Setting-off and starting your post-matric educational studies is an exciting, daunting, and amazing time in your life. No matter what type of secondary education you’ve decided to pursue it’s likely to hold moments of joy, experiences of disappointment, and plenty of challenges.
What motivates you? External or Internal Validation – most likely a mixture of both? What are you longing to experience more of in your life? Do you feel hemmed in by what you demand of yourself i.e. Is your definition of success causing you pain because it hasn’t been ‘achieved’, or do you feel freedom & adventure in how you explore, learn & grow?
Small Business; Big Dreams
Now is not the easiest time to be a small business owner. Small businesses must overcome hefty hurdles even in the best of markets. Don’t get mired in thinking your efforts aren’t worth it. Instead get practical advice, consider collaboration and refocus your energy.
Even the most brilliant of ideas don’t simply materialize into successful businesses – they require development, refining, business savvy, and regular nourishment in the form of time and money invested.
Feeling road blocked? Here’s how to get over the hump!
Solutions to answer the ‘where to work from’ question are becoming more versatile. The move away from committing to a full-time, all-yours office space purchase or rental has led to an array of turn-key office solutions. These are especially well suited to Start-ups founders, Small Business creators, Freelancers and Creatives.
If you haven’t considered the benefits of a Co-working Space, the time too is now.
When it’s time to switch gears, podcasts are a great tool to do so. They provide commiseration, motivation, education, humour, advice and more. Each one opens the door into a world outside of our own, drawing connections and giving us glimpses and insight into a range of topics. Reward your curiosity.
Tune in, engage your brain (and maybe even your heart) and find company along this curious experience, we call life.
One for You
From wacky science, to relationships, to advocacy, and managing money there is something for everyone. Here’s listing just a few that are out there:
Gamification is a growing strategy used across the spectrum by educators, employers, businesses, and others. As a concept it involves taking the most engaging and entertaining elements of games (i.e. game-design thinking) and applying them in new ways to teach, motivate, manage, and more.
Let the Games Begin
Electronic games are older than you might think. From these humble beginnings, the evolution of Electronic Gaming has grown by leaps and bounds.
Our continued fascination with increasingly complex, dynamic, and intricate 3D virtual worlds where we can play with/against each other, ourselves, and the game itself continues to push the envelope, excite, and drive innovation.
Let’s explore iconic games and ground-breaking advances since the beginning.
Life gets busy. Games provide a breather. Gone are the days of unwieldy expensive gaming consoles being required. New technology has made it easier for anyone to game at home or on-the-go. Games aren’t just for the young anymore either. Handheld devices, diverse game options, and increasing gamification at school and work means that more adults are enjoying a wide range of modern gaming options. Not only can games help you relax and take a few minutes for yourself, research shows they may offer some benefits for your brain too!