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Finding your “Why” Tim Minchin style

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If you are a careers teacher, or a student, or  even if you know someone who is trying to find their “Why” watch Tim Minchin explain that it takes ages and ages and ages to figure out what you love.

There is no magic trick. There is no single flash of light that gives you your purpose.

Your path will take a million baby steps. It will take trying to do what others think you should do, and trying and failing and gradually becoming better at something, and that becomes who you are and what you do.

You can check out Tim’s funny and brilliant short speech HERE.

Screenshot 2019-05-04 10.48.15So, what next?

If you have no idea what to do next you can try the Simon Senek Find Your Why course. Get a copy of the Hear Your Dream Coggle map of sites for other suggestions. Check out the classic Tom Peters Brand You. Talk to an insanely great careers teacher or mentor.

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They all help. But they will not provide you with one single moment of clarity.  There is no quick fix.

Finding the authentic you and becoming really good at what you love requires exploring, and trying and consciously and deliberately striving.

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I loved this month’s newsletter! There were so many useful links that I’m going to use, like the Logistics Training Council publications and the Future skills Framework infographic on our demographic. So much handy information – I even signed up for the Public Sector Commissions job search so that I can pass opportunities for traineeships onto students. (Northern regional Catholic Education School)

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Author: Bev Johnson

A fantastic careers teacher may have changed my life. I've spent my career going from job to job. After washing cars and working in bars I went into marketing. I then became an English teacher. Teaching has been the foundation for a lot of my career. I went into TAFE where I designed participation programs, then into HR, then developed training programs for industry.  I taught e-commerce and developed systems to make it easier for organisations to work together. I kept going for scholarships and going back to uni along the way. At one time I became a world expert on collaboration frameworks, and discovered it was tricky having a conversation about THAT with anyone I knew!! I now focus on delivering information that helps careers teachers to be fantastic. You can tap into my expertise by subscribing to my newsletter. Contact me at or M: 0434056412

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