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.


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 Have a Minute

How many minutes a day are wasted not doing anything productive? How often do we not have a minute to do something good for someone else when asked? If we are too busy to help another, why are we not more productive.

Actually, being productive includes lending a hand when someone else needs one. When you help someone else, are you not helping yourself? I remember reading in a good book somewhere that sharing your talents with others brings them back to you, shaken down and overflowing.

You cannot give away some things, and the more you try, the more they come back to you with interest. I do not know exactly why this is. I only know through experience that it is true.

What are your talents doing for you, and how are they multiplying?

What Are Your Alternatives

We do not always get what we want. Sometimes it feels like fate itself is conspiring against us. At a point like that, what are you going to do?

Well, that depends on what your alternatives are. So here is the sixty-four dollar question; what are your alternatives? Do you know, and have you checked them out?

Before you make any decision, big or little, you should take a moment to look at all the alternatives. You may find you do not need a choice that could be expensive for you. Maybe what you see as a need is only a temporary glitch. And possibly, new additions to the marketplace will make your choice null and void over the next 90-days.

It is like someone in a cave once said to some passing strangers, “Choose wisely.”

If some research and a good night’s sleep can save you a recurring bill for service that you will not get the full benefit from, isn’t that worth the money saved in your pocket

What was the service you purchased that failed to give you what you needed?

Peace Is Something We Earn

Anything worth having is rarely free. Someone has to work for it, and others are more than willing to take it away for their own selfish gains. And You Peace is something everyone else desires.

The peace you enjoy was not freely given. It was earned by generations of people standing up to tyranny and refusing to willingly hand over what little they had. No one understands the value of this more than those who lay down their lives for the peace and freedom of others.

I remember how my nation would help others by lending them aircraft and other means of protection on what was known as a ‘lend-lease’ policy. The President likened it to a neighbor’s house catching fire and lending him a garden hose to put out the flames before they lit your house.

Sometimes to help keep our peace and freedom, it is occasionally essential to help our friends and neighbors by lending them what they need.

What are your thoughts?

Jobs Are Back

Great news! Jobs are back, and employers are hiring. The mask mandates are lifted for most areas and life is starting to get back to normal. Now is the time to start earning again.

If you have problems finding the job you want, check out your local workforce center. Do not hang around there for weeks waiting for someone to come and hire you. That is not how it works. Go to the workforce center to find the hiring employers, write your resume to their needs, and go to where you can meet them and apply for the job.

If you need help, check out my books on Amazon.com. I can give you a free discovery call, and we can work from there. If you need more help, contact me at Mikeb@reveillerocks.me.

Are you ready for your new job?

Changing Jobs

Are you looking for a new job? If you are leaving an old job to do so, I would like you to stop and think for a second. I am not saying you need to keep the old position to show employment. What I am saying is do not separate yourself from one source of income until you have another income to take its place.

Does this mean you will be doing some ‘double-duty’ somewhere along the line? Maybe. Yet other things could be worse.

If you strike out on your own to find a job without adequate funding, you may be making a big mistake. If you are forced to go back to a position you did not like to start with, your dreams might be dashed.

How much money should you have? That depends. Calculate everything you are spending right now and add an extra 5% for inflation. Then add in the costs for training, education, and other expenses to learn a new career field. Then calculate the months to actually find a place to hire you. Double it. If you are going to work for yourself, Double it again. 

Now you have some real numbers to consider. The best-case scenario is you get hired next week, and the next family vacation is paid for. Worst case, at least you planned for it.

Many dream jobs start off as side-gigs for a reason. We do not do well without adequate funding.

What is your dream job?

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