...On Losing Your Job

Written by Myrtis Smith


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3. Apply for unemployment as soon as possible. As soon as you find out that you are losing your job, call your state's unemployment office to understand howrepparttar program works, how soon you can apply, and when your benefits go into effect. Some states have a waiting period and it may take 3 - 4 weeks for your claim to be processed.

4. Make your other talents known. Sometimes you will find a company that is laying off employees in one department while hiring new people in another department. This is due to a skill gap. A company can't just take an employee from Department A and move him into Department B ifrepparttar 131315 employee doesn't haverepparttar 131316 skills to do that other job. But, if you are someone who does have those skills, either from a hobby, volunteer work, or education, you might be able to make a case for a transfer. This is a long shot, but you'll never know if you don't ask.

5. Think about what you really really really want to do next. If you are one ofrepparttar 131317 "lucky" people who get advanced warning that your job is coming to an end (like an announcement that your office is closing in 6 months) don't hitrepparttar 131318 panic button and immediately go out to find another job. Instead userepparttar 131319 time to "find" yourself. Read, evaluate your hobbies, investigate jobs that you think would be interesting. This way your next career move will be deliberate and planned, not a knee-jerk response.

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Myrtis Smith is a personal coach. Her mission is to help people create their preferred future and have fun doing it. Sign up for her free newsletter Change Now! at www.premeditatedlife.com .......because life doesn't just happen!


How To Discover And Use The Power Of You!

Written by Lee Wise


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THE POWER OF COMPRESSED TIME

Did you catch it? I snuck something very important into my last example. A small ... but VERY important ... little phrase. "Forrepparttar next three days."

A specific time frame. It could have been forrepparttar 131313 next hour, day or even a week. The idea is viewing life a certain way withinrepparttar 131314 context of a very defined period of time. "Compressing" time if you please.

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

So how does this relate to discoveringrepparttar 131315 power of "Me?"

It's simple.

I pretend someone walks up to me and says: "Lee, if you had to give merepparttar 131316 top three things to remember about raising children, what would they be? And, I don't want a seminar! I've only got five minutes and I want you to give me your best shot!"

What would I do?

I'll tell you what I'd do. My mind would go into a very fast "search and filter mode." I would be thinking of things like crazy! And you know what? During this mental process I would be filtering out those things that have been most valuable to me as I've tried to be a good dad!

I'd be tapping into my own life wisdom. I'd be usingrepparttar 131317 power of "Me!" to help another person!

Are you getting it? I'm sure you are!!

WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS LAST EXAMPLE? (Or, howrepparttar 131318 three principles work together!)

1. I responded to a question. It was a very specific question. Ah hah! The power of a good question!

2. The question I responded to prompted my mind to begin its own journey to discover specific information *which I had!* Did you get that last point? My mind went on it's own discovery mission -- andrepparttar 131319 "source" of that wisdom was ...?

You got it -- ME!

Ah hah! The power of a "grid." My mind went on a search for very specific information. Other "material" was filtered out. My "grid" saw to that!!

3. I was "forced" to respond to a question in a very limited period of time.

Ah hah! The power of a compressed time frame!

HERE'S THE POINT!

YOU can use this process to tap into your own wealth of informtion.

Just ...

1. Ask yourself a specific question to answer about a defined topic. 2. Give yourself a VERY SHORT period of time to answer repparttar 131320 question you ask. 3. Then, think and write like crazy! "Drive" yourself to do it withinrepparttar 131321 time frame you set for yourself. TRY IT. RIGHT NOW! (Hint. This is a "how to" article!")

I'll set you up. Ready to write?

The question: "What would you say arerepparttar 131322 most important things to remember when talking to a teenager?"

The time frame: You've got three minutes. Tops!

Okay ... now write!!

*The Most Important Things To Remember When Talking To A Teenager Are ..."



Lee is a Seminary administrator, has a part-time home business, and writes his own motivational mailing. You may contact him at lfwise@aol.com or by visiting http://www.retirequickly.com/89863. Permission is given to distribute article. This entire paragraph must be included.


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