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Can They Possibly Get Out

Our family team started out running from the security police in their city when Sam broke the mandatory curfew. The security police chase them up an ancient rope bridge in the middle of the night. Strong winds cause the bridge to tip over. each member of the family team fell down a 200-foot waterfall into the river that flowed through the jungle of no return.

Since then, the Family had to find each other and figure out what they had to do to survive in the jungle. They needed to follow the river towards the ocean to get out of the jungle.  They needed to get back to their own civilization. Their biggest problem right now is that they’ve been toiling in this hot jungle for well over a month, and the most significant thing that they have gotten so far is hot, sweaty, and tired. For all their hard work, they’re getting close to mental exhaustion. The biggest question is how they will solve this problem and move on to find a way home?

What Life coaching methods can the family use to help save them and keep them on track?  To find out, join our class on Eventbrite:

To get your free tickets to this event, please go to:

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/your-journey-forward-tickets-131452358543
Please join us 2 February 2021, at 2:30 p.m.  (MST (USA)) (9:30p.m. UTC).  You will get to have some fun and hopefully learn a little something about life values and communications.

Thank you for being with me for this first Sunday edition of my blog. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

What Would You Do?

If you had to leave your city and run for your life, and if you fell down a 200-foot waterfall and miraculously survived, what would you do? Our training revolves around a family story, a team of four, who had to do this. They understood technology, Herbalism, ancient writings, and supervision and management. What they didn’t know about themselves and each other could fill the Grand Canyon. This is a story of their fight through a jungle to get back to where they belonged. This is their story of learning about themselves and each other.

This story is the background for our learning module, presented on the 2nd of February 2021 at 2:30 PM (MST). It will be 9:30 PM UTC. We’re going to take a chapter of the story, use it as the backdrop to learn better communications, and figure out what happens when everyone is trying to do their desired tasks when so much counts on what they do for survival.

They are not sure if they can get out of the jungle and back to where they belong. And the question comes up, is getting out even possible, or is the family just going to die trying. I genuinely hope it’s not the latter. But you will have to join us and help us figure that out.

To get your free tickets to this event, please go to:

https://www.eventbrite.se/e/your-journey-forward-tickets-131452358543
Please join us 2 February 2021, at 2:30 PM (MST) (9:30 UTC).  You will get to have some fun and hopefully learn a little something about communications.

Thanks for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

A Great New Class

I have a small secret I would like to share. Along with a few friends, I have been working on an exciting story that we will use to provide some outstanding training to whoever is interested. Our premiere of this training will be on 2 February at 1430 ( 2:30 pm mountain standard time.) That would convert to 9:30 pm UTC.

Our story is about a family team who found themselves lost in the jungle. They need to work together to battle their way out of their predicaments and back into civilization. I can’t do this entire scenario justice so let me give you a little bit of the story:

~ Slowly, small gripes turned into finger-pointing, and finger-pointing eventually turned into name-calling. Everyone was at each other’s throats. They each felt that they were doing more than anyone else in their team was doing, and they were calling each other out about it. The truth was, they were working as hard as they could and yet trying to do the required work and their own unique projects at the same time. It just made everything even harder. ~

What do you think will happen? How will they solve the problems and get back to the tasks at hand, the things they need to do to get back to civilization?

To learn more, please join us. Go to Eventbrite and sign up for Your Journey Forward. The class will be on 2 February 2021, at 9:30 pm UTC.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

World of Uproar

Each of us must remember that the ‘World of Uproar’ does not have to be our world, and the majority of the time, it does not have anything to do with our real goals. It is always good to stay abreast of what is happening in the world. We just need to understand that we have minimal sway over anything that happens out there.

I can control little, so I must pay attention to those things that I can avoid or capitalize upon. To do that, I need to stay abreast of trends and happenings. This doesn’t mean that every second can be devoted to wading through daily news up to my shoulders.

The majority of news lately is an attempt by one side or another to sway us to their way of thinking. I like reports that tell me the facts and leave it in my hands to figure out how it affects me. I can usually find that if I watch the news from other countries that don’t have an immediate stake in what they are talking about and reporting on.

I am not knocking our homegrown new services. The majority of them do excellent jobs and are very diligent in getting the facts right. However, we all have to admit some news services are formed merely for us trying to sway the public one way or another.

We should consider our news the same way that we treat our email. It is excellent to check for two or three times a day and be left off the rest of the time to get our real work done. Sitting on the couch, watching things for hours that we can not control, does not do any good for us or anyone else. Mail gets checked at 8 AM, 12 PM, 4 PM, and 8 PM. Why not check the news at seven, noon, and five? Just one man’s thoughts.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

New Group Sessions

Today, I scheduled my first Meetup group session. My Meetup group sessions, called “Getting Jobs and Not Being Overlooked.” The group sessions help individuals who are looking for work and, unfortunately, feel they are being overlooked for the jobs they want. And, no, I do not think they are paranoid. It actually happens every day.

There are many things that employers worry about when they hire somebody, especially somebody who is a little longer in the tooth. And according to statistics, employers are correct to worry about it. However, you are a person and not just a set of statistics. As long as you can show you are a viable person able to do the job, you can have as good a chance as anyone else.

The first meeting is next Tuesday, the 19th of January, at 2:30 MST on zoom. We will discuss tactics and techniques for getting jobs in detail. The how to’s of present the right ‘front and center’ attitude at the interview. You will help the employer know that you are not the dawdling old-timer. Instead, you are the sharp, mature worker they are actually looking to hire.

These group sessions will run every Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. MST and are free for at least the first four sessions that a person attends. The regular price is $25, yet for the rest of this year, because of the problems with COVID-19 and finding work, I will hold the cost down to only $10 per visit. Please sign up through “Getting Jobs and Not Being Overlooked.” On Meetup

Please ask, If you have any questions, by writing to mikebalof@reveille.rocks.  Also, feel free to ask me through Meetup. I would be glad to help you better understand any particular concerns. If you know anyone else who could benefit from such a group session, please let them know that we are out there and willing to work with them.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

My Thought

Unfortunately, tragedies, either natural or man-made, will happen at times in our lives or will happen elsewhere and have a profound effect upon us. We do need to take notice of these tragedies and understand them. And, all though these tragedies affect us, we cannot allow them to consume our lives to the point of overshadowing everything else in our existence.

In our lives, we find yourselves with many duties. There is a duty to our deity, responsibility to our country, family, and ourselves. Each of these duties should be kept in balance. To allow a tragedy or problem with anyone to overshadow others or to render us incapacitated towards our responsibilities in other areas does not help you, others, nor the situation.

This week we have seen a violation of our democracy. I will not debate whether it was caused within or without the government. We should not react in kind because this is not how we handle concerns and problems in America.  We hold to the rule of law, and that is where we must settle this matter.

Although we cannot stand for this type of insurrection against our government, we must be careful not to become, ourselves, the thing we hate. We need to ensure calmer heads and truer values prevail. And hopefully, we should ensure that they come from us.

I am not sure what causes people to sink to a level where they feel they have a right to act out in such vandalism and mayhem. I would like to stress here that nothing is ever won worth having by sinking to the lowest level that mankind can offer. The day is won when you encourage others to rise to your level. For within that battle, all win.

This week, we have seen how low our nation could fall. Our goal is not to leave it there, rather play a part in helping it to rise again, as we always do, to reclaim the status of that shining beacon on the hill.

Thank you for being with me today. We hope to be with you again soon.

Have You Started

We are six days into the new year. Are you working on the new you? Are you finding ways to make your life more productive, happier, or more meaningful to you? If you are working on it, great. If not, I hope it’s because you already have everything you need and everything you have ever desired. If you are delighted and want for nothing, you should not change. You live the life that the rest of us genuinely envy.

If you were not quite that fortunate, then I have to ask a question. What do you find missing from your life? If you’re not as portrayed in the paragraph above, obviously, something is missing. At this point, there seem to be two choices. One is just sitting there and pouting, blame everybody else, and just be miserable. The other option is to get out there and do something about it. So the question stands.  If you don’t have everything you want, why not, and what do you do about it.

I’m not trying to push everybody into a greed fest. I’m just asking a question. If you want something you don’t have, is it because you really don’t need it or care about it, or is it that you’re just not trying hard enough?

Often, it boils down to priorities. With so many things we could have within the world, we have to choose what is most important at the moment. And that is a sage thing to do. And if that’s what you have to do and where you are, it is absolutely OK.

On the other hand, if your lack of something is caused by your ‘get up and go’ having ‘got up and went.’ That is another matter. Suppose you’re not getting what you want out of life because you find yourself stuck in a rut and just not able to actively pursue your needs. In that case, you are at the point you need to find yourself a new direction and some energy to follow it.

If you find yourself stuck, without the energy, or unable to find the right direction, I am here for you. Starting on Tuesday, 19 January, at 3 p.m. Mountain standard time, I will be hosting a group session for people to share where they are. Also, where they want to go and ask for sharing ideas and ways to get there.

For anybody who wants to join, I will make the first month free. After the first month, the fee goes to $10 a week. When my website publishes in the next week or so, you will also find discount coupons for other assistance which I offer.

Please keep an eye out for this blog, and I will keep you informed on what is going on within Reveille.Rocks, and hopefully, you will find some items which will be of great use for you.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.

It Is New, Now What?

Welcome to day five of our new year. And congratulations on making it here. Now the question is, what are you going to do?

I’m not talking about the facade of goals, which will be gone in a few months. I am not worried about what you want to be 10 years from now. What I’m asking is, now that you are in the new year and the year you hate is now behind you, what are you going to do.

I grant everyone the fact that last year was horrible. The year was one problem after another building to one calamity after another. But you have made it through, and here you are. You own a new year, a new day, and hopefully a better way.

Yes, I know the date on the calendar did not change the status of things on the ground. That is not the point, though. The fact is you drew a line in the sand to get a new year. Now you have it. If you do nothing to make this year better, you just have what you had before. If you do better in your life and your situations, you will have better outcomes.

Does this mean hard work? When did getting what you wanted out of life not mean hard work, planning, and a fair share of elbow grease and midnight oil? The nice thing is whether you know it or not, you can do this. Can I do it for you? No. Can your parents or kids do it for you? Absolutely not. Every time you look at a smiling CEO, a farm doing well, or a plumber happily doing the job, you see people doing the things they love. They are there because they took the time to learn and grow within their careers and professions. 

You have come this far. Do not give up on yourself now. You are in a new year, and you are closer to the cusp of getting what you want than you were a year ago. It’s time to forge forward, not backslide.

I tell you these things for the good of all of us. When someone succeeds, we all raise just a little; and when we fail to try, everyone else sinks just a bit. It’s not that I’m worried about everyone being let down. I just don’t want you to be back here a year from now asking the same questions about what happened.

Thank you for being with me today. I hope to be with you again tomorrow.