Thoughtful Ideas to Help Homeless People in Your Community

November 21, 2014 · Posted in

Homelessness is an issue that hits home with just about everyone. One of the things that is most startling about it is that it could happen to just about anyone if the right string of events took place at the wrong time. Basically, anyone is one or two paychecks away from being homeless themselves. This especially rings true with so much of the world going through financial turmoil right now.

When I was in college, I was the co-chair of a community service organization called Chrysalis. The goal of the group was to promote community between our campus and the homeless population in the city of Nashville. The period of time I spent working in that position opened my eyes to how some people wanted to help the homeless but were not quite sure what they could do. This hub is a way of demonstrating five simple but effective ways anyone can help to combat homelessness in their own community.

Are You Answering Your Work Phone Like a True Professional?

November 19, 2014 · Posted in ,

Have you ever called a business or organization and had to deal with an unprofessional employee? Maybe they spoke to you as if you were a friend instead of a valued customer, or put you on hold and never came back to finish the call. No matter what the circumstances, it is a frustrating experience having to deal with someone in a professional setting who does not have good phone manners.

On the flip side, you may be a new employee and you are not sure how you should answer the phone at your new job. Maybe the thought of someone calling you at your desk is giving you ulcers, and you just want some idea of how you should approach the call.

The following tips should give a basic guideline of how to answer a phone in a professional manner. Whether you keep them as a reminder for yourself or send them as a subtle hint to someone else, it never hurts to have a game plan beyond saying "Hello".

How to Deal With Being Single After a Long Term Relationship Ends

November 17, 2014 · Posted in ,

Ending a serious relationship can be one of the worst feelings a person ever has to live through. There are so many questions and emotions that a person is forced to confront, and then when it is all done the person has to struggle with how to move on single.

Depending on the person's past and their personality, single life can be heaven or hell. Sometimes the best part of being in a relationship is not having to worry about being in the dating game or going to bed lonely again. To have these things come crashing back into reality can be a hard blow for some people to take.

Fortunately, there are ways for people to cope with being single after a relationship ends. There is a light at the end of the break up tunnel. It may take time and effort, but it is possible to embrace being single and work towards building new positive relationships with other people.

Personal Development: How to Achieve Your Goals and Aspirations

November 14, 2014 · Posted in ,

Every dream takes time to grow, but how long has it been since you took the action needed to make your dream a reality? Everyone has goals and dreams that they would like to achieve in life, but not everyone has the same levels of motivation that can keep them on the right path. If you are one of those people that loses focus while trying to accomplish a task, try one of the following tips for increasing motivation. Once the tips are put into practice in your daily life, success and happiness will be sure to follow.

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