Happy Anniversary To My Blog

I can’t believe it’s been three years since I started getting more serious with my blog.

As I look back to some previous articles I think “What was I thinking”?

Example my third post titled, Why Do I Work From Home I wrote because I was hoping to start up in an MLM company and be able to stay working at home.

I loved the freedom to do what I wanted when I wanted. However a greater being had other plans for me.

I believe now that not everyone is meant to be in a network marketing company and be a top performer. Okay I hear the doubters and the I told you so’s screaming and laughing at me.

It takes alot to get people involved in your home business. To buy the product your selling and trying to recruit others below you to actually make decent money.

Yes I still believe in network marketing. However it just hasn’t been working out for me. Oh I can hear it all now.. Did you do this and that? Yes and yes!!!

Three year doesn’t seem like that long ago. I thought I just started yesterday ha ha ha.

Happy reading!

Gain The Advantage,

Alicia Osmera

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Accepting The Loss Of A Job, And How To Move Forward

Anger, denial, depression and frustration doesn’t even begin to explain emotions when a person is suddenly let go from their job.

When your first hired emotions run high.   Excitement, joy, scared, are just some of the emotions you can feel when taking on a new challenge in your career.   

How do I know this? 

Because after a four year hiatus from my chosen career path as a Respiratory Therapist I landed what I thought was going to be the perfect job.   I was so elated with joy.  Suddenly changes started to happen.  Don’t get me wrong here, I’m all for changes as long as their for the betterment of the company and they don’t compromise patient care. 

Then it happened.  Due to just one person and their management role the   staff became on edge, the constant yelling, nasty remarks, even acting racist towards certain professions and people in the office.  

People loose jobs all the time.  The worst time is right before Christmas.  I was called into the office sat down and heard those words; “Sorry but we have to let you go. Understand that it’s best for business”.

Emotions started swelling up inside.  Angry oh yes I was angry.  Angry that I had taken on this responsibility to essentially clean up a failed department.  Trying to regain patients truat after the last therapist had mistreated so many patients.  

What effected me the most was being lied to for months to my face, until they finally pulled out the rug from underneath my feet. Disgusted at the fact that this person whom the owners had put in charge and were trusting with their business, was actually the one who is hurting it.  Customers had complained,  even the reviews on yelp.com  proved my point. 

Getting Back On Track

Oh wow sorry I really got of subject there, didn’t I? 

After much searching,  praying, yelling,  depression and crying I finally realized I need to let this go.  Let go of the anger and resentment towards the owners and their deceitful ways.   Let go of seeking revenge towards her racial attitude and obnoxious behavior. 

How Do You Let Go?

Researching the world wide web I found this great article written by J. T. O’Donnell  titled There Are 5 Stages Of Job Loss Depression.  

Learning To Accept The Loss

Accepting a job as a loss? Yes just like the loss of a loved one we must accept their gone.  Taken away unexpectedly from this earth.  My favorite part in this article,

  • Objectivity: You can state the facts without adding emotional commentary.
  • Accountability: You can take ownership of your role in what lead to your job loss.


    Accepting loosing my job that’s the hardest part.  No real reasons given,  not one performance evaluation in the sixteen months I spent there. 

    Moving Forward

    Choosing to stay in the past or move ahead is up to each individual person.  It’s the thought of looking for a job, the interview process and explaining over and over again why you want to work for them.

    I changed my focus from being angry and hurt to finding a new beginning which will allow me to use my talents in the best way possible to make a difference. 

    Focusing on the positive aspects of this chapter in life isn’t easy for some.  Especially when you have a spouse who has been ill for a while and is relying on you to be the strong one.

    Looking For Opportunity 

    Looking for that new job opportunity can be challenging and exciting at the same time.  

    When and where does one find opportunity? I’m told there all around us and that we just have to keep looking.  

    As always I welcome your comments. 

    Gain The Advantage, 

    Alicia Osmera 


    Happy New Year 2018

    Last year was such a challenging year for me, both personally and professionally.

    I’m so ready to move onto the new ventures of success in 2018.

    Finding Purpose

     After a four year absence from my chosen profession of Respiratory Therapy,  I thought I had found my way back into it for good.  That was until I lost my job right before Christmas.   

    Now faced with another challenge of looking for another way of bringing in income.   In my article titled,  multiple streams of income I make two very good points about having both a residual income and leveraged income.  

    Feeling like I’m back to square one is not my choice.  I’ve been in several network marketing companies over the years and I still struggle. 

    I wrote my book, Terror In The North Tower my dream was to become a number one best selling author.  Well my book is moving; however not as fast as I’d like it to.

    Trying To Keep A Positive Attitude

    Attitude is everything! 

     I’m choosing to be positive,  upbeat and claiming abundance for 2018.  

    Yes I am starting over.  Finding a new purpose is the challenge.  I’m sure as I release all negativity and toxic things from 2017 great things are left to follow.

    Happy Happy New Year 
    Gain The Advantage,

    Alicia Osmera 


    Why I Started Writing A Bolg

    I don’t claim to be a professional blogger.  But then what is a professional blogger?

      I found an interesting article by professional blogger John Saddington titled The Definition of a ‘Professional Blogger’ or ‘Full Time Blogger’ In this post he explains a few different viewpoints.  

    There are a number of differing viewpoints and not one of them is necessarily incorrect; in fact, anyone has the full right to call themselves a ‘Full Time Blogger‘ or ‘Professional Blogger’ regardless of any outside opinion. But, there seems to be an understanding, both cultural and nuanced, about what it means to be ‘Pro.’

    Just think about it for a moment, especially as it relates to professions and jobs in other areas – What do you think of when you say that so and so is a Professional? You probably assume a number of things, right?

    I started my blog a few years ago just to voice my opinion about things going on in my life I am passionate about.   Learning how to fine tune, hone in, really dig deeper into the fine art of blogging came from meeting Lesly Federici owner and expert author of The Power Affiliate Club.  The PAC is a community of bloggers helping each other and offering advice.

    I needed to have a voice 

    Writing my thoughts down and sharing with my readers gives me joy.  Mind you not all comments I receive are nice and thank you’s.  However for the most part people get interested and comment back.  Having your followers comment on any posted article is an honor.  I must be doing something right.

    When I first started out my posts were short, not alot allot to read and I didn’t really post many images.   My  very first blog article Creating Your Brand looks absolutely pathetic now.

      What was the point I was trying to convey to anyone?

     How do you create more leads, more people to talk to when you’ve gone through your list and heard all the excuses and all the “NO’s” so many times?

    Create a brand for yourself. What ??? What I mean is one must be willing to create a brand of themselves on the internet to attract the people they want into their business.”

    That’s the jest of it.  No instructions given, no real helpful advice.   Not so much as even a link to another resource for help.  

    My main goal

    For you , my readers to like what you’re reading and hopefully learn something new along the way.

    My personal goal is to continue growing and learning about ways to improve my writing as well as my mindset for success.

    I hope you found this enlightening and as always, 

    Gain The Advantage. 

    Alicia Osmera 

     

    Too Quiet 

    I will admit it!

     I’ve been a little to quiet lately.   Due to my husband’s health issues finding time to write about anything has been difficult for me.  I love writing!  

    Why am I feeling like a failure right now?  I feel like I am letting my readers down and all the wonderful members and expert authors of the  Power Affilate Club as well.


    I  am reminding myself that I need to breathe.

    I can only find solutions for the problems that arise which I know how to solve.

    I am learning to be quiet in the midst of this storm and listen to my spirit being.

    Sometimes finding the right article to right about comes easily.  During the fog a light needs to show the way home.

    My promise to YOU 

    I will stay strong!

    I will still read your blogs and reciprocate. 

    I will try to write often as I can.

    Thank you for reading.

    Gain The Advantage,

    Alicia Osmera 

     Opportunities Are Always There 

    Searching for opportunities to make our lives better seems to be an ongoing thing.

    Improving one’s health and wealth are the two biggest ones I see people searching the world wide web for. 

    Ideas happen everyday.  Benjamin Franklin invented many useful tools we use today.   How did those opportunities start?  A vision for a brighter future lead to the inventions we all use today. 

    Has someone approached you about having a home business and you pop pooed the idea?

    Opportunity just knocked at your door!  It was screaming at you “Let me in!”

    Was this your last chance to change the world? Make your finances better, improve your health,  spend more time with your family,  finally get free from having a traditional job?  

    Which by the way stands for “Just Over Broke”.  

    I can’t answer those questions for you.  Only You can.  

    Go out and sieze the day.   Make a difference in your life and someone else’s. 

     If and when a next opportunity knocks at your door take a serious look and listen to your intuition.  It may just be what you’ve been looking for.

    Gain The Advantage, 

    Alicia Osmera 

    Damaging Self Talk 

    There is power in the tounge! 

     Think about that statement for just a moment.  

    Proverbs 15:1

     A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.

    Now that the United States of America’s election is over I’ve heard and seen more anger and hatred that ever before.   What is the point of it all?Running ones mouth, speaking of hate and violence is not what America was founded upon.  

    Martin Luther King Jr

    was one of the most outspoken and influential people of his time .   Are we as a nation forgetting the most important message he shared with the world ?  

    His speeches were not those of “go riot into the streets because you don’t like the outcome of a vote, go forth and beat each other up because you have different values and beliefs “


    Oh I’m sure we have all heard or read his “I Have A Dream” speech.  In The 60’s he was ridiculed by his peers for things he said and made fun of.  It was the power of his words that began to change his life and the lives of those that followed him.

    The I Have I Dream speech was his most famous; however there were other quotes which are fitting for today’s times.

    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality… I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. Martin Luther King, Jr


    These are just a few.

    Damaging Words

    You have power in your words. 

    The words we speak bring love, hate, healing, irreparable damage, illnesses, unforgiveness, and forgiveness.

    When was the last time you yourself made a positive statement about yourself ?   

    Do you tell yourself these things everyday ?   

    I am strong ! I am beautiful! 

    I show love and receive love!

    When we confess positive statements out of our mouth they come to pass.  We may not see them come to forwichen right away.  Years, months or days later we start to believe what we say.  We stand a little taller, push our chest out a little more and walk with confidence knowing we are speaking positive things into the universe, which will come back to us.

    Affirmations

    Affirmations are one way to train your mind into positive thinking while speaking them out loud . 

    I found a great little gem on my Google search.  

    What Are Positive Affirmations

    Great ideas for you to get started with improving your self talk.

    Will you agree to join me in this pledge?  If so please comment I pledge below and feel free to copy this image and share it . 

    Gain The Advantage, 

    Alicia Osmera 

    Are You Driving Traffic To Your Blog Or Sitting In A Traffic Jam?

    I’ve been blogging for over three years now.  It wasn’t until a year ago that I started to become more serious. Getting noticed was hard.  Was it the content in my articles?  Was it the boaring words putting potential new readers to sleep? 

    Pinpointing the problems wasn’t easy as a new blogger until I found a group called the Power Affiliate Club Becoming A PAC Expert Author has given me the opportunities to explore more topics, gain a better understanding of using certain techniques to gain more followers.

    An article by PAC Founder and Expert Author Lesly Frederic, RN It’s Not Enough To Just Have A Blog brings things into focus for writing your blog.  In it she writes; 

    You Already Have An Audience 

    Surround yourself with the audience you develop because they like you and LIKE your personality.

    I’ve learned alot from Lesly Frederic and the Power Affiliate Club authors and social media communities. Plugging into other blogging communities has changed my perspective on using long tail keywords as explained in this article by Robin Khokhar.  Another blogger who is making a difference. 

    Plugging In

    Plug yourself into other writing social media groups.  I know I talk alot about PAC, I must because of know one spreads the word how can a community grow. 

    Another group is the Blogging Syndication Tribe on Facebook. 

    This is a closed group and you must ask to join.  

    In closing seek those who want to see you achieve success.  Hang with like minded people.  You’re not going to be liked by everyone.  I’m not liked by everyone.  That’s alright with me! 

    I’d rather attract traffic to my site with people seeking to be coached infamy areas then be the top and biggest thing on the internet. 

    Has this post helped you?

    Please leave a comment. 

    As always GAIN THE ADVANTAGE, 

    Alicia Osmera 

     

    Striking Up Conversations Form Business Alliances

    Oh My Gosh!   Here is it week number five of the PAC Blogging Carnival.  

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    I have never had a problem talking to people.  You could consider me being a social butterfly.  I love to move around the room at a party or get together and meet and greet people.  Connecting with people is fascinating to me .  Finding out where they’re from, what they do, how much did she pay for those shoes all goes through my mind.  Getting the first word in gives me an edge on building a trusting relationship, if even only for a few minutes.

    Once I made up my mind to become a serious blogger I started making connections with other bloggers who shared the same values, provided their readers with integrity and honest articles.  

    One of my  PAC fellow authors Barrie Evans writes about developing alliances and value with cooperation in business.  Relationships help us to build a solid  foundation in our business practices.

    Abilities

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    Sometimes I myself forget that I too am able to obtain all of my goals.  Meeting and connecting with the Power Affiliate Club has given me a new edge on blogging and learning from some of the best in the business.

    For Example

     Claudia Peevy is great with showing others attraction marketing.  Check out her site I think you will be impressed.

     Emi Koulev I really admire her style of writing. Recently she published her first book The Cake Decorating Series Of Sugarcraft is informative and gives great details into working with fondant and cake decorating. 

    Building these relationships has been fun and exciting for me.  I am meeting new people from all walks of life.  I haven’t met each one of the personally and who knows if I ever will, the one thing I can testify to is that because of building these alliances I am becoming a better communicator, writer and friend.

    I cherish each and every person I meet along the way. Listening, smiling and taking advice as well as dishing it out.  My journey is still on going and I am by far an expert on blogging.  Continue to read on with me and I write away to new things.

    GAIN THE ADVANTAGE!

    Alicia Osmera