When I read the phrase “work from home’ or anything similar I am immediately skeptical because there are so many bullshit offers around with the promise of easy money from home. But I genuinely and consistently earn good money from Elance. It is a no gimmicks business that offers freelance work in a large range of fields.
The Changing World
Elance is an excellent example of how the commercial world is changing. It is an enormous site where businesses or individuals can hire contractors for small or large projects. Contractors with a huge range of different skills can in turn find projects where their skills are required.
While my websites bring me erratic income or sometimes take months of hard work before I get a return on investment, Elance is my steady, reliable source for regular income.
This is how it works:
People and Organizations that require services post their … Read the rest
You project an image to the world by everything you do and you see that image reflected back at you and begin to believe it. The image you project is not who you are, but before you know it, you develop a limited self-image and your potential is buried.
The bright kid with a weak reflection
Let’s take the example of a smart kid who enjoys sport and play more than study. His grades suffer and he is viewed as an average performer by his peers, parents and teachers.
Because he is viewed as such he does not get invited to the same events as the top performing students. He is not invited to the debating team, or any advanced education opportunities. He does not really care for these things and like the other average performers, he accepts that he is average or not talented like the top performers.
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A friend posted the following on Facebook recently and gave permission to quote it here, verbatim. If you are a doubting Thomas about miracles emanating from the universe, god or a higher power by whatever name, read on…. and you can read my own story as well.
From Jessica Georgia Woelk, from her Facebook Page
Long story- but its worth the read I promise. To people who believe in the power of intentions! The image below is my sister, my spawn, and my soon to be brother in law. Last night we went on the “Davidson Ghost Walking Tour.” This is a two hour tour to learn the history of Davidson, NC! We recently made our dream move from NJ to NC and I thought it would be really neat to begin learning the history here.
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What advice would you give a Street Kid?
Imagine you are a tourist in a poverty stricken area somewhere in the world.
You are approached by a 12 year old street kid who is street wise, have survived on the streets against fierce competition from others and can beg or steal enough money to keep him in food and weed or booze, maybe even pay off some ‘protector’?
You have little money to give him but you five hours to spare. What advice will you give him?… Read the rest
The choice between Clinical or Counseling Psychology Graduate programs
Once they have acquired the first degrees in psychology people considering a career in psychology will need to decide between Clinical or Counseling Psychology Graduate programs
. While both fit the profile of Psychological science of dealing with behavior and mental processes, and helping people with cognitive processes they are two branches of the same profession.
Clinical Psychology fields can be viewed as those that treat disrorders of some kind …mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. This is often done in clinics or hospitals in consultation with physicians when physical problems have underlying psychological causes.
Counseling Psychology helps people cope with their problems and attain overall psychological well-being. Application is often related to personal growth such as in sport psychology and management advancement.
Psychology Graduate Programs
Highly-specialized fields like Clinical Psychology (the assessment and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, sometimes
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Career Counseling is for People of Any Age.
The correct career choice after school is not nearly as important as we think. Career Counseling from a creative career counselor should be considered at any age. In particular, parents can afford to be less stressed about making the ‘correct’ life choice for their child as it is more likely that the child will have several careers over a working life that should span 50 years or more!
The world has changed and it is important to realize that opportunities abound at every age. Here is just a short list of examples of people who have been bold and turned the ordinary into something extra-ordinary.
The stories are real, but the people’s names have been changed.
Ordinary People with Extraordinary Careers
From Motorbike mechanic to Forensic Accountant and wine maker
Career counseling at school level found no fertile ground in Bernard. He … Read the rest
Project Management Skills Training Courses
Project Management Skills Training courses are only 50% of the requirement to become a project manager.
Project management is different from many other professions or careers. It is not a skill you can acquire simply by going to college, doing some training or doing some courses. The knowledge and skills are built by a combination of industry or specialist knowledge, people management experience supported by project management training and courses. The mix of skills can can only be gained over years by building on each subskill in layers with a fair amount of all the ingredients at every level.
A good project manager will have industry and work experience and formal Project Management training courses or education to form the basis. It will further require specific project management experience with a successful track record before you will be recognized as a Project … Read the rest
Choosing a Career Aptitude Test
A useful approach to choosing a career , whether it is your first or a midlife career change is to do a career aptitude test. In fact it is a good idea to do more than one. Another useful approach is to use the services of a career counselor. With the many online education opportunities available and with the relatively affordable online education costs, choosing a career is as confusing as it is wide.
There are a few things to keep in mind about all aptitude tests.
Aptitude test results vary from one approach to another.
It is not an exact science or a ‘formula’ that will give you a magic answer, but it will:
- offer Career guidance
- give you Career choice ideas
- highlight your strengths and weaknesses
- highlight your preferences and dislikes
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Certification as a project manager has to be the goal for anyone serious about making a career in Professional Project Management. It is not essential to have the Project Manager Certification to get started in project management. In fact it is essential to have some project management experience in order to get certified. The most well known and respected organization for providing a Certificate in Project Management is the Project Management Institute (PMI), but there are many routes that lead to this qualification.
PMI is a certifying body for project management certification, that also offers training, but they are not the only Professional Project Management training organisation around and they may not be as industry specific as you may require. So our advice is to look around for Project Management Training that suits your current career circumstance and industry.
A good starting point is discussed in our article on … Read the rest