Thursday, 16 April 2009

Creating goals that your unconscious mind can help you achieve

Have you ever ever set goals and wondered why they didn't happen? Well, in life, we don't get what we want, we get what we expect. And it could be that, somewhere down in your unconscious mind, you have unconscious expectations of faiure. So you go into a meeting with a potential employer with unconscious expections of failure. What you need to do is take charge of your unconscious expectations from moment to moment, in order to produce the best reaults.

Writing your goals is the first thing to do. Any goal should serve as a suggestion to your unconscious mind so that the unconscious mind can get resources together to help make it happen. For example, most successful people had an image in their mind from a very early age of what they would become. Writing your goals concisely and clearly will help your mind take on and achieve the challenges.

For great resources to help write and achieve your goals, email for details of our Career Safari Destination Goal Setting Audio.

Safari Njema! (Have a good journey!)

Friday, 10 April 2009

Quote Corner

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years".~Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Career Turning Points

Every career has big decision points - times when you have to make a choice about the route which will shape your future. These can include such decisions as: changing the focus of your work through moving on to a new role or even a new country, leaving your current organization, asking for a promotion or more money or benefits., challenging your appraisal or performance rating, changing roles from being employed to employing yourself or others, addressing work/life balance issues, taking time out to care for children, relatives or others - and many more.

As you confront these turning points, it's important to ask for help and to seek resources to support you. That's exactly what Career Safari is here for! Watch the next few postings for announcements about our latest workbooks and a new audio briefing to speed your career forwards!

Quote Corner

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been” George Eliot (1819-1880 – pen name for Mary Ann Evans, English novelist).

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Zig Zag - ride the wave to career success!

Do you sometimes feel like your career is not going the way you’d like it to go? Although you’d probably prefer that everything would be straightforward from beginning to end, career success rarely turns out that way – for a good reason.

Why? Well, there are no perfectly straight lines in nature – the “straight” route is completely unnatural. Everything is made up of energy and energy travels in waves, meaning that “straight” doesn’t actually exist.

Many people make the mistake of, when their career plans are going a little off course, getting frustrated, upset and wanting to give up. But the journey to success is full of twists and turns, ups, downs, stops and reverses. Just like a safari route which may have to deviate from the beaten track to avoid pot-holes, obstructions and danger zones, you can enjoy your journey while knowing that you’ll be travelling in a zig zag!

Expect to spend a large part of your time correcting and not being frightened to stretch yourself and make mistakes. Success is the result of getting up one more time than you fall down – accept mistakes as part of the journey – they are the feedback we need to correct ourselves.

Continue to take action! Your own Career Safari is all about setting your destination and then acting and correcting in order to get there.