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Boost Your Productivity

Boost Your Productivity Productivity can be defined simply as a measure of how effectively resources are used to produce outputs. Increasing productivity means doing more using fewer resources or, stated differently, using your resources – such as your time, energy and money – more effectively. There are many benefits to improving your productivity as a […]

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Work – Study – Life Balance

Work – Study – Life Balance Simple Resources for Great Results In today’s fast-paced world – and given the current economic conditions – it is becoming more common for people to study while also working full-time. Few of us have the luxury of spending three years and a great deal of money to complete our […]

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Manage Stress for Great Success

Stress is an inevitable part, especially if you are studying while working. We have all heard about the adverse effect of too much stress on our health and performance. However, the goal is not to eliminate stress, but rather to manage stress to maintain an optimal balance. The graph illustrates what is known as ‘The […]

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Passion is Key to Success

Passion is Key to Success How passion fuels progress – and creates success Many of the world’s most successful people name passion as the number one driver of their success. A great example is Steve Jobs, who believed in the power of passion and once said, “People with passion can change the world for the […]

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A New Year – A Fresh Start

A New Year – A Fresh Start Three Ways to Set Yourself up for Your Best Year Yet Whether last year was a great study year or not for you, a brand new year lies ahead. It’s a fresh start, a blank book in which to write a new study story and to redefine who […]

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Boost your Study Success

Boost your Study Success Six Surprisingly Simple Do’s and Don’ts These six surprisingly simple do’s and don’ts are easy to implement and will significantly boost your study success. Success is steady progress toward one’s personal goals. ~ Jim Rohn Do have a goal Having a clear goal is both inspiring and motivating. Write down the […]

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Spring into Action

Six great tips for getting your studies back on track If you have slipped behind with your study schedule during the long winter nights, or if life simply got in the way of your study plans progressing as expected, spring into action with these six great tips to get your studies back on track. 1 […]

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Education the great equaliser

Education, The Great Equaliser Harnessing the power of education to equalise disadvantages In a world in which many people are disadvantaged, be it because of their gender, race, religion, socio-economic status or disabilities, education is a great equaliser. “Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of […]

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Study Today, Secure Tomorrow

Study Today, Secure Tomorrow The more you learn today, the more you earn tomorrow  In today’s business world, the more educated, qualified and skilled you are, the higher your earning ability. In short: the more you learn, the more you earn. “Learning is the beginning of wealth.” – Jim Rohn As you study and learn […]

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Winter Warms Ups

How to add a little UMPH to your studies If the colder weather and shorter days of winter have dampened your motivation and enthusiasm for studying, remember this: “The difference between TRY and TRIUMPH is just a little UMPH.” ~ Marvin Philips Umph is defined as “spirited vigour – an extra push or effort”. Here […]

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Aha! Moments – How Education Sparks Powerful Ideas

Many powerful ideas that have transformed the ordinary into the extraordinary came in an “Aha!” moment: a spontaneous insight that delivers a solution, a new interpretation, an inspired idea or an innovation. There are thousands of examples of these insightful moments, from Archimedes shouting ‘Eureka!’ in a bathtub and Newton discovering gravity under an apple […]

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Stepping into a Successful Future

Have you achieved what you set out to achieve in 2017? Earlier today I was asked whether I am proud of what I have accomplished this year. My first thought was – thankfully I still have 2 whole months to achieve was I planned to achieve, so I have time on my side. My second […]

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What does the future of work look like?

What does the future of work look like? This newsletter is based on a video created by McKinsey, a worldwide management consulting firm, that interviewed experts from the academic world as well as leaders in business, to review and discuss what skills will be in demand in the future and how people can prepare for […]

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4 Leadership qualities to implement in our lives

One of the things that many of our students have in common is that they want to improve their lives. They aspire to greatness and they want to change their circumstances by improving their knowledge, skills and subsequently, their income potential. They want to lead and forge ahead in their own lives. Powerful leaders have […]

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Finding meaning in your work

On the 1st May we celebrate Workers day and this month we explore whether your career is working for you. Do you find meaning in your work? We often start the New Year with a sense of purpose, energy and excitement but 5 months into the year we perhaps need to reignite that sense of […]

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What Successful People do?

One of my favourite ways to start my day at work is to google tips of successful people or better yet, bring these gurus into my office through a YouTube video. I mean who does not want to be successful? We all do, right? But do we spend time learning about what successful people do […]

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Ask your Employer to invest in you and your education

Are you thinking of studying but simply don’t have the money? Well, have you considered asking your employer to pay for your studies or contribute to your fees? No company can afford to lose valued and experienced employees and with South Africa’s Skills Development tax incentives it has become highly beneficial to companies to invest […]

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Think yourself successful!

Do you think this is possible? If you answered yes, then chances are you are naturally a positive person. You also happen to be right; your thoughts are powerful and we can use these thoughts to become more successful. A positive person is someone who naturally anticipates happiness. It is a mental attitude where a […]

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Practical not Passionate Career Advice

From the passion of Valentines in February we move into March with some practical advice. Have you noticed how many career articles focus on finding your passion and then following it? But for many people it is hard to even define what we are passionate about when it comes to our work and although we […]

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Invest in Yourself

Invest in yourself, you can’t afford not to! Warren Buffet, one of the wealthiest and successful businessmen of our time says: “The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself. The more you learn, the more you’ll earn.”In today’s tough economic times, with interest rates rising to 10,25% and the country preparing for […]

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Spring Cleaning your Career – September 2015

Spring is here! It’s time to pack away your winter wardrobe and start your spring-cleaning. But have you ever thought that perhaps your career could do with some spring cleaning too? Let the early sunrise motivate you to improve your work habits which could boost your performance and increase your chance of a promotion or […]

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Superhero Career Moves – July 2015

From fairy tales to pop songs, the idea of a hero has inspired people for generations. When we need motivation or guidance, we consciously and subconsciously think of what our heroes would do. On the 18th July we celebrate Nelson Mandela Day and we honour our beloved Madiba, one of South Africa’s heroes. This month […]

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Be your best in 2020

Be your best in 2020 There’s an app for that! With the year-end holidays around the corner, many of us are starting to think about the New Year and the changes we would like to make for 2020 to be our best year yet. As we all know, what gets measured get managed, but how […]

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Year-End Review

Learning from your year, celebrating your progress    For many of us, our repetitive routines and hectic schedules make it seem that the years just blend into each other, each one simply a replay of the previous, without any progress or improvement. A year-end review provides an opportunity to really reflect on the year that […]

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Spring Forward in your Career

Spring Reboot How to Reset Your Life this Spring “Have you rebooted the device?” is often the first response we get from IT experts when we encounter technical issues with our many computerised devices. And very often, rebooting does resolve the issue. This is because rebooting a computer closes all programs, clears out all processes […]

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Personal Development Methods

Personal Development Methods Which combination will unlock your full potential? Everybody wants to be the best they can possibly be – “to become everything that they are capable of becoming”. In your quest to improve yourself here are some personal development techniques that you can mix and match to unlock your unique potential. Renowned psychologist […]

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