If you’re looking for a career change, or having one forced upon you (for example, by facing redundancy), then you probably need to learn some new skills.
To make any substantial life change successfully, you need to have a clear picture of where you want to go and what you want to achieve. Brian Tracy, the American business, leadership and career coach says, “All successful people, men and women, are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, I deal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision that goal or purpose.”
Every journey begins with a single small step. Changing careers is no different. You simply put 1 foot in front of the other and set off. But you need to know where you’re going. You need a map.
Once you’ve drawn up your map, you then need a means of transportation to get you from where you are now to where you want to be. That vehicle is distance learning.
The mind, the brain, is more like a sponge than a bucket. If you pour liquid into it continuously, it keeps on soaking it up until it can hold no more. Then it overflows. But that’s where the analogy ends. The brain never gets full, and unlike the sponge or bucket it can’t be emptied or overflow.
Instead, the more you pour in, the more it holds. In fact Oliver Wendell Holmes said, “Man’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”
Changing careers, when reduced to its lowest common denominator, is simply a matter of pouring in enough new knowledge (liquid).
Distance learning, because of its flexibility, is the best way to acquire that new knowledge. You don’t need to go through a complex enrolment process or wait for a new term to start. You can enrol for the course of your choice right now and start as soon as you receive the materials. Literally in a couple of days.
You don’t need to even leave home. There is no commute, so it doesn’t cost you money to get to your place of study, and you don’t need to find “digs”. Plus, you can learn while you continue to earn, and carry out your studies at any time of the day or night.
It’s great for ambitious professionals, single parents, or those “between jobs”. Musicians who gig in the evenings or weekends, busy sports team members, or full-time carers can all find the time to study and fit it in around their lifestyles.
The other huge advantage with distance learning is that while you’re on your own, you are never alone or cut-off. The college, its support staff and tutors are available during business hours, but its systems – including peer support forums, resources and network – are available all day every day from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Enrol on a course today.