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March 31, 2021 – JOLT – Special Sale: Making the Most of Foolish Times

“Tomorrow is April Fool’s Day. Believe nothing and trust no one. Just like any other day.”
– Unknown

OK, the joke’s on me, but it came a day early. . .

as I found out both of my main websites had been hacked with malware. Too bad the hackers weren’t just playing a mischievous trick. 🙁

As in all of life, however, we take the good with the bad. The good news is. . .

My publisher of Never Apply for a Job Again: Break the Rules, Cut the Line, Beat the Restnotified me yesterday that Amazon had ordered a lot of extra inventory and therefore had put the book on a special sale! I’ve never seen it priced this low, and even bought copies for myself because they’re cheaper for this limited time on Amazon than buying directly from my own publisher! 

SO, if you or anyone you know has had a challenging time around work this last year — or is even considering making a conscious, well-thought-out and highly informed career shift — THIS would be the time to get a copy. . .or 4 (the purchase limit)!

There are SO MANY folks slogging through the frontdoor of career transition these days — struggling with resumes submitted online to be one of THOUSANDS applying for limited roles — that anyone having this education in a “backdoor,” stealth approach will always come out better and land quicker.

It’s not about “informational interviewing,” (which all but says you need a job) but about connecting through relationships into the “hidden” job market. Given that 80% of all jobs are filled before they’re ever posted, the backdoor is the way into the biggest piece of the employment pie.

And, little is it known that a stealth, behind-the-scenes, research-based approach to educating oneself and connecting with executives and thought leaders in one’s areas of passionate interest has been even BETTER during Covid times. . .because those executives and thought leaders are working from home, like everyone else, and way more reachable.

And did I mention endorsements from Harvey Mackay, Keith Ferrazzi, and Dr. Ivan Misner, to name a few?

So, if you’ve got $3.32
 to put toward yourself or someone you care about (or 4 x $3.42 to put toward four people you care about), today would be the day to grab some copies!

Tell you what, to sweeten your gift to them, for every receipt you forward to me from your purchases, I’ll give you a one-time code for a 25% discount on the companion online program I created to go along with the book, Dream Job Lifeline. You can forward those discount codes to your friends, helping them even more.

Now, that’s looking out for friends in need in today’s recovering economy. And that’s making the best of foolish times.

Happy April Fool’s.

Think differently, play a better game.


CareerGuy and Back Forty Freedom Flier

Got the best of foolish times?

“Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else.”
– Will Rogers

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March 24, 2021 – JOLT – Urging for Emerging?

“I embrace emerging experience. I participate in discovery. I am a butterfly. I am not a butterfly collector. I want the experience of the butterfly.”
– William Stafford

The image of the butterfly looms large. . .

as we continue to crack out into the world ahead.

It won’t be “normal.” It won’t be a “new normal.” It will be mysterious and unpredictable.

Of course, that drives us crazy. We don’t want to have to think or be constantly alert. We believe that by some whack-a-mole process of knocking down one problem after another we will somehow arrive at peace.

But, as in the actual Whac-A-Mole arcade game, peace only comes and the moles only subside when the game is over.

Perhaps some serenity can be found in the midst of the game by accepting that moles ARE (and will forever be) and whacks are NECESSARY (and will forever be). Even holding this thing called “life” in the context of a GAME can be a source of peace in the face of ongoing moles and whacks.

A couple major holidays are on our doorstep, both involving the theme of emergence. As we embrace them, and our world-community emerging from a historical whack, perhaps we can find some hope in the idea of new beginnings.

Even as times are all so serious. . .perhaps a side wink, nudge and smile directed at one another in acknowledgment of the butterfly game we all signed up for can create some much needed space for the mystery to unfold.

Think differently, play a better game. Think differently, play better.


CareerGuy and Back Forty Freedom Flier

Got urge to emerge?

“You are emerging from the cocoon of your former self. There are no limits to the extent of the transformation that’s possible for you.”
 Marianne Williamson

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