How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job

  • Full Title : How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job
  • Author :
  • Publisher : AMACOM
  • ISBN Code : 0814420230
  • Pages : 288
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job is the ultimate guide to securing a government job, internship, or fellowship. Written by a successful career coach who has climbed the federal career ladder herself and served as a hiring manager, the book steers applicants through every stage of their job searches-from finding unadvertised openings and getting interviews to sealing enviable deals and even get ting promoted. Drawing on interviews with more than 100 federal hiring managers, the book reveals the secrets to impressing these gatekeepers online, on paper, and in person-information that is available nowhere else. The updated second edition includes more get-ahead tips; new templates for writing winning applications; expanded directories for internships, fast-track management training programs and fellowships; and the latest helpful websites. Complete with a companion CD filled with sample r'sum's, checklists, and templates, this indispensable book gives readers the inside scoop on landing some of the nation's most secure, well-paying, and rewarding jobs-in all 50 states and abroad!


Fraud in Accounts Payable

By Mary S. Schaeffer
  • Full Title : Fraud in Accounts Payable
  • Author : Mary S. Schaeffer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 0470435313
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Praise for Fraud in Accounts Payable "Fraud in Accounts Payable is an insightful book that takes an in-depth look at the three most frequently committed fraudulent cash disbursement schemes directly related to your accounts payable function. Mary provides colorful and poignant stories showing how easy it can be to steal from both within and outside an organization. But the real beauty of this book is that Mary illustrates ways you can immediately begin implementing effective and efficient controls to reduce the opportunities for fraud within your organization." —Matthew D. Storlie, CFE, Fraud & Forensic Services Virchow, Krause & Company, LLP "Mary has delivered another book full of specific suggestions for improving accounts payable processes. Fraud in Accounts Payable is an easy-to-read guide that identifies real-world problems and offers practical solutions. Her books and articles have quickly become some of my core resources." —Stephanie K. O'Cain, Chief Financial Officer Municipal Association of South Carolina "Fraud could never take place in my accounts payable department." "My employees would never steal from me! I trust them too much . . ." Sound familiar? The definitive resource for every accounts payable department, Fraud in Accounts Payable affords you a bird's-eye view of what's really going on in your accounts payable department and how you can defend it against every potential type of fraud, including check fraud, payroll fraud, and T&E fraud. Written by Mary Schaeffer, America's most accomplished accounts payable expert, this thorough and highly readable guide is filled with authoritative tips, techniques, and advice on: Uncovering hidden pockets of weakness where your organization is vulnerable Getting rid of those bad practices that allow all sorts of frauds to flourish Setting up antifraud safeguards Reminding us to "never say never," Fraud in Accounts Payable explains in plain English how to protect your accounts payable department so it becomes—and stays—financially healthy.


How to Sell at Margins Higher Than Your Competitors

By Lawrence L. Steinmetz,William T. Brooks
  • Full Title : How to Sell at Margins Higher Than Your Competitors
  • Author : Lawrence L. Steinmetz,William T. Brooks
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118040619
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Praise for How to Sell at Margins Higher Than Your Competitor "This is the complete book for both new and experienced salespeople and business owners to learn and re-learn the essentials for success. How to Sell at Margins Higher Than Your Competitors emphasizes the pricing strategies and tactics to increase the market share and profits of any organization. This is a book that is as important to presidents as it is to salespeople." --Bill Scales, CEO, Scales Industrial Technologies, Inc. "As the largest service provider in our industry, we have a significant market advantage. However, we constantly walk the pricing tightrope because, as this book so clearly states, 'business is a game of margins . . . not a game of volume!'" --John K. Harris, CEO, JK Harris & Company, LLC "If you live and die on price, this book could be your only lifeline." --Tom Reilly, CSP, author of Value-Added Selling and Crush Price Objections "How to Sell at Margins Higher Than Your Competitors successfully illustrates profitable sales truths to assist us in selling for maximum return. This book's well-researched, logical, and affirming words validate the simple fact that as a premium company we deserve premium margins. So, while our competitors reduce or match prices out of fear and scarcity, our managers, thanks to this powerful sales tool, can continue quoting and closing with profitable confidence." --Joe Bracket, President, Power Equipment Company "I learned a long time ago that it is pretty difficult to control what my competitors will do, but we must control what we do--like maintaining margins. This book is a 'wow!' that will help my salesmen crack bad habits. Sales organizations should design their entire training programs around the content in this book." --George C. Giessing, President, Brusco-Rich, Inc. "This energizing book is the 'right stuff' for every sales force. It should be a required study for every executive and sales professional who seeks to be successful." --David R. Little, Chairman and CEO, DXP Enterprises, Inc.


Careers For Dummies

By Marty Nemko
  • Full Title : Careers For Dummies
  • Author : Marty Nemko
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119482380
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Feeling stuck? Find out how to work toward the career of your dreams If you’re slogging through your days in a boring or unrewarding job, it may be time to make a big change. Careers For Dummies is a comprehensive career guide from a top career coach and counselor that will help you jump start your career and your life. Dive in to learn more about career opportunities, with a plethora of job descriptions and the certifications, degrees, and continuing education that can help you build the career you’ve always wanted. Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or a career-oriented person who needs or wants a change, this book has valuable information that can help you achieve your career goals. Find out how you can build your personal brand to become more attractive to potential employers, how to create a plan to “get from here to there” on your career path, and access videos and checklists that help to drive home all the key points. If you’re not happy in your day-to-day work now, there’s no better time than the present to work towards change. Get inspired by learning about a wide variety of careers Create a path forward for a new or better career that will be rewarding and fun Determine how to build your personal brand to enhance your career opportunities Get tips from a top career coach to help you plan and implement a strategy for a more rewarding work life Careers For Dummies is the complete resource for those looking to enhance their careers or embark on a more rewarding work experience.


Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1994-1995

By DIANE Publishing Company
  • Full Title : Occupational Outlook Handbook, 1994-1995
  • Author : DIANE Publishing Company
  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780788107948
  • Pages : 350
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

A nationally recognized, best-selling reference work. An easy-to-use, comprehensive "encyclopedia" of today's occupations & tomorrow's hiring trends. Describes in detail some 250 occupations -- covering about 104 million jobs, or 85% of all jobs in the U.S. Each description discuses the nature of the work; working conditions; employment; training, other qualifications, & advancement; job outlook; earnings; related occupations; & sources of additional information. Revised every 2 years.


Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way

By Ron Karr
  • Full Title : Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way
  • Author : Ron Karr
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 9780470470855
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Praise for LEAD, SELL, OR GET OUT OF THE WAY "As CEO and Chairman of the Board of three publicly traded companies, I felt that Karr's strategies in Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way absolutely provided the powerful results he predicted. In one case, we completely eliminated a competitor who posed a strategic threat. I guess you can say they 'got out of the way.' Karr will show you what is required and how to be a top producer in your market. This book is a must-read." —JAMES T. TREACE, President and Managing Member, J&A Group, LLC, former chairman of the board, Wright Medical, Inc., and Kyphon, Inc. "Karr captures a lifetime of winning strategies and experiences and puts them in a practical context for sales leaders and sellers. This book challenges many of the older paradigms of selling and emphasizes the importance of keeping the focus on the customers and providing positive outcomes. In today's challenging market conditions, where the primary focus is on market share, this is a must-read." —BARRY S. GOLDSTEIN, Senior Vice President, Global Sales Strategy & Operations, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. "Karr's book clearly identifies what it takes to be a highly effective sales leader. The principles in Karr's book are concise and illuminating. Follow his system and your sales organization will succeed in any market. An absolute must-read." —MIKE BEAUDRY, Division President, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) "Karr does it again! Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way gives you the ultimate approach to giving added value to customers and creating value for yourself ... The seven traits are what's needed in today's world, and this book is an outstanding guide to becoming proficient in all of them." —DAVID PRENG, Preng & Associates, The Global Energy Search Leader


How to create high profitability

By Ingemar Fredriksson
  • Full Title : How to create high profitability
  • Author : Ingemar Fredriksson
  • Publisher : Procentforlaget
  • ISBN Code : 9198436643
  • Pages : 218
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

“Profitability development” could just as well be the title of this book. It takes a completely new perspective on economics, focusing on how the four foundations of profitability can be utilized to increase the profitability in a company. The primary advantage of the model introduced is its simplicity, making it easy to involve everyone in the company when using it. This is important since the author has a profound conviction, based on decades in management, that the most important factor for creating success is to involve your entire staff. To do so, you need to be able to discuss complicated economic terminology (like leverage, NPV, WACC etc.) in a simple way. The book provides that simplicity and it contains plenty of practical, real life examples of how significantly increased profitability can be achieved with simple measures. This is explained with reference to different industries where the model has been used. In today’s business with global competition, it is high time for a new profession, “profitability developers”, to replace business developers. This book offers all the tools necessary to succeed in that profession. INGEMAR FREDRIKSSON has 30+ years’ experience in top management, business development, profitability development and marketing. He has worked with plenty of SMEs in different industries and also with Fnatic, IKEA, Invest Sweden, Miss Sweden and the Swedish government. He has also been vice chairman of The Swedish Federation of Business Owners. Since a few years back, he lives and works in the UAE. All four books by Ingemar Fredriksson, in their original Swedish edition, have featured on top lists together with names like Steve Jobs, Daniel Kahneman, Thomas Piketty, Sun Tzu and even the Fifty shades-series. Search on YouTube for “Ingemar Fredriksson’s books – Bestsellers for 15 years!” for a full video of random list positions over the years.


JFK, Jr., and Me

By Robert Chartuk
  • Full Title : JFK, Jr., and Me
  • Author : Robert Chartuk
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • ISBN Code : 1491763744
  • Pages : 252
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Get in the cockpit the fateful night John F. Kennedy, Jr. crashed his plane off Martha’s Vineyard, and take a journey through celebrity, tragedy, murder, and the lives of people on the other side of Camelot. Author Robert Chartuk was there when John John’s plane was lifted out of the Atlantic and had a wheelhouse view of the TWA Flight 800 disaster as it unfolded near his hometown on Eastern Long Island. Take a front-row seat for this heartbreaking and humorous account of his small-town life in the shadow of the Kennedys, including the infamous murder of New York financier Ted Ammon—stories that tell of the profound consequences of the choices people make. From “Deadman’s Curve” and “The Mother of All Snowstorms” to the joys of flight and the characters that make up our rich political history—and the accusation that the author himself helped bring about Kennedy’s death—these are stories that just had to be put down on paper.


Accounts Payable

By Mary S. Schaeffer,Institute of Management and Administration (IOMA)
  • Full Title : Accounts Payable
  • Author : Mary S. Schaeffer,Institute of Management and Administration (IOMA)
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 047168404X
  • Pages : 432
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Get the most complete guide to running a valuable accounts payabledepartment with Accounts Payable, Second Edition. This updated edition continues where the successful firstedition left off, providing all the critical information andguidance top professionals need to run an efficient department,complete with coverage of the innovative issues now facing thefield and new material on: Encryption and digital signatures Electronic invoicing Purchase cards Post audit firms Petty cash Vendor fraud Certification . . . and more! Order your copy today! .


The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing

By Ken McElroy
  • Full Title : The Advanced Guide to Real Estate Investing
  • Author : Ken McElroy
  • Publisher : RDA Press, LLC
  • ISBN Code : 193783252X
  • Pages : 175
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

If you're interested in real estate investing, you may have noticed the lack of coverage it gets in mainstream financial media, while stocks, bonds, and mutual funds are consistently touted as the safest and most profitable ways to invest. According to real estate guru Ken McElroy, that's because financial publications, tv and radio programs make the bulk of their money from advertising paid for by the very companies who provide such mainstream financial services. On the other hand, real estate investment is something you can do on your own--without a large amount of money up front. Picking up where he left off in the bestselling ABC's of Real Estate Investing, McElroy reveals the next essential lessons and information that no serious investor can afford to miss. Building on the foundation of real estate investment 101, McElroy tells readers: How to think--and operate--like a real estate mogul How to identify and close expert deals Why multifamily housing is the best real estate investment out there How to surround yourself with a team that will help maximize your money How to avoid paying thousands in taxes by structuring property sales wisely Important projections about the future of real estate investment


Starting and Running a Successful Consultancy 3rd Edition

By Susan Nash
  • Full Title : Starting and Running a Successful Consultancy 3rd Edition
  • Author : Susan Nash
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • ISBN Code : 1472137906
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Laid out in a workbook format, this books contains a wide variety of exercises, ultimately geared towards making consultancy an increasingly profitable enterprise. Reading this book will help you to: gain a clear understanding of the consulting process and its requirements; define and establish a clear strategic direction for your business; understand how to raise finances and maintain financial control; create and implement an effective marketing strategy; and, balance ongoing business with attracting new clients. Contents: Section One: Getting started; 1. Setting the scene; 2. Evaluating your fit; 3. What type of consulting business are you running?; 4. Establishing your business direction; Section Two: Getting customers; 5. Marketing your business; 6. Selling your service; Section Three: Getting money; 7. Financing Your Business; Section Four: Getting organised; 8. Organising your business; 9. Running your business: doing the work!; 10. Moving into Action.


Life Can't Throw A Fast Ball

By Michael A. Baker
  • Full Title : Life Can't Throw A Fast Ball
  • Author : Michael A. Baker
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • ISBN Code : 1662413815
  • Pages : 78
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

I wrote this book because so many people were never taught about personal finance in high school or college and thus struggle with personal finance issues in their life. If you need help with any of the topics listed below, this book was written for you. How to get out of debt How to stop living paycheck to paycheck How to make your credit card balances disappear quickly How to own a house, condo, or town house for less than renting How to create and use an emergency fund How to pay off a thirty-year mortgage years early How to create a budget How to purchase a car with cash How to buy a car or lease a car How to invest in mutual funds How to invest in stocks and bonds How to know the difference between a paper loss vs. a real loss How to do dollar cost averaging How to use the money flow to your advantage Unlike many other personal finance books, you will get at least one idea per page, not per chapter. This book was designed to be short so you do not have to read much to get help. By the end of this book, you will have your financial house in order and be prepared when financial difficulty arises in your life.


HBR's 10 Must Reads for Sales and Marketing Collection (5 Books)

By Harvard Business Review
  • Full Title : HBR's 10 Must Reads for Sales and Marketing Collection (5 Books)
  • Author : Harvard Business Review
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • ISBN Code : 1633699366
  • Pages : 1024
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Stop pushing products. Start empowering your salespeople cultivating relationships with the right customers. In today's economy, companies are fighting tooth and nail for their customers' attention. Hyper-informed buyers with more options are making purchasing decisions faster than ever. How can you optimize your marketing operations and sales teams and so your offerings can get through and rise to the top? HBR's 10 Must Reads for Sales and Marketing Collection offers the ideas and strategies to help you get there. Included in this set are HBR's 10 Must Reads on Sales, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Strategic Marketing, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication, HBR's 10 Must Reads on Negotiation, and HBR's 10 Must Reads on Public Speaking and Presenting. This compilation offers insights from world-class experts on the topics including enhancing the joint performance of sales and marketing; motivating your sales force; getting a clear view of your brand's strengths and weaknesses; setting the stage for a successful negotiation; and communicating with clarity and impact. It includes fifty articles selected by HBR's editors from renowned thought leaders such as Andris Zoltners, Theodore Levitt, and Deborah Tannen, and features the indispensable article "How to Give a Killer Presentation" by Chris Anderson. It's time to establish, sustain, and extend your next groundbreaking sales and marketing initiative. HBR's 10 Must Reads for Sales and Marketing Collection will lead you there. HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever‐changing business environment.


How To Find, Recruit & Manage Independent Sales Agents-Part of the Action Plan For Sales Success Series

By Robert J. Weese
  • Full Title : How To Find, Recruit & Manage Independent Sales Agents-Part of the Action Plan For Sales Success Series
  • Author : Robert J. Weese
  • Publisher : B2B Sales Connections Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1310599610
  • Pages : 149
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Are you struggling to grow your sales? Trying to decide whether the time is right to hire a direct sales force? Would you like to approach new markets and territories using a proven business model that will reduce your go-to-market costs? If you are looking to expand your sales into new markets or territories it usually means you have to find a dedicated sales person to work direct for your company. This is an expensive and time intensive method of expanding your business. Attempting to recruit and train sales people who are going to be in a territory that is not local can be very difficult to accomplish. Costs of recruiting are high, remote management and training becomes a problem and monitoring the new sales rep's performance can become a full time job. The answer is to find experienced, local sales agents who reside in the territory you want to penetrate. In some industries sales agents represent the bulk of a companies selling strategy. In North America alone there are tens of thousands of sales agents and many are looking for new products to represent. If you are looking for a comprehensive guidebook that can help you find, train and manage independent sales agents (ISA's), also called manufacturers' representatives then this book is for you. How to Find, Recruit & Manage Independent Sales Agents is a proven, turnkey system that will become the foundation of your sales agent program. What You Will Learn: - The power of independent sales agents - Three models for sales agent programs - How to find sales agents in your industry - How to approach and engage sales agents in their language - How to design a sales agent compensation program Each chapter contains coaching exercise to help you create your program so it will attract the attention of sales agents. The book is loaded with scripts, templates and tips that can help you build your own alternate sales channel using sales agents. It All Starts Here! – if you are trying to decide whether to hire more full time direct sales people for your organization of look for new alternatives that will reduce your cost of sale then this book is right for you. "This fast-moving, practical book, based on years of experience, shows you how to leverage and multiply the sales potential of your products and services, selling five and ten times as much as you ever thought possible." - Brian Tracy – Author, Ultimate Sales Success. "Bob has written a comprehensive guide which offers the reader a complete review of how to select, manage and motivate independent reps. He provides proven exercises, forms, and templates to equip interested sales managers with the necessary tools to run their own successful sales agent program. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the independent sales rep business model." - Allan R. Lambert, CSP Billiken Group, LLC "Manufacturers need to learn more about how the rep business functions before they approach someone. They need to talk to other companies that use rep's or attend one of the MRERF programs. Unfortunately, only a very small percentage of companies know about reps." - Karen Jefferson, CPMR CSP Executive Director, MRERF "As more companies are looking for cost savings you are going to see a move towards more sales outsourcing. The agent business is poised for growth. Agents are going to play a very important role as more international companies are trying to break into the North American market." - Pierre Carriere, President BEXSA Solutions Inc. "More and more large companies are finding their direct sales force is a huge expense. Cost of sales is rising and the ramp up time for a new sales person can take months or more. With agents getting paid on results it really makes sense for companies to consider this sales channel." - Craig Lindsay, CPMR CSP President Pacesetter Sales & Associates


Taking Your MLIS Abroad: Getting and Succeeding in an International Library Job

By Lara Seven Phillips,Katherine G. Holvoet
  • Full Title : Taking Your MLIS Abroad: Getting and Succeeding in an International Library Job
  • Author : Lara Seven Phillips,Katherine G. Holvoet
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN Code : 1440850224
  • Pages : 250
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This book explains how and why to get an international library job, what to expect when you arrive in your host country, and how to overcome challenges in your new home. • Supplies potential expat librarians invaluable information about what to expect from libraries abroad, identifying differences, constraints, and obstacles as compared to U.S. norms • Describes the realities of moving and working abroad, thereby enabling readers to accurately assess if a foreign job would be a good fit • Guides librarians taking a job outside the United States and Canada through the intricacies of moving abroad, thriving in their new job, and building networks (professional and social) • Provides practical information suited to librarians with experience in academic, school, or special libraries as well as newly graduated librarians


Rowe v. Pacific Quad, Inc.

By David B. Oppenheimer,Frederick C. Moss
  • Full Title : Rowe v. Pacific Quad, Inc.
  • Author : David B. Oppenheimer,Frederick C. Moss
  • Publisher : Wolters Kluwer
  • ISBN Code : 1601568088
  • Pages : 152
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

In this deposition skills file, Alice Rowe has brought an action under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Nita Fair Employment Act (which is identical to the California Fair Employment & Housing Act) for sexual harassment and wrongful discharge against her employer, Pacific Quad, Inc. She asserts that her supervisor, operations manager Stanley Schmit, continually leered at her, made offensive sexually suggestive comments to her, brushed by her in order to sexually touch her, and, finally, propositioned her during the two weeks she worked for Pacific Quad. She further alleges that the president of Pacific Quad, John Walsh, was informed of the harassment and ratified it. Rowe claims lost wages, medical expenses (psychotherapy), general damages for emotional distress, and punitive damages. Witnesses may be deposed on the issue of liability only or liability and damages. There are three witnesses for the plaintiff and three for the defendant. The plaintiff and defendant versions are self-contained and can be used independently of each other to teach deposition skills. This is the trial version of Rowe v. Pacific Quad, Inc.. The deposition and trial files are fully integrated, so that students may use the deposition materials to study deposition practice, using the NITA method, and then go on to study trial practice using the trial materials.


How to Sell Anything

By Jeremy Cassell,Tom Bird
  • Full Title : How to Sell Anything
  • Author : Jeremy Cassell,Tom Bird
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1626363374
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

Beat your sales target every time with the UK’s bestselling book on sales—How to Sell Anything (previously titled Brilliant Selling). Whether you are a novice salesperson just breaking into the industry or a tested veteran waiting to take the next step, these pages will show you how to instantly improve your performance and get you started on the path toward success you’ve always dreamed of and beyond. These sales professionals know what works and will arm you with all the trade secrets necessary to guarantee your continued success. Their pragmatic advice and dynamic sales tips will keep you one step ahead of the field, and most importantly, one step ahead of the customer. Find out how you can use your personality to perfect your sales technique and reach a deeper, more comprehensive understanding of customer needs. You will learn this secret and countless other strategies such as: • Developing your personal “brand” • Self-coaching • Time management and the planning process • Setting the right goals • Foundations of effective influencing • Asking the right questions • Collaborative negotiation • Prospecting with purpose • Appeals to the customer and persuasive delivery • Managing relationships


In the Blink of an Eye

By Michael Virkaitis
  • Full Title : In the Blink of an Eye
  • Author : Michael Virkaitis
  • Publisher : Page Publishing, Inc
  • ISBN Code : 1647018188
  • Pages : 274
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

This is the autobiography of Michael D. Virkaitis’s (“Mike Vee”) life up to now. It was fun for him to tell friends and family some of the experiences that happened to him that were usually amusing and other times sad. He could talk about his experiences for hours upon hours. His listeners kept saying to him, “You should write a book.” After thinking about it for years, he said, “Awh, what the hell, I’ll do it.” It’s been well over seven years now since he started writing, and it certainly was not easy; however, recalling some of the good times made it well worthwhile. He got the name In the Blink of an Eye because in recent years, time has raced past him and has been nothing but a blur. So much has happened, but for some reason, most of these last twenty or so years have not been computed and stored within him. It surely was a blur. Why did it pass so fast? What did he miss? He really wishes there were do-overs. Mike was a successful high-ticket-item technical salesman. He had triedand-true methods. In this book, he reveals some of the strategies that made him successful and trusted. His name and reputation is still highly respected in the industry he worked in. Mike’s methods of attaining success could be a guide for those of you beginning your climb up the ladder and memories to those of you who passed this way. Mike’s philosophy was focus on what’s ahead and where you are going. The past is something you cannot change. Live with it. It surely is part of the building blocks that will help you succeed. Always remember his favorite proverb: “You are not judged by how many times you fell, you are remembered by how many times you got back up.”



By P. J. H. Baily
  • Author : P. J. H. Baily
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 1489969047
  • Pages : 308
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English


Buy the Avocado Toast

By Stephanie Bousley
  • Full Title : Buy the Avocado Toast
  • Author : Stephanie Bousley
  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1641702842
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English

What if the solution to student debt was reinvesting in yourself? Are you a smart, hard-working person who always seems to struggle financially? Do you ever second-guess decisions to pursue higher education because of your student loans? Has extreme budgeting eliminated joy and comfort from life, yet you’re still several years away from being debt-free? Conventional wisdom tells us the formula for success is simple: go to school, get a job, work hard, repeat as needed until you retire. It tells us that debt is the result of poor choices and irresponsible spending. Unfortunately, such advice fails to take into account the recent (and not-so-recent) graduates for whom predatory student lending rates have set them back tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars before they even enter the job market. In Buy the Avocado Toast, Stephanie Bousley shares lessons learned through years of working hard and perpetually undervaluing herself while coming to terms with owing almost $300,000 in student debt. Through a holistic approach to both net worth and self-worth, Bousley offers readers hope for their own financial situations by providing step-by-step instructions on reducing debt, living better, and rooting out the self-defeating beliefs that keep us broke.