A Few Suggestions

People are scratching that entrepreneurial itch everywhere around you but you are afraid to do it yourself. For whatever reason, you are limiting yourself. You have that desire to create something for yourself but do not know where to start. For whatever reason, you have had trouble getting off the ground with a new dream. Maybe you don’t think you’re capable of it. Maybe you haven’t even discovered what it is yet. If you have a dream in life, you need to do whatever it takes to make it happen.  Continue reading “A Few Suggestions”

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Start Winning

What are you passionate about and to what lengths would you go to experience those things? For years, I worked in a variety of jobs out of necessity, not really doing anything that I enjoyed but merely surviving. I had to have a job if I wanted to have a home. I needed to have a job if I intended to continue to have a legally licensed vehicle. The jobs weren’t terrible. I worked at McDonald’s flipping burgers. I made headlights at North American Lighting. I put together Oprah magazine at R&R Donnelly’s. I worked in the dairy department for Wal-Mart and even drove a fork truck for Coca Cola for a few months.

Those jobs were fine. They paid the bills. I definitely was not passionate about them. Continue reading “Start Winning”

What do you do?

I am a huge fan of routine. I like to know what I am going to be doing on each given day. Don’t mess with that. Don’t change my schedule. It makes me cranky and hard to live with. It is comforting to have a plan that I can rely on. However, life is strange. It’s very fragile and it will change on you when you are least expecting it. We have to be ready and willing to pick up and go when it’s necessary. Continue reading “What do you do?”

Your Personal Vision Statement

Future life improvement is something that we should all desire and, I feel, most people truly do, even if it is in small, baby steps. Going back to school for my graduate work was a step for me this past year. However, as it is stated in this article, you do not have to go back to school to continue your education. What am I going to do differently next year in order to improve myself? What am I going to do differently in order to prepare myself a little better for whatever is next in life? Continue reading “Your Personal Vision Statement”

The Early Bird

You know, there’s that old saying, the early bird gets the worm, that people often use to express how productive it is to get up early and start your day before everyone else. It is not exactly that we want the worm necessarily but the lesson there is simple. Get up early, before everyone else, and reap the benefits of a full day’s work. Continue reading “The Early Bird”

Nail Those Writing Skills Down

One of the most important skills that an aspiring writer needs to master is the ability to write something that someone else wants to read. This seems like a no-brainer. However, the difference between a piece of content that someone actually reads, comments on and shares, and a piece of content that ends up being passed over is often found in how well the article is written.  Continue reading “Nail Those Writing Skills Down”

If it is something that you love, you will find a way.

There are two kinds of decisions that a person can make at any given time. One of them is based solely on obligations. Many people find themselves in jobs that they hate specifically because of this reason. The job itself is not fulfilling but there is an obligation to provide for a family or even just for yourself so you continue on. The other kind of decision is one that is based on your passion. That is where we will spend our time today. Continue reading “If it is something that you love, you will find a way.”

Improve your chances

Hey. Yesterday, I wrote about an article that I stumbled across on lifehacker.com and how it encouraged me to make a strong move career-wise by going back to school. I wanted to build on that today by looking at another article that I have discovered at thesimpledollar.com that deals with marketable skills for the workplace.

This article deals with a handful (10 to be exact) of different skill sets that a person can learn and add to their wealth of knowledge. However, these particular skills also increase a person’s marketability and chances of getting that dream job.  Continue reading “Improve your chances”