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Who doesn't want to have it all? To be able to have a great and productive work life and a healthy and rewarding home life is the goal of almost everyone. It used to be that in ...
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We are only a few weeks into the new year, and if you're like me, you've already made – and broken – several resolutions. It's perfectly normal, and in fact, it's just ...
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The holiday season is a time for sharing peace, joy and love with the people you care about. For many, it's the highlight of the year and a time filled with parties, gifts and ...
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Since the introduction of social networking we've grown accustomed to the idea, in theory at least, that many parts of our private lives are no longer private. I say that we're ...
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 It's long been said that the early bird catches the worm, however I can't be sure that it's true. See, the chirping of the birds is usually a signal to me that it's long ...
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There are some things you simply shouldn't talk about at work. One of the cardinal rules is no discussion of religion, sex or politics. However, with the recent presidential ...
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Saving money is hard to do, but for some people, it's more difficult than it is for others. Maybe it has something to do with how your parents saved or how they taught you to deal ...
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When you're out of work and struggling to find work, paying the bills is next to impossible. The deeper in debt you get, the more you feel like a failure. Then depression sets in, ...
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The term work-life balance is often used to describe workers who have figured it all out – who don’t appear too stressed at work or frazzled at home. In reality, ...
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The end of the summer is almost here, and for children, it's time to get back to school and back to work. For many professionals, it's also the last chance for a summer getaway. ...
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In today’s technological age, many people are tied in to some sort of social connection thanks to things like smartphones and tablets. In many ways these items are a true ...
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Do you ever feel that you have to chose between your family's needs and your work responsibilities? So many of us struggle to find a balance between work and home. It can get to ...
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Working in a dream job is what everyone would love to do, but not everyone is able to accomplish. Some surveys show that over 80% of people spoken to say they are not working in ...
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 I was cleaning out some old notebooks and found a “to do” list I made months ago.  I was surprised to see so many things on the list.  I was shocked to ...
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Over the past three days, I've been trying to get over a bad cold. I knew it was coming a few days before I got the first sniffle. You see, last week, I wasn't feeling that great. ...
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 You know all those miserable people you have to work with that make your job unbearable?  The crummy cubicle you work in?  Your lousy work schedule and ...
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  Today I’m at the beach with my daughter and her family.  I could be at home, sending out resumes, following up on job applications or surfing the net for ...
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New York City has earned the designation, “The City that Never Sleeps.”  But NYC is not the only town up all night.  In practically every community someone ...
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 The shelves are loaded at the book store about how to create and manage a healthy work/life balance, yet so many people still have the issue (I guess the lack of balance is ...
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Tis the season for vacations!  After tossing the house upside down to pack, making 20 phone calls to find a dog sitter, and braving the chaos at the airport, train ...
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 You know how it is, you have everything in your life running smoothly and then WHACK, and you’re ambushed from behind. This is what happened to me ...
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 My wife and I just got back from a short getaway to Ocean City Maryland.  Vacations make you a better person and a better employee, so taking a vacation is good for ...
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Many people who have jobs worry about what will happen if they take time off work for a vacation.  Will someone do their job better than they do?  Will they miss an ...
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 Sometimes something as simple as a tilted picture frame can stop us in our tracks. Even if it’s only eschewed by a few degrees the lack of being level can draw our ...
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Your present job has been working you to death and you haven’t been able to take a vacation in years. It’s one reason why you decided to look for another job. ...
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There are four main areas of life for most all of us: Work, family, friends, and self. Finding that perfect work/life balance scheme is almost impossible since it varies from ...
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You wouldn’t think it could be a tough decision to take a job offer.  If you’ve been out of work for six, 12, or 24 months, you’d probably jump at the ...
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With so many people out of work and having a hard time finding a new job, there have been several new cultural backlashes that have sprung up. First, there was/is the Occupy ...
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Perhaps your parents – most certainly your grandparents – entered into marriage with a clear understanding of what would be the set role of each, husband and ...
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 Parents on a tight budget can find the summer months tough as they struggle to afford the additional child care expenses that come up when the kids are out of school. It can ...
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More and more, the blur between work and regular life increases. With the amount of technology literally in our hands, in the form of smart phones, tablets, laptops, etc., we are ...
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Fed up sitting in traffic burning $4.50 a gallon gas every day? Had it up to here with office politics and being stuffed in ever-shrinking cubicles?  Tired of being ...
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In the business world, punctuality is a sign of professionalism. The problem is that if you've been out of work for a while, you might have gotten into the habit of staying up ...
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The other day, I was talking to my daughter about finances and I realized that talking about money has almost become the new taboo. I realized that even with my closest of ...
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We spend most of our time at work, so it stands to reason that some of our friends will be co-workers. Although you should be friendly with everyone you work with, there will be a ...
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 Unemployment is heartbreaking in more ways than one. Discouraged and overwhelmed, most job seekers would categorize themselves as having a high level of stress. To cope, ...
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 From the title of this blog, you may have thoughts of someone coming to a store with a gun, walking up to the clerk and demanding all the money from the cash drawer.  ...
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 More and more children are being raised by a parent in the home instead of in a daycare facility or babysitter’s house. These parents tend to fall into one of two ...
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 One of my favorite television shows is HGTV’s “International House Hunters.”  Lucky couples (at least I think so) go off to exotic places to buy a ...
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 Whether happily employed or actively looking, the toughest part of the day can be getting out of bed. If your morning routine is anything like mine it consists of meandering ...
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I'm sure you've seen the movie "Pay it Forward" or have heard about the "Random Acts of Kindness" movement. Basically, they both have a similar theme about how ...
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 Facing unemployment, one of your first concerns is how you are going to take care of your family. This includes furry, scaly and feathered family members as well. It’s ...
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In these tough economic times, employers are working their staffs to the bone. With 9 percent unemployment in many states (more like 14 percent if you count those who simply ...
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 Working from home used to be something people dreamed about doing but thought was out of their reach. This was especially true for stay-at-home moms whose ...
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 So you are unemployed and for the first time in a long time you’re living pay check to pay check. The difference might be this time you have a lot more responsibility ...
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Over the past few years, we have all had to tighten our belts and trim our budgets. When you think about it, it makes sense. Our parents, and our grandparents were always going on ...
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 Do you wish you had some way to put all your to do lists, goals, dreams, thoughts and such in one place, organize them, balance it all and have a way to follow up and check ...
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Did you take all of your vacation days last year? If not, you're not alone. For many working professionals, taking a vacation, or just a couple days off seems like a fantasy. Even ...
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 Many Americans living in metropolitan areas are feeling the crunch of the economy. The job pool is overflowing with qualified candidates so it’s extremely challenging ...
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Are you out of balance in your career? You know you are when your career is all you think about. You worry constantly about where your career is headed. You believe that you can't ...
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  Do you feel as if you barely make it through the day?  How about the more you do “the behinder you get” at work? Are you totally exhausted by the end ...
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 To have a good work life, it’s commonsense that you need to have a stable home environment.  Yet, this is often overlooked by people because you accept the ...
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  Recent changes to Air Force leave policies can have a significant impact on today's Airmen and Airwomen. A successful career in the Air Force calls for adaptability and ...
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Making the best of the new year.It's the start of a new year, and traditionally it's the time to think about resolutions and making plans to make the new year better than the ...
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How to live within your means.With the stress of the holidays, both emotional and financial, it can seem as though there is never enough money to make ends meet. This is ...
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Making your money stretch with these skills. It's been interesting to see that over the past few years, as the economy has worsened and so many people are out of work or ...
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Welcome to December! The month our thoughts tend to migrate away from work and towards family, friends and fun holiday cheer. Now is the time to maybe think of others before ...
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  Making your food dollar stretch   The price of basic living has really risen over the past few years. As the cost of luxuries like gas, heating, food and housing ...
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The holidays are a good excuse to take a break after job searching for three, six or ___ (fill in the blanks) months of job searching. While people do get hired in ...
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I watched a very sobering feature on CBS-TV’s “Sixty Minutes” about how many children are living with their parents in cars or shelters, the youngest ...
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Why consumer spending habits have changed. If you're like me, then your holiday shopping habits have probably changed due to the tight economy. For me, this year, just like the ...
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  5 Amazing Events to See.   The holiday season is fast approaching and for many of us who are under-employed, earning less or out of work and looking for jobs, the ...
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When money gets tight, it can put a lot of pressure and stress onto a relationship or marriage. In fact, many studies claim that money problems are responsible for 30% of ...
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Tips for making your life happier. Let's face it, it's a scary world out there. With sky high unemployment rates and so many people looking for new job, things are tough all ...
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Many people want to work from home because they believe this is a good way to spend more quality time with their young children. However, spending time with children means ...
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Tips to help you keep your world organized Well folks, the summer is over and across the country kids are going back to school. Before you know it, the days will be getting ...
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The summer is almost over and all across the country, parents are gearing up to get back into the routine of balancing work with school, homework and after school activities. ...
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As I mentioned in my last two blogs, when you have a customer service job that allows you to work from home, you can save time and money on the amount of gas spent driving back ...
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In today’s society it’s tough to balance self, job and family needs. That’s why many would-be parents are opting not to have kids of their own and raising a ...
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As I mentioned in my last blog, one of the ways you can open up your career options for a customer service job, is to work from your home. The first advantage we mentioned ...
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Image by Getty Images via @daylife You might be able to save a bundle with Credit Card Perks you already have. It seems like every time I turn on the television, I see another ...
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Image via WikipediaMaking a decision about storage that's good for your budget and your lifestyle.In this economy, even if you are lucky enough to have a job, saving a little ...
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One of the things it is so easy to do is to take your spouse or significant other for granted. The divorce statistics reinforce this statement. As a matter of fact, according to ...
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In this world that we live in, it is easy to become overwhelmed. From time to time, you wonder if you are in the right career. Or with the variety of manufacturing companies that ...
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Looking to reduce the amount of stress in your work and personal life alike? Laughter may be the answer! After all, laughter can increase oxygen flow, lower your blood ...
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by Alex A. Kecskes   Seems in these tough economic times, more administrative employees are working harder and longer than ever. All the more reason to take that much needed ...
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Working at home can be very rewarding and for many people, especially those who want to have more flexibility, it is a dream come true.   Being self-employed, or finding ...
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  The psychology of shopping and how the lies we tell ourselves convince us to buy things, even when we can't afford them or they aren't the best choices. Take a look at a ...
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    Fighting about finances is one of the biggest problems for couples. Here are some ways to cope with difference in attitudes about money.   When you and your ...
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Many people take their health for granted until they no longer have it. America is the “land of the free”, and it is totally your choice to choose health as an ...
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       Sometimes its financial, sometimes mental, but no matter the reason it's still a hard time in any parents life to have to return to ...
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Have you ever sat around your house or apartment and turned on the television set? After using your remote to go through all one hundred and ninety eight channels, it is not ...
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The weather is getting nicer, and along with the sunshine comes invitations to birthday parties, wedding showers, baby showers and other gift giving occasions. Here's some tips ...
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There is a true story of a factory worker, named Dan, who found it difficult to express his feelings of love for his wife, Elizabeth. He so appreciated how she took care of their ...
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There was a research group who conducted a study. In this study they followed around four year olds and recorded the number of times they had a good hearty laugh. On average, ...
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Sometimes the best way to feel better is to do very simple things. Check out the following six ways to make yourself feel better: 1. Granting yourself permission to take a ...
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Google introduces a new visual recipe search. Now if only they could come cook it for me, that would be awesome.   In another attempt by Google to take over the world, they ...
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A whopping 65% of workers last year in the US did not use their vacation time. The reason many gave? They thought that not taking their vacation time made them appear to be ...
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There has a lot that has been said about providing excellent service to your clients and customers. One of the areas that never seems to get much attention is the importance of ...
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Lowering your bills just by being nice? Sounds hard to believe, but according to a recent article by the financial advisers at Mint, there are many ways that you can politely ...
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The other night I dropped by our neighborhood health food store, and the cashier noticed my sweatshirt with my Eastern Michigan University college logo on it. He asked me if I ...
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A recent article in USA Today addressed the electronic “communications overload” that we are facing in our society today. This is a growing concern for our businesses ...
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In business and in life, it is imperative that people continually learn and grow themselves. Learning from your mistakes is a motto we all hear from our parents, but like most ...
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We have been doing a lot of thinking about Hospitality, our society, our everyday lives and what is taking place in our constantly changing world! One conclusion we have arrived ...
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Do you tell your spouse or significant other about all of your financial decisions? Do you hide large purchases or bills from them? If so, you aren't alone. In a recent report ...
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The other day I was having a conversation with my wife Elizabeth, and we were talking about some of the problems we were experiencing in our work and personal lives. As we stood ...
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Life has its’ ups and downs. Since no one really knows how long they have to live here on the planet called earth, it is critical that you are able to live each day to the ...
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Working at home can be a dream come true for the people who are able to find that type of flexibility. And while it can be a wonderful arrangement, it certainly isn't for ...
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For some people, the workplace – and work itself – seems to dominate every facet of their being. Of course, this type situation is not a healthy one, but diagnosing a ...
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Two things are guaranteed in this life: death and taxes, and not necessarily in that order. It is easy to get caught up in the race to do more, be more, and have more cycle. ...
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Do you know anyone who is never happy with the present moment? They always are complaining about something. They claim they will be really happy when certain things happen. After ...
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It's New Years once again and time to look ahead to 2011.   One of the things I like the most about starting a new year, is that you get to start all over with a fresh ...
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Have you ever thought about starting a positive mental attitude fitness program (PMAFP)? The concept is based on the same platform as a physical fitness program. Your attitude is ...
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  by Alex A. Kecskes   With everyone worried about losing their jobs in this bad economy, it's hard not to become a workaholic. That said, if you have a family, ...
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Thanksgiving has come and gone, but it’s never too late to be grateful. No matter where you are in your career, or how you feel about your job, cultivating a spirit of ...
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To live a fully balanced and successful life it is extremely important to set goals in the area of leisure and recreation. Like the saying goes, “all work and no play makes ...
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If you are like most people, you like to spend money. I know I like to buy things. When my expendable income started to rise, one of the first things I wanted to purchase was a ...
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As much as I’m not a huge fan of ‘10 Most...’ lists (especially not the one-per-page layout), I did take time to read HowStuffWorks’ 10 Most Stressful ...
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For many people spiritual goals are quite personal. Most people are not comfortable discussing them openly. With over 4,000 religions in the world it is safe to say there are ...
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Setting solid family goals is a key component to a happy and successful life. Balancing work and family, among the other things we spend our time on, is critical if we are to lead ...
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When it comes to time management strategies, one place that usually needs some attention is in our personal lives at home. Many times, people will be very effective and focused ...
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As we mentioned in a previous article, create a “Master List” that contains everything you could possibly want, be, do or have. Once you have done that, you will have ...
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Setting goals for your life should be an integral part of your overall strategy to advance in your career. Whether it is to find a new or a different job, it is critical to create ...
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Have you ever thought of how much time you really have left to live on the planet? What doesn’t help is that it seems the older we get, the faster time goes by. Some people ...
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The interesting thing about living in this world is that everyone worries, especially when going through a job transition. Some of us worry more than others. Three of the common ...
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Finding a job blues getting you down? Are you feeling discouraged and overwhelmed? Sometimes something as simple as a change in your space can give you the jump start you need to ...
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Tammy Roussin earns $100,000 a year as a pet sitter and dog walker, according to Parade magazine’s annual feature “What People Earn.” I don’t know what ...
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If you are reading this you probably have already made a mess of your efforts to work at home. Please be aware that this is an attempt to tell it to you as it is. This is not for ...
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You are commuting on freeways that are getting more congested and now, icy. Your cell phone continues to ring and interprets your day and maybe, your night. You work through ...
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There has been a ton of discussion lately about stay-at-home moms sacrificing their financial health for the sake of raising their children. Whether you agree or disagree with ...
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It has recently come to our attention that some people are actually working at home because they want to. That’s right it isn’t necessarily that Moms or Dads have to ...
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Ask yourself if you have anything to worry about right now? Are you anxious at this moment? Not tomorrow, not an hour ago, now. No, I didn’t think you were. You have just ...
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We’ve all had it…two weeks of sun, sand, sangria and whatever you are having yourself. No thoughts of work (unless you are self-employed…and in that case work ...
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My Father considered retirement to be the time when he stopped working and started to enjoy life. Unfortunately, he did not live to see that happy time. So, as I ran past my half ...
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Are you ready to start working from home? Are you ready to begin a new career working for yourself? You can do so and take care of the children at the same time.Repeat after me, I ...
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Are you getting rich on the Internet? The Chances are that if you are reading this article, you are not quite there yet, but would like to be. The good news is that you can ...
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Okay, so you’re the one elected to stay home and watch the kids, but does that mean you can’t earn a good living working from home at the same time? You can if you know what to ...
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I know it isn’t easy. Here you are expecting and needing to be pampered and appreciated, and you have to start thinking about how you are going to earn a good income working from ...
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The Japanese have a word for death by overwork: Karoshi. A recent survey said 40 percent of all Japanese workers fear that they will actually work themselves to death. ...
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Our friends overseas know something that all of us have yet to embrace: vacation works. A Boston College study found that employees who take a higher number of vacation days to ...
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Life is short. It may not always seem that way to people who feel stuck in situations they dislike. There are almost assuredly going to be times when life can be difficult, ...
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The process of achieving balance over various needs and wants lasts a lifetime. It is important to meet needs so one can begin to fulfill desires according to priorities. People ...
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Please feel free to use this article as long as credit is given to the resource box.Keywords: Work at Home, New Middle Aged Group, The Future, New Career, New Start© ...
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Was it Jim Rohn who said, “To get more, you have to become more.”?In the past, I used to hate to read. In fact, I almost couldn’t read, my dislike of it was so ...
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If you think telecommuting just means rising late, shuffling to your home office in slippers, and figuring out your schedule over coffee and a box of doughnuts, you might have the ...
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Creating a balance between work and home is a tall order. Late nights on the job don't mix with your child's soccer season. Extra work over the holidays doesn't bode well for ...
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Working parents are a common occurrence in today's labor force. Many moms and dads are working hard to balance their personal and professional responsibilities, juggling overtime ...
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It's ironic, but to hear Sandra Burud tell it, having an early and fervent advocate may be one of the worst beginnings for a company's work/life program. The fan - usually ...
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The Internet has transformed the way we do business, and accountants are witnessing the evolution of the financial world every day. The accounting world is also experiencing other ...

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