It is interesting to see what is going on across the nation. While businesses are making billions in profits, some are still whining about paying taxes. Furthermore, they seem to have some elected officials on their side as they move to push even more of the burden on workers across America. Yes, even after Wall Street and banks were bailed out, and they are making all the profits, they still want more.
To put it plainly, business really seems to be trying to push back the labor advances made over the past 100 years. Continue reading
Have you ever wanted to try something new, like go on a trip, start a new business or even ask for a raise (instead of just settling for the incremental increase); or maybe face a difficult problem head on? If so, go for it.
There is a 50/50% chance you’ll get what you ask for if you do. Continue reading
“…like crabs in a basket…”… A derogatory remark, normally associated with a group who is either fighting against each other; or who is trying to hold others in the group back so much so, that there is no chance of progression.
I heard this term used the other day in a sermon at a church meeting. As I was sitting listening, I began to think; Continue reading
Many people find themselves unemployed because of the economic problems. My encouraging word today is: Don’t be totally discouraged by what you see or what you are going through. You still have your talents, skills and abilities and the knowledge you have learned as tools to help you move to the next level. I encourage you to use the “Entrepreneur” approach Continue reading
For the past two years, I’ve heard much criticism about “AnyTHing” the President and the Democratic leadership did or attempted to do to solve any of the nation’s problems.
“Why is he focusing on national defense and wars, when it’s all about jobs?”… “Why is he focusing on saving the banks and wall street…when it’s all about jobs?”…Why is he focusing on health care…when it’s all about jobs?”….”Why is he focused on…blahblahhblah.”
This is why: Two years ago, in 2008, before President Obama took office, the nation and the world had just come to the realization that we had big problems…and it wasn’t, at the time, just about jobs. Continue reading
Do you have the ability to inspire others? I think you do. I do too. ‘Inspire’ is defined as: ‘to encourage or to stimulate somebody to do something–to a greater effort, enthusiasm or creativity. Another interesting definition is ‘to breathe in’.
I think the two definitions go hand in hand. When you encourage someone you are actually speaking life, new energy and ‘oxygen’ into the person you are talking to, allowing him or her to ‘breathe in’ the power they need to continue-on or excel.
We have that ability. Continue reading