I don’t remember where I heard or read this…Continue
Added by Arleen Bradley on January 18, 2013 at 6:32am — No Comments
Yesterday I told you how groaning and grimacing when you sit down can ruin your job search. There are companies that are supportive of 50+ workers and networking is an effective way to get a job. Today, I will continue with the last 4 tips and finish with the list of Best Employers for…Continue
Added by Arleen Bradley on January 1, 2013 at 6:30am — No Comments
Do you ever have days when you feel like you just won’t make it? I can remember waking up some mornings, thinking – wondering – pondering – WHEN will IT ever happen? Success, that is.
As a woman in business, do you ever feel overwhelmed, with the sense you’ve got to do it all yourself? Well, then you are just one of many. Seriously. You are not alone.
The thing is that you have got to start doing things differently to achieve different…Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on May 8, 2012 at 3:38pm — No Comments
I recently gave a keynote presentation, and a workshop, to a large group of middle and senior managers. I asked them about their biggest challenge as a leader these days – and the answer was unanimously about motivating employees in the workforce.
What you can do is to inspire people. There are different types of motivation. I want to explore them with you, briefly.That was rather interesting to me because, as I…
Added by Pat Mussieux on February 13, 2012 at 3:04pm — No Comments
This time of year is not always happy and jolly for everyone. My Mom passed away last week and one thing that keeps me going is the fact I have learned to be resilient.
You, too, must learn this skill to succeed in business these days. It’s not always easy – so, it’s not necessarily how hard you fall – but how well you bounce – and how well you bounce BACK! Tough stuff happens and you must equip yourself with the mental skills to cope and…Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on January 12, 2012 at 4:39pm — No Comments
As a young boy I grew up with my circle of friends that I called “the guys”. There were 5 or 6 of us that did almost everything together. We roamed the old neighborhood, played baseball (and football, and basketball), went to the movies together, and we went to the same neighborhood school (we were all in the same class).
We thought, and we still think, that it was the greatest neighborhood to grow up in in the whole world. There were dozens of families with 3,4,5,6 or more kids all…Continue
Added by Phil McMillan on January 10, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments
This was a new stop on the tour for me and I was excited. I got to take a small Twin Otter plane and visit Mount Everest – Wow! It was a clear, sunny, perfect day for the flight and while life below was crazy chaotic and crowded, up in the air – it was BLISS! We were on Buddha Air – and had the best mountain flight in the world. The stewardess went out of her way to explain each mountain peak, help us take photos and ensure the flight was…Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on November 21, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments
When you retire from work, you gain more free time, but lose the structure that work builds into your life. At first, you might say "At last!", put up your feet, and get into a nice routine of watching daytime TV, going to lunch, and playing golf. There may go a time when you feel that unstructured days leave you feeling the same as if you ate nothing but donuts and junk food. You might enjoy the guilty pleasure for a while and even technically feel full, but not feel…Continue
Added by Tracey Fieber on November 1, 2011 at 12:36pm — No Comments
When you retire, you may get a good bye lunch and handsome parting gift, but never a crystal ball, which is what you need to answer the questions you ask when you go into retirement. Can you afford it? What if your savings aren't enough? What are your options? In the current economy, more people are fearing the answers to the big question "Will I run out of money in retirement?"
In an ideal world, people start saving early in their…Continue
Added by Tracey Fieber on October 21, 2011 at 3:32pm — No Comments
No man is an island, no man stands alone.
Whether you know that line from the poem by John Donne or from a song you learned in high school glee club, you need to take it to heart if you're in business. Even if you think you are a self-made success who created your company from scratch, learning to build and maintain strong relationships with key players in the organization are key if you want to prosper.
Modern business is complex today, where solopreneurs…Continue
Added by Tracey Fieber on October 14, 2011 at 12:37pm — No Comments
Recent economic news has made retirees think more carefully about spending large sums of money they might need later. Tightening the belt at any age is no fun, retirees who hoped to travel once they had more time see their dreams dying along with the economy. For the retiree who is adventurous and willing to do the legwork to plan it out, housesitting can be the way to travel and see the world or even another part to the county - on a retirement income.
Added by Tracey Fieber on October 12, 2011 at 10:43pm — No Comments
Are you feeling a bit jealous when you see your colleagues succeeding in business? Have you been wondering what it takes to get to their level?
I know that a lot of people seem to think it is complicated to create a successful business.Well, actually, it’s not! It’s quite simple, really. I want to share a few ideas with you – ideas that have helped me to be on track for a multiple 6-figure business this year.
Added by Pat Mussieux on September 1, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments
I grew up in the fifties with practical parents- a Mother, God love her, who washed aluminium foil after she cooked in it, then reused it. She was the original recycle queen, before they had a name for it. A Father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new…Continue
Added by Barbara Harnsberger on July 30, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments
Some people look at their lives and say, "I don't ever want to retire." If you are in good health, enjoy most aspects of your job, and want the income, why should you? The question becomes "Will you remain in the same job or change jobs?"
Work gives structure to life, and can give purpose to it as well. You may like the routine of work, what you do, and who you work with. If you have been at the same place for years, you may be in a salary…Continue
Added by Tracey Fieber on July 26, 2011 at 1:21pm — No Comments
For some people, working is mainly a way to finance the travel they love. No continent, no state, no city, no attraction is off limits for the serious traveler who may lament that they need more time for each trip. When retirement comes along, the question of "will I travel" seems like a moot point, but it's not always that simple.
In retirement, you may have the time, but the money can be an issue. Costly trips that take big chunks of…Continue
Added by Tracey Fieber on July 15, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
I hear so many women entrepreneurs telling me that they hate sales – they find it sleazy, distasteful and uncomfortable for them. They just want to ‘do their passion’ and fulfill their purpose.
Huh? What’s that all about? Why in the world do so many women entrepreneurs feel so very uncomfortable when it comes to sales? I don’t get it.
Here’s a little known ‘secret’ – sales is fun and it can be easy! Ok, now get back up off the…Continue
Added by Pat Mussieux on June 22, 2011 at 2:11am — No Comments
Once you have done your research, you must follow through. This calls for commitment. Commitment is manifested in a variety of ways, one of which includes determination. Once you’ve committed to your business, you must be unwavering. With this mindset, you won’t vacillate back and forth.
Sadly, this is a…Continue
Added by C.J. LAURIA on April 20, 2011 at 12:06am — No Comments
Do Your Homework
In past articles we have discussed the plight of so many Boomers who have either been laid off or simply feel unfulfilled in their present career. Whatever the situation, many Boomers have decided to pull…Continue
Added by C.J. LAURIA on April 19, 2011 at 11:40pm — No Comments
Added by Nancy Merz Nordstrom on February 14, 2011 at 7:01am — No Comments
My life has changed recently in that I now have a little dog staying with me for a month. Any of you with pets know that you are no longer in control of your time when this happens.
One of the keys to my success is the fact that I am very disciplined, as a solopreneur, when it comes to the way I manage my time and energy. That has changed a bit over the past few weeks – and in a good way,…
Added by Pat Mussieux on February 9, 2011 at 5:40am — No Comments