Self development planning

Let’s get this right.  Self-development does not mean there is something wrong.  It simply means making the best of your potential.  In most cases, it’s pushing yourself beyond what you think is possible and achieving great things.

This post is designed to help you create your very own self development plan.

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The importance of dreaming

The nation stopped singing ‘It’s coming home’ at just gone 9.30pm on Wednesday 11 July. The post-match analysis began. Yet what is it that was so great about the collective dreaming prior to that moment, despite the loss? It was the positivity and mood lift that it bred. People were genuinely in a good elevated mood.  People came together, felt positive, inspired and looked to the future.

It’s not just football. Think back to when you were asked as a child what you wanted for Christmas. There’s every possibility you pushed the boundaries with your response.

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How to get a perfect profile photograph

Let’s start with me coming clean and admitting my profile photograph is far from perfect.  For starters I did it myself, using Photobooth.  The lighting is dreadful, I’ve got glare on my face, and I could do with a haircut!  I also look far too relaxed to deem it being professional.  What I need is somebody who I can trust, who can take a photograph of me to represent my business and what it stands for and without charging me the earth to do so.

In the meantime, I continue to develop my understanding of what it takes to create a perfect profile photograph.  Most importantly because I’ve stumbled in to offering profile photography as part of the cvornotcv range of services, and practically always being attached to my camera – I thoroughly enjoy it.   Plus clients have felt confident with what I’ve produced.

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Returning to work after having a baby

If you’ve taken time out to raise your family, returning to work after a break is often quite a daunting process.  Yet it doesn’t need to be.

For some women it’s not just about getting back in to a satisfying role that matters, it’s about finding one that fits around the childcare.

The good news is that skills you never thought you possessed become part of your daily routine.  For example:  planning, organising, coordinating, team building, and even mediation.  The list is endless.  It’s just unfortunate that most employers do not yet recognise the talents that a stay at home mum can possess.

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