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Be Healthy - Love Your Work

I'd like to thank all of you very much for sending me your approval of, and enthusiasm for, my blog posts. If I had enough time, I'd thank you all, individually, but I get so many comments that I can't. Also, I frequently can't tell to which blog the writer is referring. The bottom line is that I read all of your comments and very much appreciate them.
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I spend most of my time doing work-related work.

How to Get Promoted

If you're an ambitious person and want to get ahead in your career, there are a number of things that you should consider and that you need to do.

First of all, you should be certain that you're in the right career for you and that you work at a company that prefers promoting its employees to hiring from the outside. To be in the right career means that you're good at what you do and that you enjoy it.

Secondly, you should be approachable and friendly towards everyone with whom you come in contact on the job.

Do Business with Respectful Business People Only

I recently contacted someone with whom I, briefly, shared an office, more than 25 years ago, to find out whether she'd be willing to pay me a finder's fee for referring good candidates to her. She said that she would. When I told her that I'd write an agreement regarding our orally agreed-upon business arrangement, she became defensive and said, "Don't you trust me?" To assure her that my wanting to get our agreement in writing was no reflection on her, I told her that this is the way that I do business and that I can count on one hand the number of people I trust.

The Marital Contract

There is a wide range of marital contracts today. Most marriages are, still, between two people, however, there are people who have open marriages, polygamist marriages, polyamorous marriages and sexless marriages. As a traditionalist, my concept of marriage involves a marriage between two people. For purposes of this post, I will discuss marriage between a man and a woman only. This is in no way, shape, or form a political statement. Soon, you'll understand why I am limiting this discussion to marriage between a man and a woman.

The Importance of Honesty in Relationships

People of all ages are in the dating pool. If you're a woman, you might be tempted to fudge some of your stats as, approximately, one-third to two-fifths of the male population is looking for younger, thin women. If you're a man, you might be tempted to fudge your financial stats or education credentials. Both genders might post pictures of themselves, on dating websites, that are 10 - 20 years old.

All of this posturing and misrepresentation is a recipe for disaster as you won't look like your picture and, if you're not well-educated, your writing and speech will give you away.

Going with the Flow

In the hurried pace at which many of us live, we often forget to take time to smell the roses. I know that I do. Thanksgiving Day is a difficult day for many of us as it brings back memories of departed loved ones with whom we used to celebrate the day and it can bring forth thoughts of those with whom we'd like to share the day but, for any of a number of reasons, can't.

There isn't only one way to handle melancholic feelings. This morning, I chose to do something that I haven't done in too long a time: I listened to music that I love.

Thank You So Much for Your Support

Although I might not respond to your comments about my blog, promptly, it's not because I don't want to: it's because there are only so many hours in the day and, at the end of the day, I need some r&r before going to sleep. I work hard for my money....wasn't there a song, "She works hard for her money"? 

I can't tell you how much I appreciate your very flattering comments about my writing, my content, how much you relate to what I write, etc. Hearing how much you enjoy my blog posts makes writing them worthwhile, even when I struggle to come up with a topic of interest.

Good Relationships Require Work

Most of us have experienced what I'll refer to as lopsided relationships. These are friendships or romantic relationships in which one person is doing most of the pursuing, i.e., making most of the phone calls or doing most of the emailing or texting; giving more of his or her time, money, understanding, transparency; in short, showing more interest than the other party. These friendships or romantic relationships are not good relationships as, in order for a relationship to work, there needs to be a give and take with both people doing equal amounts of giving and taking.

Make an Informed Decision

Some people are skilled at getting job offers and, therefore, think nothing of starting, yet, another job search that could have been avoided if they had taken the time to research the company that extended them an offer, found outexactlywhat the position entails, learned as much as possible about the person or people to whom they'll be reporting, discovered why the position has become available, asked to speak with people at the company who have the same or a similar position, and requested the contact information of a couple or, at least, one of the people who had the position, but left the company or moved to another position within the company.

Hard Work Brings Serendipity

A while back, my chiropractor asked me how I get clients. My response was "Serendipity". That's only partially true though. 

If you work hard marketing, networking, getting the word out about your company any way you know how, serendipity kicks in. For example, I sent marketing letters to big-firm attorneys for a year. I didn't get much work from my efforts: two attorneys hired me for errands and another attorney hired me to get a famous artist's signature on his book at a book signing.
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