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Edward "The Howitzer" Alexander
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THIS IS YOUR LIFE...! (Take Charge of How You Live.) [IBYC]

READ THIS WITHOUT HESITATION...This can change your life!!!

SUBMITTED BY SPECIAL REQUEST!

SIX (6) MAJOR DON'Ts FOR 2019:

Don't do it...Don't do it...Don't do it.

#1. DON'T...allow others to use YOU without significant meaning! #2. DON'T...allow others to waste your precious time in life! #3. DON'T...allow others to drag your self-esteem through the mud! #4. DON'T...allow others to dampen your spirit of enthusiasm! #5. DON'T...allow others to cheapen your self-worth!. #6. DON'T...allow others to steal your joy from your heart!

The best life to live, is the one you're living NOW!

Live a Purposeful Life...then, you'll have less regrets when tomorrow comes.

I Believe You Can...!

Target Audience: 3,000

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Susana Andrade
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Thank you so much! :)

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How are you feeling today? Part 2 of 4

Tip #2 of 4 Overly Reacting Drains Energy.

There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. "Such bad luck," they said sympathetically. "Maybe," the farmer replied. The next morning the horse returned, bringing with it three other wild horses. "How wonderful," the neighbors exclaimed. "Maybe," replied the old man. The following day, his son tried to ride one of the untamed horses, was thrown, and broke his leg. The neighbors again came to offer their sympathy on his misfortune. "Maybe," answered the farmer. The day after, military officials came to the village to draft young men into the army. Seeing that the son's leg was broken, they passed him by. The neighbors congratulated the farmer on how well things had turned out. "Maybe," said the farmer.

Notice in the story the old man had a strong understanding that our immediate perspective or judgment on events may not be accurate, so it’s best to wait for things to play out. This is true for you. It can be a challenge to trust that life is on your side, but it is... especially when you can focus on the right things(what you desire not what you fear). It's easy to expect the worst especially when we feel like we are having a bad luck streak. Would you have been stressed or reacted negatively in the farmer's situation?

Reactions – The next helpful tool and perspective to eliminate draining energy is a focus on how you react to events. Tip one talked about setting an intention to be full of energy, joyful and positive in the morning. Now that you are firm in your personal positivity, it’s time to be unshakeable.

“There are no big problems, just small people” T-Harv Eker

Daily our reactions to events can stimulate our fight or flight STRESS and eventually drain out our energy. Are you overly reacting to a rejection call or letter? Are you stressed when a job doesn't call back? When you decide to take on the day firm in how you "chose" to feel, you are less likely to react to the events of the day and lose energy with that reaction. Without conscious effort, our reactions will often drain us as we assume the worst to come.

Action step – Create a pre-thought-out reaction statement to use when needed for common questions like "how are you" and as a reaction to new news. For example, responses to "how are you", might be "I'm getting better daily" "I'm blessed" "Things are looking up".

When you hear new news... “Things usually work out”. “I’m excited to see what happens.” “I’ll keep an eye on this to see what occurs”.

Planning for these common encounters helps thwart the surprise and aids in maintaining neutrality.
The next tip is to breathe before responding to all things. Take a moment to get inner clarity with just a few seconds pause. This helps break the natural unconscious reaction cycle. When other people try to force a negative reaction on you, do what the old farmer did and just say "maybe."

“To being the hero of your story” #stressful

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Nicholas Leonard
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Thanks for sharing Jason!

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More and more employers are looking for the whole person in an interview situation. Nicolle Lamb of Lane Marketing shares advice on how to be “all you” at the job interview in the edition of Career Tips in Five: It’s All You!

Tip #1 Be Genuine – Everyone can see and sense when you are overcompensating and you think you need to bring some other energy to the table. Just bring yourself. Be genuine.

Tip #2 Share Appropriately – This is a tough balance. You have share enough so the employer can see who you are, but not overshare to give us red flags.

Tip #3 Show Confidence – How you come into the room, who you are and how you shake a hand. If you don’t have confidence in yourself then why should I?

Tip #4 Prepare for the commonly asked questions – do your homework. Answering those easy questions. What are your strengths and weaknesses? What are you really good at?

Tip #5 Body language is key – Wearing things that build confidence, sitting up in your chair, and how you present yourself.

For More Career Advice Watch Episodes of Career & Networking Center at NCTV17.com.

#motivation #interview

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My advice to someone entering my field is...

My advice would be, That Results should be #1 and Money should be #2. Why? When people hire a trainer our job is to help each one of our clients, Look their Best. When you become Great at your craft, money will always follow you. #motivation

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Mark Franklin
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Great advice Darrell! My cousin is a trainer too and he always says the same thing. I think that's also advice that's applicable across lots of different jobs as well. As long as you're working hard and providing good results in whatever you do, the rewards should follow. Thanks for sharing!

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I was terminated after 4 yrs of working for going to get a personal hygiene product out of my car, afterwards someone asked the manager responsible for termination what I could've done to avoid termination and he said#1 after I cleaned myself up I should've found him explained what happened, #2 APOLOGIZED, #3 promise it would never happen again...how exactly does one apologize for starting their period? How does 1 go to the eeoc about this?

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Hi Laura Burpo I am so sorry that happened!! I am also very upset to hear this and shocked/angry I believe that is 100% illegal to fire you based on taking a moment to get something ANY woman would need. You can read [this article] (https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/ga-woman-said-she-was-fired-for-leaking-during-her-period-at-work-the-aclu-is-suing-for-discrimination/2017/09/08/50fab924-8d97-11e7-8df5-c2e5cf46c1e2_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.2cc87bf212a8) about a woman who faced a very similar situation as you. Find comfort and strength in it. No matter what you did NOT deserve what happened. My thoughts are with you. The important thing now is to move forward. You could consider speaking to a lawyer, but you also need to begin applying for new jobs and taking care of yourself! Please feel free to send me a private message if I can help!! You are strong and you WILL get through this.

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How to get an interview off on the right foot! 5 Definitely Do's

Interviews can be nerve racking, plain and simple. It can feel awkward to talk about yourself for 3 hours with complete strangers, and it can be extra stressful if you really need the job. I've pulled together a short list of "Definitely Do's" that are sure to get your interview off on the right foot. It doesn't matter if you're going for a CEO or a line cook position, these tactics work across the board!

  1. Be early...don't be on time, be early. This will give you time to center yourself before the interview and also will protect you from any unforeseen issues like bad traffic or getting lost in a large building.

  2. Bring a few questions about the company ready to go. This will show the interviewers that you've given serious thought to working at the company and will allow you to get to know them better; every interviewer is looking for at least 1-2 follow up questions. If you don't know what to ask, something as simple as, "what do you really like about working here?" will be a great jumping off point.

  3. Everyone gets nervous, some of us more than others. Deep breathing exercises while you are sitting in the waiting room before your name is called will help lower your heart rate and center your mind. 5 count in through your nose, 5 count out through your mouth and repeat. You will be amazed at what 2 minutes of this will do before you walk into your next interview!

  4. Eye contact is key when you are in an interview, try to avoid letting your eyes wander...sometimes it's hard to stay focused but in an interview you should always give the person you are speaking with your full attention. One trick is instead of looking directly at their eyes focus on their nose instead, it's less awkward than locking eyes and from the interviewer's perspective it will look the same!

  5. Similar to #2 but a bit different, Ask ask ASK your recruiter or point of contact for the job any and all questions you have BEFORE you go onsite to interview. It's their job to prep you and get you set up for success, some recruiters are more thorough than others, but all should be willing to hop on a 5-10 minute call to walk you through what to expect and answer any questions you have. It not only will get you more prepared but it will show the recruiter/HR Manager that you have seriously thought about this position and want to be as prepared as possible.

What are some other Interview 101 tips that have worked for you in the past?

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Steward Pacheco
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Be yourself, be calm, be respectful and remember always, this is not your house, the block, or the local club that you are visiting so attitude and language must be in check.

The person interviewing you is a professional and representing the company you want to work for, so do not prejudge or bring any old baggage to this conversation.

The interviewer wants to see if you know what you say you know, can do what they expect you to do, and if you can get along with their team in a responsible and respectful manner.

Be the vision of a potential leader, there to help the company, the team and yourself grow.

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Robert Ewing
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Employers are so tired of all the pat answers to their equally pat questions. Don't you know that they have heard all of this a thousand times? Get out of the box. Understand the culture. Here is an extreme example, but not necessarily my recommendation: My client was being interviewed for a job with a well-known oil drilling company. The interviewer was rude, abrasive, and adept at raw language. Then, my client told him, "If you speak that way to me again, I'm going to knock your teeth out." A moment of silence, then a laugh. He was hired immediately. What HR or recruiter is going to teach you that? Prior to your job interview, know the culture, and understand that every interview only has two or three questions: Who are you? (Not what) What do you offer? (Don't read your resume) Why should you be hired over others? (No BS) One time, I was asked this third question. My answer: "I will be committed to helping make you the most successful manager possible." I was hired. Right up front, when the interviewer says, "Tell me about yourself", that is your open door to answer the three questions above and win the job. Got it? Cheers !

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Education Resource Spotlight #2: Lynda

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Thanks so much for sharing this resource!

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#MyThoughts

Have You Been Tested for COVID-19? Are you thinking about being tested for COVID-19 and want to know more? As a person who works in the healthcare field I have took the test three times and thought I would share how it works with you. If you live in the Boston, MA area, you can get tested for FREE! Let me first start by sharing how the test is performed. You start by registering with the check in center. They will ask for your personal information and then it’s off to tent #2. At tent #2, you will be take the test. The nurse will confirms your information and ask if you have any signs or experience any of the signs. Then it test time. The nurse will hand you a tissue and ask you to hold your breath for 10 seconds. He/She will place a Q-tip like stick up your nostril, it is twisted several times and then placed into a tube. You are asked to quarantined for 72 hours. The medical team will then contact you with the results. If you are interested in getting tested and live in the Boston, Massachusetts area, WHITTIER STREET HEALTH CARE located at 1290 TREMONT ST Roxbury, MASSACHUSETTS 02120. You can go to the website and pre-register on the site! #coronavirus #Testing

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Painting my future

So ive recently took on a free lance painting job a local company who has trusted my work in the past has asked me to paint and seal several rooms...3 to be exact im on room #2 and realize this job will be over soon....how do i keep similar "handy mam" jobs coming in?

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John Huang
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The best contractors never have to look for work because work is always looking for them. The secret is relationships. Find the interior designers, developers, and contractors that are the busiest and most successful in your town and go build relationships with them. Prove yourself and earn their trust with great work that is delivered on time. Get a referral from the local company who is currently employing you to get your foot in the door if you need to. Good luck!

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Albert Kao
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Alongside with what Lauren and John said, potentially getting a testimonial from your current customer would help to show that you are reliable and can do a similar job! As you grow your freelance jobs, you can better show that you have a growing portfolio of similar work

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Edward "The Howitzer" Alexander
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5 - DON'Ts TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE! (IBYC)

I'm telling you the truth... #Inspiration for Life

Each day you will either "walk by faith" or "crawl by sight." One will lift you higher, while the other will bend you down.

5 - DONT'S YOU SHOULD AVOID

STEP #1. Don't let your feet touch the floor In the morning until you say: Thank You! STEP #2. Don't accept the mood swings, develop your mood change when the chips are down. STEP #3. Don't take anything for granted, act like the little things matter. Because they do. STEP #4. Don't look in the rearview mirror of life, rather, look through the windshield of faith. STEP #5. Don't worry about what you didn't do yesterday, start doing great things today.

When you change, everything around you must change.

I Believe You Can...!

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Ana Hicks-Mckenzie
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Very good advice, thanks. This cannot be done with our own strength. For every don't listed, we need to ask God to give us the confidence. Discipline and strength to be successful .

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Edward "The Howitzer" Alexander
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Ana... This is so true. No matter how many other people we've asked in life and perhaps they tried their best. You don't lose anything by asking God for "cutting edge advice."

What's your thoughts?

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