Phases

comments 2
Acceptance / Baby Boomers / encore / encore careers / retirement / social responsibility

I am currently reading The Big Shift: Navigating to the New Stage Beyond Midlife, by Mark Freedman. As a result of learning about Marc and the Encore movement I decided to start-up a blog/website called Encore Australia. I am hoping to tap into the numbers of baby boomers in Australia who are currently trying to navigate the second half of their lives in the 21st Century with out-dated guidance from the previous century. My own experience […]

Our deepest fear

comments 2
Acceptance / beautiful / Blog 2013 / Motivation / Passion / Self acceptance / Wisdom

  Today I was reading through some notes from a course I did in 2006 called ‘Prosper from your Passion’. It aimed to help us participants find what we were passionate about and enable us to develop strategies to make our passions become our realities.  The tutor was from http://www.careerwisdom.com.au and she provided handouts of some well-known inspirational messages including Quotes from Marianne Williamson.   The one below is my favourite …   “Our deepest […]

Daily prompt: Safety first

comments 13
DP Challenge / Geography / Indigenous Australians / Numbulwar / You must be kidding?

Share the story of a time you felt unsafe … In 1980 my former husband and I took up an opportunity to work in a remote Indigenous community in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory of Australia. I was twenty-six at the time with two sons – one was four years old and the other was only six-months old. It was a big adventure for us all. At first I was even scared of the […]

Daily prompt: FAQs

comments 5
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

comments 12
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 […]