Friday, October 30, 2009


Halloween is coming, but don’t get spooked by the fledging economy or the rising employment. Recession-proof your job by making yourself valuable to your employer. How? There are a number of ways, including doing more than you are asked.

Some people look at additional tasks as “more work piled on” instead of thinking of the new responsibilities as challenges. Learning new tasks is a great way to add value to your skills and to the company. In fact, ask for additional work responsibilities. Volunteer to do the jobs no one else wants to do. Prove that you are willing to earn the paycheck you receive.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Follow Your Passion to a Rewarding Career

What are you passionate about that you could make money doing? Is there a market for what you love to do? If so, that is the career path you should follow. Doing what you love turns work into pleasure, boredom into excitement. Focus on your passion—devote time to it—make it work for you.

Following your passion will not automatically guarantee you a carefree life and workplace, but it will make you care about your life and work.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Take Action

Take action. Take action today on something that will enhance your life and the lives of those you love. It doesn’t have to be a time-consuming action, but it can be. It can be a quick action, such as a hug or a prolonged action such as preparing a full-course meal. The action can be writing a one-page resume or doing an all-out job search. It can be simply dusting the family room or putting up new drywall.

The action you take only needs to be something that will enhance your life—a little or a lot.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Nurture Yourself

As mentioned in my last post, fall is a great time to “fall” back on old routines. School is well under way, pools and amusement parks are closed, and nature takes on a new look with the changing leaves. It’s a time for nourishing both our bodies and our souls. Take advantage of cooler weather by hiking, doing yard work, reading, preparing favorite oven meals, and roasting hotdogs and marshmallows over outdoor bonfires.

Place your attention on the important blessings in life.
Find enough “me time” to mediate and relax.
Nurture yourself and your loved ones.
Let go of the frivolous, unimportant things that devour your time.
Start a gratitude journal if you do not already have one. If you do have a gratitude journal, write at least three things in it everyday. Being grateful has a way of nourishing one’s soul.

Enjoy the fall colors, sights, and smells.