Tuesday, 18 October 2016

The Truth about Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

If you have just left school or university, you may think:

That is it. I know it all now.’
Can I shatter that illusion? Your real learning journey is just starting. You have the foundations from your school days. Now, you have your whole life ahead of you to grow and develop, to release, realise, and achieve your potential as you develop your whole person.
Winners and Losers.
A Winner looks up to where he is going.
  • A Loser looks down on those who have not yet achieved the position he has.

  • A Winner is responsible for more than his/her job.
    A Loser says ‘I only work here.

  • A Winner says ‘There ought to be a better way of doing it.’
    A Loser says ‘Why change it? That’s the way it has always been done.’

Releasing your Potential.

Take responsibility for your learning and development and see yourself gradually improve and grow in confidence as you break down the barriers; climbing the ladder to where you want to be – and become a winner.
  • You must keep up to date and plan for the future. The days of a job for life have long since gone. How do I do this?
I can show you:
  • How to draw up and complete a Personal Action Plan.
  • Keep a record of what you have done and need to do to keep focussed on your objectives.
  • How to set aside time to look back on what you have done and see how far you have travelled.
More in Release Your Potential: Making Sense of Personal and Professional Development and at Discover-Rosalie

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Spreading out all over the world.

New ePub distribution feeding out across the globe.

It has been a lot of work but consolidating eBook distribution is the right way to go.
The recent publishing event - August - in Milton Keynes showed us the expanded possibilities of harnessing the power of Ingram Spark who feed the popular eBook ePub format to all the major eRetailers across the globe. Already they are on sale in 
Kobo, Apple,and Barnes and Noble,

As a change from all this data input to various organisations' databases, that hard drive that is my brain turned to jacket design for Island Interludes. Ideas are floating around. It is  a challenge to decide how to depict the variety of islands in the Atlantic and Mediterranean.

I mean, They all have palm trees; they all have culture in abundance, they all have sea and sand. Do I go for the relaxing sounds of the sea and swaying palm trees or do I go for images of some of the wonderful backdrops which greet you at every turn. Especially Sicily.
Just for a taster, here are the islands which we will cover in Island Interludes.

Meandering in the Mediterranean

Sicily - where we left you in The Long Leg of ItalyMalta, and Cyprus.

Atlantic Wanderings

Azores - Sao Miguel. Madeira. The Canary Islands of Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife including the island of Gomera.

Our travels cover many years; next year we will be taking a field trip to Tenerife to renew our acquaintance with this beautiful and diverse island as we re-visit the Masca Valley, Taganana Valley, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and Puerto de la Cruz in the north of the island, visits to the west coast with a stay on the 'usually' hot south coast. I wonder what changes have taken place since our last visit.




Photos - Cyprus, Fuerteventura, Sicily. Copyright Rosalie Marsh.

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