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As I was preparing for a 105 degree day with friends at a theme park, a very caring soul asked me if I needed powder in my shorts. I froze, refrained from looking for my other flip flop and stood there with my mouth hanging open. The camper filled with a deafening silence. I had never been asked this particular question, and needed a minute to process what was being asked of me. I had never put powder in my shorts, so why would I do it now? I must say I was intrigued, and it did strike me as a very proactive thing to do when preparing to walk all day in the heat. Why had this idea never come up before? Why hadn’t my mother suggested this before I went outside to play dodgeball in the heat of the day? Why had I sufferred needlessly all these years? The logical side of me thought this was such a wonderful idea. Powder is designed to absorb, and there would certainly be a need for that on such a balmy day. It was brilliant and in that particular instance, definitely a logical solution to our problem. It made perfect sense, and so, he put powder in his shorts, and I did not.
Why? Because it was unfamiliar to me, out of my comfort zone and, although I did determine it was a great idea for someone else, I was not ready to try it myself. I wanted to see how his day went first. I needed to see it work. I was chicken, as if powder in your shorts could somehow cause illness or death. Yet, at the end of the day, I can concur that he had smiled throughout the day as I walked beside him, grunting and groaning in my sweaty clothes. He had taken the plunge and was happy and content, and I was stuck in my sweaty clothes, just like the day before, and the day before.
When someone loses their job, their first reaction is to find another job. This is what most people do, it is the norm and it’s just what we know. Now “back in the day” this was certainly a viable solution. I remember the days when you could decide where you would like to work, and then actually get a job there. I remember getting a job offer for every single interview that I attended. Those days are long behind us. IF you are lucky enough for someone to respond that they even received your resume, and IF they offer you an interview, and IF you do well on the next 3 interviews with that same company, AND IF they offer you a job after all of that….you most likely will accept the position, even if pay, location and actual job are nowhere near what you aspire to be. And guess what? You will find yourself in a job you don’t like, looking for yet another job.
It’s time to try something new, think outside the box, and follow the few brave others who have successfully stepped out on their own! They didn’t just settle with “working for the man,” they became “the man.” Isn’t it time you changed your way of thinking and realized you too have what it takes to be an entrepreneur yourself? It’s time for a new solution to a very old problem, and it is the way of the future. It can be scary alone, which is why BossDawgs is here to help you find others in your area who share the same dreams. You can network and brain storm and find a partner to support you through it all.
Now I can’t say I would put powder in my shorts every day going forward, but I feel more confident after seeing it work for someone else and I’m definitely on board for the next day of exercise on a hot summer day. I’m now used to the idea and ready to try it for myself. Think about your talents, your dreams and the needs of others and I just bet you can come up with a viable business idea that you can move forward on! You may not find a job so it’s best to be prepared with a plan B, which just may end up being your most successful move yet! Are you ready to try something new and put powder in your shorts??
We can learn a lot from cats. Cats are like entrepreneurs. They set the rules and lay the groundwork and have us catering to them! They know how to enjoy life, know what they want and insist their life run in that way. You too can live the happy life of a cat by taking charge of your own circumstances. I’ve talked with so many people who have been unemployed for months, even years….waiting for what? After that amount of time, if you continue to get the same result doing the same thing then guess what? Try something else! What do you have to lose? We’ve all sat around and conjured up wild ideas about how to make a quick million, but most of us entertain the thought for a few minutes, then forget it. How many times have you called up a friend and thrown a crazy business idea out, only to hear back “gotten any interviews yet”? Show them what you are made of, get off your keesters and take one little baby step toward a new you. If you are like me, you don’t happen to know someone else who is ready to take the plunge into entrepreneurship so there is nobody encouraging you to work towards it. It’s up to you to find others in your shoes, network, brainstorm, and see what transpires. Back in the day, people who were fired were frowned on, and we all suspected it was because they broke a rule, or sassed their boss or were just plain lazy. Nowadays, the unemployed group is comprised of hardworking CEO’s, VP’s, HR Directors, finance gurus, people with all sorts of trades and amazing sales people, let go because they had been there too long and had salaries that were higher than a college graduate would require. And instead of sympathy all you get now when you announce your unemployment is an “oh, you too?” So doesn’t it make sense to connect with other unemployed experts and start your own successful business? Honestly, what do you have to lose? BossDawgs was designed with this in mind. It’s a easy to use site where you list your city, list your business goals, and list the skills you bring to the table. You are then able to search for others in your city, see if your skills would come together to form a business, and so on. It’s free and only takes a minute to register. Become a fat cat. Check us out.
Work your butt off for a large corporation, only to be shown the door because you cost more than a new employee? Finding yourself feeling like just a number in the large pool of the unemployed? So many people have lost their jobs and their homes that’s it’s hard to get any support from friends or family because they are in the same boat! Clearly there is no “bail out” for us so it’s time we make a stand and create our own incomes. BossDawgs is a new networking site that allows you to network specifically with others like you. This site is designed to connect people together who may share a common interest and have compatible skills that would make for a successful business. There are so many types of people who are unemployed that have so much to offer! Find a sales person for your product, find someone to do the boring paperwork so you can just work on your trade, offer your freelancing skills, or even search for a business that is for sale because the owner is retiring! All of these things and more are possible at www.BossDawgs.com. It’s free and confidential so register now….you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! Let’s get this ball rollin!
Take charge of your situation. You know you were a key employee, working late hours and even getting kudos along the way. For sure you were not let go because you were lazy or stupid, but most likely because you were making too much money, knew more than your boss or because the company wasn’t successful and needed someone to blame! You were willing to be proactive, make improvements, and even work late to get it done, but corporate America doesn’t like to change! Sending resumes out into the world doesn’t get much response, even after hours are spent filtering through all the different job sites. Stop wasting your time and move forward with something you yourself can control…. take the first steps in starting your own business. The heck with corporate America!!! We all have our dreams of what our careers should be, but are sometimes too afraid to act on them. Well, if you are unemployed, what do you have to lose? Some of us are business minded, while others have trades, and very few of us have money to invest. So why not start networking with others who are ready to brave the world of entrepreneurship? How about finding a group of people who you can brainstorm your crazy ideas with? Trust me, your family and friends don’t want to hear it. Bounce ideas off others who can give you their honest opinions, and, in return, tell you their crazy ideas. Perhaps you will meet people who have similar dreams that you can team up with. Your graphic design skills, and his financial advising skills just might be the winning combination for the next thriller, most talked about business! You can find your winning combination at the BossDawgs site. BossDawgs is brand new and will provide a platform for us to unite, encourage each other, network, even connect in person and turn our wacky ideas into the most innovative new businesses around! Let’s get started!
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