Achieving your Goals

All of us have goals in life.

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Whether you have goals that are small or goals that are big, the fact remains that achieving personal goals is really important.

 

Some tips on how to achieve your goals:

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Tip 1: Write down every goal that you have.

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One of the steps that can lead you toward the road to success is for you to jot down every single goal you have created. Whether what you have is a short term goal or a long term goal, it is essential that you write each one down in a journal or a notebook.

Why?

Well, once you have your goals written down, you tend to become more committed to achieving personal goals that you’ve penned.

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Goals you have scribbled also mean that you can check on them from time to time. Thus, it is very much unlikely for you to forget all those aims or aspirations. Of course, not forgetting a goal eventually leads to being able to achieve your goal.

 

Tip 2: Don’t lose sight of goals

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Always keep yourself focused and motivated – in other words, don’t lose sight of the ‘finish line’. If you don’t concentrate on reaching your aims, how can you expect to be on your way to the road to success? It is best that you check your journal from time to time, or place something on the mirror e.g. a post it, or a photo, or display something on your desk that reminds you of your aspirations; doing that will surely remind you of why achieving personal goals is important.

 

Tip 3: Pat yourself on the back when you’ve accomplished something.

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Making it a tradition to celebrate whatever goal you’ve accomplished is part of the strategies of how you can be successful. By knowing how important it is to pat yourself on the back or doing things to reward yourself when you deserve it, you won’t get tired of striving hard to reach goals. For instance, if you were able to cross out one or two things from your list of goals, treat yourself to a new phone, handbag or to a movie as that practice will help you look forward more to journeying on the road to success.

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True, achieving personal goals may not be as easy as some people would like to believe. By following these simple tips, though, you’re sure to find it less hard to achieve your goal.

Good luck!

For all the budding Beauty Therapists

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Are you an aspiring Beauty Therapist? Do you think you have what it takes?

Answer these questions for yourself:

  • Do you have a passion for improving and enhancing your own or others’ appearance?
  • Do you like to paint and decorate nails?
  • Do you enjoy applying make-up – even when you have nowhere special to go?
  • Do you think it is very important to take care of your skin?
  • Do you like to help people unwind with a relaxing massage?

If you answered YES to most of these questions, then you are definitely a budding Beauty Therapist!

You should explore your passion further by taking some Beauty Therapy Courses. This is a great way to see whether a career in Beauty Therapy is suited to you.

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Did you know?

Make-up was first created by Ancient Egyptians using copper and lead ore. Ancient Egyptian women were also among the first people to wear make-up. They painted dark colours under their eyes and made their eyelashes darker.

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At College SA, we offer Short Courses, Certificates, Advanced Certificates, as well as Diplomas in Beauty Therapy.

 You can choose to specialise in the following areas:

  • Nail Care
  • Lash and Brow
  • Massage
  • Facial Skincare
  • Make-up Application
  • Hair Removal
  • Salon Management

As a registered Beauty Therapy student at College SA, you will also receive a complimentary Kit Item to help get you started on the practical side of your course.

Here are some examples of Kit Items that you could receive:

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All of our courses are offered via distance learning – allowing you to study from the comfort and safety of your own home!

Your dream career is closer than you think! Contact our friendly Student Registrars right now – they are looking forward to hearing from you, and you will not pay for this call!

~ 0800 21 23 22 ~


 

What do our students think of our Beauty Therapy Courses?

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The Time is Now

“There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela

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Have you ever looked at your life and wondered why you still do not have the career you wanted, why you aren’t driving a better car or live in a house you always thought you would have by now?

There are many reasons why we “get stuck” in certain stages/phases of our lives. It can be something serious, such as dealing with emotional problems that may stem from a series of things – You might have lost somebody close to you, maybe you were bullied, or maybe you were abused.

Sometimes we are stuck in a career because we do not possess the necessary skills to be promoted, or we cannot afford to buy a new car because we might have other obligations, such as our children’s school fees. Whatever the reason may be that you feel you are not moving forward in life, I have some advice for you.

You might have heard the saying “there is no better time than the present”. I could not agree more. Every so often we tell ourselves the reason why we cannot recover from emotional pain, financial loss, or get a new job is that we feel it is going to take too much work and effort. And yes, it may take a lot of time, work, or effort, but it will be worth it!

It is never too late to become who you were supposed to be, and as the wise Karen Lamb said: “In a year from now you will wish you started today”.

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Let go of your past and have the courage to do something that will help you achieve what you were destined to accomplish. So instead of feeling unaccomplished and unhappy in your career, get up and do something about it. Study a course that will help you to get promoted or embark on a new career path. Sometimes the confidence that we receive from a life-changing career is all we need to turn our lives around.

Let go of all the negativity and emotional baggage. The time is now to take back your life! Take back what is yours, and take back what was always supposed to be yours. We all deserve to be happy and live a prosperous life. So make it happen!

That being said, if you want something to happen, you should prepare for it. You should not sit around and wait for something to happen, or wait for somebody to come along and do it for you. No! Look in the mirror and you will see that what you need to succeed is already there. It always was!

“The mental and physical space we create by letting go of things that belong in our past gives us…the option to fill the space with something new.” – Susan Fay West

Are You an Aspiring Photographer?

“Photography is a love affair with life.” – Burk Uzzle

Photography is a hobby shared by many people. It is the science and art of capturing images – either digitally or on film.

It is an exciting field that is constantly growing and changing as technology advances. Advanced technology of this era brings us sophisticated cameras and programs to edit our photographs – so it is no longer difficult for amateurs to produce professional-looking photographs.

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There are many different types of photography to choose from. For example:

  • Nature photography
  • Sports or action photography
  • Aerial photography
  • Commercial photography
  • People photography (school photos, family photos, model shoots, etc.)

…and many more! Photography can thus cater for a wide range of interests.

The best way to learn more about this exciting field is by completing a Photography Course.

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Did You Know?

Photography has come a long way since the summer of 1826, when photography was first discovered. The first person to successfully create a photograph was a man by the name of Joseph Niepce.

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Studying Photography through College SA

College SA offers a fantastic Digital Photography course, as well as courses that deal with the editing side of photography:

  • Digital Photography
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 Basic
  • Adobe Photoshop CS6 Advanced (Including Basic)

The Photography course will teach you about digital cameras and its components, photographic techniques and ideas, the digital darkroom, as well as the end results of your photographs.

The Photoshop courses will equip you with valuable skills that are needed to edit your photographs (using the programme Adobe Photoshop). This includes resizing, touching up, adding fills and overlays, and other techniques and effects that can enhance your photographs.

All of these courses are offered via distance learning – which means that you can study from the comfort and safety of your own home.

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What do our students have to say about our Photography Courses?

“I am proud to say that I am currently studying Digital Photography through College SA and I am doing it via correspondence learning. I’ve never been this excited to study. Photography has always been a hobby of mine but I would like to turn this hobby into a business one day and College SA is definitely giving me the opportunity to do so.

The tutors are always ready to help and the support is great; any queries get answered the same day and the study material makes it so easy to understand, especially for a person studying through correspondence learning.

THANKS AGAIN COLLEGE SA!!! YOU ROCK!”

5 Tips for Mastering Your CV

So you have completed your studies, and now you want to move on to the next step in your life – getting a job.

Before you can get a job, however, you will need to write up your CV.

A CV provides prospective employers with all the information they need about possible candidates for the job. This includes personal details, education, as well as previous work experience.

It is very important that your CV looks good, because this is the first impression that an employer gets of you. Think of it as a shop window – if at first glance you see a disorganised, messy shop, will you want to go inside? Unlikely! You will walk right past and go into the next shop that catches your eye.

It is the same with your CV – if an employer is not impressed by your CV, they will simply toss it aside, and move on to the next one. This sounds harsh, but it is a reality – which is why you need to make sure that your CV stands out from the rest of the applicants’.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when writing your CV:

  1. Keep your CV to the point.

Studies have shown that, on average, employers spend about 8 seconds scanning through a CV. So make sure you keep it brief. If employers are overwhelmed by an unnecessary overload of information, they will most likely move on to the next applicant’s CV.

  1. Include a personal introduction.

It is helpful to start off your CV with a personal introduction, stating why you think you are ideal for the position that you are applying for. You can communicate what makes you unique, and how you would be an asset for the company. Remember, however, to be modest about it – being too boastful does not create a good impression.

  1. Take time to improve the layout of your CV.

A carefully laid out CV makes for easy reading. Remember to include headings for each section, put main headings in bold, and leave spaces between different sections so that the person reading your CV can easily scan through your CV. Using bullet points also makes for easy and digestible reading.

  1. Check (and re-check!) for spelling and grammar errors.

Even if you are not applying for a job that requires impeccable language skills, CVs that contain spelling and grammar errors will still often get tossed aside. If you cannot take the time and effort to check for mistakes in your CV, it creates the impression that you do not take pride in your work – and why would an employer want to employ someone like that? It is a good idea to get someone to read through your CV before you submit it, because it is easy to overlook our own errors.

  1. Modify your CV for each job that you apply for.

Don’t simply use the same CV for each job application. Tailor it so that it is suited for the specific job that you are applying for. For example, if you are applying for a secretarial job, you should put more emphasis on your secretarial and office-related qualifications and experience, as opposed to your waitering/waitressing experience. The employer will be more interested in job-related education and experience, so make sure that you don’t put the focus on the wrong information.

Your CV is the gateway to getting a job – so don’t be afraid to ask others for help. There are also various websites that provide examples of CVs that you can use as a guide.

All the best!

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10 Quotes for loving the work you are doing

1 – It all begins with the quality of your work:

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word - excellence.

 

 

2 – Through excellence, you can find joy and purpose in any task:

If it falls your lot to be a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures

 

 

3 – But also remember that you can make big changes in your career:

If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?

 

4 – Whether you want to become a writer:

And if you can do it for the joy, you can do it forever

 

5 – Or whether you want to go into IT:

We never thought that we would make much money out of the thing. We just loved writing software.

 

6 – As long as you love what you do:

I think the foremost quality - there's no success without it - is really loving what you do.

 

7 – You will naturally make more and more money from it:

The law of work seems unfair, but nothing can change it; the more enjoyment you get out of your work, the more money you will make

 

8 – But remember that it’s never just about the money:

The people who make it to the top - whether they're musicians, or great chefs, or corporate honchos - are addicted to their calling

9 – There are more important things than financial success:

never continue in a job you don't enjoy

10 – The fact of the matter is that we all have to work – so why not do something you love doing?

And the only way to do great work is to love what you do

 

At College SA, we believe that everyone has the right to choose a career in which they can find pleasure, fulfilment, and success. This is why we offer such a wide range of courses, and make them all available through distance learning.

We also want you to be able to choose a career that will make you happy. That is why we offer you free career advice from a Student Advisor to help you make the right decision for your future.

If you want to talk to one of our Student Advisors, completely free of charge, then just call the number below, and we’ll help you with your important career decisions:

Call us on – 0800 21 23 22