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1. Drive, Motivation and Focus

All leaders have goals and challenges that they want to achieve. When you have a goal, you feel driven and motivated to complete it. They all reach of an end goal but it doesn’t stop there. Once they have completed one goal, they will write another one, whether it is to improve themselves or improve a business goal, goal setting is a cycle for them. All these things will also allow you to push your own limits. Set goals that you know you can accomplish but still also reach for the stars.

2. Patience and Persistence

Not everything will come straight away. Patience is key for a lot of different aspects of life. Working towards something may not provide immediate results. Be patient and persist and everything will eventually come into fruition. 

3. Passion

Are you doing what you love? A lot of successful people are in the position they are in because they followed what they love to do and made it a reality. Passion is also what will drive you to want to become successful. You are also more likely to have more fun when you’re doing what you’re passionate about.

4. Communication

A lot of successful people create a network of people around themselves and with this, calls for great communication to get your vision heard and successfully communicated to others to ensure that you are all on the right page with expressing ideas. 

5. Self-Confident but also Self Aware

You need to know, trust and believe in yourself in order to make decisions and stick by them and believe it is the best decision for you. With self-confidence comes optimism and belief in your skills and your ideas.  

6. Read

Self-knowledge and improvement is important. You have to be open to everything and expand your thoughts to expand your mind to become the best person you want to be. Reading anything and everything will help broaden your horizons and enable you to learn from other people.

7. Waking up early

It is said that those who wake up early are more likely successful people. They start the day early so there is more time to the day and able to fit in exercise to clear their mind before the day starts. Some leaders start their day to increase their productivity. Check out 12 highly influential peoples morning routines here.

Try waking up early in the morning and see if it makes a difference for you!

8. Constant Ideas

Do you always tend to come up with ideas? Write them down. Successful people always come up with ideas that randomly pop up in their head and write them down. Your ideas could help change peoples lives. Creativity is integral in all aspects of business. Without ideas, we wouldn’t have the iphone or computer systems. Innovation comes from ideas so start writing yours down! 

9. Listen

Listening is an important skill when it comes to being successful. In order to become a successful and collaborative leader, it is a good skill to listen to those around you and take in what people say but it is important to take it from an objective point of view and not a personal view. 

10.  Adaptable - Able to adjust for change and make change

Businesses, environments and the world in which we live in changes everyday. You must be willing to change, improve yourself, your business and set trends. Be innovative, creative and efficient.

11. Willing to fail

When you fail, you learn from each mistake and you keep that in mind so that you do not make the same mistake again. Failing can make you more motivated to succeed. Your drive will always increase and you will strive to do better.

 

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Not a morning person? Well you will be now with these amazing ways to start your morning! 

1. Drink a glass of warm water with lemon

Great for kick starting your metabolism and hydrating after 7—9 hours of sleep with no hydration. Drinking lemon water will also help with digestion and also help flush out toxins in the body.

2. Stretch 

This is something that you can do in bed. It feels good and it’s a great way to strengthen and warm up your muscles to get ready for the day. An example would be the yoga child’s pose or a full body stretch. 

3. Get a great workout in 

You don’t even have to go to the gym. You can do a workout in your own living room, run around the neighbourhood or even your backyard. It can be a run, yoga or a customised circuit workout. Try to get at least 30 minutes in and your body will thank you for it. It will make you a lot healthier and stronger. Another plus is that you will feel more awake and alert than before!

4. Eat breakfast outside

Absorb all the morning sensations in, hear the birds chirping, let the warm sun shine on your skin or just enjoy the peacefulness of the morning.

5. Have a healthy breakfast

Fuel your body with whole protein. This includes eggs, bacon and plain greek yoghurt. Protein is one of the main building blocks in your body so it is important to include this in your diet. It can help combat stress, tiredness and muscle soreness. For those of you who go to the gym, it will help recover and maintain your muscles as well as helping you feel fuller for longer.

6. Forget the snooze button

Using the snooze button interrupts your sleep cycle and will make you groggy and less energetic when you wake up.  Instead, set your alarm to wake up half an hour earlier, stretch in bed and then hop on out of bed. 

7. Get Motivated!

Start the day by listening to your favourite podcast, read one or multiple motivational quotes, smile and think about what you want to achieve today and just do it. (p.s our Facebook page has some great motivational quotes).

8. Mindfulness

I know, I know. You’ve heard this a thousand times but it is something that is really great for your health. It is important to set time to say thanks, think about your day, think positive thoughts and to just sit quietly with yourself without distractions, even if it’s only 2 minutes of your day. 

Are you a morning person yet? You can get there. Starting your day early and positively can really set the tone for your day. It’s ultimately your choice! You can do it!

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Goal Setting is an important part of success. Do you have a vision of what you want to accomplish? If you look at the CEO’s and creators of this world, they all have an end goal of what they want to accomplish. Amongst that end goal, they most likely had smaller short-term goals that led them to their success towards their final goal. Even then, they will continue to create more and more goals to help themselves achieve what they want in life.

Goals can help keep you on track and establish what you want to do in life in order to achieve the final goal. The final goal could be to “learn how to swim freestyle”. The question now, is how? This is when you will establish smaller goals of how you are going to achieve the goal of learning how to swim. Smaller goals could be to “Go to the pool twice a week” or “Get private swimming instructor lessons”. Creating a time or date of when you want to achieve that particular goal will also help you stay on track. Be specific.

What is something that you are wanting to achieve? Having short term, medium term and long term goals can help you focus on the thing you want most to improve or to achieve. It could be anything from health, your career, your education or family goals. 

Just make sure when you are setting goals, keep them realistic. Ensure that you are able achieve them your set time frame. Also, do not have too many goals because that can stir you from the main goals you are wanting to achieve.

 

To put it in steps:

1. What is your vision/dream/end goal? 

2. What is it you want to achieve?

3. Write them both down. 

4. How are you going to achieve that? Write down your short term and medium term goals that relate to what you want to achieve plus your vision. 

5. Choose to share them with someone in relation to what you want to achieve. This will help keep you motivated.

6. Go over your goals often in order to help keep you on track and accountable.

7. Make it happen!

 

Here’s an example:

•Vision/Dream/End Goal: “I want to finish writing my book”

•How? “I will write for 3 hours every week”

•Complete goal

•Review goals as a reminder

•Complete goal


Now that you know the steps on how to create goals, get goal setting and make your dreams happen! 

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Are you confused at what nationally accredited/recognised and professional courses are? We break it down for you right here.

According to the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA): 

“A VET accredited course has been assessed by ASQA as a compliant with the Standards for VET Accredited Courses 2012 and the Australian Qualifications Framework 9AQF)

Accreditation is formal confirmation that the course:

  • is nationally recognised
  • meets an established industry, enterprise, educational, legislative or community need
  • provides appropriate competency outcomes and a satisfactory basis for assessment
  • meets national quality assurance requirements
  • is aligned appropriately to the AQF where it leads to a qualification. “

This means that the courses that are offered and prescribed at a standard set by ASQA and must keep to that standard to be a complaint RTO. If an RTO is non-compliant, then that RTO is at risk of ASQA’s penalties 

If a course is nationally recognised, look for this symbol on our website or on other websites where they offer nationally recognised courses.

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You can also check training.gov.au to check if the course a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) is the latest training package.

Australian College offers the latest training packages for the nationally accredited/recognised courses listed on our website.

What is a Professional Course?

Professional courses have been developed and designed by industry professionals specifically for Australian College. Professional courses are great for increasing your knowledge in the chosen field where you are learning from someone who is currently working, or has worked in the industry for years. 

 

References

https://www.asqa.gov.au/course-accreditation/accreditation-asqa

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Getting creative is a great way to distress and calm your mind. Creativity is also linked to positive mental health benefits as well as increasing your brain flexibility and also increase creative thinking. It’s great even if you don’t think you are creative. It doesn’t have to be drawing. Try out some of the activities below and feel the benefits. 


Drawing

Doodling is said to express how you feel. The great thing about doodling is that you can be free with what you doodle. Try doodling at work or while studying if you feel stuck on something or you just feel blocked. 

Painting

Grab your favourite colours and start painting with acrylics, oil paints, watercolours, whatever suits your mood and expression at the time.

Writing

Need to let go of some anger or just want to tell someone and log about your day? Write your way through it. Writing is a great release of thoughts. Don’t bottle it up, write to release.

Music

Try listening to a different genre of music and see how it makes you feel. Maybe even create some music. Pick up an instrument or compose some beats on your laptop using a free program. 

Cooking

Don’t know what to cook tonight? Good. Grab whatever is in your fridge already and cook something from those ingredients. It could be something amazing or something that is somewhat edible. Let’s stay positive here. You could create a breakthrough dish.

Dancing

What more can I say.  Dance the night away in your own style. Just go at it with all the energy and enthusiasm you’ve got. Dance like no one is watching. You’ll feel better for it.

Read

Reading opens up your mind to new and interesting things and also helps create your own ideas. It’s also one of the best ways to get inspired and excited about the world the writer has created. When you are exposed to different worlds and ideas, you are able to formulate your own creative opinions on different topics that you have read. How is that for your next dinner conversation?

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