Being unemployed can stir up strong emotions even during ordinary times. When you add on the uncertainty of living through a pandemic, you may feel overwhelmed. How can you maintain emotional balance if you’re looking for a new position under these conditions? Chances are you’re dealing with the usual hardships related to being laid off, but you may have fewer available … [Read more...] about The Secret to Maintaining Emotional Balance When You’re Unemployed
It’s a curious thing, but if you lead by example, people will always follow you, provided the example you set is honest, true, and has moral value. We have all had times when we’ve reached out to complete strangers to offer help or assistance, haven’t we? Consider: How many times have you held a heavy door open for someone to walk through safely? How many times … [Read more...] about The Power of Random Acts of Kindness
When you grow up in a small community, you realize that helping others isn’t something you do, but it’s just the way you are. Running errands, going to the shop for items missed off the shopping list, helping neighbors with their garden, or cleaning their car gives you a sense of belonging and purpose. In this modern, high speed world, where it seems hardly anybody knows … [Read more...] about Random Acts of Kindness Will Change EVERYTHING!
We admire generous people. Fortunately, anyone can be generous. It’s not necessary to be wealthy, talented, skilled, attractive, or even likable to be generous. Anyone has the ability to give something to others, even if it’s just a shoulder to cry on. What you might not realize is how much you gain by being generous to others. You’re not just helping someone else. You’re … [Read more...] about Generosity Pays: The Rewards of Generous Behavior
Many of us are hesitant to ask for help. We feel embarrassed or ashamed to ask. We think it makes us look weak or incapable. But, all of this is untrue. It might not be easy to ask for help, but it is smart. Asking for help is a great way to take control of, and responsibility for, your life. There’s certainly no shame in asking for help. Ask and ye shall receive help: … [Read more...] about How to Ask for Help Without Shame