Sunday, July 29, 2012

Another month completed

Can you believe half the year has passed by a month? Me neither. I can already see many items, on my to-do list, that haven't been done. Unfortunately some will now have to wait until next year. Some are late but still need to be done. Should I whine and cry over the spilt milk of uncompleted items or move forward?

You tell me.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

July 24, 2012

What does that day mean for you? Can you recollect any special incident or celebration? For most of you it is just another day. For others it may be a birthday, anniversary, a family birthday and so on.

That date represents another day in your life, a day when you may just accomplish something worthwhile if you are out doing something about it. No need to wait for the following day, keep your search up and running full force. Remember you will be getting more "no's" that yes's.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Life is like a box of See's mixed candies

OK, you saw the movie and laughed and enjoyed. As you purposefully select each different piece of candy and savor the taste so should you go about your trek on meeting new people and events. Some candies aren't your favorite and you probably won't get a full box of them. You might even pass those pieces to others in the future.

Your searches and meetings will sometimes have a similar value to you. It is pretty hard to always select the best connections until you try them all.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The fireworks are over

The Fourth is now long past. Besides enjoying summer what are you doing to further your project of re-injecting yourself into the workforce? Are you seeking out new connections? Meeting new and different people? Are you finding new networking opportunities? If not what are you waiting for?

Remember that you can mail out all the resumes you want and sit at home and wait for the phone to ring. Why did you get that answering service whether it is at the phone company or your own? It was to catch those calls you can't get when away.

Your best use of time is getting out and seeing people, any people.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Where do you start?

Sometimes this place in life, out of work, seems insurmountable. Where do we start? Who to speak with, where to go. How do we get our life back in order? Seems insurmountable doesn't it?
Stop! Get together with a friend and just vent and talk. Get out some of that anger then begin the process of learning. Things are different than last year, five years ago and so on. Get other's input yet don't act on all of it. You'll need to discern if it is for you, not an easy task. Just take it one day at a time.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Memorial Day

Many of us know not much about this day in history. Remember that many men and women died so you can enjoy the freedom you have today. They never got to enjoy it later in life as you can. It is your job to make the most of everything because you can. Help out, give back, learn more about the poppy fields of Flanders. We used to buy red poppies in the day but we rarely see that now.
Give homage to those that have gone before you and gave you the freedom you have. Find solutions not look for problems. AS Smokey Bear used to say "Only you can prevent forest fires" . Only you can make the world a better place to live.