And she has sung...
Below is one of the many services I have on offer to those wishing to progress and succeed in the job market.
My collection of workshop's are built on years of research and hours upon hours of finding an high quality formula to assist people in getting that J.O.B! Oh and before I go on, the workshops are more importantly built on my personal experiences as a job seeker; mother; 'hard to reach'; minority ethnic; woman (that looks half her age); Hackney resident...statistic.
Whether it be a career ambition, a transitional job or a survival job we all deserve to have an income, to provide for our families, and this is how I use my talents....'to better the world we live in' ...lol.
I laugh, because the above statement although cheesy, is very very...very true and this is why we should all do everything we can, to achieve our career ambitions. Whether a 9-5, a sport, an art or self employment, if we back out of doing what we are good at, passionate about or naturally talented in...you know those things that make us happy when we do them; we break a natural cycle of progression within our family, community and believe it or not the global community (can your vision even project that far?....Yes? Good!).
So I invite you to tell a friend to tell a teacher or employer.......'Elen B (and I can say this with confidence), offers the best career consultancy in London and with personal investment being the new 'black'. You better give her a call'
Merry Christmas and a Happppy New Year X
I hear so many people (including myself .....when I'm slipping) complaining about the way the 'system' is. Often time I have to stop myself before the thought of 'the way the systim set' feeds on my negativity.
In my eyes (or I could say in my I's as the Rasta man would say), 'the systim' (purposely spelt incorrectly by the way) catches, NO traps, people who forget to believe in themselves, their talents, their true abilities and their daring ambitions. The welfare system, is there to do what it's meant to do. To be totally honest and in my humble opinion; people allowing the Government to be their provider for a prolonged amount of time (and to digress for a second; each case is different, however each case knows when they have chosen to stay on 'social' for tooooo long instead of doing their 'forever calling' ambitions justice...deep breath), choose to focus on the 'unknown' purpose of the governments welfare system and waste essential energy, on a age old conspiracy story, whether true or false; instead of making their ambitions happen.
It's truly a waste of valuable time....that can only be regained next life time ( if you believe in reincarnation).
Why focus on men and women who are doing THEIR job and getting THEIR pay check (even if THEIR jobs do look like aristocratic lyrical chairs in the house of commons as they pretend to have the country and world in control).
When you can focus on the exciting journey of making your ambitions happen. Its sooooooooooo much more interesting.
So its complaining about strangers playing lyrical chairs versus getting your elevator pitch right.
Or its complaining about, the lack of customer service at the job center versus being a spy and checking out your main competitors...local, national and international.
Why would you want to moan about the injustice of begging for your tax back, when you can network with potential affiliates and clients and work on getting your first set of sales (which is a joyous occasion....trust me).
And now I ask myself, why am I focusing my energy on the words and actions of people who CHOOSE to live in fear and CHOOSE to ignore their passions and ambitions?
Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.................... I think I should get back to work.
Last week I explained that I do not believe in being lucky. I believe that the ‘lucky people’ in life are the ones whose persistent work has prepared them for timely opportunities; that they recognised and made the most of. Last week I also described the mental preparations that assist us in reaching our ambitions. This week I give you a step by step guide to physically preparing yourself for those opportunities; that always come your way.
Knowing and owning up to your ambitions can be a frightening task. If you have 1001 ideas and multiple skills or talents, write your ideas and abilities down on a piece of paper. Circle the skill or talent you absolutely love using or sharing with others. This will probably be the skill/ talent you will do, even if you are not going to be paid to do it. Then look at your list of idea/s and find the one that repeatedly pops into your mind; it’s okay if there is more than one. With a new list highlighting the skill / talent you absolutely love (the one you would do for free) and those ideas that repeatedly keeps popping into your mind; put the list somewhere safe, away from preying eyes and make sure it doesn't get dirty, torn or wet. Look at it as often as you feel too.
At some point (God knows when) you will have a light bulb moment that brings forth extreme clarity to ideas /skills on the list. Here you will know how to achieve your ambitions and what you should start doing in order to get there. Write this down on paper and start being pro active; with positivity. You physical and mental preparations are going to help you out in the long run.
Why do we grudge others and say they were just lucky in their pursuits? Whether they got a better job than us, won the lottery or had the chance to travel overseas. What is it about seeing others progress that makes them lucky and us unlucky? Millionaires are said to be lucky including our sportsmen, music artists and media personalities. When it comes to achieving ambitions, I do not believe in luck. However, I do know that when your preparations meet a recognised opportunity; amazing things start to happen. The preparations I write about refer to are physical and mental preparations. I will start with the latter; Mental Preparations.
Do you learn from the lessons of every bad experience? Do you use these lessons to develop yourself to a higher level or do you continue to blame others or the government for your mishap and shortcomings?
Do you speak positively about your current situation; seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, knowing that one day your hardships will be your testimony or do you speak with an air of hopelessness and despair?
I walk with a note pad because typing in my phone does not compare to writing my thoughts, insights and epiphany's in ink.