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Survival or nonesense?

About 10 years ago, I had the realisation that my left hand is totally useless, as is the left side of my body. I am right handed and do everything with that. When I vacuum or do any work, I tend to use my right side. I noticed that I have strengthened my right but really neglected my left. I wanted to make it more even. Also if something were to happen to my right hand or side, I would be useless.

So I started writing the alphabet with my left hand in pencil – to make it easier. I also clench my left hand now and again to strengthen the muscles. I am more conscious of it. My Sister is really good. She has specific purposes for her left hand like all chopping of food is done with that. Household chores are done with her left. So she is better than me in that respect. I try to do some chores with my left but get frustrated with the lack of power and eventually revert back to using the right. I need to try harder at this.

A good thing to do is test the opposite side that you are used to and you will soon see how functional it is. If it needs evening out, recognise this and put actions into place.

Also when I swim, I have taken time to train my body to be able to sim with either just on arm or one leg or just the arms or just the legs. Maybe my fate will explain this to me at a later stage in life. I have felt compelled to do this. Time will tell!

Our bodies are beautiful machine like beings. We should make every effort to look after them. They serve us after all.

Work to Live…or Live to Work?

As mentioned in previous posts, I have held a career in recruitment for the last 6 years. Throughout my career, I have come across many different types of people motivated by many different things.

Your work should bring you some happiness. Unfortunately there are so many people who just don’t enjoy the work they do or it’s environment.

It’s also sad to see are highly qualified people in relatively low end jobs just because they had no idea or guidance on how the recruitment process works.

We are at work so many hours of the day that it is worth getting into something you enjoy.

So if you are a person who is not happy, take a good look at your job. Do a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) Analysis on your job. Take time to understand what you like and what you don’t like. Take an open look at the job sites and read through random Job Descriptions and find out what appeals to you. Then put together a plan to learn more about what you want to do and how you will get there.

Careers Advisors are good to talk to because they generally have a good understanding of what skills match what jobs in markets and industries.

John Adams is a chap I have worked with who offers a great service called Careerz. If you are on LinkedIn, Click Here to view his profile. John is really easy to talk to and will be able to point you in the right direction and advise you on how to get there. Now is also a great time to call as Careerz is offering a FREE 30 MINUTE DISCOVER SESSION. There are many services that Careerz offerrs. Take a look at the website.

On a final note, I have personally produced a Help Sheet to give you some further information on job hunting and the techniques involved. I am happy for this to be printed off and circulated.

Recruitment Help Sheet

For those of you who have been affected by redundancy recently:

1) Where one door closes another one opens. For me personally, it has always been a bigger and better door!

2) Maybe it’s time to re-analyse your life. Get outside of the box and decide what it is, that you really want to do. Maybe it’s time for a complete change.  

It is hard and emotional but it’s also a huge opportunity for you to excel and be true to yourself.

Good Luck!

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