Look Forward

I cannot believe we are facing another threat of recession again. It seems like this has been the story of our year.

When the great recession hit us. I had spent 14 years working in technical Contract Manufacturing. The 2 largest manufacturing plants in our town closed in the same month.

The trick is not to panic and remember that something is better than nothing. I worked in a workforce center during the great recession of 2009, doing what I could to help others find employment. I believed that even though the jobs we were used to were gone, some jobs would at least help us get by.

I found out that I liked working for and with others. I am a life coach now and build my own books and courses. I am having a ball with it; it is the best work I have ever done. And I spend more time with my wife and enjoy life.

The idea is not to get so hung up on something you always did that you cannot leave it when it has moved on. We need to not look at the past as much as we should look at the future to see what’s next.

Nothing is forever, and something new is always coming along.

Things Change Pretty Often

The wind is cold today, and we will have rain and snow showers this afternoon which will stay active until the morning. Once the showers are gone, we should have some mild weather again. It does tell me, though, the season is definitely changing.

Things change pretty often these days. Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the changes. And we find ourselves learning new items required to stay current in a fast-paced world.

I work with aging friends and relatives who have always done things, either by mail or face-to-face, and they can’t even find the store for many things they want. They are forced to do most tasks online anymore. They find themselves lost and confused.

I believe we are now in the age of continuous learning. And as fast as new and better technology is offered, we will have to learn and adapt to keep pace. As an adult educator, this work is what I have trained to do. I am not only designing and building courses. I have developed a tremendous Black Friday and Cyber Monday package that will save you 85% on excellent training and bonuses. To find out what precisely this package has in it, you will need to see my Monday blog on November 7, 2022. I believe it will have some great things for you.

My Offer to You

I have a master’s degree in training and educating adults. I have studied many types of training and realized some of the mistakes many course builders make.

It’s an easy trip to fall into. You know your craft, and you see people making mistakes in the real world, so you want to go out and correct everybody. The fault in this is assuming that everybody does the same thing the same way. The truth is that everybody is different, and so are their needs.

I am now offering courses, and my latest is based on a book I wrote called ‘If You Want A Job, Clean Your Office.’. I’m offering this as the central part of a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal with a price tag that I can’t believe. This is the deepest discount I have ever given. And yet anything offered is only as good as it helps the person using it and buying it. So I designed and run my courses a little bit differently.

Although I have the course well written and developed, I will start by talking privately with each class member and taking a survey of where they feel they are. If I am going to help someone be successful, I must make course provide the class members with the best training that fits their needs.

How do I do this? I teach live classes on zoom. Yes, we’ll have some films, graphs, and charts. We will share ideas and thoughts. My job is to get you to where you can get your job. Can I go out and find you a job and just give it to you? Nope. They won’t hire me. I already have a job. My job is to help you get your job.

  • Are you trying to make your mind up on a career?
  • Are you trying to figure out where your career is taking you?
  • Wanting a new job or a new type of job?

These are the things I can help you with.

Our Black Friday sale will be much more than a simple course. It will be filled with tremendous and knowledgeable things. I’m helping you get to where you want to go.

  • Micro-courses on how to make your time work for you.
  • Using your elevator pitch in your best interest.
  • How to get people to remember you.

The entire list will be published this Friday.

I would like you to think about this, and if you are interested, please contact me. MikeB@reveille.rocks

I am not a high-pressure salesperson if you haven’t caught on by now. I’m here to help the people who could use my skills.

Thanks for reading. You know we try to search for home

Cleaning Your Way To A New Job

You’re probably wondering what cleaning something has to do with getting a new job. You learn organization, planning, and following processes when you clean your office. These are called soft skills, and soft skills are the things that employers seek.

Many organizations pay a lot of money for training their teams, like 5S, 6 Sigma, value stream mapping, working with difficult people, and many other quality-related skills. And, therefore many job candidates read the books and know the key phrases.

I have you work with quality ideas because interviewers want to hire someone who has done the work. The interview board will see the gleam in your eye because you did the job.

I have a book on Amazon called ‘Clean Your Office.’ If you have any questions or guidance, email me at mikeb@reveille.rocks.

Power

I have seen many complain because they feel they have no power. And yet each of us has the power within us. It is up to us to take and use that power or not.

Most people have problems understanding power because they don’t understand it. Power is not forcing people, nor is it pushing demands. The real power comes from the care and work we do for others.

People with real power are concerned for their people. Chiefs eat after their tribe is fed. Commanders’ main concerns are for the welfare of their troops. Good civic leaders care for the welfare of their constituents. These people know The real power comes from mutual care for the needs of all.

If you want real power, start by helping someone who needs it. Then, go on and help someone else. Find a mentor to help and guide you. And always be willing to assist.

Power is not found corked in a bottle or locked up in a cabinet. It is always available to those who use it wisely. Yet you need to be there to help it, for it is not sedentary.

Do You Want To

All actions are processes, and all processes can be improved.

Process improvements work best if applied to a process that does not work well and needs improvement.

If we want to improve anything for the better, we first need to consider what we want the output of the better process.  I will always know where the car keys are?  Will I have more free time and money?  The milk does not spoil in the refrigerator?   If we do not know the desired outcome, we are trying to hit what will become a moving target.

We face This problem when we want to improve ourselves.  Suppose a person knows what they desire and has stability in what they usually plan and do. In that case, their processes can be changed and improved.  When a person is unsure or keeps changing their mind, the task can become extremely frustrating.

Anytime someone sets out to improve a process, the first action is to ensure the process needs improvement.  When we want to improve ourselves, we need to know what we want and where we want to go.  If we are not sure, there are places on the internet and in most communities where we can take assessments and talk to professionals (usually for free.)

To change for improvement is to work to better something.  Even ourselves.  Work that feeds our passions is excellent.  We just need to be sure we want to improve the process.

What would you improve?

If Someone Could Point the Way

Ever know where you want to end up and yet do not know the path to get there? One time or another, we all stand before this predicament.

We can ask for help from many sources, and yet what we will find is the answers do not totally match our desires. This is because we are all different in our makeup. We all have different experiences and ideas based on our life, likes, and dislikes.

I am not telling you not to ask others’ opinions or assistance. I am just saying that the answers have to be viewed in the correct context. The best people to assist are those who have already trod the path you contemplate. They best know the ups and downs of the journey. Although even here, there may be differences between their trek and yours.

It is always good to gain advice and knowledge from others in planning. Just know that all experiences have deviations based on time and remembrance.

How will you sort the knowledge you gain from others?

Why It Works

Sometimes what will work for one person or team will not work for another. People are often perplexed by this. I believe they have missed the crucial point of being successful. All involved have to know a positive outcome is possible.

If the belief is not carried by the majority of a team, the best plan will never work at peak performance. Even if leadership is doubtful, a good lead or supervisor can make something work if they rally their team to believe.

I used to do this by giving my team a challenge. I would show up wearing a lovely silk tie, tell the team that I had to wear it until a new daily quota was met, and the day we hit that quota, they could cut it off me.

Within the week, we hit over the needed units, the team gathered around, and pictures were taken as the tie was cut in half. The goal was met, and everyone felt better. It gave them a focus on doing what I knew they could. It is amazing what an old silk tie and a pair of scissors can do to boost morale and get something done.

What would you do to inspire your team and make a difference in their output?

Your Part

We all have responsibility for ourselves. We can help, guide, and teach others. Yet, what they do will all the assistance we give them is up to them. We cannot live their lives for them. At the end of the day, they must go forward and put in the work needed to get where they want to be.

For my part, I strive to give knowledge, faith in oneself, and hints and tricks that may be helpful. I help my clients leave disabling false fears behind, map a path forward they want, and understand what it takes to complete. It is important to help them find the paths to explore, the knowledge to compete, and the belief that they can meet their goal.

At the same time, I must not inhibit their freedom to do this independently. Clients must be in charge of their own destiny. I only help by providing and training people on the tools to help them.

What are you striving to obtain?

Hang In There

Strive for better circumstances. When the world sends you lemons, forget the lemonade. There are no guarantees in this life, so no one has said you must suffer (unless it is the fastest way between two points). I believe you should not unless you absolutely have to.

Studying, learning, and working hard is not suffering. It is a right and privilege that will make you stronger in your goals and wiser in your actions. Learn new things every day and never shrink from work. That is the only way you can gain actual experiences.

If your transportation is late and you have to, walk. If there are bills, worries, or pains, you are experiencing the real world and what actually happens while waiting for the next cable car. Never leave your karma or fate waiting.

The first week in May, I plan to roll out my subscription service for the Reveille.Rocks Roundhouse Training. It will start small and plans to have 30 courses, one-on-one offers, mini-lessons, and live calls. Please join us. We will start it at $27 USD and grow from there. If you join at a particular cost, that will be your monthly cost as long as you stay with us, no matter how high the subscription is raised.

I will keep everyone informed about where we are and where we are going.

Have you ever joined something and soon found out you only paid a small portion of what others who joined later paid?

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