6 Essentials To Adulting After High School

If you are about to leave high school or you’ve already graduated, you need to get these six essential items, as they are critical to ‘adulting’. This is the number one channel for tons of great life skills information and advice. Here you will find life hacks and tips that will get you ahead. If this is your first time, thanks for dropping by.

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Are you limiting yourself? Break free in order to advance

Written by ,  LinkedIn Top Voice of 2016, SVP Marketing & Client Success

In life there are always reasons why something didn’t happen. You didn’t get a job because a younger candidate will work for less. Your big idea wasn’t considered because you’re just entry level. You didn’t get a promotion because you’re a woman and your company is run by an all-male board. But what if the problem isn’t life? What if it’s you constantly reaching for an excuse?

Everyone has circumstances they can’t control, and unfortunately workplace biases and hurdles exist that likely won’t go away anytime soon. Rather than limiting ourselves based on preconceived beliefs, what if we strive to give it 110 percent in order to break down barriers and really support each other to get ahead?

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Feeling Frustrated? How To Stand Up For What You Need At Work

When my client Margaret called me, she was in a state of total frustration.

She was a hard working, positive-minded, let’s-get-it-done kind of employee, and had never had performance issues in her career. But after long-term success in a job she loved, she’d just been assigned a new manager who was unlike any other: He gave her the silent treatment, iced her out of conversations, and, overall, was a bit of a bully.

As a result, Margaret, a positively positive and highly effective employee, had turned into a rattled bunch of nerves. She dreaded every interaction with this manager, fearing that in sheer frustration, she’d eventually blurt out “I quit!” without having any kind of backup plan. She wanted to make it work—it was a great job with a wonderful community of colleagues—but she had no idea how she could.

Perhaps, like Margaret, you’ve thought that if you put your nose to the grindstone, do good work, and have a can-do attitude, your career will be smooth sailing. The problem is, many other factors have an impact on your career, too—including the people around you and your relationships with them. And when those people turn into stonewall managers and abrasive colleagues, you’ll need more than a good work ethic and positive attitude to effectively deal with them.

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Three tips to boost your confidence

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When faced with a big challenge where potential failure seems to lurk at every corner, you’ve probably heard the advice, “Be more confident!” But where does confidence come from, and how can you get more of it? Here are three easy tips to boost your confidence.

Lesson by TED-Ed, animation by Kozmonot Animation Studio.

Things A Justice Of The Peace WONT Do!

A Justice of the Peace (JP) is a person of unquestionable integrity who seeks to promote and protect the rights of individuals and helps to give justice to those persons in a particular community.The Ministry of Justice, provides supervision for the various processes involved in the appointment of Justices of the Peace and ensures that records are accurately maintained.

In this vid Craig shares a couple reason a JP (Justice of the Peace) will refuse to certify or authenticate a document, or give even give you a character reference.

The views expressed in this video are solely mine, and does not reflect those of the LMAJ, Custodes in Jamaica, any particular JP or the Ministry of Justice (MOJ).

Students' Loan Bureau – 3 Great Reasons To Apply

The Students’ Loan Bureau is Jamaica’s premier student loan financing organization committed to ensuring that qualified, needy Jamaican students have equal access to financial assistance to pursue tertiary education (www.slbja.com). In this video, I suggest 3 reasons students avoid applying for a loan through the government funded agency. More than that, I suggest why these reasons are not so great.

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The Students’ Load Bureau (SLB) has not sponsored this video. The views are mine, and in no way represent the opinion of the SLB, or my employer.

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This is what goes on inside the body when we are chronically stressed:

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Our hard-wired stress response is designed to gives us the quick burst of heightened alertness and energy needed to perform our best. But stress isn’t all good. When activated too long or too often, stress can damage virtually every part of our body. Sharon Horesh Bergquist gives us a look at what goes on inside our body when we are chronically stressed.

Lesson by Sharon Horesh Bergquist, animation by Adriatic Animation.

How I Manage Going Back to School and Being A Full Time Worker

 | Marketing and Sales Coordinator at Triella Technology Transformations

Despite all of my current responsibilities, I recently made the decision to go back to school. I wanted to strengthen my knowledge of sales and marketing and so I have been attended night classes at Ryerson University in Toronto.  It’s not easy going back to school and having a full time job, here are some tips on how I have managed to have a full time job and attend school.

Time Management Is Key!

I cannot stress this enough.  This is probably the most important tip I can think of.  If you are working and going to school at the same time you must make sure to manage your time.  Unlike the days when you were a full time student with no job or a full time worker no longer in school, juggling both at the same time can be daunting but doable.  The most important thing to keep in mind is that you have responsibilities to the people at work and at school and that you uphold those responsibilities.

One of the things that I have found the most helpful is create a monthly schedule.  By planning out all of the tasks and activities to be done for work and school, I can se what needs to get done when.  That way I manage to keep up with my responsibilities and be reliable without falling behind.  While sometimes staying on schedule can be difficult, let’s face it, sometimes unexpected things come up, by trying to effectively manage your time you will be able to get a lot more done.

Do Not Take On Too Much

While some might think that trying to go to school and work at the same time means the ship has sailed in terms of taking on too much, well I guess it’s a matter of opinion.  What I mean when I say “Don’t Take On Too Much” is you have to be aware what you can handle and what you cannot.  You do not want the stress of school and work to burn you out where you will be no good at either.  Before deciding to re-enter school- while working a full time job it is important to take a step back and see if you are able to handle all the excess work that will come your way.

When I decided to re-enter school I decided it would be through Continuing Education.  By choosing this route the classes are a bit more accommodating to full time workers and the workload isn’t too bad.  I also decided to take only one course a semester.  Unlike my previous undergraduate experience a few years ago, I knew that school could not take up as much space in my life as it once did. By taking one class a semester it helped balance the workload between my job.

Study A Subject That Interests You

If you are going to make the decision to go back to school, make sure you choose a subject that interests you.  Whether or not it is to update your knowledge of your current job field or to prepare for a transition into a new field, it is important to enroll in classes that interest you.  School does not go down so well if the student dislikes the topics or fields of study.  Being able to balance school and work is a little easier if you enjoy them.

Case in point, I decided to enroll in some marketing and sales courses in order to strengthen my knowledge of the field.  I am hoping that this knowledge will allow me to perform better at my job and obtain a greater understanding of the important of sales and marketing in my company.  So far, I am thoroughly enjoying learning more about sales and marketing as it has been a field that I have enjoyed for quite some time.  Also, while holding a marketing and sales position in the workforce it has allowed me to see the real-world applications of the theories and studies discussed in the classroom much better.

Juggling school and work is a lot.  It takes hard work and dedication in order to succeed at both.  My decision to take on school again was fuelled by my desire to improve and advance myself in my job,  This mutually beneficial relationship allows me to learn more about sales and marketing while also bettering my job performance.  So for those of you thinking about stepping foot in a classroom again while working a full time job, make sure you manage your time, take on what you can handle, and study what you love.

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I wish you luck!