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3 Greatest Myths about Owning a Business

3 Greatest Myths about Owning a Business | OHS, the Aviation industry & Myself | Scoop.it

When I was younger I wanted my own business, but I didn’t know how to begin. Should I buy a franchise, join a multi-level marketing company, or start my own business?

 

I went to seminars, presentations, and sales pitches on selling everything from milk additives to fuel additives, from soap to jewellery.

 

A lot of the presentations were very high-pressured. They were designed to get you to buy, sign, and commit. It was all about selling the dream of a life of leisure; you could live like a king and enjoy life without hard work. You could be different from the average Joe—no longer serving the man but living the dream.

 

Having started and run three successful businesses myself and spoken to hundreds of small business owners I can look back over 35 years and say, “Yep, that was definitely a bunch of crap!”

 

These are the three great myths:


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
Courtney Rieck's insight:

It is important to gain as much knowledge about business, both myths and facts, to make sure that I know what are the risks and benefits of having my own business.

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Bill Brown's curator insight, July 23, 2:21 AM

So true! Yes, you do have to get real when you think about starting your own business. All those overnight successes you hear about, well, there are very few of them and with hindsight most people's idea of "overnight" tends to foreshorten over time!

 

Read and get real.

MichaelJDay's curator insight, July 24, 10:46 AM

Truth!

annie garfoot's curator insight, August 8, 6:26 AM

Having started and run three successful businesses myself and spoken to hundreds of small business owners I can look back over 35 years and say, “Yep, that was definitely a bunch of crap!” These are the three great myths...

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News: Cessna stalls and crashes while cattle mustering

News: Cessna stalls and crashes while cattle mustering | OHS, the Aviation industry & Myself | Scoop.it
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The aviation stories we mostly hear about involve major aeroplanes  or airlines, because of a variety of reasons including the damage and loss of life that occurs in these events, and the impact of so many people in the community. Small plane crashes, like the one in this article, do not get the same level of publicity.

 

Mustering cattle in an aircraft has occupational risks including flying low, environmental and man-made hazards (such as trees, power lines, buildings), and these hazards create high risks for the pilots.

 

A further risk outlined in this article was that the health of the pilot was not known as he did not hold a current medical certification, and he hadn’t completed a required refresher course.

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My Future

Think about where you want to be in 5 years ... where would you like to work, what things might interest you, the countries you might like to live, the profession you might be pursuing ... 

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In five years’ time I am aiming to have completed my studies and have started a career in the aviation industry. My dream job would be, becoming a commercial pilot in an overseas airline.  I am also interested in the business and communication aspects of aviation, and I will be building my knowledge of these areas of aviation as I work towards my ultimate goal of being a pilot.

 

Travelling around the world would be something I would love to do, and if I achieve my dream job I will enjoy travelling for work and fun. Initially I would like the Australian outback to be home, but if I was to live anywhere in the world it would be in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

 

For many years I have been training in Taekwon-do it has helped me to keep fit and active. As an internationally recognised martial art, Taekwon-do is recognised and practised in many countries. I see myself continuing my participation in Taekwondo as this gives me an activity where I can maintain my fitness and health, which are important for me to have balance in my work and personal life.

 

Animals have always been a part of my life; I could never see my life without them in it.  Whilst I look forward to travelling and hopefully living overseas, I would still like to have an animal with me.  My interest in animals gives me a relaxing hobby when I am having a break in my study.

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Plane speaking: Are aviation workers losing their hearing?

Plane speaking: Are aviation workers losing their hearing? | OHS, the Aviation industry & Myself | Scoop.it
Airline personnel must endure high levels of noise for upwards of 40 hours a week. How does this constant noise exposure affect their hearing?

Via Ralph Bancroft
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This article show how the health and safety of personal in the aviation industry is important. It also shows that as the industry grows so does the demand for health and safety. This article identifies one of the many occupational health and safety risk involved not only for a pilot but for any whom are working in the area of aviation. 

 

As a training pilot this is important to me in the understanding of where the health and safety has came from to where it will be in the next five to ten years.  There are many other health and safety issues involved with aviation as well as hearing loss though hearing loss is one of the larger health and safety issues.

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Ralph Bancroft's curator insight, July 12, 8:18 PM

Whether a pilot is flying jumbo jet on an international flight or operating a low capacity turbo-prop aircraft in the outback the effects of noise can produce various occupational health and safety risks. Such risks include hearing loss, increased levels of fatigue and poor crew communication.  Therefore, it is essential that pilots take precautions and wear correct ear protection when walking airside and operating an aircraft on the ground or during flight. 

Brittany Yates's curator insight, July 16, 8:35 PM

As a baggage handler trying to make my way up the ranks I found this article very interesting. Over the past year of being baggage handler I have noticed a decrease in my hearing already. It is great to see that the Airlines are aware of the increase in hearing loss in this industry and they are doing their best to try and assist with this issue. I myself have noticed in my workplace there has been a big push for all staff members to be wearing their hearing protection whilst airside. This is a massive occupational health and safety issue and it is great to see that these issues are being taken seriously.

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5 Factors to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer

5 Factors to Consider Before Accepting a Job Offer | OHS, the Aviation industry & Myself | Scoop.it

When considering a new job, it is important to ensure the grass will truly be greener on the other side.

 

While working for a new employer often helps an employee's career, it can also be a detriment. A new study from Spherion Staffing Services revealed that long-term career advancement doesn't always happen by moving from one employer to another, but rather by staying with one company.

 

Specifically, 63% of workers said that long-term career advancement depends on staying with an employer for a long time. Additionally, 61% of workers today said that changing jobs every few years usually damages a person's long-term career prospects.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
Courtney Rieck's insight:

This was an interesting read, because just over three to four years I will be looking for a job hopefully within the aviation industry and as a pilot. Therefore these five tips I have just read have been a help and I will be able to refer back to them when having interviews and even further down the track when I wish to run and own my own business.

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, July 12, 6:30 PM

When considering a new job, it is important to ensure the grass will truly be greener on the other side.

Edward L Mugits's curator insight, July 13, 5:49 PM

Great Info, and not only accurate, but up to date

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Gulf airlines defend female cabin crew policies

Gulf airlines defend female cabin crew policies | OHS, the Aviation industry & Myself | Scoop.it
Emirates, Qatar Airways defend policies on pregnancy and marriage amid union criticism

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This is an interesting article to read as I had heard and read other articles about simular policies. This helps me in understanding and makes me aware of what polices are within some airliners. When looking for a job I will be aware of what I might be getting myself in to and it helps with the choices of airliners. Though this is for the cabin crew I would wondering what policies were in place for female pilots as that is the career I wish to embark in.

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Online tool to carry out risk assessments in the workplace - Gozo News

Online tool to carry out risk assessments in the workplace - Gozo News | OHS, the Aviation industry & Myself | Scoop.it
Gozo NewsOnline tool to carry out risk assessments in the workplaceGozo NewsThe conference, held in the Cypriot city of Nicosia and entitled 'Working together for the future of occupational safety and health in Europe,' looked at the challenges facing...

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I am unsure if Australia has a program like this but it would be a great help for many companies as it helps people understand what is needed in a risk assessment. As I experienced on the weekend very few people understand what is needed in a risk assessment and how to fill one out. This program would both help people understand them and as reduces the time that is needed to fill one out. I think this would be a really good and useful tool to all who come in contact with risk assessments.

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9 Body Language Tricks to Improve Your Negotiation Skills

9 Body Language Tricks to Improve Your Negotiation Skills | OHS, the Aviation industry & Myself | Scoop.it

Strong negotiation skills are hugely advantageous throughout one’s life, from the boardroom to the bar. These skills largely rest on your ability to back up your words with physical actions that exude openness, honesty, and confidence. This fosters trust and increases the other party’s desire to react cooperatively and reach agreement.

According to psychologists and a recent study from language experts Gengo, body language and non-verbal communications has a greater impact in a discussion than the actual words that you say.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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I enjoyed reading this article, it gave me some knowledge on how to negotiate with people. I believe further in life this will become valued knowledge.

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Carol Sherriff's curator insight, July 7, 1:30 AM

Useful tips - remember also if negotiating with a client or helping a group negotiate an agreement, step 1 know your own bottom line - what is the base of a settlement that you are not prepared to go below, step 2 put yourself in the other person's shoes and identify their bottom line (if its appropriate ask them), step 3 go for win-win where both of you get bottom line plus

Elizabeth Alfaro's curator insight, July 7, 12:49 PM

Nuestro cuerpo también expresa, deberíamos saber cómo usarlo a nuestro favor. 

Ellen Naylor's curator insight, July 8, 7:28 AM

Also some great tips for competitive intelligence collectors at trade shows. Or those in Sales and Marketing. And don't forget they're reading your body too. 

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Copilot or First Officer Jobs

Copilot or First Officer Jobs | OHS, the Aviation industry & Myself | Scoop.it
Copilot or First Officer The Airline CoPilot or First Officer assists the captain by monitoring the flight instruments handling radio communications watching for air traffic and taking over the flight controls when directed by the captain
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This page sets out the application processes and job requirements for a pilot – my dream job.

 

Pilots need to undertake and maintain regular health assessments to ensure that they are able to fulfil this role safely. Pilot health is paramount in aviation to ensure that the pilot is not placing the safety of others, such as passengers and ground staff, at risk of harm.

 

The aviation industry is seen as a leader in occupational health and safety.

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3 Greatest Myths about Owning a Business

3 Greatest Myths about Owning a Business | OHS, the Aviation industry & Myself | Scoop.it

When I was younger I wanted my own business, but I didn’t know how to begin. Should I buy a franchise, join a multi-level marketing company, or start my own business?

 

I went to seminars, presentations, and sales pitches on selling everything from milk additives to fuel additives, from soap to jewellery.

 

A lot of the presentations were very high-pressured. They were designed to get you to buy, sign, and commit. It was all about selling the dream of a life of leisure; you could live like a king and enjoy life without hard work. You could be different from the average Joe—no longer serving the man but living the dream.

 

Having started and run three successful businesses myself and spoken to hundreds of small business owners I can look back over 35 years and say, “Yep, that was definitely a bunch of crap!”

 

These are the three great myths:


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
Courtney Rieck's insight:

It is important to gain as much knowledge about business, both myths and facts, to make sure that I know what are the risks and benefits of having my own business.

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Bill Brown's curator insight, July 23, 2:21 AM

So true! Yes, you do have to get real when you think about starting your own business. All those overnight successes you hear about, well, there are very few of them and with hindsight most people's idea of "overnight" tends to foreshorten over time!

 

Read and get real.

MichaelJDay's curator insight, July 24, 10:46 AM

Truth!

annie garfoot's curator insight, August 8, 6:26 AM

Having started and run three successful businesses myself and spoken to hundreds of small business owners I can look back over 35 years and say, “Yep, that was definitely a bunch of crap!” These are the three great myths...

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Red Arrows Mark Birthday With Rare Formation

Red Arrows Mark Birthday With Rare Formation | OHS, the Aviation industry & Myself | Scoop.it
The Red Arrows teamed up with four of their European counterparts for this unique formation, flown last Friday over the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford. Britain’s finest are celebrating the Red Arrows’ 50th anniversary this year. They were joined over the Cotswold countryside by the leaders of four other teams appearing at RIAT: the Breitling Jet Team (L-39 Albatros); Frecce Tricolore (MB-339); Patrouille de France (Alpha Jet); and Patrouille Suisse (F-5E).

Via GBJ Ltd.
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This is an awesome story, it would have be amazing to see them up close and personal. If I had a chance I would love to fly in such a team whether it be the Red Arrows or another team. It would a life experience you would never forget.

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How United Airlines Killed A Supermodel's Dog

How United Airlines Killed A Supermodel's Dog | OHS, the Aviation industry & Myself | Scoop.it
You'd think paying an additional $1800 to an airline to transport your pets would suggest that part of the agreement is that your pets not only arrive at your destination, but that they arrive not dead.

Via Isabelle clere Escouteloup
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This is such a shame that the airline can not give reasons to why only the one dog died. I agree with this article that they should explain themselves. As I also have dogs of my own, hearing about this story I would not trust the safety of my dogs on this airline. This article also shows how health and safety can go wrong not only for the people aboard the aircraft but also for the animals in the under-carriage  of the aircraft. 

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Pilot OK After Crash-Landing Small Plane In Arkansas River - Times Record

Pilot OK After Crash-Landing Small Plane In Arkansas River - Times Record | OHS, the Aviation industry & Myself | Scoop.it
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Pilot OK After Crash-Landing Small Plane In Arkansas River
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The pilot of a small sea plane was not injured after the aircraft crash-landed into the Arkansas River on Saturday.
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This shows how things can go wrong no matter the situation and how sometimes being a pilot can be dangerous.

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Skydiving elephants and other animals doing crazy stunts - Gizmodo

Skydiving elephants and other animals doing crazy stunts
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It's okay, there's no need to call PETA. The elephants are not real.
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This video clip was enjoyable to watch. It would be amazing if animals could actually do these types of stunts, even thought these are not real animals in this video. 

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