Unlocking your Potential

“You have to believe in yourself and what you’re doing.

You have to see yourself doing it with your mind’s eye.

If you can’t imagine it, you probably can’t achieve it.”

~John Maxwell

So your dream has been planted in your heart and you have an incredible vision to look forward to. In addition, it is also now the time to set things in the right order to start working on your canvas.

It is the time to do some major life changing improvements for discovering the gifts and talents that are hidden inside of you. This is your season to bring them to life to complete your dream.

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Bear in mind that they will not all come at once but you will unlock them as you walk your journey of completing your dream. Through each phase of this awesome journey you will learn to kindle and re-kindle the gems hidden inside of you.

Most importantly, there must be a desire to unlock them and to experience them. Desiring them will unlock them and you will fall in love with them. You must also be willing to embrace them for the season that you will use them. They will grow on you so that others can also be inspired by them.

Just open your heart and mind to a beautiful journey of discovery. Along the road it may seem strange and weird to you, but eventually, upon completion, it will all make sense. Every piece of your canvas will be fully painted with all the majestic treasures inside of you.

Believe me when I say that you will stand in awe at the end of the journey of completion. You will look back and be proud of your process of transformation. It is what is inside of you that will take you to the road less travelled.

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Action plan required TODAY:

  • Discover your passions and talents
  • Choose a career that is suitable for you
  • Capture a vision
  • Create a plan
  • Set goals
  • Break down the process so your dream is achievable
  • Stay motivated, inspired, and focused

Have a Great week!

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Journalism

Journalism has been around for centuries; it has evolved from a town crier to the first newspapers in 1665 in London.

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Journalism in all its different forms of print had complete market domination. That is until the 1930’s when radios had complete coverage of the news. The next big opposition to ‘traditional journalism’ was Television news which started taking some attention from ‘traditional journalism’ in the 1950’s. Although journalism in print did evolve with the times by adding pictures throughout its lifetime and since 1980 have started printing in colour.

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Now journalism has a new frontier mobile journalism. Several questions arise from this statement.

What is mobile journalism? What form of news reporting is working on this?

Those questions have quite simple answers. Mobile Journalism is when the news you find reported on television or in newspapers or magazines can be found online. This doesn’t mean people who have commented on it or small web links. This is when the company has built a website to show all the news that is in the daily newspaper; in other words 100% coverage and all of it online.

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These online services are something you occasionally have to subscribe to. Yet, this normally works out cheaper than the normal newspaper price because you don’t pay for printing.  These online versions of newspaper have the ability to be more interactive with the average reader, and provide a complete new level of easy to access news. Even publishing giants see the benefit of this.

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Media24 is the largest news company in the whole of South Africa. They publish over 60 magazines including the YOU and HUIS genoot. They also publish more than 100 newspapers this includes Die Burger and the Tyger burger.  They have also moved towards mobile journalism.  They have options were you can purchase magazines subscriptions online; and when you subscribe to this you can get a dozen digital magazines for under a hundred rand. The costs do fluctuate but works out much cheaper then buying them in print. They have also developed websites for their newspapers for example Die Burger, where you can read all the latest news.

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All this change, it appears as if nothing is immune to the passage of time and the constant development of technology. Journalism had to evolve or it would slowly fade away.

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If you are interested in pursuing a career in Journalism please click on the link below for more information:

http://www.collegesa.co.za/Journalism-Courses.html

Take care!

Growing Up is Never Easy

We’ve all heard the saying “It’s time to grow up”.

What does this really mean?

As an adult you sometimes think back to being a child. The innocence, no stress, no bills and not care in the world. We think about how we as individuals have grown, what we have achieved so far in life and if we are happy with the person we have become.

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Just recently, my life changed drastically when my 3 year relationship with my partner came to a sudden end. Most of us have been through a breakup and we all know that it’s not easy. We go through different phases, emotionally and mentally.

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One thing the break up has taught me is that I need to refocus my priorities and think about what I really want in life.

Growing up was part of it.
No one ever said that being an adult would be this hard!

A few things to focus on:

-Throw yourself into your talents (Think about what makes you unique? What do you enjoy?)

-Start thinking about where you want to be in 5 years (professionally and personally)

-Set realistic goals for yourself

-Be honest with yourself (What would truly make you happy?)

-Learn to say no to certain things and get rid of anything negative in your life

-Learn to deal with setbacks in your life

– Take care of yourself (Try and live a healthy lifestyle)

-Form and maintain long lasting relationships

-Live responsibly

Ask yourself:

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Remember:

Don’t be afraid of change, embrace it rather.

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Sometimes you have to do what’s best for you and your life, not what’s best for everyone else.

Think about what you need to do, as an individual, to be successful.

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I wish you all well!

Take care

Chicken or Beef (or Soya)?

Hey there,

 

I’m a bit worried. You see, I realised that I don’t have favourites.

[Of course, we shouldn’t really have a favourite pet, or a favourite parent – but I’m not talking about those kinds of favourites].

 

Somebody asked me what my favourite book is. I couldn’t answer. For me, choosing ONLY ONE book out of all the books I love is practically impossible.

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I was then asked about my favourite song. I also couldn’t answer that question. I absolutely LOVE so very many different songs.

The next question was about my favourite movie. Guess what? I couldn’t answer that either.

So this got me thinking – what is my favourite way of eating eggs? Gosh, even with that question, I’m not too sure.

How do you like your eggs?

I guess maybe I have a preference problem, or perhaps even a decision-making problem. Or maybe my heart is too big. I’m not sure.

I realise that I need to be able to answer some of these ‘what-is-your-favourite’ type of questions. Of course, I am going to over-think my potential answers – instead of just coming up with an intuitive kind of answer.

 

If you have a similar problem with favourites – do not despair.

For example, if you just can’t decide what you want to study at College SA – that’s okay. We have so many different types of Short Courses that you can complete a few and THEN decide which full course or national qualification you would like to study.

 

Sometimes it’s okay NOT to know.

 

The world is not all ‘black and white’. And, there are WAY more than just 50 shades of grey …

 

 

Take care folks!

“I have a theory that every time you make an important choice, the part of you left behind continues the other life you could have had.”
Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

 

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:

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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

A job you actually LOVE doing

What If You Could Find a Job You Actually Love Doing?

Hi there Dear Readers,

I hope you are doing well. Today’s blog post comes from one our newest shining stars at the College. We’ll call him Mr A for now. Thank you Mr A for this really great post. We look forward to having more of your posts on our blog!

Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life,” said someone somewhere once upon a time (the jury is still out on whether this was the 500 B.C. Chinese Sage Confucius, or the American business author Harvey Mackay).

Either way, I like that sentence a lot: it’s very simple (almost too simple), yet it has profound implications for the type of life you choose to lead in these busy modern times.

For me it has always been such a morbid thought to think that people spend the majority of their adult lives working in a job they find utterly dissatisfying. Think about it: for the larger part of your waking hours you will be at work – and if you drudge every morning and languidly count down the hours until you get to leave the office again, what kind of life are you really living?

Sure, you need employment to make money. And you need money to enjoy what little time you have left to yourself. But let me lay down some layman’s philosophy that will help you understand:

Karl Marx (who was one of the greatest modern thinkers, despite the failure of Soviet Communism soiling his legacy long after his death) had some interesting things to say.

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He postulated that what makes humans unique is that we have to actively labour to sustain ourselves in this world. Consequently, the work we do to survive is the thing that defines us as human beings. Here is an experiment: what is the first thing you ask someone when you are introduced to them for the first time?

You probably ask:

So, what do you do?

We define ourselves and each other by our occupations, by what we do to keep existing in this world. Now, what Marx consequently decided was that because we define ourselves through our labour, what we do for a living needs to be something through which we can express our humanity. Marx wanted work to be self-actualising: a fulfilment of our potential as human beings.

Now, I’m not saying (and neither did Marx, nor Confucius, nor MacKay) that you must stop working and become an unemployed landscape painter.

  • What I’m saying is that you have to work, but you don’t have to hate it.
  • You can find a profession to be passionate about.
  • You can find work through which you’ll be able to express yourself.

Maybe you are a writer: copywriting might be an occupation that you will find highly stimulating. Are you very social and quick on your feet? Perhaps you can look into radio broadcasting as a lucrative means to making a living.

And I think this is what I like most about College SA: the variety of courses you can choose from, all geared towards interesting and ideal vocations you might never have considered before.

I was looking at the list of events management courses the other day and it struck me that I know so many people unhappily stuck in stuffy offices who would be perfect for this type of work (I’m thinking in particular of one friend who is very lively, highly organised and rather bossy)! Perhaps they need someone to tell them that they can enjoy their work and that they can be passionate about their profession.

And when you are passionate about what you do, you take pride in your job and you work harder and better.

And people will start taking note of this: it’s often people who enjoy what they are doing that naturally end up top in their fields. So, if the following picture sums up your workdays, then maybe it’s time for you to rethink a few things:

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Do yourself a favour and go take a look at all the career paths you can possibly study towards at College SA. Maybe the job you’ll love doing is waiting right there.

 

Thank you Mr A – I couldn’t agree with you more. I am so grateful that I am in the job that I love doing.

That’s all Readers, for today. Take care of yourselves. Remember – don’t give up on your dreams. You are worthy of having them come true!