Month: May 2018

Finding a Cause to Dedicate your Career to

I suppose telling children that they can be whatever they want to be while they’re still growing up just forms part of our efforts to preserve their innocence as long as we can, isn’t it? Otherwise judging by the actual rate at which economically active adults go on to find themselves in industries and roles they expressly sought to suggests that we’re simply selling dreams by saying that kids can grow up to be whatever they want to be. I don’t think any of that needs to change in any way though – they should be allowed to dream...

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How to Establish Longevity in Your Career

If you’re stuck in a job which does absolutely nothing to fuel your passion then the last thing you probably want to do is establish some longevity. Longevity is a manifestation of experience though and experience is a great attribute to have in any industry, which you can then make use of to jump ship and change careers down the line. How do you establish this longevity though? Fall in love with your industry I know, I know – it’s a lot easier said than done; fall in love with the industry you find yourself working in, but there’s...

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Progressively Teaching Children the Value of Money

First cover the theory This is perhaps the easiest part of the journey, but one which should be taken seriously nevertheless. Go through the theory with them first, covering basics such as a comparison between the value of similarly priced products and services. Does the fact that an iPhone costs as much as an exotic holiday getaway make it as valuable as that holiday, for example? Put some practical exercises into effect Next, take things out into the field and put some practical value discovery exercises into effect. Perhaps have the kids present when you revise your monthly budget,...

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Leveraging the Full Value of Business Trips

We often see them getting what appears to be their super special treatment at the terminal, going through priority check-in, enjoying quicker, shorter queues and likely flying in the Business or First Class cabin. Of course I’m talking about those passengers who are travelling for business, whether they’re in business for themselves or indeed if they’ve been deployed on an official business trip by the companies they work for. Either way, travellers who are jetting off on business usually enjoy all the extra perks, comfort and luxury because of the fact that they are to complete specific deliverables. Ultimately,...

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