The 6 Steps You Should Take to Reinvent Yourself

If you’d like to learn how to successfully reinvent yourself so you can live the life you’ve always wanted, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. Maybe you or someone you know was financially impacted as a result of being labeled a non-essential worker. According to a recent edition of Fortune magazine, over 42.6 million Americans filed for unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, many people may not have jobs to return to once the pandemic ends.  While I did not lose my job, my salary was drastically cut and I was faced with an uncertain future. Would my salary be restored after the pandemic? If another pandemic were to hit …

16 Everyday Habits to Boost Your Creativity

In 20 years, perhaps 80 million US jobs could be automated. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are millions of jobs that are safe. What type of jobs? Futurist Martin Ford says jobs that require “genuine creativity.” It’s the future of the job market. It’s been the tool to advance the world for centuries. And it’ll be AI-proof for centuries to come. Reading this, do you think “yes, I have creativity in spades!” Or are you a little nervous? Are you one to say “oh, i’m not that creative.” “I’m a salesman, not an artist.” “I’m an HR associate, not a novelist.”  “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein Creativity isn’t a black-and-white, “you have …

3 Ways to Finally Commit to the Career Change You’ve Been Dreaming About

How many times have you said you were going to leave the job that makes you miserable, burned out and empty only to give up after hitting a roadblock or rough patch? We’ve all done this, started out with the best of intentions but we quit trying and end up right where we started or worse.  We end up feeling defeated and telling ourselves we’re a failure. Or we justify staying where we are because we question whether the change is worth it. We rationalize that we have a good-paying job, it’s stable, there’s financial security, it’s a good company, it’s an impressive place to work, etc. Why does this happen? Why is it so difficult to stick with a …

Find the Right Business for the Job

Whether you need basic work done around the house, a full home renovation or a regular cleaning, finding the right business for the job is important. These days, there’s no shortage of trades and businesses offering services that you can take advantage of for your home, so it’s important to do your research first and ensure that the choice you’ll make is a good fit for what you need. The good news is that there are plenty of tools and resources available to help you choose the right business for your needs. We’ve put together a checklist to help you make the best decision.  Ask for Recommendations: First of all, try asking for recommendations from your social circle. This is usually the …

How Workers Can Protect Themselves from Unsafe Working Conditions

Unsafe working conditions are fairly common. There will always be jobs that are way riskier than others. What makes them worth doing is the pay and protection given to the workers. If you are an employee working in a dangerous environment, here are ways you can protect yourself. 1. Know your employers safety measures Employers are legally required to ensure that you are safe from accidents, injuries, and illnesses. This means that they should provide you with the means and equipment to do your job safely. It depends on what your job is. For example, if you work in construction, you may be provided a helmet and a safety harness. If you’re a nurse, you’ll be provided personal protective equipment. …

No College Education? Improve Your Job Prospects with These Tips

Generation Z definitely does things differently. According to a recent survey, 1 in 5 youngsters today may forego a college education. There are many reasons behind this shift, including college expenses, heavy workload, as well as the realization that there are other avenues one can use to reach their career goals. If you belong to this school of thought, finding a job might pose some challenges not faced by job seekers with a solid college education. The good news is, many people have navigated this process and gone on to have excellent careers. Here are some tips to help improve your job prospects without a college education. 1. Network Widely Networking brings a professional circle around you that could help …

Learn to face difficulty

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.” — Seneca the Younger This is a great quote to both contemplate and to apply to your life. How often do you hear people complain? Pick a topic-love, friendship, careers, etc. The list of issues that people complain about is endless. You and I are no different. Perhaps we don’t complain about each of these things but more than likely there is something that we complain about with great regularity. Now, sometimes complaints are simply a way to vent some frustration at the moment but we don’t really want anything to change in this area. However, more …

JOB DREAM

Have you changed? Your job started out being what you wanted, but today it is different. Maybe you thought of it as a jumping place to a better job in the future, but you have been here 5 plus years. it is a fact that your dream job is waiting on you, so don’t continue in a miserable job, boring or basically unsatisfying, even questionable for basic survival. Your time is NOW to get out! Satisfaction & fulfillment is your aim, not being in a “make do” position for an extended period! When people think of dream jobs, all often, they think of the jobs that they thought about when they were children. As a child, you probably thought about …

5 Things I Did on the Way to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

Everybody’s story is different, and while some people choose to not share their stories, I’m proud of mine not only because of how far I’ve gotten, but also because of where I started. It was not normal for my family to have much food because we grew up poor. Today, I have a comfortable life, and appreciate that when I look back, I see I’ve made difficult but fruitful decisions. Today, I am an Entrepreneur, an IT guide, a project consultant, a professional sales trainer, an author, and a youth awardee. Here are the 5 things I did on my journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur: 1. Don’t wait for an opportunity, create one When I was old enough, I …

How I Lost The Secret Of Dazzling Success For 20 Years

Ever heard of the Fuller Brush Man? You know, those legendary guys who came knocking on the front doors of America, selling brushes, mops and cleaners? I was one of them, back in my early twenties. I had just quit a job in an employment agency after four-and-a-half very long, very stressful days. Confined for eight hours a day to an incredibly tiny cubicle, ear pressed to the phone calling through the yellow pages trying to find job listings, then on my very first interview having to lie to a girl about a fictitious job the boss had advertised to pull in applicants. (Can you say bait-and-switch?) That girl knew I was lying, and when she walked out the door, …

Great Century, by George

George Burns’ career could have ended as early as 1958, when his wife Gracie Allen retired from Show business. Burns continued the show after Allen retired, but the show was cancelled after one season. Burns could have let his wife’s retirement from show business stop him from going further in his career, but he ultimately ended up being a huge comic success and lived to be 100 years old. Many of Burns’ biggest successes came when he was in his eighties and nineties. At the ages when many people have long since retired, Burns was enjoying great success. Getting older does have great advantages: we become smarter; we acquire wisdom; we have acquired more skills. 1. Burns struggled as a …

Control Your Own Level of Motivation

When I first mention this to most people, they really don’t get it, so here is a simple formula for keeping your moods upbeat. Audio books and music can be used as tools for motivation. The audio book is such a great motivational and learning tool, while you are commuting, or just out for a drive by yourself. I mention “by yourself” because, ideally, you should spend quality time with people in your car. You can learn so much about life and a self-improvement audio book can keep you motivated all day long. When I first started listening to audio books it was during commuter traffic through Providence and Boston. I would show up to meetings relaxed, with fresh ideas, …

Career Move! From Shelf Filler to Manager

Are you in a dead end job? Are you fed up with low pay and long hours? Are you bored and want to do something more interesting? Do you want to be the person telling others what to do rather than being the one taking orders? You can make it happen! if you are determined enough. Consider the two alternatives, which one works for you? Arrives late for work on a regular basis, usually chewing gum. Looks untidy, hair unkempt, nail varnish peeling and skirt very short. Only smiles and laughs loudly with her mates. Speaks to customers as little as possible. When asked if there is a top in another size. Answers “I don’t know” or “if it isn’t …

Burn the Ships

One of the keys to reaching your goals is to eliminate any escape routes. It is tempting to retreat to safety and comfort when challenges and difficulties arise. To avoid turning around and abandoning your goals, you must make going forward more compelling then going back. When striving towards a goal, you must focus on what you want to obtain and avoid the impulse to go back to what you know and to what is comfortable. When Spanish Conquistador Hernando Cortez landed in Mexico, one of his first orders to his men was to burn the ships. Cortez was committed to his mission and did not want to allow himself or his men the option of going back to Spain. …

Breaking the Bad Habit of Not Having Enough Motivation

Finding the thing that motivates you is one thing, it is quite another to stick with it. And even while you have already succeeded in identifying what motivates you, the temptation to give in to more convenient, easier things like procrastination are much more powerful than getting yourself up and going. Identify that lacking motivation or deliberately making yourself feel demotivated is a bad habit. Something isn’t quite right when you refuse to wake up on time to get to your office. Or, when you allow yourself to be overwhelmed by the power of procrastination when you have deadlines to beat. You know that something is going wrong inside you when the task you have to finish several days ago …

Become Happy: Learn to Live Like Noahs Ark

Though the bible has been sometimes discredited by those who do not believe, it is one of the good and reliable sources for finding out how to live happily. Here, I have outlined some of the lessons I have picked up from the story of the flood and Noahs Ark in a slightly humouristic tone. 1) Whatever you do, pay attention that you do not miss the boat. 2) Remember that you are not alone because everyone is in the same boat with you. 3) You need to look into the future and plan for it. Remember that when Noah started building the ark, it had not started raining. 4) Keep healthy and fit because even when you have reached …