Searching and Knowing Your Career Goal

>> Monday, September 12, 2016

Choosing your career is not that easy. This is the reason why there are career talk and seminars given to high school graduating students to guide them on what they should take up in college. Some of the students have their minds set on particular course as early as when they enter secondary level but most are still not sure on what field they will take. As they’re still young they don’t know exactly what they want in life or what they want to achieve when they finish schooling so educating them with various career fields is really necessary.

I know a student who discovered her dream when she heard a good talk from successful alumni of their school who shared her journey in making her dreams come true. Inspired with the talk the student realized that she has the same dreams and would want to follow the same field of study. Some on the other hand realized where their interest leads to and finally decided on what course to take. In my own experience I helped my own child in deciding what course to take simply by asking her what she wants to do after college, her interest and how she pictures herself working. I explained her every course she asked and finally I hit her soft spot. She chose Industrial Engineering. 

Knowing your capabilities and goals in life helps a lot in facing your future. It goes the same when you want to learn how to play musical instruments and what kind should be good for you. Some has the gift of playing every instrument they want to but others are just equipped with knowing only one or two. Well being able to play one kind of musical instrument is good enough as learning music is for me a great gift from God. My daughter who is gifted with a talent in playing various musical instruments started her music journey with a question to me on how to tune an acoustic guitar and it all started then. Her journey started with one curiosity which led to a great blessing of playing good on keyboards, guitar and other musical instruments.

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Prioritizing Your List of Work

>> Tuesday, September 6, 2016



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When I’m working I see to it that I have my notebook where I can list all the things I have to do for the month, for the week for the day. I’ve been doing this since I started working two decades ago. It has helped me a lot in ensuring that I will be able to do my work ahead of time and will not forget any of those tasks. Even my former boss referred to my list at times when he want to make sure of the past dates of transaction or when he want to remember future deals with the customer. 

In doing your list you should have some noticeable marks labeling your list according to level of priority, days to do it and people in-charge of the job beside you. Prioritizing your to-do list is of great importance because you’ll be able to maximize not just your time but your efforts as well. Of course you don’t want to be so early on the job which is not due immediately when another task is waiting to be done on the next day. Working is like treating your family also because you have to plan everything for them and give what they want at a time when they really need it.

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Stylish Corporate Attire for Career Women

>> Thursday, September 1, 2016


Most corporate offices have uniforms for their employees but some others don’t implement the standard clothing guidelines for employees for their own advantage. This is mostly true for those companies who caters for advertising and their account managers need to visit clients at their best corporate wear. When you are involved in anything that caters to marketing and advertising products you will notice that they dress up more than the usual regular employees who just stay inside their offices. I can relate to this situation as I’m more confident in dressing up in my own style than wearing uniforms which most likely to be so plain and simple. As I’m fond of browsing fashion sites like stylewe.com for some attire ideas I can see the difference of good fashion sense in corporate world. 

As many women who works don’t have much time to linger on malls most of the times except for rest day they welcome the idea of shopping online for their clothing. This is the generation of online transactions so shopping is made easier by just browsing through shops, comparing prices and deals and buying whatever you found worth your money. Most often it’s less expensive to shop online because they offer discounts and you can choose from wide range of brands, colors and style in lesser time like this sweet mini skirts which you can find easily from wherever you are. 

This opportunity of buying online in the convenience of your home or work place during break times give you more time for yourself and family because at the end of the day you will not drop by shopping malls to buy clothes when some occasion suddenly arises as online shops gives you more freedom to buy in your own time inexpensively. It’s easy even for newbies as you just have to click the site and it will bring you to your preferred line of clothing and whatever you have in your mind. No need to spend plenty of hours as most of the shops offer wide selection of products for your needs. You can also buy for some other members of the family. Online shopping can be such a dear leisure don’t you think?

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Doing the Job You Love To Do

>> Wednesday, August 24, 2016


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We all have our ups and downs on our jobs but we must admit that beyond all these our love for our work stands out and no matter what happens we like the feeling that we’re financially stable.  Our jobs give us provision for the things we need and support our family as well; as such we give our best to show our capabilities to reach our goal of career advancement.   Some are lucky to be promoted; others are not and most try their best through their years of service hoping that their good fortune will come next. 


These are all for our financial needs and career dreams but when we talk of happiness it’s finding a job that excites you every day-something that you look forward every morning that you go to work.  This is also the time when you care more about the people that you work with rather than the amount you get from your work.  Well if you really love the things you’re doing sometimes the salary is not the first to consider because after all if you hate your job you wouldn’t be your best ever.

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Growing Up with New Hobbies

>> Monday, August 15, 2016

Josh is now on his freshman year in high school and I’m glad he’s grown up to be smart, nice and cool. He has a relaxed attitude over things which make me smile most of the times. At times I’m worried that he’s so relaxed for comfort that it will affect his competitiveness. Well Moms tend to worry too much I know but he’s my youngest and since my two girls are in college and most of the times they’re not in the house my focus is on Josh. My soon-to-be teenage boy is charmer too and he’s winning all of our attention in the house with his funny jokes, techie wizard info and sweet actions. 

Now he’s giving his attention on playing musical instruments which he really loves especially his keyboards.  He also has his flair on browsing music sites. When he told me about radial engineering at guitarcenter.com I’m amazed at how he can spare some of his busy hours to look at those things. He can easily understand things and equipment beyond his very young age and he tells me all about it when I go home from work. I wonder what he should be taking up when he finished high school. He has many things he wants to explore and maybe when he reaches the right age he’ll be able to choose which path of career he should take.

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The Best Job I've Ever Had

>> Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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With all of the jobs I ever had, all six of them would never compare to my life time job of being a Mom.  The job without a day off, without specific time schedule and without boundaries on job responsibilities is also a non-paying job.  My salary for being a Mom are the kisses, smiles and hugs of my three beautiful kids and that's incomparable with all the thousands and millions in the world.  Such a great job that I've never applied to but gets employed at once after a year of marriage with my husband.  

The day that I hear the cry and saw the little beautiful eyes of my first born I was promoted to regular status at once.  Then every year thereafter I always have an increase and a bonus after my second and third child.  I don't have to impress my boss just to have promotion as God sees through all my love and care and promote me every single day of being a Mom. By the way, it's the only job that I will never get tired or disillusioned.  I will not resign nor retired from it.  It's a job for life. Now am I right in telling it's the best job I've ever had?

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Pushing My Music Studio Plans

Years back I have dreamed for a music studio for the family especially that my kids have flair for music. At their young age I’ve observed my grandfather’s music gift to them. They’ve inherited the skills and art of playing music instruments which my grandparents had when he’s still living. It runs in the blood because my brother’s kids have the same gifts as well. They also play various musical instruments like violin, guitar and keyboards. 

It’s a gift that should be nourished and improve so I really want to have a nice studio where they can practice their craft. This dream of mine was rekindled when I saw some studio equipment for sale at Msuician's Friend and I somehow think that those equipment would be a good addition to any music studio. If only I could save some more I would be having my dream studio this year. Well a dream is a dream and I can make it happen next year if I will push my goals.

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Reasons for Work Conflicts

>> Monday, June 27, 2016


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They say that conflict is just normal in work places due to various reasons that never seem to change like professional rivalry, position jealousy, crab mentality, ranking, work attitude, differences in beliefs and bad approach to fellow workers. There are more reasons beyond my observation but those mentioned are the common causes of conflicts especially to companies with a great number of employees. 

I've been to 6 kinds of jobs and companies but I can say that conflicts and indifferences are not for me as I've tried to adjust myself with different personalities and characters of my co-employees. I easily get along and I can mix with varied kinds but still I have preference with the kind of office friends I stayed with. In my longest ever job I had group of friends whom I became very close and they all left the company before me. 

With over 20 years of working life I have observed that no matter how different your opinions are you will not be in conflict if you will say your remarks or views nicely. Your colleague wouldn't be insulted or aggrieved if the tone of your voice is calm and not on a high-pitch tone. Everything can be agreed upon but there must be respect to one's opinion first. So I agree that a greater percentage of conflict will really come from the wrong tone of voice and the kind of words used.

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My Online and Offline Work

>> Wednesday, June 15, 2016

There are advantages and disadvantages of working in the real office compared to working at home only. I’m not much of an employee who rant about hardship at work or difficulties with dealing with office mates because I always bear in my mind that all kinds of work has its own problems and they’re just the same in some ways. With regards to office mates I always get along fine because I can work with various moods of people and as long as I can do my work well enough I’m fine.

The only thing that I find hard is my travel to office because it really consumes all my energy especially if it’s traffic and hard to secure transpo vehicle. Working at home give you the benefit of convenient working without the hassle of traveling and at the same time you can take care of your family while you’re working at home. It’s only the stability of income that I’m thinking about which is the reason why I returned to corporate office. Now that my online work is not on the peak I’m thankful that I have another source of income to spend for the family’s needs. With the combination of my online and offline income we got through expenses just fine.

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Preferring Musical Hobbies than Online Games

>> Friday, May 20, 2016

With all the online activities of the youth these days it’s a refreshing sight to see some who choose to play musical instruments in their free time. Since online games and social sites became rampant not only in malls but in homes as well parents should be vigilant in monitoring their kids’ activities. It’s not healthy to let our kids develop a hobby that relies on the web so it’s best to encourage them to play the usual games we do when we were kids, playing on the street is good also if the place is safe or in the park. If it’s not safe outdoor kids can play board games in the convenience of our homes or learn to play music with whatever instruments they want to play with. 

My kids started with summer music school learning only the basic then as years passed by they learned to practice by them and honed their skills progressively. Now they’re often browsing on online music store for nice instruments and accessories like tascam interface where they get some inspirations. They’re also saving for some of their wished accessories with my help of course. It’s nice to see kids with flair for music and other recreational things than spending all their time on the net.

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