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When Unemployment Seems to Defer Hope

Back in the spring of 2011, large groups of discouraged and disgruntled people living in several Middle Eastern countries started a historic event known as the Arab Spring. It primarily came about because of high unemployment, soaring food costs, and exorbitant taxes, which in turn brought about an inability to be self-reliant and efficient. Communities of people were being … [Read More...]


Freelancing — Plan B or Plan A.2?

What does a reporter do when she comes to work one day and is told her job has ended? In the case of Jamie Smith, a layoff is simply a time to evaluate skills, … [Read More...]

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5 Reasons to Choose Uncertainty over Stability

As human beings we like there to be a sense of order because it is predictable and our ability to know what lies ahead makes us feel secure. The problem with … [Read More...]

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From Corporate Slavery to Freelancing Heaven – My Account

After graduating with a marketing degree back in 2008, landing a good job was the only thing on my mind. Fortunately, I didn't have to wait for long before one of the leading manufacturing groups in Asia contacted me through my university graduate directory. … [Read More...]


Get Ready To Take The Jump… Because You Might Be Pushed Anyway

To make a change you've got to jump.  To be fair, I was pushed.  I relocated along with my wife, both of us had jobs lined up.  My wife was moving to a new clinic, and I was transitioning from civil litigation to a job as a business consultant.  It wasn't my … [Read More...]

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How Social Media Helped Me Start My Own Business At 15

Anthony's Commentary: In this article, I like the fact that Mike faced a challenge, and then decided to take action to get from where he was to where he wanted to be. We are conditioned from a very early age to wait for instructions and defer to others in … [Read More...]

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Surprise! You already have a network

Note: This article marks the first of several upcoming guest posts from a series of very talented bloggers and writers.  In the short video above, I introduce the concept of UNdispensable and provide some insights as to why I'm glad the first article had to do … [Read More...]


Ensure Your Success With Community

How Your Support Group Can Ensure Your Success It's natural to strive for solving your problems on your own. Sometimes pride holds you back from asking for help, or it could be embarrassment or fear. Either way, you'll soon realize that you can solve your … [Read More...]

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Why You Might Want to Give Up Social Websites

It's no secret that people spend an inordinate amount of time on social websites.  What most people don't know, however, is just how much information these websites not only store about you, but actually make available via specially designed interfaces that … [Read More...]