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What Are the Better Advice Online When You Are Jobless?

  The data is overwhelming. The headlines are soul crushing. “We are into the worst recession since World War II.” “The economic impact of the Pandemic is ten times worse than the 2008 financial crisis.” “1.6 billion people risk losing their jobs due to the Pandemic.” These are workers in the so-called informal economy involving largely migrant workers, those in agriculture, the gig segment or the service industry. “The 14% fall in working hours is equivalent to 400 million full time jobs.” The Austrian National Library on Unsplash One of the living pains of the Pandemic that cries aloud to be eased. For those who have not been inflicted health-wise. Nor who have lost a loved one; as Biden like to say, facing an empty chair by the dining table. But to those who have lost their means of sustenance, and an important source of self-worth, and meaning in life, the hope of getting back together with minimal damage is worth exploring. The Pandemic is but one of the disruptive duo. The ot

Why Be an “Inverse Paranoid” When You Can Just Be a Positive Thinker?

  My take-away from “How to Get from Where You are to Where You Want to Be” by Jack Canfield.   Principle 6: Become an Inverse Paranoid [or simply put, Practise Positive expectation]   This is the chapter I like a lot. The principle is a sanity saver, a solid bridge for you to move forward. In life, many things are designed and decided for you. They are out of your hands. Certain events and outcomes are not within your control. Lots of things lots of people do are not aligned to your beliefs and values. Plenty can work against your aspirations. The threats and challenges present can squash your hope. If you allow them. If you allow them. ‘If’ in this context is a small word with a huge potential. To sustain your mental wellbeing. To recharge your resolve. To offer you a path forward from a position of overwhelm. ‘If’ means you have a choice. A choice not to surrender but to salvage and solidify your position. ‘If’ means you can choose not to be clouded by the infusion

What's Belief Got To Do With It?

  My take-away from How to Get from Where You are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield   Principle 4: Believe It’s Possible Photo is by Dee@Cooper and Wild on Unsplash Real powerful stuff covered through this principle and I believe it’s possible, mostly. NapoleonHill planted the germ of this belief in the minds of the millions of people who bought his books or who were exposed to his ideas in ten words; “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”   The verse is short. It is simple. It has rhythm. While your reading life is splattered, commonly with hard to remember axioms. This one is hard to forget. Science is backing Hill’s enlightening discovery. Your brain will make you believe what it wants you to believe. Its decision is based on your past experiences. [And the “as if” principle put forward by the eminent William James and the British professor and prolific author of psychology books, Richard Wiseman. Simply put, whatever you want to be, you’ll

Now that You Know Why You’re Cooking, What Will You Cook?

  -My takeaway from Jack Canfield’s “How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.”   Principle 3: Decide What You Want   Canfield quotes Ben Stein who shares a simple truth: “The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.” That Ben Stein said this reveals an important context to goal setting. Goals need not be fixed for life. They should evolve as you evolve. Ben Stein had been many things. He had been a speech writer for presidents. A comedian. An actor. A lawyer. A commentator. And an author. Did he had a keystone goal ? Or different goals for the different roles? Or did he designed a set of goals that will fuel every endeavor? Looking at the different types of challenges he took, I think it’s hard to have a common goal for all. So I will assume that you will have to set new goals for new roles. The important idea is that you should be clear about what you want before you can get it. In short, once