Are you living a charged life?

In Brendon Burchard’s book The Charge he begins by asking: are you trying to muster up enough energy and enthusiasm to get through your busy, meeting choked day? Are you also just trying to make it to the weekend so you can do the something you really want to do?

He identifies three modes of living and we all predominately live in one of these. More on that in a minute. The good news is that “you can choose to keep it, amplify it, or change it all together.”

Recent psychology research indicates we operate on either an internal or external locus of control – referring to the extent to which individuals believe that they can control events that affect them.

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How to avoid being overwhelmed by your work

It happens to all of us at some time.

You get overwhelmed by your work, by the things than need to get done. You get to the point where you don’t know what to do next.

This can have serious consequences. It slows you down, frustrates you, causes you stress and you don’t end up with that feeling of achievement of a job well done.

We would all like to be successful in our work, as an employee or running our own business. By being successful I mean making solid progress, not getting buried under a mountain of work and not getting the feeling of being overwhelmed.

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The 80/20 Principle

Would you like to learn how to get more done with less effort, eliminate wasteful activities?
The 80/20 Principle, or Pareto Principle, or the Law of the Critical Few, has been described in all sorts of ways by many different people, but the central idea is the same: a few things are responsible for most of the results.

This is the basis of Koch’s book The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less

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How to write a professional bio

You are a professional if you are a member of a vocation or occupation that has specialised education, knowledge, skills or experience, usually with tertiary qualifications and industry experience.

Your bio (or professional branding statement) should communicate the essence of who you are.

Your brand reflects your professional reputation, i.e. what you are known for (or who you would like to be known as). A good reputation provides you with a distinction of positive characteristics and achievements, sets you apart from others in the competitive field of employment and work.

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The difference between a Professional and a Novice

It doesn’t matter what you are trying to do to improve your practice, if you only do the work when you’re motivated, then you’ll never be consistent enough to become a professional.

The ability to stick to the task and do the work – especially when you don’t feel like it – is key. But it is difficult, even painful at times.

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How to write your future career script

Choose a job you love and you will never have to 
work a day in your life.
~ Confucius

Skilled transport professionals are in high demand and short supply … you need to write your own future career script.

To keep up with the rapid change in the workplace you need to take control of your career choices – by knowing yourself, being aware of new developments and making changes.

At work we need to actively take on new projects, learn about new technology and look for innovative solutions to the challenges we face.

We need to be much more active in managing our careers.

We get caught up in the urgent tasks, even the unimportant ones. But we need to make time for the important, but not necessarily urgent, task of managing our own careers. 

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What does success mean for you?

Therefore it is important to stop for a while and think about what success means for us.

What is success? the dictionary definitions include:

  • The accomplishment of an aim or purpose.
  • The achievement of something desired, planned or attempted.
  • The attainment of wealth, position or eminence.

There are no right or wrong answers, because it depends on your perspective and context.

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