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Six Steps For Identifying What Success Looks Like

Jun
01

Six Steps For Identifying What Success Looks Like For You:

1. Identify your purpose. We are all here for a reason, to serve some purpose. I encourage you to really look within yourself and think about that thing(s) that inspires you. Think about that thing that if you don’t surrender to it will continue to nag and gnaw at your conscious and make you miserable because you keep resisting it.

2. Determine WHY you want what you want. You need a strong enough reason to push you to success because your drive, passion and persistence is what will get you through the obstacles, challenges and hurdles that you will surely confront along the way. Experts say, 80% of Success is WHY and 20% is HOW.

3. Document your Vision! Denis Waitley reminds us that “The secret to productive goal setting is in establishing clearly defined goals, writing them down and then focusing on them several times a day with words, pictures and emotions as if we’ve already achieved them.” Remember a goal that is not written down is a wish!

4. Imagine yourself as having, being and doing exactly what you want to have, be and do. Make a mental blueprint of your success. See it! Feel it!

5. Find a role model. Someone who is already successful doing that thing that you want to do. Studying how they achieved their success will help to accelerate yours.

6. Take action! We can have all the best intentions, but your real power and success, will come from consistent action taken daily against the documented goals that you have set for yourself.

Okay, so there, now that you have the necessary tools to start you on the path to success, I urge you to get started immediately.

Don’t let 2013 roll in with out having developed your plans for success.

Let us help you get started.  Contact Academy of Learning today and get on your path to identifying success.

 

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10 QUESTIONS THAT CREATE SUCCESS

May
29

Think that success means making lots of money? Think again.

Pictures of dead presidents have never made anybody happy. And how can you be successful if you’re not happy? And buying things with that all money isn’t much better. A new car, for instance, might tickle your fancy for a day or two – but pride of ownership is temporary.


REAL SUCCESS COMES FROM THE QUALITY OF YOUR RELATIONSHIPS and the emotions that you experience. That’s where these 10 questions come in. Ask them at the end of each day and I absolutely guarantee that you’ll become more successful.

1. Have I made certain that those I love feel loved?

2. Have I done something today that improved the world?

3. Have I conditioned my body to be more strong flexible

and resilient?

4. Have I reviewed and honed my plans for the future?

5. Have I acted in private with the same integrity I exhibit in public?

6. Have I avoided unkind words and deeds?

7. Have I accomplished something worthwhile?

8. Have I helped someone less fortunate?

9. Have I collected some wonderful memories?

10. Have I felt grateful for the incredible gift of being alive?

Here’s the thing. The questions you ask yourself on a daily basis determine your focus, and your focus determines your results.

These questions force you to focus on what’s really important. Take heed of them and rest of your life—especially your work—will quickly fall into place.

 

Article Source: http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/10-questions-that-create-success.html

 

The Importance of a College Education

May
05

 

WHY SHOULD I

GO TO

COLLEGE ?

 
 
 
Students begin questioning the importance of a college education from high school itself. Some feel that being able to earn immediately after school is a more attractive proposition and they convince themselves that a college education is not that imperative in the long run. Others may find the costs of a higher education prohibitive and have other responsibilities to take care of. But, more than ever,students need to understand that attending a college provides opportunities and advantages that others might find lacking later on in life.

Today, the global economy is becoming more and more competitive and in order to improve the chances for a well-paying job, college education is extremely important.

According to the government, 90 percent of the fastest- growing jobs of the future will require some post- secondary education or training. College graduates also earn nearly twice as much as high school diploma holders. The economy has shifted from being a manufacturing-based one to knowledge-based. Unlike with past generations, high school graduates are unable to qualify for the high-paying jobs that are now available. A college education undeniably serves as a gateway to better options and more opportunities.

A college education is the best possible way to insure a higher earning power after graduation.

There are a number of different majors to choose from, all paying differently but on the whole, a college graduate will earn more money than those who do not have a college education or degree. Companies are also looking for well-rounded employees. Those that can hold a conversation with confidence and a college degree signifies the level of discipline, effort and intelligence that most employers look for.

Students begin questioning the importance of a college education from high school itself. Some feel that being able to earn immediately after school is a more attractive proposition and they convince themselves that a college education is not that imperative in the long run. Others may find the costs of a higher education prohibitive and have other responsibilities to take care of. But, more than ever, students need to understand that attending a college provides opportunities and advantages that others might find lacking later on in life.

In fact, in keeping up with the increase in demand by mature students, colleges are offering more options for students who wish to return to their education even after they have entered the work force. People now realize that it is never too late to increase your earning potential or improve your chances of being promoted by seeking a higher education. Whether its people taking a break from their jobs or switching careers and resuming their education or those adults who are returning to complete an education that was left unfinished the first time around, schools now offer special online and accelerated courses as well. This allows even more options for those students who are juggling careers, family, and their education.

The truth of the matter is that there are no disadvantages to graduating with a college degree program. Along with increasing one’s earning potential and promotion potential, the most important improvement occurs with one’s self-image. A college education gives one a sense of accomplishment and confidence that may be just what is needed in your professional and personal life.

- Luz

Article Source: http://www.allbestarticles.com

 

 


 

 

 

Looking for an exciting career in Business!

May
03

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Train for a Career in Business at the Academy of Learning

If you possess organizational skills, why not develop your capabilities with a diploma or certificate program from one of Academy of Learning’s Business programs?

At Academy of Learning, our programs are designed to prepare graduates for the demands of todays competitive and fast-paced business environments. In addition, our programs also offer graduates the widest range of possible career choices and opportunities in a variety of business settings.

Graduates are provided with an excellent opportunity to establish a range of skills in accounting, finance, marketing, relevant software applications, human resource management, sales, project management and business decision making. In a market that is continuously changing, everyone needs a competitive edge; Academy of Learning’s programs focus on today’s industry demands and professional skills required by today’s employers.

Business Training Career Opportunities

Academy of Learning Business graduates are prepared for a variety of entry-level administrative and management trainee positions in a broad range of employment settings. Job opportunities exist in all styles of organizations, both public and private, in virtually every industry and sector across Canada.

Careers in finance, banking, marketing, personnel and general administration are available to Academy of Learning Business graduates. Some career opportunities include:

  • Assistant Office Manager
  • Administrative Officer
  • Administrative Services Coordinator
  • Financial Assistance Administrator
  • Banking and Insurance Clerk
  • Management Trainee

Typical duties of specialists in this area include: issuing invoices and related statements; processing, verifying, and balancing financial records; compiling budget data and documents: posting journal entries and reconciling accounts; preparing trial balances and financial statements; preparing trial balances and financial statements; maintaining general ledgers; remitting or collecting payments; issuing payroll and payroll related remittances.

 

Accounting Program

Apr
16

Accounting Training Programs at the Academy of Learning

Wherever business takes place, there is a need for accounting expertise. Since every type of business or organization needs to be able to organize and manage its financial transactions, every sector of the economy requires some type of accounting services. Therefore, organizations are constantly seeking professionals with a broad-based knowledge of accounting theory and the skills to use related industry-standard computer technology.

Accounting Careers Are in Demand

In recent years, with companies focused on growth and development initiatives, accounting careers continue to remain in demand. Opportunities in the accounting profession have continued to expand as the needs of firms and businesses grow ever more complex and global.

Academy of Learning offers Accounting training that will give individuals the edge to excel in the finance industry.

Accounting Opportunities

Wherever business takes place, there is a need for accounting expertise. Since every type of business or organization needs to be able to organize and manage its financial transactions, every sector of the economy requires some type of accounting services. Therefore, organizations are constantly seeking professionals with a broad-based knowledge of accounting theory and the skills to use related industry-standard computer technology.

Academy of Learning Accounting graduates are prepared for a variety of entry-level accounting and management trainee positions in a broad range of employment settings. Graduates in this discipline are employed in positions such as:

  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Supervisor
  • Accounts Payable / Accounts Receivable Clerk
  • Audit and Billing Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
  • Finance or Invoice Clerk
  • Payroll Supervisor
  • Salary Administration Officer

 

To learn more visit:

www.academyoflearning.com/accounting

Happy Easter!

Apr
06

Manitoba Regional Meeting

Apr
05

On Saturday, March 24th, Manitoba’s Regional Meeting was held at the Winnipeg South campus. Representatives from Winnipeg North, Winnipeg South, Swan River, Pine Falls and Steinbach were in attendance. The day included sharing proposed new initiatives including a one day faculty based computer literacy program for beginners, and the 36 Projects seminar that covers business and operations strategies.

10 Cover Letter Don’ts

Apr
02

Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one.

Mistake #1: Overusing “I”

Your cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employer’s needs, not on your life story. Avoid the perception of being self-centered by minimizing your use of the word “I,” especially at the beginning of your sentences.

Mistake #2: Using a Weak Opening

When writing a cover letter, job seekers frequently struggle with how to begin. This often results in a feeble introduction lacking punch and failing to grab the reader’s interest. Consider this example:

  • Weak: Please consider me for your sales representative opening.
  • Better: Your need for a top-performing sales representative is an excellent match to my three-year history as a #1-ranked, multimillion-dollar producer.

Mistake #3: Omitting Your Top Selling Points

A cover letter is a sales letter that sells you as a candidate. Just like the resume, it should be compelling and give the main reasons you should be called for an interview. Winning cover letter tips include emphasizing your top accomplishments or creating subheadings culled from the job posting. For example:

Your Ad Specifies: Communication skills

I Offer: Five years of public speaking experience and an extensive background in executive-level report.

Your Ad Specifies: The need for a strong computer background.

I Offer: Proficiency in all MS Office applications with additional expertise in Web site development and design.

Mistake #4: Making It Too Long

If your cover letter exceeds one page, you may be putting readers to sleep. A great cover letter is concise but compelling, and respects the reader’s time.

Mistake #5: Repeating Your Resume Word for Word

Your cover letter shouldn’t regurgitate what’s on your resume. Reword your cover letter statements to avoid dulling your resume’s impact. Consider using the letter to tell a brief story, such as “My Toughest Sale” or “My Biggest Technical Challenge.”

Mistake #6: Being Vague

If you’re replying to an advertised opening, reference the specific job title in your cover letter. The person reading your letter may be reviewing hundreds of letters for dozens of different jobs. Make sure all the content in your letter supports how you will meet the employer’s specific needs.

Mistake #7: Forgetting to Customize

If you’re applying to a number of similar positions, chances are you’re tweaking one letter and using it for multiple openings. That’s fine, as long as you customize each letter. Don’t forget to update the company, job and contact information — if Mr. Jones is addressed as Mrs. Smith, he won’t be impressed.

Mistake #8: Ending on a Passive Note

When possible, put your future in your own hands with a promise to follow up. Instead of asking readers to call you, try a statement like this: I will follow up with you in a few days to answer any preliminary questions you may have. In the meantime, you may reach me at (555) 555-5555.

Mistake #9: Being Rude

Your cover letter should thank the reader for his time and consideration.

Mistake #10: Forgetting to Sign the Letter

It is proper business etiquette (and shows attention to detail) to sign your letter. However, if you are sending your cover letter and resume via email or the Web, a signature isn’t necessary.

 

Source: Kim Isaacs, Monster Resume Expert

NACC: Student of the Year

Mar
26

 

 

 

 

 

 

NACC’s 2012 GreatExposure.com Student of the Year Award Winner!

Congratulations to Madge Munday, winner of NACC’s 2012 GreatExposure.com Student of the Year Award!

Madge graduated in May from the Medical Office Assistant program at Saskatoon Business College.  A mother and student, Madge found a balance between caring for her family and pursuing her education.

Faced with several challenges along her journey, Madge’s determination helped her overcome every obstacle.  After her graduation, she was hired to fill a ten-month position with City Centre Family Physicians, a large physicians’ office.  However, her perseverance and strong work ethic was quickly rewarded when she was offered a full-time position!

Recognized by her instructors, employers and peers as a hard working, positive and respectful individual, Madge’s dedication to higher education embodies what the Student of the Year Award is all about.

For this reason, Madge is the deserving recipient of this year’s award.

Congratulations, Madge!

We can’t let these other students go unnoticed…. and the runner ups are ….

Eastern College’s Timothy Scott, from Moncton New Brunswick, was named First Runner-Up, followed by Jolene Batchelor from Victoria B.C.’s Academy of Learning, who was named second Runner-Up.

Congratulations to all of our Students. Good luck in your bright futures that await you.

 

Source: National Association of Career Colleges

 

Finding Work/Life Balance

Mar
23

Striking a balance between job and family demands is a common dilemma for working parents. Dads and moms alike are juggling deadlines and play-dates, presentations and soccer practice, business travel and family trips.

In fact, nearly one-third of professionals surveyed by OfficeTeam said work/life balance is their top career concern, outranking job security and competitive pay.  Unfortunately, there is no one-size-fits-all way to achieve the best of both worlds. Everyone defines “balance” in his or her own way, and the definition changes as priorities shift. Here are some ideas for establishing your own unique sense of equilibrium in your personal and professional life:

Find the Right Workplace
More companies than ever before are recognizing that family-friendly policies help them attract and retain talented employees. In the past decade, the number of employers offering paid parental leave, flexible scheduling, job sharing or telecommuting options has increased dramatically. Because these benefits vary widely from firm to firm, you should conduct as much research as possible before making a job change.

If you like your current job but need more flexibility, perhaps you can negotiate a mutually beneficial arrangement with your employer. Be sure what you propose is realistic given your job demands. Would you have sufficient time to meet with clients if you transitioned to a compressed workweek? Is telecommuting really a practical option for the type of work you do?

Meet with your boss to discuss your situation. Explain that you have some pressing personal needs that also require attention, but you want to find a reasonable balance. Be careful not to seem demanding. Before proposing your own plan right away, wait to see what your employer suggests. The company may have already dealt with situations similar to yours and have strategies in place that can be adapted to fit your particular case.

If you seek more flexibility then your current employer can offer, you may want to look for a new position elsewhere. Of course, you’ll need to consider the job market and the availability of other positions before beginning a search. Look for companies known for their family-friendly policies. You also might consider searching for a part-time position or a job-sharing arrangement.

Plan Defensively
Some of the responsibility for achieving work/life balance rests squarely on your own shoulders. Be sure to plan for those unexpected, unpredictable scenarios as well as for scheduled events. Developing a contingency plan for emergencies will enable you to continue with business as usual in the midst of a crisis. Make sure you have duplicate business files and phone numbers at home in case family responsibilities make it impossible for you to come into the office for a day or more.

View Balance as a Moving Target
Although work/life balance may be your goal, it’s actually more helpful to view it as a process. It’s something you’re always doing — with each decision you make, activity you plan or new responsibility you undertake.
Suppose you’ve been assigned a project with a tight deadline that will require you to put in more hours on the job. What constituted “balance” for you last week won’t be practical now. Similarly, whenever you add a new activity to your life — volunteering once a week at your child’s school, for example — the balance you strive for will necessarily change.

It’s possible to achieve your professional goals without sacrificing your personal life. Likewise, you can realize personal dreams without giving up a fulfilling career. It all depends on your ability to define work/life balance in your own way, negotiate with a current or future employer to address shifting priorities, and accept responsibility for making adjustments as circumstances change.

Source: Workopolis