From Building networks
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So here we are in February already. Has it been a long month for you? Are you already looking forward to a long weekend?
During January some of our colleagues have been thinking about their training needs:
It’s that time of year where some of you are counting down the days and others are still in a mad rush to get things done “before Christmas”. Either way take a moment to stocktake your year – whether its been an ok year, the worst or your best year yet. Carry forward any of the things that brought you joy, plan to do more things in 2012 that bring you more bliss. Seek to fill those knowledge gaps and take action to bring your plans into reality!
Its time we stopped acting like children expecting someone else to tell us what to do when it comes to our training. We wait for the boss, we wait for the Government, we wait for a qualification to be developed by academics.. we wait.. Instead we need to take responsibility for ourselves.
Common excuses: “I can’t afford it, I don’t have time. I can’t be bothered.”
We often learn more from our informal networks than our formal ones. How many times have you learned something by eavesdropping in a staff room or from a colleague over a cup of tea? How many times does the builder learn some detail, or new rule from the building inspector on-site? Some inspectors are walking encyclopedias. So lets not forget the good things that happen in the building industry. The benefit of the mateship and informal networks. Take a look at the networks I have formed to get more of this happening in the internet space.
I am delighted to announce the launch of Building Networks training services into Australia.
Well chaps you haven’t heard from me for a bit. Head down stuff…and I have also a sense of frustration that teaching the law is just not that appealing any more. (Gosh when was it ever?) Some people don’t have time for training, some don’t have the $, and many just don’t have the inclination. Maybe we are all tired of the perceived changes to a system that just can’t seem to right itself. And yes on top of that the economic times has been hard on many of us.
A recent encounters with mother nature.
While we may not have the ability to control all these external matters we do the ability to control how we respond to these challenges.
So, welcome to the New Year.
So I have been going with the holiday flow and it’s been a great tonic. I am usually the one who pushes or pulls to get something done. But a very wise person encouraged me to go with the flow and so I am trying something new. It’s required a bit of retraining on my part but it’s been worth it. So now my challenge is to hold onto that flow feeling whilst back in the thick of my work life☺