Tuesday, January 10, 2012

New Year, New Job?

The new year can be a great time for you to find that new job.

Have you been looking for work for a long time?

Or are you looking to change jobs, or careers?

I've got lots of resources for you if you are looking for work. Click here for my online jobsearch resources.

Don't chase jobs. Get employers to chase you. Click here for my free report on 4 Steps to Finding the Job You Want.

Plus click here for my free jobsearch consultations.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) can be a very effective method to help you with your job search. Click here for my ebook, How to Use EFT to Find a Job.

Plus click here to learn how you can change scarcity to abundance.

Here's to your success!

Monday, January 09, 2012

Financial Success with EFT

Want to have money flooding into your bank account this year? This video shows you how.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), also known as meridian tapping, is a highly effective method which can help you achieve your goals.

EFT is a very simple method which takes just a few minutes to learn.

Warning: EFT tapping will make you become aware of everything that is getting in your way - your fears, doubts, and challenges. That's because Love Always Brings Up Its Opposite for Healing. To find out more about this, read my book, Success Strategies for Black People, or my ebook, The Power of Affirmations.

Plus click here if you want to change scarcity to abundance.

Here's to your success!

Change Scarcity into Abundance

Want more money in your bank account this year? I've got lots of ways you can increase your income.

Click here to read about how to change scarcity to abundance.

Click here to focus the power of the universe to help you achieve your goals.

Plus, if you're looking for work, click here lots of help with your job search, including my free report to learn how to stop chasing jobs, and have employers chase you.

Here's to your success!

Friday, January 06, 2012

What Can We Learn from Tiger Mothers?

I saw a documentary on the BBC last night about "tiger mothers", Chinese women who push their children to succeed.

I have strongly objected to a lot that I have read about "tiger mothers". They are portrayed as being very harsh with their children, not allowing the children to play or to have lives of their own.

However, I felt some sympathy with the mothers in the documentary.

Many people in the West lack discipline. I have found this when teaching personal courses for adults in London. I would tell my students, "Do this exercise every day for one week". They would come back a week later and say, "I did it for three days".

This is not just about Black people - I saw this a lot with my white students.

I was fired from one job, teaching ex-offenders, because my boss disagreed that when a student struggled with something, I said they should do it again. Keep at it until you learn how to do it. He said, let them do something else that's easier. This was teaching them to give up - something "tiger mothers" do not do.

It is important to learn the value of persistence. When you achieve something that was difficult, this greatly increases your sense of self-worth.

One of the parents in the film said that she expected her children to do well. It never entered her mind that they wouldn't. My father was very much the same. He would say, "There is nothing the school can throw at you that you can't handle".

I had experiences of my parents, particularly my mother, not caring about my feelings and my needs, not caring about my dreams and ambitions, and forcing hers on me. That is wrong, it's very undermining. We need to be living out our own dreams, not our parents'.

Also, you don't have to be a doctor, dentist or accountant to do well financially. People do well in all walks of life. There are artists and musicians who are multi-millionaires - just look at Sir Elton John as one example.

Although Elton John had phenomenal success at an early age, he also experienced conflicts with his father, who never went to see him perform. Elton had huge self-esteem issues which created major problems for him. Click here to read more.

One of my serious concerns about the "tiger mothers" is that they are pressuring their children to perform academically at the expense of other areas, which I fear creates an imbalance.

Still, Black parents can learn some things from the "tiger mothers". We need to learn to have that confidence that our children can do well, academically and in every area. Then life can't throw anything at them that they can't handle.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Diane Abbott Says "Sorry" for Race Tweet

Diane Abbott MP has apologised for "any offence caused" by her Tweet that "white people love playing divide and rule".

It's not the first time she has been caught out by her remarks. I personally do not think she should have apologised. I may be in a minority of one (but I doubt it).

If we look at history, it is clear that "divide and conquer" is one of the tactics which has been employed time and time again by racist and colonialist regimes. To our shame as Black people, this tactic has been very successfully employed in turning us against each other.

While it is not wise to make generalisations about any race of people, we need to learn from this history, and we need politicians like Abbott who tell the truth - a rare thing in these times.

I interviewed Abbott, who was the first African Caribbean woman ever to be elected to the House of Commons, in my book Black Success Stories. Click here to order your copy.

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