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The Power of a Good Impression

I didn’t know that the 15 minutes I spent talking with Bob could lead to multiple job opportunities and beneficial contacts with different companies. If I had, I would have probably blown it due to nerves.  Here’s my story:

In striving to change our current situation of financial strain, minimal family time, and unfulfilling jobs, my husband and I decided that I should quit my part time job in administration. The pay was very little, we barely saw each other, and we weren’t…


Added by Sarah Foote on October 6, 2011 at 11:48am — No Comments

Career Transition-When Your Passion Eludes You

It seems so easy for some people. For my wife, Judy, it's cooking. Didn't have to search for it, it happened naturally and effortlessly. She loves it and lives it. Fortunately, I have a passion for exercise or I'd be in trouble. The woman can cook!

Gallup recently conducted a poll that indicated only 29% of the American workforce is "actively engaged" in their work. Actively engaged is being excited when Monday rolls around, passionately performing work that is engaging and is…


Added by Jeff Beaudin on October 6, 2011 at 11:23am — No Comments

6 Steps To Clearing Off Your Desk

Chronically messy and unorganized people will staunchly defend their overflowing desktop by saying that they know just exactly where everything is. One enterprising lady I know even told me that she remembers things by their location, and can lay her hands on any file at any time. That being said however, she then sheepishly admitted…


Added by Denise Griffitts on October 6, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments

Is it Fall yet?

Autumn Leaves

Oil on Canvas

12" x 16"

Original $175.

I love this time of year when a couple of crisp days shock the trees into gold. It is a challenge to portray trees and I just love the way this painting turned out.

For more about my creative work visit:…


Added by Addie May Hirschten on October 6, 2011 at 9:08am — 8 Comments

In Awe of Autumn

Morning sunlight

Gentle breeze

Songs of birds…


Added by Caroline Gavin on October 6, 2011 at 7:11am — 2 Comments

What the Sluggard is Missing Out On

For me, excuses pop up quickly when I don't have a system that's conducive to my energy and overall growth. Something that gives me a real reason to do it!  


There are important things that need to be done, such as paying bills, and organizing paperwork, which just takes too much time and gets me off focus. Without a purpose, I don't like doing them, and will always come up with excuses not too.


However, it all changed when I converted all of this to…


Added by Robert de Brus on October 6, 2011 at 5:23am — No Comments

Show 056 Sharing your Voice - Second Half Comeback

Raised by a single mom, in one of the roughest neighborhoods in the country, you can imagine the joy that must have filled her heart when she first heard that her son was going to college.

(Jump to the show.)

Heavily recruited out of high school, young Devin was on his way to…


Added by Joel Boggess on October 6, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Steve Jobs loser and Influencer

Not unlike the rest of the world I was saddened but not surprised to learn of Steve Jobs passing last night. I had just returned home, finished a call on my iphone, plugged in my ipad for charging, turned on my Macbook Pro and saw this picture on the Apple homepage when I turned my computer on.…


Added by Deb Ingino on October 6, 2011 at 5:00am — 10 Comments

Facing fear yet again, or Who's afraid of hallucinogenic toads?

I have written a lot over at my Too Darn Happy blog about fear, as it is something that has kept me from doing so much, especially in keeping my cement shod feet from walking away from unfulfilling jobs and from walking towards a brighter, more satisfying future.


I wrote this summer about…


Added by Kim Hall on October 6, 2011 at 3:00am — 2 Comments

Unintended Blessing

For over 20 years I have been in ministry and business at virtually the same time.  About two years ago I started down a new path with a mix of ministry and business.  I developed a seminar for business entrepreneurs which is faith-based.  It has been a great passion of mine for some time.  I have testimonies like, “You took the fear away of starting my own business because now I have a step by step plan to go forward.”  This is NOT an advertisement for me or what I do.  I only mention this…


Added by Don Roulo on October 5, 2011 at 10:00pm — No Comments

To be or not to be...average?

I have been a school teacher for eight years and have seen any changes in the public school system. Today I have seen it all. Our prinicipal have started to give out awards for: standing in line, being quiet at lunch, loading the school bus, and coming into the school building after recess.

 When I was in school several students at the end of the school year received awards: Best grades, Most improved, Most popular, etc. But not everyone received one. We celebrated…


Added by Scott Brock on October 5, 2011 at 5:14pm — 3 Comments

Fast And Easy Exercises For Work From Home Moms

I am always interested in finding fast fitness moves that can be done anywhere, and especially in my office. Sitting at a computer for many hours a day can wreak havoc with your lower back so taking time to do some quick and easy moves can be very beneficial and taking a break from your monitor will also help you focus when you get back to work.

Seated Leg Lift

  1. Grab a stationary chair in your office, dining room, or living room. (I tried these in my…

Added by Denise Griffitts on October 5, 2011 at 8:49am — No Comments

Healing...in order to Hear and Heed God's Voice

Traveling my own purposeful pathway, I have discovered that we must heal in order to clearly hear God’s voice. Spiritual and emotional wounds prevent God’s voice from flowing freely to and through us. When we submit to God, however, His powerful, living and active Word heals us - and His Holy Spirit dwells within us. This indwelling of Spirit brings divine healing in all dimensions: physical, emotional, spiritual. We…


Added by Caroline Gavin on October 5, 2011 at 8:09am — No Comments

Really, Should I Grow-up?

Do you think it’s wise to grow-up? Well, I think so. I believe we’re called increase and to live by a set of principles and morals to guide our way through life; something that we can sink our roots into and stand for. They become like guiding river rocks for our life to flow in a direction of faith and fortitude.


But this is a different role that most people play out in their minds when they think of growing up. People believe that growing up means…


Added by Robert de Brus on October 5, 2011 at 5:32am — 2 Comments

Orientation is over

I went a lot of years without being in orientation at a new job. I ran Builders Installation Group for over seven years. Prior to that all I had were jobs for small businesses where there really was not any kind of orientation.

During the last two weeks I have been orientating at the Jackson Counter Department of Corrections. There is a whirlwind of information to process as a nurse in this environment. If you are new to corrections like I am it is a…


Added by James Dibben on October 5, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Warm Fuzzies

Many of us are now experiencing a change in the season.  Here in northern Indiana it is fall and the leaves are changing and the air is brisk, clean and fresh.  It happens to be my favorite time of year.  I will be honest and say I don’t enjoy the winters as much as I did when I was younger.  I do enjoy the changing of all the seasons, but there is nothing like fall.


Because fall is the favorite time of year for our entire family we will now be experiencing many “warm…


Added by Don Roulo on October 4, 2011 at 9:15pm — 2 Comments

Becoming active

Joined the blogging group and started a blog on wordpress. I have been interested in retirement issues and want to explore my options as I approach retirement. 48 days has spurred me on!  Thank you!

Added by Mary Thale on October 4, 2011 at 8:59pm — No Comments

Daddy, I just want to skip

The entire drive home from work all I can think is sitting down and relaxing (I'm sure I'm the only one who thinks this). When you have two kids those moments are few and far in between, but gosh how nice they feel when we do get them am I right? The amazing thing is, kids don't think like this, I have never met a child yet who thought it was time to calm down because daddy had a long day at work.

So here I am tired and ready to calm down for the night and my son just starts skipping…


Added by Mike Purchis on October 4, 2011 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Baby Girl's "Do I matter?"

October 8, 1921

A baby girl is born into a very poor East Tennessee family. She has three older siblings, not unusual for that time. None of them knows they will be fatherless in a few years: a series of strokes stealing their daddy. None of them knows an invalid's bed will cradle their mother 40 years: undetected polio debilitating their mama. As Baby Girl grows, does she wonder if she matters?

With no one to urge her forward, the little scholar drops out of…


Added by Sheila Elaine Moss on October 4, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The Cavalry is not coming!

The cavalry is not coming!



I read something yesterday by Kevin Miller “A case for…


Added by Tim West-Go West Coaching on October 4, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments

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