Life and Children Controls A Working Mom

Life and Children Controls A Working MomLife seemed simple and well planned out before you have a child. It was finished High School and then decide on the college and a good career. Most successful careers were nine to five and a good hard-working job. You didn’t have much to think on just follow the course and success seemed inevitable. That is until the train called life hits you, like in a Tom Cruise action movie.

You may run into a few problems in life as usual. You may not like what you are doing and long for better. There is a strong possibility that you run into someone you love and plan on spending the rest of your tired life with that person. Yes, a job can ruin a fairytale ending, especially if you are being worked to death; I have heard of plenty real life stories that relate. Your very own health can play a major role too. The hours or environment could cause illness that will keep you from a good life or end up having you fired anyway.

There is one thing we are missing, though. What if children come along to play in your glorious or terrible job-based life? Your little bundles of joy can bend your back out and stretch your limbs to points they shouldn’t stretch. However it does not their fault, in fact, they don’t know they are killing you. There just living life; playing basketball, doing extra-curricular activities, getting seriously hurt or in trouble at wrong times. Yeah, things happen in their lives that affect you too.

The truth is you need time to deal with things; your own happiness and most importantly be there for your kids. So, the solution would be changing your job. Well, the thing is that’s easier said than done, especially if you don’t know how.

5 Mindset Changes To Leave Traditional To Nontraditional Job  

  1. Learn to think positive. Think better live better is such an understatement, people don’t understand how severally important that is. If I had a dollar for every time somebody convinces me to do something I didn’t think about doing, I’d be a lot closer to a million dollars. It may sound bad but it’s true you don’t realize it but you go through life being persuaded a lot.
  2. Commit to change. Don’t over-rationalize and get stuck on what situation you think you are in. If your house is on fire and you have to jump out a window, I doubt you will rationalize on your life. Unless of course, you wouldn’t mind a few deep burns compared to a broken bone (deep burns is also an understatement just in case you didn’t catch that).  So, the point of the matter is trusted yourself and fight to stay positive and watch doors open for you.
  3. Explore and network. Put it out there to everyone what you are looking for. You will be surprised how many like-minded people are out there, and how many employers are looking to answer your prayers.  I was referred to for both of my flexible jobs. In other words who I knew and my voice landed me two jobs that changed my life for the better. For instance, I was at an event and someone I met in person introduced me to her friend based on common interest. We kept in touch over a few years and she got an email for a job that related to what I was looking for. She instantly thought of me and referred the job to me and I got it. I got the job I wanted all because I let it be known to someone. The best way to some that up is to build strong connections. In this day in age, it’s easy to do so in many ways.  You have social media, all kinds of events;
  4. Self-promote with your own blog. A blog is a huge benefit to someone who can write and needs to market themselves.  Just go through this process with an opened mind. Please do not be afraid to ask for help from anyone. You build connections by talking and just letting how you feel and how you think out of the world.
  5. Quality Time (QT). Once you get what you asked for you will have plenty of time on your hands. Time to go to Johnny’s school if little Johnny acted up and lay down the law. You will have time to finally be able to see Kevin’s basketball tournament. You will have time to force your son to sit through two episodes of Oprah’s Master Class. It will kill him too but hey at least you have time to spend time that’s all that matters. You may even have time to be the soccer mom that prepares the snacks for all the hard playing kids, take your child to the practice, and still pick up your daughter from a swimming lesson. All this time that will allow you to even re-kindle your love life, which I know you ladies would love to do. Working a flexible job is the best and I know you can do it.

How has your life and kids controlled your life?


How To Change Your Circumstances

Change circumstancesSigning up with the 48 Days network is my first step to changing my circumstances.

I’m listening to the change how you see your circumstances on 48 days podcast.

The quote for this episode was really interesting. Here’s the quote: We don’t see things the way they are. We see things the way we are. Anais Nin

I guess the meaning of the quote is this: If you have a job paying you a little over minimum wage and you don’t have enough money to pay all your bills, student loan or save and invest money. Oh, I can’t forget bill collectors calling almost every day. If you see yourself as debt free and a millionaire then that’s what you are.

I believe in God. I don’t see him but I know he’s real. I signed up with the 48 Days community because I’ve heard a lot of success stories on the podcast but I haven’t seen any of them. So, I guess as far as the quote I get it but I don’t. It depends on the circumstances.

I so want to find my purpose as Dan said my sweet spot. Looking forward to Dan addressing that topic on the podcast.

I’m no longer social on social media, that’s another way to change my circumstances. On social media I would read post, blogs and articles and would totally be lost in the World Wide Web. I have the shiny object syndrome. I’ll listen to a podcast and go to the website, see the links and start clicking, reading and click and read some more. That’s why I’ve decided to stay focus and follow once course until success. I believe finding work you love is possible.

I can’t wait to share my success story! Feel free to share yours by clicking on comment.

Journey Journal Jacqui

My JourneyThis is my journey and journal. I’m trying something new, well kinda. I’ve had several blogs and podcast but not one that was truly authentic. I mean, a blog or podcast that I shared with my audience my every step of things I’ve tried along the way. Like, creating a new blog, steps in a book, a new app. I usually podcast about all things dealing with employment. If you ask me a question I would give my best answer on my blog or podcast. I really enjoyed doing that but…

Almost all of the time I edit, edit edit, let it sit for a few days and then just go with it. Not this time. I don’t care if what I write is not grammatically correct. I’m just going to brain dump. I really wanted to do this in a podcast format but you know that saying…if you keep doing things the same way you’ll get the same results. So, I’m going to write it. I guess I should say type it.

This is my journal of my every step I take towards finding my passion, purpose, and work I love! I truly believe it is possible and I’m in the process of finding it, doing it and living it! If you happen to stumble upon this blog feel free to share your journey.

How To Solve Outplacement Company’s Problem

How To Solve Outplacement Company’s ProblemOutplacement companies’ focus on how can a job coach effectively set you up to move out of your current employer and into a new company.

3 Challenges Outplacement Companies Face

  1. There’s an increased pressure to receive more for less.
  2. Decrease their prices.
  3. Show greater results in the number of job seekers that are finding full employment.

The complication that comes in is that many individuals want workplace flexibility. There is an increase of people not working for just one company. Individuals may be drawing all the income they need from working with multiple companies. People might consult over here and do a little bit of work over there. Those numbers are difficult to show in turns of yes, a career coach helped a certain number of individuals over such a number of time.

Education is how you overcome the challenges. Through education, job coaches can help companies to understand when a job seeker finds their next job it may not be that forty hour salary position that they had with their last company. Multiple effects in a way that the job seeker can express their talent and skills and there’s an educational factor there.

Outplacement companies should offer several different services. Organizations that hire an outplacement company can pick out certain services that fit their budget. Outplacement companies can help more people to fit more company’s budget.

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