Why does having more than one income stream make an employee, potentially better?

When an employee has just one job, all their “eggs” are in one basket – the job basket.
The employee is not the boss of the company, so are effectively handing that basket of eggs to the employer to hold. So subconsciously they know that they have to toe the line in their job and not do anything that will upset their employer unduly, because there could then be a chance that the employer figuratively "drops the basket of eggs" and gets rid of the employee.
The employer may believe that having the employee focus only on them means they get a loyal employee, but they are missing a key ingredient here. 
The employer is paying for someone to give what the job description may ask for, when in reality the employer may prefer a member of staff who can contribute "more" than the simple job description and contribute to the whole company and business moving forward.
For this to happen, the employee needs to feel very secure in their position or have multiple income streams to offset that potential insecurity.
So in a job where an employee only has one form of income, the employee may be holding something back and not be totally true to themselves, because of a fear deeply rooted in their brain. This fear is there to remind them that if they do something that displeases their employer, they will lose their job and obviously the money that comes with it.
Now if the employee has other forms of income, they tend to feel more secure and thus empowered to speak their mind and therefore “shine” when the opportunity is called for. 
This means the employer is getting a better employee that is indeed more valuable and is able to express themselves positively with fresh ideas and suggestions, rather than someone who is more cautious and doesn’t offer the same. 

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!
Make 2019 your best year! Follow through with all the goals and dreams you have promised yourself in the past, but have put off up till now. Make 2019 THE year where you actually do them!
I appreciate that life can get in the way. This is what life does, but you do need to make the time to progress what you personally want to achieve in 2019.
There will only be one 2019 and you will become one year older by the end of it.
So when you look back on 2019, will you be pleased and proud of yourself for having stuck to your guns and achieved your goals? Or the very least, made significant progress toward them?
Or will you look back on 2019 and chastise yourself again because you just wasted “another” year without putting your goals and action plans in place?
Come on, it’s still the beginning of the year, so you know you can do it, so JUST DO IT!

Can we really make a difference

Yes, we can make a difference, of course, we can.

We just have to believe that we can.

Most of us believe that we cannot make a difference at all because we are simply a small cog in a big wheel, so how could our actions possibly make any difference?

Well, in reality, any small change that we make acts like a ripple in a pond and can touch many lives.

We just have to believe that this difference will reach far and wide.

So don’t hold back, make that difference however small it may seem on the surface.

You ARE making a difference

It’s Good to Talk

We’ve heard the “tagline” on the Vodafone advert which says it’s “good to talk” haven’t we?
However, we tend nowadays to do the opposite. In fact, we rely more and more on the written word, via abbreviated text messages, short IM (Instant Message) or mail message, that we have forgotten the art of communication using our voices.
The problem of communicating with only messages instead of our voices is that the message is condensed and many times abbreviated where the actual message meaning is lost or at best, becomes ambiguous.

When we are using our voice and speaking to someone face to face (or on the phone) we can clarify what we are hearing there and then, to ensure we have fully understood what the sender is saying. Because after all, communication is not merely a one-way system, it is a two-way system.

The result with merely using messages? Mixed messages where the recipient gets the wrong end of the stick!
We, humans, are strange too… When we do receive a message we aren’t sure about, we don’t ask for clarification, but rather we fill in the “blanks” and make assumptions on what the message is supposed to convey. And often than not, we get this wrong.

So I say to you, ditch the messages and go and talk instead.

Because it IS “good to talk!”

We are the same…

No-one is better than you. We are all human beings. Someone may have achieved more in the time they have, but all that means is that they have been more productive, it doesn’t mean they are BETTER than you.

After all, we all go to the toilet the same and our blood is the same colour when we bleed regardless of what we “look” like, because we are all part of the human race.

So don’t feel intimidated if someone has achieved more. Just be respectful of them for their achievements, but remember you could do the same if you choose to. Especially if you repeat exactly the same things they did to get there.

Don’t Be Upset…

Don’t be upset by the results you didn’t get, from the work you didn’t do!
And then blaming everything and everyone instead of yourself, and making excuses for the reasons why you didn’t get what you were expecting!
Don’t be deluded…you’re only cheating YOURSELF!
Look in the mirror and look yourself in the eye, because it was you that CHOSE not to do what needed to be done, no-one else!
Want something enough? Do what the well-known sportswear company tell you to do, which is …  Just DO it!
Because ultimately it is up to you. No-one else. You CHOOSE to do it or not do it to get the results that you want.