When the times were difficult, I carried you.

A man who had finished his life went before God. And God reviewed his life and showed him the many lessons he had learned. When He had finished, God said, “My child, is there anything you wish to ask?” And the man said, “While You were showing me my life, I noticed that when the times were pleasant there were two sets of footprints, and I knew You walked beside me. But when times were difficult there was only one set of footprints. Why, Father, did you desert me during the difficult times?” And God said, “You misinterpret, my son. Continue reading When the times were difficult, I carried you.

Are you victim of stress? Causes and simple remedies.

Stress is an emotional state which is derived in most cases from anxiety and restlessness. A National Health Interview Survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revealed that 75% of the general population experiences at least “some stress” every two weeks.  In general, stress can be caused by a wide range of factors, but the three most frequent causes of stress are: Job dissatisfaction or unemployment Deteriorating or bad health Unhealthy relationships I have personally experienced stress based on the three factors above, and I bet you have too. I could go on and give specific examples of Continue reading Are you victim of stress? Causes and simple remedies.

Job Search in The Social Media Age

As of August 2013, the unemployment rate was 8.9% according to the Employment Development Department of the State of California. It is fact that the job search process, just like almost every other human endeavor or activity, has been dramatically impacted by new technologies and social media throughout the last decade. Those who want to get jobs have to not only be among the best in their fields, but they have to learn how to leverage social media to establish credibility and provide evidence of their ability and skills. After publishing Traditional résumés are now irrelevant. Here are 3 alternatives, Continue reading Job Search in The Social Media Age

How to increase your influence on people around you

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There are probably a few people in your life who have a great influence on you, just like there are in mine. Those people could be in your family, at your workplace, in your church, or any other place or group you are affiliated with. To have an influence on someone is to be able to impact positively or negatively the decisions that person makes. For example, most people are influenced by their parents and close family. However, in general we are influenced by people we spend time with. That is why it is important to spend time with people Continue reading How to increase your influence on people around you