29 October, 2010

Dream Work Shock : Being Own Boss Is Just As Bad

Matt Sun and Cathy Morris
Sydney mX, Friday October 29, 2010

Here's a warning to workers who have had a tough week at the office and are thinking of chucking it in to become their own boss - the grass is no greener on the other side.
The 2010 Dream Employers survey of 3000 people found workers thought being their own boss would be the third most perfect job in Australia.
Having a job at search engine giant Google and working for Richard Branson were the top two jobs.
Other top 20 companies that made the dream employer list include Apple, Qantas, The Walt Disney Company, Coca-Cola, eBay the United Nations and Sydney Water.
But while many Australian may dream of owning their own business, Robert Gerrish, founder of micro-business website Flying Solo, said the notion that all self-employed people were happier and had a great work-life balance was not necessarily true.
"It's easy to look at self-employment with rose-tinted glasses," Gerrish said.
"When people work for themselves they don't appear to be much happier than others."
Gerrish said most people who wanted to become their own boss wanted to control how many hours they worked.
But while many workers dream of being their own boss, only one in eight Australian workers are self-employed.
Gen Y workers happy to work for someone else said the reputation of their employer determined their vocational happiness.
Workers also said recognition for the work they did  was just as important as their salary.
A third of workers surveyed said they were already working for their dream employer.

28 October, 2010

It's Time to Move On!

Ralph Bruksos

It's Time to Move On! teaches you how to use change for your benefit. Instead of being disrupted, upset, or paralyzed by it, you'll understand how change can be good not only for your income, but also your emotional well-being.

Change comes in many forms: a shift in management, an unexpected layoff, economic decline, injury, death of a loved one, trouble in a close relationship, or a golden opportunity to make a bigger difference. Now you can reinvent yourself through change by discovering how to:

  • Use change, no matter how turbulent, as an opportunity to move on
  • Initiate a positive change when you've reached a "comfortable" plateau
  • Harness one of the greatest motivational forces known to humankind
  • Successfully implement change with team members and clients
  • Overcome the fear of change and become a "Change Master"

Rising from "bad boy" to millionaire, losing it all, and bouncing back as CEO of a major corporation, and now a consultant to Fortune 100 companies, Ralph knows what it takes to benefit from change. The lessons learned from his hard-knocks experiences will help you face fears, improve your relationships, set higher goals, and-move on to a brighter future!

25 October, 2010

A Kick In The Attitude!

Sam Glenn

Sometimes life has a way of knocking the kick out of us, and that "kick" is our enthusiasm, focus, sense of humor, resilience and overall best attitude. This book will revive your kick, so get ready for rekindled enthusiasm and a new appreciation for your greatest asset -your attitude!

  • Learn "the experience" that friends, family and customers will return to over and over
  • Uncover the "secret yet fun discovery" by Thomas Edison that builds performance, productivity and teamwork in a heartbeat
  • Decipher how to end a relationship with your limitations and open the doorway to your potential and purpose
  • Experience why your attitude is a magnet for where you are and what you have