6 Tips to Stay Relevant in the Workforce

If you take a good look around, you may find that the landscape of your workplace is entirely different than it was even just 10 years ago. These observations can be overwhelming, but if you’re both proactive and reactive, you won’t get left behindIn fact, you may be able to establish yourself as even more of a powerhouse 1.  Job hunt No, I’m not suggesting you go out right now and find a new company to work for, especially if you’re happy where you are. What I am saying is that you should periodically peruse job listings in your field to see what employers are looking for in their new hires. If you can’t do the things they need new employees in your position to be able to do, now’s the time to learn. Photo: Pexels 2.  Continue your education The most obvious way to stay current is to continue learning new things. You don’t have to go so far as to obtain a degree or certificate (though if you want to, more power to you). Taking enrichment or continued

What’s Missing from Minimalism

Everything in life works better without clutter. But some minimalists take this too far and try to exist with the absolute minimum number of things they need to get by. Does it matter how many things you own? It certainly does matter if you get to the level of hoarding behaviour, where you have so much stuff in your home that you can no longer function normally. Up to 5% of people in the western world are now thought to be in this situation, and the numbers are increasing each year. It also matters to around 30% of the population who, according to a survey conducted at About.com, say they avoid going home because they have so much clutter. In fact, only 6% of people surveyed claimed to live clutter-free. Everyone else has more things than they need and is struggling to some degree to keep their home tidy, organized and as they want it. Is minimalism the answer? The message of minimalism is excellent. It’s clear the world needs to consume less. But the practicalities are challenging and it tends

Keep Your Dating Pipeline Full!

Ladies, get OUT and meet more men.  This is best way actually to GET MORE DATES. How many men did you flirt with this week? How many men did you speak with this week? In line at Starbucks? Seattle’s Best for coffee? Or were you too aloof to notice Mr. Financial District next to you? Too snobby to chat up Mr. Blue Collar ordering the Grande Drip, black? I date a LOT because I make an effort to meet a lot of men. I also REALLY LIKE men. I feel they can FEEL that about me. I appreciate them.  I admire them.  And I am very accepting of them that they are very visually stimulated and think about sex every 3.7 nano seconds.  Wow!  Aren’t you grateful that they do that?  It just means they think about it more than you do, and I am SO glad that they ARE thinking about it more than I.  Or things would just be too, too, too terribly embarrassing, n’est pas? How about yourself?  Do you really LIKE men?  Sure, you’re heterosexual (if you

Lorraine C. Ladish: Creator of Viva Fifty!

Fabulous, fit, fun, and over 50, she’s inspiring women everywhere to live life to the fullest. 50 Candles An AARP membership isn’t the only thing to be excited about once you blow out the 50th candle. Ask Lorraine C. Ladish, a bilingual author and blogger, who believes that 50 is the start of something new. “It’s the best age,” Ladish says. “You have all this wisdom and confidence at this age, and with the right perspective you feel like you have no choice but to live your best life.” And through her digital publication – Viva Fifty!, Ladish is giving seniors just like her tips and tricks to live a life worthwhile. On her blog, Ladish and other contributing authors use a fun-loving, easy-going writing style to discuss topics that thriving boomers care about, like culture, money, health and fitness, relationships, and style. “I want people in this age group to have fun, all while breaking existing stereotypes around aging and midlife.” Writing is in the Blood Ladish was born in 1963 in Madrid, Spain, to a family of writers, so

Forget FOMO – Embrace JOMO

JOMO (the joy of missing out) is a very welcome new trend and the exact opposite of the soul-crushing ethos of FOMO (the fear of missing out) that has dominated so many people’s lives for so long. The Urban Dictionary defines it as: ‘Enjoying what you’re doing in the here and now and not on social media, broadcasting or seeing what everybody else is doing.’ Example: Guy #1: I had a great day, climbed a hill and didn’t check Facebook. Guy #2: Good day? Guy #1: Yea, pure JOMO. Many Digital Apps Are Designed to Be Addictive Steve Jobs knew very well that the devices he designed and many of the apps they run are addictive, and he took steps to protect his own children from them. ‘We limit how much technology our kids use at home,’ he told reporter, Nick Bilton, when she asked about their use of iPads. Bill Gates took a similar approach. He didn’t let any of his three children have a mobile phone until they were 14 years old. Now current and ex-Silicon Valley tech executives

Karen Kingston: The Art of Auditioning for Life

Sir Michael Caine’s memoir, Blowing The Bloody Doors Off, might seem like an unlikely source of inspiring wisdom, but it contains some great advice. You are always auditioning, he says. ‘If you only think you’re auditioning when you’re in the room with the casting director, you’re missing half of it,’ says Caine. ‘You’re auditioning when you’re checking in with the receptionist, when you’re sitting in the waiting area, when you’re grabbing a cup of coffee. In fact, whenever you’re in any public space, you’re auditioning. You never know who’s watching.’ Six degrees of separation His advice is aimed at aspiring young actors. But it applies equally well to anyone who wants to get known for their area of expertise. It works according to the theory of six degrees of separation, which is that anyone you need to connect with is only about six introductions away from you, starting with the people you already know, then the people they know, and so on. A 2006 study conducted by Microsoft on 30 billion Messenger conversations between 180 million people around the world

Strategic Placement to Meet More Targeted Singles

Location, Location, Location: Why Where You Hang Matters in Romance and Business I just emailed a male coaching client who is in my flagship VIP Matchmaking program because he is highly motivated to find a really top quality match. He’s dated a ton a girls, many of them quite beautiful. And while looks do matter, this man gets it. He wants an interesting and intelligent woman with an intriguing head on her shoulders to marry. He’s an entrepreneur. He does not lead your average life. Sometimes he works long hours. He’s a reader. He thinks a lot. His idea of fun is not just hanging on the coach in the evening after work watching endless hours of television. Yes, he enjoys tv, but it better be something fun and intriguing, not just some kind of drivel like Honey Boo Boo. For him, he’s not interested in going to the same old haunts. He doesn’t want to go on a date anymore just to get out. If he’s going to go somewhere, it’s gotta be worthwhile. For him and all my VIP

Darnell Cox: The Rebirth of Breakfast

Breakfast, we are told, is the most important meal of the day, yet most of us are getting it completely wrong. And the worst part is, we THINK we are doing the right thing. Ugh! And what leads us to believe such bullsh*t? Advertising. A good rule of thumb is that if you’ve seen mass advertising for it, you probably shouldn’t be eating it. When was the last time you saw an ad campaign for strawberries, bananas, chia seeds, almonds, green tea, blueberries…. You get what I’m saying, right? For example, we are bombarded with advertisements for cereal. In fact, there is a long, double-sided aisle in most supermarkets devoted to breakfast cereal alone. Beware, folks. Stay away from it. (Both the cereal and the aisle.) The last thing you should be putting into your body after starving yourself for the (hopefully) 8 hours you’ve slept is a big bowl of processed carbohydrates! Let’s just think about this for a second, shall we? Our metabolism has slowed down while we are at rest. We wake up, we grab a box

10 Popular Social Crutches

1. Smartphones The most obvious social crutch used to be smoking. You would see people light up and puff away, not because they really needed or wanted a cigarette but just to have something to do with their hands. Health warnings have led to a huge reduction in smoking in Western countries in the last few decades. It’s no longer socially acceptable and is banned outright in many public areas. So what do people do now? Smartphones are to the current generation what cigarettes were to the last. Primarily designed to help people stay in touch, they are also a popular crutch to avoid social awkwardness. It’s a rare person who finds themselves at a loose end in a public place (waiting for something, eating alone, and so on) and doesn’t pull out their phone to give themselves something to do. Some people with low self-confidence take this even further and may pretend to text someone or even fake making a call. I once saw a girl on a train doing this, but her phone rang while she was talking

3 Must Know Tips for Dating After 40

If you are venturing back out again into dating after 40 as a lady seeking a long term love relationship and not just a Tinder hookup, then there are 3 tips you must know in order to be smart, safe and successful in midlife courtship. These are 3 must know tips for women for dating after 40 looking to date quality men and find a life long love relationship. 3 Must Know Tips for Women Dating for After 40: You Deserve More Than a Hook Up Ladies, You Deserve a Relationship with a Man Who Loves You By the way, gentlemen, I believe and inculcate that you deserve to be in a relationship with a woman who loves you and appreciates you for the man that you are, too. This is not a one-sided thing. There is no one-sidedness in marriage. There is no winning. Marriage and long term committed relationship always require a win-win approach to relating, love, intimacy, and communication. Dating certainly is different now at midlife than it was in your 20s and 30s. If you are