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This week was an interesting one on the blog. The week started with a discussion of the verdict in the Zimmerman murder trial and ended with a plea to get work done at work. In case you missed one of the great stories that was shared here, take this opportunity to review the week. After you check things out, feel free to share your thoughts and ideas.
Almost everyone has heard the expression, “those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it.” I say, those who forget their history are surprised when it repeats itself. When the verdict in the George Zimmerman case was announced the reactions were typical. Those who thought he was guilty were saddened or outraged by the verdict. Those who thought he was innocent were relieved and celebratory. I had neither reaction. The verdict was not a surprise to me. I live in the United States of America, aka the land of the free and the home of the brave. I expected the verdict to be just as it turned out.
It is magnificent to know that taking action now helps you to be independent, so sit down and make an action plan. Planning is an important part of the action process. Almost everyone has heard the expressions, “measure twice, cut once” and “look before you leap.” Both these expressions have the same idea at heart, take action, but before you do, come up with a plan. After all, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.”
It is terrific to know that technology can help you be independent by putting a world of information in your hands. I am old enough to remember when computers were big heavy things that got put on a desk and never moved. Over the years I have seen them evolve into laptops, notebooks, tablets, PDAs and now Smartphones. One thing that has stood out for me with the evolving computer technology arena is that things are getting smaller and more powerful all the time. Today, technology allows us to have the world in our hands at all times and that is a wonderful thing.
Tablets make it easy to store, save and view information of all sorts. I like tablets that can connect to the internet with ease because of the larger screen size and ease of portability. Technology enables us to be free from wires, papers and our desks. Recently I was shopping and forgot the ingredients I needed for a recipe. It was not a big deal. I was able to pull out my Smartphone, look up the recipe in seconds and get the items I needed while at the market. Think about how many times you have been traveling from one place to another and pulled out your Smartphone and used it as a GPS device and gotten to your destination on time and safely?
It is wonderful to know that you can find work that helps you be independent by upgrading your skills. When a person is independent, that person is free from outside influence and not dependent upon the will of another. When a person between jobs is looking for new work, work that will allow her to be independent, she must look at ways to upgrade her skills. By upgrading skills, a job seeker is able to do her job better and able to take advantage of advancements in the industry.
Some people work because they enjoy the professional challenges, interactions and stimulation.
It is thrilling to make your business successful by working according to a plan. Almost everyone has heard the expressions, “prepare for war in the time of peace” and “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Both these expressions, are a perfect ways to describe how you should work for the success of your business. No matter what the business type, from a small mom blog to a Fortune 500 company, in order to be successful, a business has to operate according to a plan. Even an entrepreneur who is planning for a less sophisticated business, one woman, part-time operation should prepare a business plan.
The difference is the more sophisticated the business enterprise, the more in-depth the answers will be.
It is fantastic to know that work and home are independent entities, so do your work at work. Work, also know as employment, is commonly defined as the state of having paid work, one’s trade or profession. Work is a serious activity. Employers who are paying people to work, expect them to work. While it is typical for employees to spend a little work time goofing off or doing personal things, both these activities are frowned on my most employers. When the goofing off at work or spending time on personal things goes too far, a person can find herself unemployed.