Dealing With a Job You Hate

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If you’re in the position of having to deal with a job you hate then it’s likely that many friends have given you the advice to leave the job, and find something better, yet – you remain in the job you hate, and might even question yourself as to why this is the case.

The reality is that people value security and stability in their lives; it’s a nice feeling to know you can afford to live, whereas the idea of letting go of something that provides an element of financial security can feel very uncertain. Then, there’s the fear of change.

Indeed, many people choose to stay in jobs, or even relationships, that don’t serve them because they are afraid of change – meaning they fear that they will lose the benefits of what they currently have in their life (however minimal) in fear that they might exchange it for something worse.

For instance, in a relationship context, people fear that if they leave a bad relationship they will end up alone and nobody will ever love them again… this tends to be the reason so many people stay in unhappy relationships, and why many people have affairs, or don’t leave a relationship until they have something else lined up – like Tarzan swinging from one tree to the next, it can be a scary prospect to be flying through the air without a branch to cling to.

This is particularly true with jobs, even jobs you hate, as the sense of certainty and stability that comes from it is addictive.

The truth is, people often feel trapped and like their options are limited – but this is like a horse with blinkers; it cannot see the whole landscape because it is focused on only one aspect of a much larger picture.

In reality you could do anything, for instance, you could spend your time learning to compare trading styles when it comes to spread betting and the stock market; meaning you might not even have to work in any job, presuming you invest wisely and follow a solid strategy.

The point is, you don’t have to live a miserable life where you feel trapped and limited; you could find a way to create passive income that allows you to go on travel adventures with your family rather than beholden to an unappreciative boss.

As humans we are limitless in our potential to achieve anything – we don’t always feel this way, as we are subject to fundamental limitations; for instance we cannot sprout wings and fly – but we don’t have to… instead, we find a way to fly, by use of coming up with the idea of an aeroplane, an air balloon, and even a spaceship!

In summary, if you’re having to deal with a job you hate then the most fundamental principle is to reconnect with the possibility of life; and remember you’re not limited in your options – the world is your oyster, but only if you allow yourself to perceive it in such a way.

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Carpe Diem: Living the best life!

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Several years ago, I worked for a business process outsourcing company. Majority of the officers of the company were foreigners and they wanted us to espouse the “work-life balance” principle. They wanted us to work our best but, at the same time, live our best lives. And I agree.

Work is stressful as it is weekends are definitely needed for relaxation, for adventures, for roadtrips, for spontaneous travels and get-togethers. But years ago, while working for that company, I was not capable of being spontaneous on my weekends due to my financial situation that time. I was neck-deep in debts and there was never any extra to use for relaxation.

Fast forward to present time and I am much more capable of being random on my ways of de-stressing after work. I can now meet up with friends, go out with co-workers when I feel like it. I have also started seeking out natural remedies to help reduce stress, including CBD oil. While I ingest it orally, you can also use a vape pen or a dab rig to take CBD, and I find it to be great for both anxiety reduction and sleeplessness.

I can now go on adventures whenever possible. There are even days when I go on roadtrips with the family in some not-so-faraway places. Weekends are now definitely meant to be enjoyed. Just recently, our family went to another part of the country to celebrate my dad’s birthday. It didn’t matter if the airfare and accommodations were a bit stiff. We created memories for everyone to look back on when times are hard and when we grow older. We are planning another out-of-town very soon. And one more with my high school pals.

My principle nowadays? Carpe diem! Because I can, I am now living the best life possible!

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Should I Play At A Land Based Casino Or An Online One?

If you have been wondering if you should be playing at a brick and mortar gambling establishment or an online one, we are here to help. There are a few things to consider when you start playing in any one of these places. Read below to find out which one is best for you:

1. Accessibility – Accessibility is perhaps one of the most important things to consider when choosing between an online and a land based casino. Perhaps you live in Vegas and have access to the world’s best casinos then no doubt you may prefer the physical establishments. In case you do not, you may find yourself in a place where there are very few or no casinos around. Then by all means, go to the online casinos.

2. Number of games – The number of games provided by online casinos are way more than those provided by its physical counterparts. Check some online casino sites to know what I am talking about, or find additional information at GameVillage.

3. Bonuses – There are very few land based casinos that offer bonuses and promotions to players. Whereas, in the online realm, a large number of casinos have very attractive bonus schemes for new as well as regular players.

4. Safety – It is often debated whether online casinos are safe or not. The general verdict is that they are very safe. All your information is encrypted and its impossible for a fraudulent party to get an access to it.

5. The experience – With technological advancement all that a casino stood for has been brought to the players homes. The experience is so immersive that there is almost no distinction now between the two. Not just the social aspect but the sights and sounds of real casinos have also been expertly brought to the web.

So now that you know which one to choose, why not go for it and make a gamble?

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Going on adventures with the family.

Traveling is something not many people can do. One of the many reasons why some people don’t travel is money. Traveling can be costly especially when you do it with the whole family. Can you imagine in my case, I travel with my father, my siblings, and, most of the time, with my extended family, uncles, aunts, and cousins. If going out-of-town or out of the country by yourself can be costly, can you imagine how much it would cost for me and my family to travel?

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But there is a way to do something when you really want to. My siblings and I would save up for our travel budget. Our goal is to go an adventure with the family at least once in a year. We normally travel in the months of January to April, during the summer months, that is. We have May to September to save up. We would book flights, accommodations, and everything else come October until November. Everything will be ready on December. All we have to do is wait for the day of our travel to arrive.

A friend of mine who also travels with her family, partner and daughters, has a different take on it. Travel whenever, wherever. Just go whenever they feel like escaping the city and go wherever their budget could take them. Works for them all the time.

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Of course, there are so many ways to go on adventures even on a small budget. Camping, picnics, and so many others. You and your family can stay with relatives or friends to save on accommodations. You can bring your own food to eat while on the road. You can choose one specific activity to do rather than a host of it to cut down on costs.

Just make sure you go on an adventure at least once a year or once every two years with the whole family. That’s my advice to you. It will not only bring the family closer but it will also create a multitude of memories you can always look back on when you all grow older.

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Careful, These Troubles Could Kill Your Career

We often think that if we work hard, try out best and come in on time each day, our career will be safe. After all, that’s all that you’re expected to give when you take on a career right? Not quite because there are issues that can, and there’s no way to put a positive spin on this, put your career in the toilet. They will drag you down and slowly, but surely you’ll find yourself fighting to even get the most average jobs. So, what issues are we talking about here and how can you make sure that they don’t kill your career?

Dipping Into A Dependency

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It’s possible that your work is stressful. There are plenty of careers that will slowly eat away at you. That includes everything from handling finances to being a teacher. You need to be careful here though because this can lead to you seeking out a coping mechanism. There are many that can cause issues including, but certainly not limited to alcohol. Alcohol rehab centers are filled with people who were drinking to deal with the pressures of work. You don’t want to be one of them. You can avoid it completely by making sure that you are finding a better way to deal with your work stress.

The Trouble With Credit

You might not realize that your credit score can impact your career, but it can. It will often be part of the background check that will determine whether an employer takes you on for a job. They will look at your record and consider whether you are both trustworthy and reliable. They will consider whether you are worth taking a chance on and this is particularly true for any position related to finances, but it’s not the only career where it will come into play. Honestly, it could be any career where a business owner thinks that your credit score and your ability to pay back money could be significant. No one wants someone financially desperate working at a high level in a business. It could put the company at risk.

Fixing this is a matter of changing your score. You can do that in a number of ways. Start to pay off your debt and borrow from places that you know you can pay back.

Socially Savvy?

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Perhaps you’re not particularly socially savvy online? Maybe you are an open book and have no issues showing everyone, everything about you across social media. Or, perhaps you have controversial opinions that you have no problem expressing online. This is an issue. It puts you at risk. It puts the brand that your company has built up at risk too. Just look at Roseanne Barr. She was recently fired for offensive comments on Twitter.

The simple rule here to follow is this. If you wouldn’t say it in public, don’t say it online. Even setting your accounts to private could still leave you vulnerable.

We hope you see now how these issues can bring trouble for your career and how to avoid them.

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What does it really mean to be a Mother?

Being a mother is not only just biological. You may have given birth to a dozen children but it will never make you a mother unless you truly nurtured each one of them, took care of them the best way you know how, and treated them as your own. I’d like to think of it that way because I’ve seen neglectful mothers and I’ve seen the nurturing ones, those who really go out of their way to show their children the love a mother has for her child.

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Let me tell you two mothers that I personally know.

This woman came from a broken family. She actually didn’t know what being a parent was because she grew up being taken cared of by aunts who were also too busy to really take care of her. She grew up thinking that being a mother was just a part-time job. Her mother was like that to her. She got married, had kids, and was struggling the whole time to be the best mother to her kids. But she did. She didn’t know it but she was the best mom her kids knew. No, she wasn’t perfect. She had her misgivings, lots of it, but she gave her all. She sacrificed a lot, gave her food when there’s not enough, didn’t buy anything for herself so her kids would have much. She died young but her kids remembered a great mom who loved her own with all her heart.

Another woman became mom to two kids. She was the best. She served her kids, spared them from household chores, even gave them water when they could easily fetch it themselves. She was a “spoiler” mom, easily the coolest mom, if you wanted one like that. But her kids grew up different. They were good kids but they were too dependent on their mom for everything. Even the oldest one, who was already married, was still dependent on his mom for almost all his family’s expenses. She was a great mom but the kind of parenting she applied was questionable. Right?

Both women were great moms. Did they exemplify the kind of Mother you would want to have?

What does it really mean to be a mother? I think both of them did a good job at being a mom. I also think that mothers apply different kinds of techniques in being a mother, depending on what they saw from their own moms. Also, depending on what they feel they should do when faced with situations a mom needs to address.

I am not a mom. I do feel I was one to my siblings since our mom died young. I should say that I did my best in being a mother figure to them but nobody can replace our real mom.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and single dads in the world!!!

Love your kids, nurture them, give them the best possible care you can give. Your kids will remember every little affection shown them, not the material things you gave in lieu of being a parent. Keep that in mind.

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Start Feeling Better About Yourself Fast

If you don’t feel absolutely awesome in yourself, then you need to take action. It might sound cheesy or cliche, but you should be your best friend. You’re the only one who has to live with yourself forever, so you should learn to like yourself! Here are some pointers that will help you to learn to like yourself, or feel better about yourself, quickly:

Start Taking Play Seriously

The problem a lot of people have is taking work more seriously than play. Work earns people money and helps them to live, and play does not – so naturally, people don’t prioritize it, and it falls to the wayside. However, you’ll feel so much better about yourself and your situation when you take play just as seriously as you take work or home cleaning. Play is important as it’s great for your overall well being. It’s great for stress relief, enjoyment, and simply forgetting your troubles for a while. Try a hobby you’ve always wanted to try, or spend more time doing the things that you really love.

Learn A New Skill

Why not learn a new skill? When you set out to learn a new skill, you tend to break out of your comfort zone and begin to feel far more comfortable in your abilities. You may surprise yourself, and realize that you’re capable of far more than you could have ever imagined.

Wear Clothes You Love

The clothes we wear can have a direct impact on how we feel. If you’re wearing lounge clothes each and every day, you’ll likely feel lazy. If you wore a suit to work, you’d probably feel far more productive. This isn’t to say you should go to extremes, but there’s a nugget of truth when people say ‘dress for the job you want, not the job you have.’ As clothes impact the way we feel, they can impact how productive we are. Wear clothes that make you feel great and like getting things done no matter what.

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Take Care Of Your Appearance

Spend more time on your appearance. You don’t have to slather yourself in makeup every day – not at all. Simple spend more time grooming yourself and doing what feels good. There are plenty of resources online that can help you to take care of your hair for next to nothing, like this resource here. Going to a salon is great, but not always affordable. Make sure you have a great skincare routine, too. Take care of your teeth and nails. Let your natural beauty shine through!

Take Some Time For A Pamper

Run yourself a bath and spend more time in it than you usually would. Paint your nails. Moisturize your skin with something luxurious. Spend time pampering yourself once or twice a week. Don’t just save it for special occasions!

Spend Time With People Who Lift You Up

We become most like the people we spend time with, so if you’re spending time with people who are constantly negative about themselves, you’re probably going to feel the same, eventually. Spend time with those who are positive and lift you up!

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It’s All About Giving Back

Any successful small business will know that being a part of the local community is essential. You need their support if you hope to get ahead with your company as, believe it or not, the local community can have a huge impact on your small business. If you can pick up right away that you can use the local community to your advantage, then you’ll be able to compete with the big dogs in the same industry you are in.

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It can be a challenge to squeeze in any more than you already do into your day, and while you probably already have door-to-door fundraisers going for a local charity with a company like Global Faces Direct, you need to think about how you can give back to the locals around you. Doing good deeds are necessary in your business if you want to be looked upon favourably by the community. So, with that in mind, here are some of the best ways that you can give back to your local community and spread the word about who you are.

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Promotion. You may be a business in the local community, but you aren’t the only small business out there. Making a point of helping out the other local businesses by promoting their brand on your website, your social media and even in your physical offices by having business cards to hand will work well in two ways. Firstly, you’ll be able to reach new people and you’ll link up with business owners such as yourself.

Participation. You’ll notice, as a small business, that there is a lot going on in a small community. Holiday food drives, bake sales, summer fairs and all to raise money for the community as a whole. You need to participate, put your hand into the budget and donate your time and your staffing to get involved. Yes, it will cost something in the budget, but it’ll also help you raise more sales.

Sponsorship. It may not always be the case that you have your time to give, but you can spare some budget and sponsor an event. Marathons and running events are widely available and you can sponsor a runner – especially if you are sponsoring a member of your own company to run! It’s a fun way to show your support and give back to the local community.

Volunteer. You are a business, which means you are skilled at doing something for the world around you and you’re good at it. Volunteering your time and your skills to a local cause can be a great way to drum up a little PR in the local papers and radio and it can also be a part of your giving back. Being able to do something for others is amazing, it’s just a bonus that you’ll get more exposure for it.

Your small business is a vital part of your community and it’s so important for you to show your support to the residents and give it back to them where you can.

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