Posted on July 25, 2014

Always Take a Book

Wherever you go, take a book with you. When you go to visit the doctor and know that you will have to wait, it will help to make good use of the time. When you travel anywhere by train, bus or plane, a good book is a great way to maximise the ...

View article
Posted on July 24, 2014

Inspirational People – The Forest Man, Jadav Payeng

One of my new heroes, the Forest Man, Jadav Payeng In the North East of India, lies the largest inland island in the world, Majuli Island, which is home to over 150,000 people. Mainly due to significant deforestation, the annual monsoon ...

View article
Posted on July 22, 2014

Do You Live in a Pond or in the Ocean?

A pond is a small body of water. It has limited resources and there is only so much room. Of course, there are times when there is extra water from the rains that fall, but there are also periods of drought that puts extra pressure on all who ...

View article
Posted on July 21, 2014

Ideas and Action

Ideas seem to come from everywhere. They can come from a great book or an extraordinary speaker. They can come whilst walking along the street or through the Australian bush. They can come while you’re in the shower or on the toilet ...

View article
Posted on July 19, 2014

concept: employer company filter

Last week I was presented with an interesting challenge. I’ve been looking around a bit for companies and I would like to work for. Talking to a recruiter who had no idea how to slim down his list of clients he just passed me the list. The list ...

View article
Posted on July 19, 2014

They Or You?

Are they responsible for your happiness, or are you? Are they responsible for your career success, or are you? Are they responsible for your development, or are you? Are they responsible for the quality of your relationships, or are you? Are ...

View article
Posted on July 17, 2014

So, you’re testing… But what?

In the software development community automated test have been there more and more. I myself started coding in PHP without a single test and just ran the app like QA would have done to see if it worked. Over the past decade this has really changed ...

View article
Posted on July 17, 2014

It’s Not Enough To Get a Job

As a resume writer and career coach, I get a great deal of satisfaction when one of my clients gets a job. It can be a difficult and scary process for many people and to give them the tools and confidence required to land a role that utilises ...

View article
Posted on July 16, 2014

The Creed of the Optimist

Optimist International is a volunteer group that started in 1919 and is dedicated to “bringing out the best in kids.” I stumbled upon their creed a couple of weeks ago and thought that I would share it here as it is a set of principles that ...

View article