How To Use Linkedin To Get a Job

Sometime today or tomorrow—or next week, in practically every business in the United States, an important executive will sit back in her chair and study a list of names on a computer screen before her.

A position of great responsibility and compensation is open, and she is faced with the problem of the ages—“Where can I find the go-getter I need for this role?”

Will your name be on her list?

It could be, if you knew how to network properly, using online and offline tools, and you had built a strong network of influencers who could introduce you to her.

The truth is, when times are good, it's easy to ignore networking and building one's marketability. Then, when the day comes to find a new job, the first place most folks reactively, fearfully turn is job boards, postings, and recruiters.

Whether you're holding a new degree or a new pink slip, you probably, intuitively, know that the best positions never grace the pages of Monster or Indeed, and don't make it...

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A Simple Way to Increase Positive Energy in Your Home

life & happiness Nov 15, 2018

We have a little white board on our fridge. I'm not sure how long it's been there or how the tradition got started...but every week or so, the phrase gets changed, sometimes scripture...sometimes a quote, and sometimes it's just a thought that goes through our head and we want to share.

It's ALWAYS positive and almost always opens up a discussion around the table while we share a meal. I especially love it when I see one of my boys leaning over the kitchen counter, marker in hand, writing what's on their heart.

This is the one Nathan shared this week. - "Your value does not decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth."

I encourage YOU to get a little white board and start the tradition. My boys thought it was silly at first, but the week I erased it and wrote nothing - they noticed! lol

Post a photo of yours...maybe you already have one...and remember to be POSITIVE! It's an energy that spreads through you and your family and makes your home more peaceful in the process.

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How To Own Your Morning, Step by Step

Carpe Diem. Seize the day. It all starts in the morning. When you take control of your morning, the rest of the day has a far better chance of being productive and fulfilling.

According to Duke University professor Dan Ariely, the first two or three hours of the day is when your brain is fresh and ready (once you’re fully awake). So, if you get out of bed at 6:00 a.m., your window of time for maximum creativity and productivity is 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., etc.

Create a new morning ritual for yourself. Here’s an example:

  1. Get up when the alarm rings. No snooze button allowed. Put your alarm (probably your smart phone) in the bathroom.
  2. Take your bio break, brush your teeth, and focus your thoughts. This will stimulate your brain closer to an awoken, alert state. As you do these things, pay attention to your thoughts and mental chatter. Refocus them from worry and the daily to-do list back to being present. Make statements of gratitude repeatedly. Be thankful for health, a...
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