If I was an alien looking down on planet earth, I might make the following observations about life on this strange planet:

“Humans live in a society that has adopted some unusual cultural mind sets. Of significance, the species appears to be infected with a curious case of ‘Mondayitis’ – a pervasive disease that affects the entire working population.”

The prognosis for this disease is poor:

“Humans appear to have no known cure to the perils of working life, except in retirement. They are confined to a life of suffering and hard labour. Temporary relief can only be found in the occasional ‘sick day’ or ‘dream holiday’ overseas.”

Worse still, the onset of the disease is confronting:

“Symptoms of ‘Mondayitis’ first appear to develop on Sunday afternoon. The human experiences a state of ‘blues’, when the individual realizes that a return to work is imminent. The human appears to experience a ‘sense of loss’, ‘depression’ and ‘anxiety’ at the thought of going back to work.”

As much as I joke about this, there is a very serious side to the Monday morning freak out. [click to continue…]

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Last week I wrote a blog post on my own personal happiness project.

The aim was to keep me accountable for the actions I wanted to take.

These were:

– Write down 3 things I have enjoyed the previous day
– Write down 3 positive things about people I have met
– Write down 3 things I have accomplished (positive only)
– 30 minutes of exercise
– 20 minutes of meditation
– One act of kindness where I expect nothing in return
– Have that extra glass of wine if it helps 😉

The idea was that momentum creates motivation, and that there are small changes that I could make that would increase my sense of well-being.

As much as I hate to admit this, but the most surprising motivator I have found has been having a printed check list that I have kept out on my desk as a reminder. [click to continue…]

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Can changing your actions really change your mindset?

Like almost half the population I have made a new years’ resolution.

I was inspired by this article in The Sydney Morning Herald which cited research that revealed resolutions made at new year have a greater chance of success compared to resolutions made at other times.

I am talking about this publicly in the interest of my own accountability which apparently is good for my style of habit-forming.

As an obliger I tend to put the needs of others before myself. So I do need others to help keep me accountable.

My goal is about taking specific physical action to achieve a sense of contentment and wellbeing. [click to continue…]

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IT professional LinkedInIf you’re an IT executive and/or consultant and polishing up your LinkedIn profile is fast becoming a priority for you, then I have some very good news for you.

We’ve developed a LinkedIn masterclass specifically for you.

It’s in Sydney CBD on Monday 17/10/2016 from 4.00 to 8.30.

Click here to find out more and register to reserve your spot.

You’ll learn how to attract more jobs and opportunities easily and with far less effort on your behalf.  [click to continue…]

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meetup picIf you’re in a helping profession, you will have provided amazing support to hundreds, if not thousands, of people.

But my question to you is this….

Who supports you with the life-changing work that you do?

This is why I have set up a new networking group for:

  • Career Counsellors
  • Career Coaches
  • Executive Coaches
  • Career Transition Experts
  • LinkedIn/CVs Writers
  • Interview Trainers/Coaches
  • Outplacement Experts
  • Career Psychologists
  • Counsellors with an interest around helping people make career decisions

If you’re in any of the professions listed above (or something similar) and want to meet, network, share ideas and best practice with like-minded professionals, then this group is for you.

I have always believed that you gain more from generosity.

Here’s why I have set this up: [click to continue…]

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How to find a job in Australia with no local experienceWe’re baaaaaaaack!

Based on our successful series last year, we’re running these webinars again.

If you’re new (or newish) to Australia and struggling to find a job, I strongly suggest you watch this webinar next Wednesday, August 10 at 8.00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Naishadh Gadani is presenting this webinar. He is the only career marketing expert in Australia who has been a skilled migrant himself.

Click here >>>> to register for 5 super smart job search hacks for skilled migrants! [click to continue…]

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