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Are You Living The Life You Love?

In this podcast, I ask, are you living the life you love?Do you know what your purpose is?

I share a little of my own life and how I am now living the life I love as I have discovered my purpose.

Are you confused about what you are meant to do?

Are you stuck in an unfulfilling job either because you don’t know what else to do, or you’re too afraid to take the steps necessary to change jobs?

Are you stuck in some other area of life, and are not sure what to do next?

Please comment and let me know, as I passionately want to help you find out what you’d love to do and gain the courage to do it!

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Top Tips for Coping With Redundancy

In my previous podcast, , I started to tell you about what happened to me when I found out that I may be made redundant. In this podcast, I will share with you how I coped with my redundancy, and what I found to be the best sources of help and advice

  1. Join your union.
  2. Consider all your options. Don’t discount options just because they terrify you. They might just end up being the right ones.
  3. Do your research on all your possible options. Contact me by visiting http://amandaheal.com.au, to discuss career research.
  4. Seek financial advice from an expert in tax and superannuation. State Plus is an excellent source of unbiased advice on superannuation, see http://www.stateplus.com.au
  5. Find mechanisms to cope in the office. The Employee Assistance Program provides free counselling, which can help a great deal in coping with the emotional response to what is happening. see http://www.employeeassistanceprogramme.com.au
  6. Make the most of what you are entitled to. Look closely at your workplace agreement, as there may be provisions referring to other assistance your employer will provide you with when facing redundancy, such as retraining, and career counselling.
  7. This may not be a bad thing after all. This is your chance, so make the most of it!

are you facing redundancy or job loss? Visit http://amandaheal.com.au to contact me, and let’s talk about it.

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Coping with redundancy And Job Loss

When the Commonwealth Public Service job cuts started in late 2013, I used to laugh when people would ask me if I was worried about redundancy. “of course not,” I would say, “the government will always need legislative drafters. And besides, I’m blind, a woman., and a union delegate. They wouldn’t dare!” I couldn’t have been more wrong.

In this podcast, I will share what happened to me and how it felt.
If you are facing redundancy or job loss, visit http://amandaheal.com.au to contact me, and let’s talk about it.

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How I dealt with being bullied at work

Bullying at work is defined as

“repeated, unreasonable behaviours, where the behaviours create a risk to health and safety”.

Bullying can include such behaviours as:

    • Abusive, insulting, or offensive language;
    • unjustified criticism or complaints; and
  • setting unreasonable timelines or constantly changing deadlines.

http://beyondbullying.com.au

Have you ever been bullied at work or anywhere else? Are you stuck in a job where you don’t feel appreciated? What are you going to do about it?

Contact me, and let’s talk about it.