Personal Development , , , ,

Sick and Tired….Escaping the Golden Handcuffs

The term Golden Handcuffs is often used to describe a financial incentive that keeps an employee from leaving a company. The employee is locked into such a sweet high paying position that they simply can’t afford to leave. However, this term can be applied to your position in life as well. Escalating Expenses When most people get high paying jobs and start earning a lot of money, the first thing that they will do is increase their standard of living to match their new wage. The new flat screen television, the recent model car, the larger house, and the expensive…
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Travel , , ,

I’ve Gotta Get Outta Here! Will it Hurt Your Career to Go Traveling for a While?

Perhaps you dream of renting a tiny cheap apartment in the Marais district of Paris and spending your days strolling along the Seine, sipping coffee in quaint cafes, and reading poetry in the Jardin de Luxembourg? Or maybe you have always wanted to go hiking in Peru, and watch the sunrise over the holy ancient ruins of Macchu Picu? Do you fancy the idea of living for a season in a small beachside town on Australia’s Gold Coast, learning to surf and staying up to watch the stars? Or perhaps you want to trace the genealogy of your ancestors back…
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Health and Wellness , , , ,

Ten Strange Facts You Didn’t Know About Sleep and Dreams

The human brain is fascinating and bizarre, and even the most advanced scientists still don’t understand exactly how it works. One of the strangest phenomena that the brain produces is dreams. What are these sleeping hallucinations and why do we have them? There are many theories as to why we dream, but no one really fully understands the science of sleep and dreaming. Here are ten of the strangest facts about sleeping and dreaming: Within five minutes of waking up, you have already forgotten 50% of your dream. Within 10 minutes of awakening, you will have forgotten 90%. People who…
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Referral Marketing , , , , , ,

Do You REALLY Love What You Do?

Being a professional in any industry starts with your passion for your work.  If you love what you do, that energy shines through to all of the people that surround you.  Most importantly, your clients automatically pick up on the positive aura that surrounds you like a glowing ring of goodness.  Believe me, that is half the battle in establishing trust and rapport which lead to greater sales success. I remember one of the greatest experiences that I had with a professional who lived by this paradigm.  My geology professor at Southwestern Oregon Community College was the great Don Stensland. …
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