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10 Dr Seuss Quotes to Make You Believe You Can Do Anything

Want to know a secret?

People think career coaching is hard because you have to help people work out what career they want.

But that’s not the case.

Career coaching is hard, but not for that reason. You see, the biggest problem that most people have is not figuring out what career they want.

The biggest problem is fear.

We’ve all met people who’ve told us what they do for a living, and we’ve thought, “Oh wow. I’d LOVE to do that.”

Maybe we’ve even said to them, “Really? You’re so lucky!”

They’re no luckier than you are, but they may be more courageous. They were brave enough to recognise what they wanted and to go after it.

They faced hurdles, just like you do. The difference is that they overcame them.

They persevered until they made it, and you can do that too.

You are just as capable as anyone else. You can chase your dreams and realise them.

You just need to believe in yourself.

That’s why we’ve put together these 10 quotes from Dr Seuss, to make you believe you can do anything.

  1. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” ~ Dr Seuss (Click to Tweet)

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  1. “So be sure when you step, step with care and great tact. And remember the life’s a great balancing act.” ~ Dr Seuss (Click to Tweet)

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  1. “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so … get on your way.” ~ Dr Seuss (Click to Tweet)

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  1. “And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!” ~ Dr Seuss (Click to Tweet)

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  1. “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” ~ Dr Seuss (Click to Tweet)

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  1. “You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And you are the one who’ll decide where to go …” ~ Dr Seuss (Click to Tweet)

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  1. “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” ~ Dr Seuss (Click to Tweet)

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  1. “You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights’! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights.” ~ Dr Seuss (Click to Tweet)

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  1. “With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good street.” ~ Dr Seuss (Click to Tweet)

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  1. “Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you.” ~ Dr Seusss (Click to Tweet)

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5 Career Myths I Wish I’d Known When I Finished School

It’s crazy the things we believe. And also what we don’t believe.

When we’re young we believe we can be anything – a dancer, a firefighter, even a superhero.

By the time we leave school we start to believe that life is hard, that we need to make the most money we possibly can and that our interests and hobbies aren’t important.

But what if we’re wrong?

As we get older many of us discover that we should believe a whole lot less in the ‘truths’ we’ve learned, and believe a whole lot more in ourselves.

Here are 5 career myths I wish I’d known when I finished school.

1. Money Makes The Difference

Most people look for the easy option when it comes to choosing a career. They think about the skills they already have and find a job that matches those skills as closely as possible.

What they’re really asking themselves is, ‘How can I make the most money possible with my current skills and knowledge?’

The problem is that this doesn’t lead to happiness. What we should be asking ourselves is, ‘what do I dream of doing?’ and ‘what career would make me happy?’

2. Interests and Hobbies Don’t Matter

Once we leave school we often sideline our interests. We might enjoy drawing or singing for example, but we think it’s a hobby. We believe we need a ‘real job’ to sustain us.

The thing is that our interests are a gateway to finding a career that lights us up inside. If you’re interested in singing and dancing you might believe that the only option is to be a struggling artist or – if you’re lucky – a sought after performer.

But that’s not your only choice. There are a whole range of options available, including teaching children to sing, or caring for children while bringing them joy with your voice.

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3. Careers Progress Naturally

We often start out with a job, and one role leads to another due to the opportunities that arise. We end up bouncing from one thing to the next, virtually on autopilot.

We settle for good enough when we could have great and it can take decades to realise that careers should be planned.

We need to have goals to strive toward and we need guidance and direction to create a career path. More importantly, we need to have the courage to discover what we want and then go after it.

4. Bad Bosses Are Part Of Life

When we’re young we often put up with difficult situations because we don’t realise we have options.

We put up with poor managers, unhappy work environments and even jobs that just don’t suit us because we think we have to. We believe  everyone has to deal with this stuff, it’s part of life.

But it’s not true. We’re just ignoring the signs that we need a change.

5. Safe And Secure Wins

We often think that doing what we know leads to safety and security. We don’t want to take a risk and try something new.

The problem is that employers can tell that we’re just going through the motions and meeting requirements. They can also tell who’s genuinely engaged and passionate about what they do.

Great organisations take passion and engagement over experience any day because skills and knowledge can be taught. But you can’t teach someone to be enthusiastic about a career that doesn’t light them up.

Believe In Yourself

You don’t have to be like everyone else. You don’t have to settle for making the most money you can in the ‘easiest’ but most soul-sucking way possible.

Instead, you can believe in yourself. You can discover a career that brings satisfaction and fulfilment as well as a reliable income.

Contact us and find out how we can help you change your life, today.

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How to Change Careers Without Losing Your Mind

Changing careers can be scary.

There’s a lot of unknowns, and a lot to worry about. It’s often difficult to work out what your options are – or even to believe you have options.

You see, a lot of us look at our career and our career options all wrong. We tend to think, “What’s the easiest way for me to earn a living with my existing skills and knowledge?”

And that’s the problem. Because that’s not the right question to ask, not if you want career fulfillment and satisfaction.

Instead, you have to dream a little. You have to ask yourself what you’d love to do, and then work out how to reach that goal.

There’s a process to changing career successful, which is why we’ve put together this infographic for you. It shows you the 7 Steps to Successful Career Change.

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Test The Waters

Test the waters of your new career in Early Childhood Education and Learning by getting in touch with us, or attending one of our information nights.

Information nights are a great opportunity to meet the trainers, ask questions about the course options and see for yourself our great college facility! If you cannot make it in person, register and dial in via webinar.

 

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6 Career Myths To Stop Believing, Now

There are a lot of career myths out there, and they could be holding you back.

We debunk six of the most common myths career myths so you can put them behind you and get on with following your dreams.

1.  You’ll Discover the Perfect Career

People often dream they’ll discover the ‘perfect’ career, even though they’re not sure what it is!

The problem is that every option they consider is imperfect in some way, so they keep discarding the options. They’re eternally stuck in a waiting room where the perfect door never opens, so they never make a move.

Stop searching for career perfection and start aiming to find something you’ll enjoy doing. (Click to Tweet)

2.  Career Change Is For Losers

There is a belief that you only change careers when you’re failing at what you’re doing. That’s a lie.

The truth is that careers are a bit like relationships, and sometimes they run their course. Sometimes you find yourself waking up and realising that you’ve grown apart – things aren’t working so well, and it’s time for a change.

That can be hard, but not as hard as putting up with something that’s no longer working for you.

3.  You Should Stick to What You Know

Saying you should stick to what you know is a mistake, particularly if it’s not satisfying you. That’s like saying you should never upgrade your mobile phone because you’ll have to adjust to a new one.

The truth is that your career needs upgrading any time it’s not meeting you needs – or when you can see a better option.

As one of our students recently wrote,

“I was trapped in [my previous role] and you went the extra mile to help place me in a position so I could study and change my present situation and my future.”

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4.  The Right Role Never Feels Like Work

The perfect job for you will be imperfect in some ways. It’s the old 80-20 rule in action.

The trick is to find a job where you enjoy 80% of the role and tolerate the 20% that’s not so much fun. Because the truth is that no job will allow you to do what you want when you want.

The perfect job is mostly enjoyable but it does feel like work for a small part of the time.

5.  You’ll Know What You Want To Be When You “Grow Up”

Your career is not a lightning bolt from the blue. Sure, some people experience clarity and know exactly what they want to do throughout their life, but most people don’t.

Most of us try different roles at different times – constantly building on our life experience. Don’t fight it – accept it. It’s OK to find something enjoyable to do now and make changes as you evolve.

6.  You Can’t Pursue Your Passion

Here’s a secret that most people don’t know. Most people are too scared to pursue their passion. They don’t dare to live their dreams in case they fail. (Click to Tweet)

Truly courageous people know that life is short and it’s better to pursue your passion than fail to follow your dream. Even if you fail to carry out your greatest dreams, you can try again, and again.

Character is built through perseverance.

Imagine The Possibilities

Some people say that Thomas Edison failed thousands of times when he was inventing the lightbulb. Ten thousand times, in fact.

Edison said,

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

Imagine if he’d given up – we’d all be sitting around in the dark!

Here’s another secret you may not know. You have amazing possibilities in front of you, ripe for the picking.

One of our students wrote,

“I am overwhelmed at the thought of not only being offered full time work but to have the opportunity to be a part of this team… Thank you so very much”

 

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We support people to achieve their dreams, even when they think they can’t.

We can support you too, just give us a try.

 

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5 Signs You’re Ready for A Career Change

Feeling a little … meh?

Everyone has the occasional work slump, so how do you know if you’re ready for a career change?

To help you know when the time is right, we’ve put together this list of 5 signs that you’re ready to change careers.

Let’s take a look, shall we?

1.          You Feel Sick Every Monday

If you consider calling in sick every Monday morning then you need a career change.
Tweet: If you consider calling in sick every Monday morning then you need a career change. #KKTC

Everyone has experienced this at some stage, but if you feel this way every week then you’re in the wrong environment.

You spend about 10.3 years of your work at life, so make sure you enjoy it.

2.          You’re Unhappy and Unfulfilled

Is the work you’re doing fulfilling and satisfying, or is it ‘just a job’? Because ‘just a job’ gets tired pretty quickly.

The reason some people enjoy going to work is that they love what they do. They really, really love it.

If what you do for a living isn’t fulfilling, start working out what you should be doing instead.

3.          You Are Not Using Your Best Skills

If you use your best skills in your job, you’re likely to be happier. For example, if you love being with people but you work in front of a computer all day you’re unlikely to be content.

There’s always going to be some aspects of a job that you’re not mad about, but it should be a small part of the job. The positives should outweigh the negatives.

4.          You’ve Done Your Homework

If you’ve looked into your career options and worked out what area you want to move into, then you’re in a strong position. If not, then find out what sort of work might suit you (try this career quiz).

Once you’ve established what you’re good at, investigate the industry. For example, if you’re interested in working with children you can find out what qualifications you’ll need, and talk to people about working in the industry.

If you find a training provider who offers information nights be sure to go along. It will give you a fantastic insight into the sort of people you’ll be working with and the work environment you’ll experience.

5.          You Know Where You Want To Be

If you know what move you want to make career wise, well done! All you need to do is put a plan in place and start executing it.

Start by working out how you’re going to transition. Take into account any financial or educational impacts.

You may be able to study for your new career while continuing to work in your current job. You may even be able to negotiate a part-time arrangement with your current workplace, while you prepare for your new role.

Just Do It

Once you’ve worked out what move you want to make, and planned how you’ll make the transition … it can seem a little scary.

But you’ve done the thinking and the planning now is the time for action.

Don’t give in to your negative thoughts. Instead, trust yourself and take action.

You deserve to be happy at work. You deserve a career you love.

So don’t just dream it. Do It!

 

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5 Characteristics All Successful People Share

Do you want to be a success?

Of course you do – who doesn’t? No matter how you define it, we all want to be successful.

And here’s something you may not know. All successful people share certain characteristics.

Learn, nurture and display these characteristics and you can become successful too. So what characteristics should you possess?

Check out our handy infographic that shows you five characteristics you need to succeed.

Characteristics for success
If you don’t have some of these qualities, that’s OK because they can be learned, and that’s why we put together a Day With The Best.

Because we want you to succeed and become one of the most reliable experts people turn to when they need quality child care.

The Day With The Best is an annual event that’s set to become Australia’s foremost Professional Development Event for Early Childhood Educators.

The Day With The Best is created for Early Childhood Educators by Early Childhood Educators and it brings together Australia’s leading experts.

Here’s what some people had to say about the 2016 event:

I’m so glad I was lucky enough to come. I can’t wait to implement it at work –  A. Barnes Kool Kids Nerang

Thanks for an inspiring, thought provoking day. I enjoyed every moment.” – T Eichmann TCS

The only dissapointing aspect was I could not attend all workshops!   – L. Bateman g8 Education

Reserve your interest in the Day With The Best 2017 by leaving a comment below.