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By THINK Education 29th October 2014

How to Take the Next Step in Your Career with Lisa Wilkinson

"I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it."

- Thomas Jefferson

It would be difficult to find a person who didn't believe in luck, even though many of us might not think we ever have much of it. Everyone has had a stroke of luck in life somewhere and we certainly all know someone who seems to have more of it than we do. But luck is not a mystical force unto itself; it is the result of hard work and preparation. You have to be ready for an opportunity when it arises.

Many people that have earned success have worked hard and have taken every opportunity, large and small, with great zeal and an eagerness to learn from any situation. History is bountiful with such success stories, proving that luck is only a part of being ready to take the next step.

 

 

For Lisa Wilkinson, her long career in journalism, radio and television seems blessed. She has worked hard and made many sacrifices to achieve the successes in her career. She did not attend a traditional university, instead completing a certificate from Metropolitan Business College. She was ambivalent about moving from her position as Editor at Dolly magazine to Editor at Cleo – a much larger pond where she would be a smaller fish. However, she trusted herself to at least give it her best shot and, in her 10 years as editor, she made it the highest selling women’s lifestyle magazine in the world (per capita). It might have been a fortunate break that she was chosen to replace Ray Martin as host of Sydney’s Carols by Candlelight upon his retirement from television, but it’s certainly her skills and experience that has made her a success in the role. Lisa has worked hard and trusted her decisions, and as a result, has earned her reputation as a credible and reputable media personality in Australia.

If you're looking for a change in your world, now is the time to lay the foundation and prepare for a lucky opportunity to reach your goals. 

Lisa Wilkinson is an event ambassador for the Festival of Change happening 7-9 November 2014 - if you haven't already - register to attend here.

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