“I don’t love you anymore”. A statement made up close and personal by my then husband of 17 years. It took him an additional year to leave (with our joint business) I inherited the house in a $1.00 sale. And he was off to greener pastures.
I had never been on my own before. I was in a three story American Craftsman and now the house echoed.
I went to the library, and I became intimately acquainted with their stock of movies and audible books. However, when the moth hit the lamp shade at the witching hour, I woke from a sound sleep with my heart pounding, and a startle response that kept me up until dawn. I realized I couldn’t go on that way. I liked being on my own. The boss of me. I didn’t want anyone else in “my space”.
So I decided to look for sleep meditation. Breathing exercises worked for me, but they were not enough. And I found him. Joseph Clough, a deep relaxation sleep hypnosis and life coach on YouTube. I listened to the same meditation exercise for a week. Accents can affect how we listen and our level of alertness. If you don’t believe me, listen to the Sonnets as read by Sir Patrick Stewart on Facebook. You will understand. So, in listening to Joseph Clough, I found that I was sleeping without fear. I was waking up in a good mood. I was looking on the sunny side so to speak. And I realized he had at that time over 500 free downloads for me to peruse and I just psychology 101(Ed) myself right through the lot of them. Yay me! I also found more free content with Felicia Day and her Twitch crew, Critical Role and their sagas of D&D. I was having entertainment and enjoying myself. My fear of living alone in the past.
Then came George Noory and Coast to Coast AM. What? This was all of the things I enjoyed as a kid. Sasquatch, the Fae, Near Death Experiences, and more. Through him I found Midnight in the Desert of which Shannon Legroe was a guest host and what do you know? She had Into the Fray...! 172 episodes of interviews, there are so many out there, but few of her caliber who were doing what I longed to do. I wanted to ask the questions. I wanted to engage with people as weird as myself.
From the time I read textbooks aloud for English as a Second Language Course, and reading for the Sight Impaired at the Library of Congress I found my next step. In an economy which is unfriendly to personal interviews for onsite positions which I would be able to perform.
Until recently, I thought I needed a studio, like the one I had for my music or a sound booth. I don’t. All I need is my phone with its built in mic, a quiet space, and of course a platform such as Anchor, Dolby On, etc. I am learning the tools and will be presenting finished product within the next two weeks. Yay!
Podcasts mean that I can share the stories of others and myself, in a likeminded arena of our choosing. It is giving someone who has closed the doors on conventional employment and hopes to one day be as well known as my grandmother who would sing gospel on the radio with her children gathered around her in their living room. Love you, Grandma Carrie.
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I had an in-person interview today and they sent me a rejection email three hours later.
I feel like I'm back at square one and I don't know what else to do.
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I want out…
Today finding out that my boss thinks I’m the problem in the office is mentally affecting my work. I need to leave this company. It is a toxic work environment but when I addressed the way a new office coworker spoke to me who is at the same level as I and corrected it I was told by my boss “We’re not doing this again” faulting me for the problem when this man spoke so poorly to me. I just can’t leave because I need insurance for my babies, I can’t find another good paying job either. What do I do
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Help...I have a very touchy situation and I don't know what to do.
I have an employee...who is good at her job, we really like her personality and so do our patients. She's really everything we would want in an employee. However, She very unhappy in her marriage. To her credit..she tries not to "bring it" to work. But her husband keeps her upset, has her on a super short leash...like so short she has to leave work at 5 pm on the dot..even if she has not finished her work.
Again..to her credit...she tries to shield all of us from what goes on in her personal life. Here's the real problem. Her husband has started verbally abusing our other employees; cussing one out in particular saying this lady was helping his wife cheat on him.....of course that is not true. The other lady took her out to lunch for her birthday on their one hour lunch break. Did I mention he has her on Life360 tracker? We can't ask her to run any errands for the office...like go to the bank or get office supplies because he keeps her tracked and loses his mind if she veers away from the office. We've all sympathetically stood back and remained supportive to her and been mindful of her dignity. BUT now this man is abusing our other employees. He's now crossed into our business. We are not sure what to do. We are certain if we say anything to her and she tells him he will damage her physically, or our property. Plus we don't want to make things worse for her at home. I'm finding out today he blows up her phone at work..and if she doesn't answer it right away he starts blowing up the office phone...when whoever answer says "she's with a patient"..he replies "yeah sure she is..."
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4 Steps to Self-Leadership
Let's dive into the world of self-leadership and how it can totally amp up your game. It's like having your own personal power toolkit to navigate the challenges and own your success. Ready to level up? Let's do this with style and grace:
Alright, picture this: it's like having a heart-to-heart with yourself over a cozy cup of tea. Here's the lowdown on getting to know the boss babe within:
Getting Real: Embrace your strengths, quirks, and what makes you, well, you. Knowing your jam sets the stage for embracing your awesomeness.
Emotional IQ: Ever feel like your emotions are doing the cha-cha without an invite? Recognize those feelings and where they're coming from. It's all about tuning into your emotional vibe.
Social Smarts: You're not just a player in the game; you're the game-changer. Understand your role in your relationships and society. It's like being the conductor of your own symphony.
Life throws curveballs, right? It's all about keeping your cool and rolling with the punches. Here's how to be the calm amidst the storm:
Staying Grounded: Know why you react the way you do. Keep those emotions in check, especially when the going gets tough. Breathe, babe!
Riding the Waves: Life's like a rollercoaster ride, but you're in the driver's seat. Manage those emotions and behaviors like a pro. Stay steady, even when the waters get choppy.
Time to let your light shine, girl! It's about being true to yourself, inside and out:
Inner Glow: Share your dreams, fears, and everything in between. Let your inner light shine bright, babe. It's all about being authentically you.
Outer Radiance: Your vibe attracts your tribe, right? Own your style, your words, and your moves. Be the queen of your castle and let your presence speak volumes.
You're the CEO of your own destiny, babe. Time to own it and keep on slayin':
Taking Ownership: Hold yourself accountable, babe. Own your actions and decisions like a boss. You've got the power to make things happen.
Keep Growing: Life's a journey, not a destination. Embrace the lessons, learn from the falls, and keep on shining bright.
To all the amazing women in management, remember: self-leadership isn't just about being in charge; it's about owning your journey and embracing your power. So, let's rock those heels, seize the day, and show the world what we're made of. You've got this, girl! ???
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I have a master's degree in healthcare administration with 6 years of supervisory/managerial experience.
I am having a difficult time returning to the workforce after taking a year on a sabbatical. What will be the BEST certification to get that will make me more marketable? I want to focus on business/strategy more than managing people. Thanks in advance.
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I'm sorry, but how are people supposed to find a job where there are this many applicants????
This is an example of a job that I recently applied for.