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Monday, 29 September 2014

Change is neccessary!

Change is necessary!




Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos

Sometimes I don’t believe the effect I have on people. How far my words can reach. Whether I get an icy negative reception or a warm positive one. 


Luckily for me, it is usually the latter. And that is because I go into a situation with an open mind, because I am not panicking over what my boss may be thinking and/or feeling. 


This may seem naive or very easy for me to say, but the way I look at it: every day is a new day, and though people can’t change overnight, they can start. Though you mightn’t like it: everything is constantly changing; from our thoughts racing to the plate tectonics that make up the earth. You mightn’t be able to see it with the naked eye but there are changes happening all the time, if not to you than someone else. 


You need change in your life just as the seasons need to change to make up our year. It might not be happening fast, but in my mind’s eye, life is winding up your life in which a lot will change very quickly when released.



Stephanie Carfrae is a regular contributor. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos 

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

0992990009Do you know a job seeker? Would you like to help them?

This is a request for your help!

First, here is an extract from the introduction to my new job search pocket book. It is more of a work book really!

“So what is it that marks out the successful job seeker?

Successful job hunting today takes commitment, confidence, flexibility, resilience and technique. And you'll find tips on all those things in what follows.

Commitment
You'll need to commit time and energy to your job search. Many successful job seekers spend 36 to 40 hours a week looking for work. Sounds just like work doesn't it? But keeping a regular routine and having structure pays great dividends.

Confidence
If you are not already a very confident person, or the experience that brings you here has knocked your confidence, the work we will do to help you understand and appreciate your past successes can help you to feel confident again.

Flexibility
Being willing to adapt and to accept change opens up all kinds of possibilities. This is certainly easier with more confidence. You'll explore flexibly meeting the needs of a potential employer in the pages that follow.

Resilience
Resilience, like confidence, is something you may have to work hard at. Finding work may take longer than you expect and you will probably have to bounce back from some knocks on the way. You will be in good company, though. Lots of good people have suffered the same kind of knocks only to bounce back and be very successful at their next attempt, or the one after that.

Technique
If you have been out of the job market for a while, there will be new techniques to learn and some you need to refresh. From writing a modern CV to wowing them at the interview, all the tips are here.”

The little book I've produced is based mainly on the experience of my successful coaching clients.

I believe working through it really can make a difference for any job seeker. It is concise, practical and very inexpensive. That means that neither I, nor my publisher, have a huge budget to spend on publicity. So, I'm relying on you, dear readers, to pass the message onto anyone you know who is looking for work and could benefit from some useful tips.

You can find "The WiseWolf Job Search Pocket Book: How to Win Jobs and Influence Recruiters" on my Amazon page at this link; http://ow.ly/BRSAL . You can find out more about it on the publisher’s website http://bluebirdhousebooks.com .
Thank you for your support.

I wish all those starting out on or a continuing a job search this week every success.

If you are thinking about coaching, and we coaches really can add value to your job search, I would love to talk to you.

Warm regards

Wendy
wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com
http://wisewolfcoaching.com
UK: +44 (0) 2081239146
US: +1 262 317 9016
Mobile: +44 (0) 7867681439 IM: wendymason14 (Skype)

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Underestimation: we all do it

Underestimation: we all do it

Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos

"Normal" people underestimate their impact on the world and the people around them. 

Generally "we" think that what we do on a daily/regular basis is boring/nothing new. Please give yourself some credit. 

Congratulate yourself for the fact that you woke up today, the fact that you are carrying on this fight. 

Congratulate yourself because you deserve to, especially if you don't have anyone around who can or will show you how much they appreciate it. Other people do appreciate what you are doing, though they mightn't say it or appear grateful. 

And what you are doing may not change the world tomorrow or the next day, but eventually. It may take the world years/decades/even longer to recognise that what you do is significant, but it will happen. 

There are over 8 billion people on this planet, so it will take some time for everyone to have their moment but there will come a time! And if you only get to change the worlds of a few people, think how much happier their lives are now.

Stephanie Carfrae is a regular contributor. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos 

Friday, 12 September 2014

Never Regular, Spectacular

Never Regular, Spectacular!

Here is another inspirational post from contributor, Stephanie Carfrae. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos

You're not like everyone else. 


This world is full of people saying you have to fit into a category or something but please don't be sucked into being someone you're not to please others. You can't please everyone. You're not meant to. 

Someone in the world will find a fault in your perfection. That's the way it is. Our perfection is so different to other people's. And that's Ok. That's the way it's meant to be. What's special to us is different to others. That's how it's meant to be. Otherwise everyone would be fighting for the same thing. And it's good we're not. You just want to be noticed. You are being seen, by the people that matter. And right now, it's only your family and friends. And you wish it was more. But that's enough. 

Life gives us what we can manage. Just because you're not known all over the world yet doesn't mean you won't be. 

A film I was watching recently has the line 'Never Regular, Spectacular' from the film 'Jack' starring Robin Williams. It really struck a chord. It's true. Something that is part of everyday life for you, is spectacular, inconceivable or unbelievable to someone else. You think everything you do is just normal? Think of everything you've dealt with in your past to get you t now. That's pretty amazing. 

Please take pride in what you do. There is someone who you don't even know who thinks what you do is Spectacular. Someone is always looking up to you, don't let that person down. 

Stephanie Carfrae is a regular contributor. She is a Creative Writing Graduate; you can find her own blog at www.stephcarfrae.blogspot.co.uk and I think you will be inspired by Steph's videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkoz1yev_apPjE8XcVrjyjA/videos 

Friday, 5 September 2014

Finding your quiet place!

Finding your quiet place!

Lots of us have one already – a quiet place that we like to visit or at the very least remember. It can be a great source of solace when times are hard. Or simply when things are a bit fraught.

But do you know that your quiet place doesn't have to be out there? It can just as easily be inside you if you take the time to find it. And once found, of course, it becomes completely portable. You can take it with as you travel about your busy life.

To find your quiet place you need first to find a somewhere to do the work. Find a room or open space that feels safe for you. Sit comfortably. Now follow these simple steps.

·         Breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth slowly.
·         Fill up the whole of your lungs with air, without forcing.
·         Imagine you're filling up a bottle, so that your lungs fill from the bottom.
·         Breathe in slowly and regularly counting from one to five (don’t worry if you can’t reach five at first).
·         Then let the breath escape slowly, counting from one to five.
·         Keep doing this until you feel calm.
·         Breathe without pausing or holding your breath.

While you are doing this concentrate completely on your breathing – let the thought of your breath fill you heart and mind completely!

Once you are relaxed, rest there in the peace and silence for a little while. You have found your quiet place.
The more you practice the easier it will become to go to your quiet place. And, with practice, you will find you can go there easily wherever your body happens to be at the time.


Enjoy, we all need our own, private, quiet place.

If you are thinking about coaching, and we coaches really help you work through life's challenges, I would love to talk to you.
Warm regards
Wendy
wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com
http://wisewolfcoaching.com
UK: +44 (0) 2081239146
US: +1 262 317 9016
Mobile: +44 (0) 7867681439 IM: wendymason14 (Skype)
Pre-order “The WiseWolf Job Search Pocket Book: How to Win Jobs and Influence Recruiters” from my Amazon page at this linkhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/Wendy-Mason/e/B00BEV22L4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1