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When One Door Closes Another One Opens — But the Hallway Sure Sucks!

When One Door Closes Another One Opens -- But the Hallway Sure Sucks! By Kelly Robbins

Whenever you step into a new phase of life; from having a baby to working from home rather than in a corporate job, there is a transition period. The transition is that period between leaving your J-O-B and actually supporting yourself in your new business. The initial bliss of having a new baby and the reality of your 85th day in a row up at 2:00am.

Behind the new door is often what we strive to create. More money. Independence. Freedom. Happiness. Family.

I strongly believe creating all of these things is your God-given birthright. However, you have to choose it and step into creating it to make it happen.

As a business coach, I help people close one door and step into another. It’s not usually easy and it takes a strong, disciplined person to keep walking down the hallway – particularly when they can’t see the next door yet.

That hallway often feels dark, scary and unknown. It’s an in-between place and it takes faith and determination to stay the course between doors and not quit. (more…)

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5 Ways LinkedIn can Fast Track Your Work-at-Home Career

5 Ways LinkedIn can Fast Track Your Work At-Home CareerBy Erica Breuer

Ah, LinkedIn. When you’re new to the networking game, LinkedIn might look like the starched white shirt of social media platforms —a whole lot of “blah,” zero fun, resume website. The reality: LinkedIn can be the casual Friday happy hour piece of your career strategy; the place where you connect with people who can help you grow.

By thinking of LinkedIn as more than a resume website, you’ll be able to take full advantage of its features. Here’s five tips and 15 resources to reboot your approach to LinkedIn and fast track your growth as an at-home professional.

Build Your Brand Without a Website.

Maybe you’re early in your at home career, or not ready to take the leap into developing a website around what you do. In either case, a well-rounded LinkedIn profile is a great placeholder while you figure things out. Your LinkedIn profile is an about page, blogging platform and contact page all in one — the core elements of any website! (more…)

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15 Tips for Getting Hired, Fast

15 Tips for Getting Hired, FastBy Holly Reisem Hanna

Finding a work at home job can be very time consuming. Not only do you have to weed through the scams and sift through the various job sites to find the opportunities, but you need to make sure that the job is a good fit. Add in time for networking, polishing your resume, and practicing your interviewing skills and you’re looking at 15 – 25 hours each week spent on job hunting tasks.

Want to speed up the process so that you can start making money quicker?

Here’s 15 simple career strategies that will get you noticed and hired fast!

1. Add a Case Study

What really influences us is finding a case study included in a resume or online application. Those candidates understood that when you’re looking for remote work you’re dealing with a trust issue. It is something the e-commerce industry struggled with for years. Their solution was the before/after photo or the customer testimonial. When you talk about and show results, you show you’re trustworthy and that you really know what you’re doing.

Irina Iliescu – Remote Work Mate

2. Cast a Wide Net

If you need to find a job quickly, make sure you are casting a wide enough net. The more job applications you have floating around out there, the more likely you are to get a job. (more…)

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How to Avoid Resistance

How to Avoid Resistance By Kelly Robbins

“There’s a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don’t, and the secret is this: It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write. What keeps us from sitting down is Resistance.”  That quote is from a book by Steven Pressfield, called The WAR of ART.

Resistance is what stops us each and every time we set a goal, intention, or resolution and don’t follow through. It’s the conversation we have in our head. It’s what kind of mood we are in or how we are feeling.

We don’t want to let our moods run our life, we want our commitments to.

The thing to know is resistance is sneaky and may look like your kids, your job, your partner … even your broken car disrupting your plans. However, resistance is internal and it’s you and only you that is creating it. The more resistance you feel, the more important it is to your soul’s evolution. The more important it is for you to step into it.

If it wasn’t important and it didn’t contribute to you bettering yourself in some way there would be no resistance. That makes sense, doesn’t it?

If you are just starting to build your work at home business or up-leveling your existing one you may be experiencing quite a bit of resistance right now! (more…)

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Reach Out and Help Someone Through Your ‘Encore’ Career

An increasing number of workers in their 50s and 60s are eschewing the idea of retirement in favor of pursuing a career that offers them not just the lifestyle they want, but more in the way of community focus, too.By Mark Feffer

Are you thinking the time has come to make a change, to get off the corporate treadmill and go to work doing something you love, with a chance to give back to the community? You’re not alone. An increasing number of workers in their 50s and 60s are eschewing the idea of retirement in favor of pursuing a career that offers them not just the lifestyle they want, but more in the way of community focus, too.

More than 4.5 million people between the ages of 50 and 70 are already working in such “encore careers,” according to a study by Encore.org and the researcher Penn Schoen Berland. Twenty one million more plan to follow a similar path.

For many, the ideal job involves flexibility, a way to leverage the work they’ve done during their professional lives so far, and the ability to work from home. Some people prefer to work largely on their own, while others want to be part of a formal organization. Fortunately, there are options for both.

Coaching.

If you’re self-motivated, like working with others one-on-one, and think there’s a lot to be said for helping people succeed, you might want to consider becoming a coach. (more…)

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