Navigating the Motivational Landscape: From Inception to Achievement

Recent Posts Navigating the Motivational Landscape: From Inception to Achievement Every action, every achievement, every course of human endeavour, inevitably begins with a thought.  Between that moment of inception, and the often distant lands of a goal achieved, there is a whole lot of ground to cover.  It all begins with that crucial first step, but what is the link between thought and action?  What on Earth comes over us to convince us that traversing such turmoil on our path to achievement is really worth all the hassle?  Alright, it’s a bit of a loaded question when the title of the article has already announced what I’m on about, but it’s worth some consideration.  Why do we do things?  What pushes and urges us forward to achieve, to discover, to create?  There is, of course, some logic behind this.  Not every idea is acted upon, and [...]

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Unlocking the Psychology of New Year’s Goals: A Roadmap to Success

Recent Posts Unlocking the Psychology of New Year's Goals: A Roadmap to Success As we bid adieu to one year and extend a warm welcome to another, the age-old tradition of setting New Year's resolutions takes centre stage. We find ourselves eagerly crafting goals that promise self-improvement and personal growth. Yet, there's a stark reality: a significant number of these well-intentioned resolutions fall by the wayside within weeks. Why does this happen? And more importantly, what can psychology teach us about setting and achieving New Year's goals more effectively? In this article, we delve into the psychology of goal setting, examine common pitfalls, and outline strategies to navigate the path to success. The Power of Goal Setting Setting goals is an inherent aspect of the human condition, deeply rooted in our pursuit of progress and self-improvement. It's an integral part of what makes us human, driven [...]

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Be Prepared For Emergencies Or Opportunities!

Recent Posts Be prepared for emergencies or opportunities! Picture this: You’re in the middle of a bustling city square when a mime, yes, a mime, silently challenges you to a game of charades. The crowd gathers, excitement builds, and you think, "Why on earth did I skip that drama class in school?" Just like an impromptu mime showdown, life throws unexpected (and sometimes downright quirky) challenges our way. While we can't predict every mime or metaphorical curveball, what we can do is equip ourselves with a wide array of skills and knowledge to handle them with grace. I know the example we opened with is a bit on the abstract side, but we have heard our students give feedback time and time again, of real-world curveball moments which they’ve been able to readily adapt to through the training they received during their qualification. My personal favourite [...]

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The Ripple Effect of Continuous Learning

Recent Posts The Ripple Effect of Continuous Learning In a rapidly evolving world, the importance of continuous learning cannot be overstated. The concept of continuous learning is often associated with personal and professional development. And rightly so. However, its significance extends far beyond individual growth. Continuous learning has a ripple effect that can transform not only our own lives but also entire industries and communities. This positive ripple effect is the heart and soul of Global Training Institute’s mission statement, and is the primary reason we exist as a learning organisation. In this post, we want to explore the profound impact of lifelong learning and why it's an essential element for career progression and societal advancement. Your Career In a world marked by rapid changes and evolving demands, the concept of continuous learning takes center stage. While it is often associated with personal and professional development, [...]

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Five Steps To A Successful Career Change in 2022

5 Steps To A Successful Career Change in 2022 Ready for a career change? Whether you’re looking to increase your salary or gain a better work life balance, taking the time to assess your current career situation will increase your chances for a successful transition. In this article, we will discuss some practical strategies and tools that you can use to help plan your next career move. Why People Want A Career Change People change careers for a variety of different reasons. According to Seek.com the top three reasons people look to make the change are: Increasing their earning potential: 17% Find something more fulfilling: 16% Pursue their passion: 13% Now that COVID-19 restrictions have eased across the country, many more people are  re-evaluating their lives and making career moves. In fact, almost three in five Australian workers are now considering a job change in [...]

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10 ways to help manage Your Workplace Stress

10 ways to help manage Your Workplace Stress Work stress is not necessarily a negative force. In fact, without a certain level of stress to challenge us, our jobs would be boring and unrewarding. Stress becomes a problem, however, when it reaches such an extreme that we are unable to cope with it. The solution to stress, therefore, is not to eliminate it altogether but to maintain it at a level where it remains a positive motivating force. Here are ten of the best simple strategies for keeping stress in check. They’re easy to remember – and they work… Here are 10 ways to help manage your workplace stress. 1. Create a pleasant work environment for yourself. If you spend a great deal of time in your office, make it pleasant, without being self-indulgent. Convert your tired office into a place you can enjoy – with art pieces, rug, [...]

13 steps to setting Achievable Goals

13 steps to Setting Achievable Goals Goal-setting has been described as ‘the inner technology of success’. It is one of the most important activities you can do. Unless taken seriously, this vital planning task will be futile, producing only a few high-sounding intentions that, for various reasons, are soon forgotten. So, if you want challenging and achievable goals, follow these 13 steps to Setting Achievable Goals... 1. Make sure your goals are realistic. A goal that aims too high, or offers a great deal of risk, with little chance of achievement, leads to frustration and surrender. It’s easy, for example, to say that a goal for the year is: ‘To increase production by 150%’ - but quite unrealistic with inadequate resources and uncommitted staff. 2. Keep your goals simple. If goals are complex, it is unlikely they will be clear and specific enough to focus effort and marshal the [...]

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11 Ways to Achieving Success

11 Ways to Achieving Success Achieving Success can be highly subjective. Seinfield’s Uncle Leo told everyone who’d listen just how successful he thought his son Jeffrey was. Uncle Leo’s assessment, however, did not meet with unanimous approval (Jeffrey was probably embarrassed, too). In Thinking, Fast and Slow, Daniel Kahneman defined ‘success’ as ‘talent + luck’ and ‘increased success’ as ‘a little more talent + a lot of luck’. One of the main criteria for success seems to be to have made it to the top in a particular field such as world chess champion, one of the world’s top-ranked tennis players, or the world’s greatest golfer. There are, therefore, some things (behaviors more than traits) that are considered essential – even for those of us with less lofty ambitions. Consider these. 1. Work at it. It’s a cliché, but there is some truth in it: the only place ‘success’ [...]

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8 simple steps to gaining a Promotion

8 simple steps to gaining a promotion Getting promoted means going beyond the job description. You must build what management consultant Daniel Johnson has called ‘career equity’, in that way establishing your ‘professional net worth’. Career equity is achieved by developing, improving, and strengthening assets that will enhance your professional value in the management marketplace. Here are 8 simple steps to gaining a promotion that you can start implementing today... 1. Improve your knowledge and skills. To progress in your career, you need to assess your knowledge and skills to uncover any deficiencies. Work purposefully to remedy these weaknesses. Continue to learn. Participate in training and updating programs. Attend seminars and conferences to increase your knowledge, to inform yourself of new trends, and to meet influential people in your field. Read regularly the books and journals of your profession. Creative ideas can be nurtured only by broad, up-to-date knowledge. [...]

Facing your next job interview with confidence

Facing your next job interview with confidence Are you applying for a new job?  You may be experienced and well qualified, and have submitted the perfect résumé. But in today's world, it’s that face-to-face interview that really counts. To gain the full advantage, you’ll need to be facing your next job interview with confidence. Here are some great strategies on how to just that. 1. Do your homework. If you’ve done your research and preparation thoroughly, it will come across confidently and naturally during an interview. So… • Know your résumé thoroughly. Be able to elaborate on each item and to discuss strengths and weaknesses confidently, positively, and honestly. • Assemble your résumé, other documentation, and examples of previous work as support material for use when appropriate during the interview. • Familiarise yourself with the company and the position you have applied for. You needn’t be an expert, but [...]

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9 effective ways to ask for a pay rise

9 effective ways to ask for a pay rise In some organisations, pay increases are tied automatically to levels and years of experience. In others, regular salary reviews are held with individual employees. Elsewhere, little will happen unless the employee takes the initiative. If you are in this position, and you want to remain with your existing employer, here are 9 effective ways to ask for a pay rise 1. Make sure you deserve it. Are you really earning the money you currently receive? Do you work hard at your job? Do you carry your own weight in the organisation? How valuable are you to the firm? The first requirement in gaining a raise is to be worth more than you’re earning now. 2. Keep tabs on your own performance. Constantly monitor your performance, particularly in those areas your superiors view as important. Work hard to meet your bottom [...]

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13 ways to prepare yourself for a brilliant career

13 ways to prepare yourself for a brilliant career Climbing the career ladder to success is not something to be left to chance. Unfortunately, there is no magic formula. In fact, no two successful people would agree completely on any certain recipe for reaching the top job. They would agree, however, that, if you are ambitious to reach the top, then the best person to help you get there is yourself. So here are 13 ways to prepare yourself for a brilliant career. 1. Be prepared. There are no better candidates for advancement than those who, while handling their own jobs in exemplary fashion, have also prepared themselves for the job above theirs. Keep close to the people whose job you want, for they often have much to say about their successors. 2. Attend seminars and courses regularly. The sharpening of management skills through continuing education is essential for [...]

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9 ways to position yourself in your new job

9 ways to position yourself in your new job Finally, all your hard work and commitment has landed you your new job. Now, it is natural to feel some uncertainty when starting in a new environment, but we have some great guidelines that you can follow to make things a little bit easier. Here are 9 ways to position yourself in your new job. 1. Avoid becoming too visible too soon. In the early days, many people will be eager to see what your approach will be, particularly in terms of changes to ‘the way things are done around here’. Let there be a touch of mystery about your presence in these early stages. Just as you will go out to meet your staff, let some of them come to you. Don’t show your hand until you are ready. Use this period to gather information and plan. 2. Focus [...]

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6 ways to choose which course to study

6 ways to choose which course to study Looking to progress your career in 2021? Gaining a qualification is one of the most effective ways to increase your chances. Here are 6 ways to choose which course to study... Don't forget that right now there are many affordable opportunities to re-skill and re-train through course subsidies and funding programs. Try our Funding Eligibility Check and find out if you are eligible. 1. Focus on your own qualities. Consider first your personal motivations and hopes. Are you the type of individual who finds formal study hard work, or do you get enjoyment from such activity? Are you seeking specific understanding and skills to boost your future employment prospects, or will the study be simply a way of keeping yourself up to date, giving you a chance to catch up with what’s new and interesting? To what extent are you motivated [...]

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Laughter in the Workplace!

 As a manager, you can set the tone by implementing simple techniques to provide employees with a bit of fun and enjoyment. But why? Laughter is an important part of being human. Who doesn't love laughing!? We all need to laugh! Especially now in these hard times, where we can sometimes forget to laugh. Here is some information on the importance of laughter! Laughter heals William Fry Jr, the 'Doctor of Humour', has researched the power of humour for over thirty years. He is convinced that laughter is a total body experience, an 'internal massage' that embraces all the body's systems - muscles, brain, nerves, digestion. Following stimulation and exercise caused by laughter, the body relaxes. Indeed, claims Fry, like jogging, laughter is a good aerobic exercise. It aerates the lungs, relaxes the muscles, nerves and heart, expands breathing and circulation, and enhances oxygen intake and expenditure. He says that [...]

13 Tips and Tricks to Excelling in Your Career

Climbing the management ladder to success is not something to be left to chance. Unfortunately, there is no magic formula. In fact, no two management consultants would agree completely on any certain recipe for reaching the top job. They would agree, however, that, if you are ambitious to reach the top, then the best person to help you get there is yourself. So here are a few guidelines to help you on your way… 1. Be prepared. There are no better candidates for advancement than those who, while handling their own jobs in exemplary fashion, have also prepared themselves for the job above theirs. Keep close to the people whose job you want, for they often have much to say about their successors. 2. Attend seminars and courses regularly. The sharpening of management skills through continuing education is essential for effective managers. Additionally, exposure to [...]

5 tips to make yourself more promotable in 2022

5 tips to make yourself more promotable in 2022 If you have been in the same job for a while, you may be feeling undervalued and frustrated about your career progression. Most of us have a ton of industry experience but just can’t seem to move up into those higher positions! The truth is, getting promoted into a higher position is great for your career. A promotion enables you to work in more important roles, earn a higher salary and can give you a greater sense of accomplishment. In this article, we discuss some handy tips you can use to help stand out from the crowd and increase your chances of getting a promotion. 1 - Let It Be Known Hard work is important. However, your work ethic doesn't always speak for itself. When looking to move up in your career you must be visible. [...]

Finding a Positive Attitude in 2020

This week we have been focusing on positive attitudes. Having a positive attitude is key to success with what ever you do. | We have compiled some different tips, stories and quotes that can help you find a positive attitude for 2020. Flying with Superman Former heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, so the story goes, was once in an aircraft preparng for take-off. A flight attendant noticed that his seatbelt was unfastened. 'Sir, would you please do up your seat belt?' Muhammad Ali looked up with his characteristic saucy grin and said in his slow, gravelly drawl: 'Superman don't need no seatbelt!' But the attendant was quick with a reply: 'Superman don't need no aeroplane. Do up your belt!' Muhammad Ali, as we know, was renowned for his positive mental attitude, a trait he displayed every day throughout his career, in the ring and [...]

11 Ways You Can Tackle Priorities

1. Address management problems first. Give top priority to any problem on your list that is making you ineffective as a manager. If, for example, you have a personal conflict with your superior or your personal assistant, your effectiveness in dealing with other priorities could be seriously hampered. Face such problems immediately; get them out in the open; and devise solutions quickly. 2. Group your priorities meaningfully. It is sometimes possible to prioritise your daily goals and save time and effort. For example, by postponing an inspection of new equipment in the factory block across the parking lot until after lunch, you might find that you can do so after a scheduled mid-afternoon meeting with the factory supervisor. You may even be able to accomplish a couple more of your goals for the day during that one trip. Sensible planning brings its time-saving rewards. 3. Do it – [...]

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