Taking A Career Break: Quotes and Resources

Taking a Career Break

Taking A Career Break: Quotes and Resources

Taking a career break! Lots of us think and may be dream about the idea of taking some time out from the daily grind. Here are some quotes on the experience. Plus I’ve included below details of two books to  help you on your way. And now the quotes…

  1.  It is energizing and liberating to turn down a road you have not traveled before. To reach toward what you cannot yet touch brings new passion and strength to your life. Ralph Marston
  2. Disconnect with your work self on a sabbatical, and you’ll reconnect with who you really are.  Corbett Barr
  3. It’s a time to immerse yourself in a different environment, try new things, reassess your priorities, and look at your life from a different perspectiveMarelisa Fabrega
  4. Give yourself the priceless gifts of new experiences, new skills, new knowledge and the confidence of knowing how quickly you can grow. Expand your horizons, again and again, and discover that every limit is there to be transcended.  Ralph Marston
  5. Getting away from it all might be the only way you can really reset or change course. If you continue around the day-to-day, making significant changes is tough. Taking a few months off will give you the space you need to figure things out. Corbett Barr
  6. Taking a sabbatical is the first step towards discovering whether or not I can take the leap of faith and do something fully on my own.  Do anything for a while, and it becomes increasingly harder to cut the cord. Sam Dogen
  7. Of Fortune’s best 100 companies to work for in America, 21 of them have paid-for, formal sabbatical programs. It’s a competitive advantage with regard to recruiting talent. Jaye Smith
  8. Almost everybody got back to some form of better eating and exercise, and they keep that up. And they say, “I didn’t realize what stress I was under. Now I can go back for my next five years with some balance” Rita Foley
  9. My sabbatical didn’t really recharge my batteries as I hoped it would.  Instead, the sabbatical helped realize my preference for freedom over a steady paycheck at this point in my life.  I’ve experienced what life could be like if I worked for myself and I must say that I’m extremely excited about the prospects. Sam Dogen
  10. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed in the things that you didn’t do than in the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Mark Twain

Books on Taking A Career Break

Escape 101: The Four Secrets to Taking a Sabbatical or Career Break Without Losing Your Money or Your Mind by Dan Clements and Tara Gignac  

“What’s your dream escape? Relaxing on a palm-studded beach? A year off to write your novel? Missionary work with the needy? Exploring ancient ruins or saving the rainforest?

Whether you’re an adventurer, a poet, a volunteer or you just need a break, Escape 101 provides you with a step-by-step system to take as much time as you need from your job, career or business, without losing ground.”

A Gap Year for Grown Ups by Susan Griffith

“A guide for grown ups wanting to take the trip of a lifetime, containing information on specialist schemes and opportunities for professionals and mature travellers. Covers everything from what to pack to paying the mortgage when away, as well as advice from adult gappers who have been there and done it.”

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find her books on Amazon at this link

         

Wednesday Quotes Inspire Your Job Search

Wednesday Quotes Inspire Your Job Search Wednesday quotes

Our Wednesday quotes really will inspire and motivate you job search

Wednesday quotes to energise!

  • Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ‘em, ‘Certainly I can!’ Then get busy and find out how to do it. Theodore Roosevelt
  • Our work is the presentation of our capabilities. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
  • Never give up. No matter how many times you tried, or how many times you failed, always keep trying and always believe. Author Unknown
  • Each time we face a fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing. Author Unknown
  • Success comes from taking the initiative and following up… persisting… What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life? Tony Robbins
  • One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. Arthur Ashe

    You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. Christopher Robin

  • One of the best things you can do when the world is storming around you is to pause. Mitch Thrower
  • Good luck happens when preparedness meets opportunity  Bret Harte
  • Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.  Thomas A. Edison
  • Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden
  • Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle. Christian D. Larson
  • “Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise.  Author Unknown
  • Many of life’s failures are people who did not realise how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas Edison
  • Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Wendy Smith is a career consultant, life coach and business coach with depth of experience in management, coaching and personal development. That experience means she is equally at home helping clients find a new career direction, starting-up new businesses or dealing with life’s more challenging personal issues. You can contact her at wendy@wisewolfcoaching.com

Wendy has written a little eBook on how to get on with your boss and a book on job search – you can find her books on Amazon at this link

         

Leadership quotes

Leadership quotes

Leadership Quotes – here some great quotes on leadership.

  • “It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” Adlai E. Stevenson II
  • “To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, then, you are an excellent leader.” Dolly Parton
  • “Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others.” Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “Only one man in a thousand is a leader of men — the other 999 follow women.” Groucho Marx
  • “You have to be burning with “an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right.” If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” Steve Jobs
  • “Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” John C. Maxwell
  • “Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off.” Colin Powell
  • “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” John F. Kennedy

Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel, The Wolf Project.  Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! To find out more emailwendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com, find her on Skype at wendymason14, or call +44 (0) 2081239146 (02081239146 for UK callers) or +1 262 317 9016 if you are in the US.  

A free trial/consultation allows you to give phone coaching a real trial without any financial risk. And remember there are great benefits to be achieved from coaching by phone or Skype.

CV review and interview preparation a speciality

  • Friday Quotes – Success
  • Why Telephone Coaching Works
  • Job Search Techniques To Help You Stand Out From The Crowd
  • Career Development – The Value of a Career Plan and Making One!
Enhanced by Zemanta

When Mistakes Happen -Quotes

When Mistakes Happen -Quotes

Mistakes Happen – Time To Move On

When mistakes happen –

The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what

when mistakes happen

direction we are moving. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Beset by a difficult problem? Now is your chance to shine. Pick yourself up, get to work and get triumphantly through it.  Ralph Marston

You can’t keep blaming yourself. Just blame yourself once, and move on. Dan Castellaneta

To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on.  Dave Pelzer

No matter what it is, pick yourself up and go on to the next project.  Shelley Duvall

As I said there is nothing wrong with failing. Pick yourself up and try it again. You never are going to know how good you really are until you go out and face failure.  Henry Kravis

Everyone has egos, and you want to come out on top. You have to pick yourself up and go at it again. Caprice Bourret

Courage is not the absence of fear, but simply moving on with dignity despite that fear. Pat Riley

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.  Hermann Hesse

Stand up and walk out of your history. Phil McGraw

I gather strength from life’s storms. Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach and author of a new novel, The Wolf Project Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

CV review and interview preparation a speciality

  • Drive and Motivation: The surprising truth about what motivates us
  • Something to make you think – a leader is….
  • Friday Quotes – Change – Moving On
Enhanced by Zemanta

Tuesday Quotes:Management:Encourage Your Staff

Tuesday Quotes:Management:Encourage Your Staff

I’ve always thrived on the encouragement of others. Patti Smith

Nine tenths of education is encouragement. Anatole France

Nothing is more effective than sincere, accurate praise, and nothing is more lame than a cookie-cutter compliment. Bill Walsh

Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise. Wendell Phillips

Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement – and we will make the goal. Robert Collier

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. W. Somerset Maugham

There are two things people want more than sex and money… recognition and praise. Mary Kay Ash

It is more difficult to praise rightly than to blame. Thomas Fuller

If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down. Mary Pickford

Praise is warming and desirable. But it is an earned thing. It has to be deserved, like a hug from a child. Phyllis McGinley

Management is nothing more than motivating other people. Lee Iacocca

Wendy Mason is the Happiness Coach.  Wendy is a life and career coach and writer. She is passionate about helping people find happiness at work and at home! She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  She believes coaching requires compassion, warmth and empathy. Wendy helps people reach their career goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Quotes on Servant Leadership

Quotes on Servant Leadership

Servant leadership is a timeless concept but the phrase “servant leadership” was coined by Robert K. Greenleaf in “The Servant as Leader.” This was an essay that he first published in 1970. In it he said:

“The servant-leader is servant first… It begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead. That person is sharply different from one who is leader first, perhaps because of the need to assuage an unusual power drive or to acquire material possessions…The leader-first and the servant-first are two extreme types. Between them there are shadings and blends that are part of the infinite variety of human nature.”

Here are some other quotes on servant leadership

Good leaders must first become good servants. Robert Greenleaf

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams

True leadership must be for the benefit of the followers, not to enrich the leader. John C. Maxwell

Servant-leadership is more than a concept, it is a fact. Any great leader, by which I also mean an ethical leader of any group, will see herself or himself as a servant of that group and will act accordingly. M. Scott Peck

Whatever our career may be, true leadership means to receive power from God and to use it under Gods rule to serve people in Gods way. Leighton Ford

We are here to add what we can to, not get what we can from life. Sir William Osler

A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. Lao Tzu

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant. Max De Pree

A Godly Leader finds strength by realizing his weakness, finds authority by being under authority, finds direction by laying down his own plans, finds vision by seeing the needs of others, finds credibility by being an example, finds loyalty by expressing compassion, finds honor by being faithful, finds greatness by being a servant. Roy Lessin

We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead. Anon

“Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.   Marian Anderson

Thanks to  John Sachem, Yahoo! Contributor Network

Friday Quotes – Changing the World

Friday Quotes – Changing the World

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela

In order to change the world, you have to get your head together first. Jimi Hendrix

No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. Robin Williams

It seems to me that any sensible person must see that violence does not change the world and if it does, then only temporarily. Martin Scorsese

It’s a philosophy of life. A practice. If you do this, something will change, what will change is that you will change, your life will change, and if you can change you, you can perhaps change the world. Vivienne Westwood

Because primarily of the power of the Internet, people of modest means can band together and amass vast sums of money that can change the world for some public good if they all agree. Bill Clinton

You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world. Woodrow Wilson

Everybody thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing themselves.Leo Tolstoy

Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time. Miguel Angel Ruiz

You can change your world by changing your words… Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue. Joel Osteen

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Denis Waitley

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

Friday Quotes – Change – Moving On

"Choose to soar. Choose to fly your dream...
“Choose to soar. Choose to fly your dreams.” (Photo credit: ~Brenda-Starr~)

 

 

 

 

Friday Quotes – Change – Moving On

 

  1. “Do not worry if you feel low; the sun has a sinking spell every night, but rises again all right the next morning.” — Author Unknown
  2. “The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” — Charles Kettering
  3. “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” — Cherokee Indian Proverb
  4.  “I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” –  J. B. Priestley
  5. “Let every day be the first day of the rest of your life, but especially let today be a new beginning.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  6. “The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  7. “Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all.” — Og Mandino
  8.  “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
  9.  “All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” — Havelock Ellis
  10. “Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.” — Author Unknown
  11. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — Lao Tzu
  12. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference.” — Reinhold Niebuhr

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more at http://wisewolfcoaching.com

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

Friday Quotes – Career Development – Have the Confidence To Change Your Mind

Friday Quotes – Career Development – Have the Confidence To Change Your Mind

  1. Always remember, YOU have the power to change your life because YOU have the power to change your mind! Anon
  2. You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind. Timothy Leary
  3. You have to change your mind with every orchestra because every orchestra has a different character. Kurt Masur
  4. Sometimes all it takes to change a life is to decide which beliefs do not serve you and to literally change your mind about those beliefs. Joy Page
  5. Life can be like a roller coaster… And just when you think you’ve had enough, and you’re ready to get off the ride and take the calm, easy merry-go round… You change your mind, throw you hands in the air and ride the roller coaster all over again. That’s exhilaration…that’s living a bit on the edge…that’s being ALIVE. Stacey Charter
  6. Whatever you hold in your mind will tend to occur in your life. If you continue to believe as you have always believed, you will continue to act as you have always acted. If you continue to act as you have always acted, you will continue to get what you have always gotten. If you want different results in your life or your work, all you have to do is change your mind. Anon
  7. You are always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past. Richard Bach
  8. Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way. Edward de Bono
  9. When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir? John Maynard Keynes
  10. By simply changing our mind with the same ease with which we change our socks, we can move from lack to abundance, absence to presence, persecution to empowerment; and by observing our internal dialogue and reversing the content, pitch, cadence, and conviction of our thoughts in another direction entirely, we can, as an artist before a canvas, paint a whole new reality before us. Saleem Rana
  11. Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw
  12. I wonder where you got that idea from? I mean, the idea that it’s feeble to change your mind once it’s made up. That’s a wrong idea, you know. Make up your mind about things, by all means – but if something happens to show that you are wrong, then it is feeble not to change your mind, Elizabeth. Only the strongest people have the pluck to change their minds, and say so, if they see they have been wrong in their ideas. Enid Blyton, The Naughtiest Girl in the School

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy atwendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more athttp://wisewolfcoaching.com

Enhanced by Zemanta

Wednesday Quotes – Career Development

What lies before us and what lies behind us ar...
What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us. (Photo credit: legends2k)

Wednesday Quotes – Career Development

  1. Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow. Ronald E. Osborn
  2. If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. Thomas Edison
  3. Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. Shakespeare
  4. Tough times don’t last, tough people do. Robert Schuller
  5. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it…Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Goethe
  6. Enthusiasm and persistence can make an average person superior. Indifference and lethargy can make a superior person average. William Ward
  7. People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. Dale Carnegie
  8. Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. General George Patton
  10. Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius
  11. If you can DREAM it, you can DO it. Walt Disney
  12. You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. Jim Rohn

Wendy Mason is a career coach.  She helps people reach their goals and aspirations, without sacrificing their home and personal life.  Before working as a coach, Wendy had a long career in both the public and private sectors in general management and consultancy as well as spells in HR.  She now divides her time between coaching and writing. You can contact Wendy at wendymason@wisewolfcoaching.com and find out more athttp://wisewolfcoaching.com

  • Job Search – What Is Your Passion?
  • Career development – Moving Home Part 2 – Prepping for the big move!
  • Job Search – Networking – Asking Friends For Help
  • Job Search: What Are Your Weaknesses?

 

Enhanced by Zemanta