WAKING UP TO CAREER TRANSITION

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 As part of the layoff package, my ex-employer has sponsored three months membership at a company that specializes in career transitions. I’ve been reluctant to start the clock ticking on that benny because I don’t want another traditional j o b, however the initial orientation has to be completed within sixty days of termination, or the benefit is lost. I’ve been happily existing in a bubble of fantasy, collecting and saving “job available” emails from well wishing friends and working on monetizing the websites. In this fantasy, I’m bringing in enough money to compensate for a full time and might I add lucrative job, have plenty of time for socializing and fitness, and have even more time to pursue wonderfully interesting hobbies, activities and interests. Ha ha, fantasy is the operative word here.
While this fantasy is working for my conscience self, the smarter sub-conscious self is keeping watch in the real world. It tricked me into going to orientation by whispering “maybe they will have tips on becoming an entrepreneur, and becoming a successful website marketer.” At the orientation yesterday, it appeared that everyone in the room was almost forty and older, more men than women. That is a whole ‘nother topic in itself. We learned this company has the responsibility not to find us a job, but to ensure that 1)we have an eye grabbing resume, 2) we are uber prepared for interviewing whether it be a 30 second schpeel tag, or formal interview situation, 3) that we have access to all the tools we need for focused searches. We will be assigned a personal coach specific to the track we want to follow:
1. Possible retirement and part time work
2. Don’t know where to focus
3. Traditional Job Search
4. Entrepreneur and self employment.

Low and behold, my sub-conscience hit the nail on the head for me with #4. There will be assignments into a team of peers; team will meet weekly to discuss and provide feedback on individual’s goals, and success paths. Apparently the team dynamic is all about accountability to the team and to one’s self; it keeps pressure on the members to stay focused and on track, joy joy.
I have a meeting scheduled with my coach tomorrow; will report back.

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Dangling Carrot

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Both of my TV’s have broken down within a weeks time. I really don’t believe in coincidences so is that a sign that I need to concentrate fully on my plans? I do know that I miss blogging in front of my big screen, sigh. On the other hand, I’m so excited!! I have an idea for a niche, and sent off several queries to advertisers. After a dizzying day of pre-designing a website– name searches, template and theme selections, and finally setting up a domain, I found an In-Box reply from a Google Affiliate associate. It was a re-assuring email that a new website with little to no traffic would not be considered a handicap for an advertiser. In other words I can move full speed ahead with my idea, and anticipate approvals. There were a few notes of caution: “Just make sure your site is fully launched and that you provide a solid site description and you should have no trouble applying to advertiser programs.”

It cost me all of $15–this was just to set up a new domain name thru my existing host JUSTHOST.com Their policy will allow me to “add on” this domain to an initial one for free. Yea, aint’ too shabby. What is this called in the business realm for entry and exit barriers? Low cost entry!

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AND THE BEAT GOES ON

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Have been spending literally hours every day and night researching website ad marketing – it’s a huge business, and the more I learn for the “publisher” side, the more there is to learn. I’ve thought of a niche, and am now making contact with advertisers to determine if the idea is feasible, and if they would approve their ads to be placed on a new website.

Until then…

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