Category archive: Learning

Designs on being a personal stylist

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Have you ever been to a personal stylist? Ever thought you’d like to but were too afraid to try? Read on to find out what a personal stylist does and why you might engage one.

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How to be the designated driver of your career

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In the twenty-first century, change is part of life. Some suggest the pace of it is too fast, the content of change too much. Are you driving change in your industry? Perhaps not, but you should be the designated driver of your career when that change comes.

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perason holding out a posy of flowers

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Human spirit is the ability to face the uncertainty of the future with curiosity and optimism. It is the belief that problems can be solved, differences resolved. It is a type of confidence. And it is fragile. It can be blackened by fear and superstition.
~ Bernard Beckett

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Thoughts on life …

Two young women throwing autumn leaves in the air

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Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Thoughts about resilience …

Country scene with barbed wire fence

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The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.
~ Joshua Waitzkin

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Why do some people seem to be resilient?

Is it a consequence of upbringing? Circumstance? Luck? Research shows it comes down to perspective – and that’s something you can shape.

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Thoughts on optimism …

Girl looking our window with arms up in shape of a V

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The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
~ Winston Churchill

Thoughts on personal impact …

ceramics on a wall

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
~ Maya Angelou

Photo – Ceramic wall mural in Drewery Lane, Melbourne (author’s own)

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