Friday, July 31, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Vallejo, CA—On July 24, 2009, K. Patrice Williams unveiled the 3rd version of her comprehensive how-to-avoid foreclosure book to the public and fittingly dubbed it 6 Simple Steps to Avoid Foreclosure, 3rd edition. Patrice is a member of the National Association of Women Writers and the Northern California Association of Publishers and Writers. Patrice Williams is also an Entrepreneur, Real Estate Investor and Property Management Professional at a Bay Area Affordable Housing Company and holds a Juris Doctorate (J.D.), as well as a B.A. in Economics.
A recent MSNBC business segment revealed that 1 out of 11 of all mortgages are now in default. “In default” is defined as missing one or more mortgage payments. Like millions of Americans, Patrice was also affected by the downward turn in the economy. Through pre-negotiation research and extensive communication with the lender, an effective, proven system of strategies were developed-- 6 Simple Steps to Avoid Foreclosure (http://www.avoidforeclosuremanual.com ). These techniques aim to provide an affordable information solutions to hard working Americans facing foreclosure.
Saundra Price, Sr. Loan Modification Manager of HomeSavers 411 in Atlanta, GA, had this to say about her experience with 6 Simple Steps to Avoid Foreclosure’s simple techniques: “Over the course of reading many articles and books that will assist my clients in Avoiding Foreclosure, I have found this book, 6 Simple Steps to Avoid Foreclosure, the most useful, comprehensive and well written. The Budget and Loan Workout Worksheets alone are well worth the $19.95 price of the book."
To find out more about, 6 Simple Steps to Avoid Foreclosure, (Myles Publishing Company, 2008, ISBN #978-0-9818703-0-4), check out www.AvoidForeclosureManual.com .
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Thursday, July 23, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
This month, I am reminded that maintaining a work-life balance can be difficult. It is essential that we disconnect from work and maintain a rewarding personal life.
To take control of your work-life balance:
1. Set your personal priorities. What's important in your personal life? Make a list:
· Do you like to exercise, attend Yoga class, go to the gym?
· Do you have people you like to spend time with like a spouse? friends, children, girlfriend or boyfriend?
· Do you like to go to the movies, hike, read books on the beach, write or play computer or video games?
· Do you donate your time to a local nonprofit or church?
Whatever your priorities, make time for it and be present in your personal life.
2. Manage your time at work. When you are at work, give 110%. Work efficiently and with purpose. Sometimes overtime or being on call is required, a lot of times, being married to our jobs are self imposed. Work your 8 hours, efficiently, and then leave! Enjoy that other part of you...your personal life!
3. Protect your privacy. When you leave work, turn off the blackberry! Don't go home and log in to your work email or take calls from your boss. It's your personal time, quality time that you need to rebuild your mind and body for the next day.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
A few tips:
1) Remember that your resume is your first chance to sell yourself to the employer. What do you want them to know about you? What professional attributes do you bring to an organization? And, does your resume and cover letter reflect these attributes.
2) Content isn't enough, your resume MUST look professional. Get rid of the weird fonts and margin sizes. Either pay to have your resume professionally typeset, or have a friend that is really good in word, layout your resume and cover letter.
3) Eliminate Designer emails off of your resume! Keep email addresses professional and simple like: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. When I see email addresses, email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org, I am immediately turned off. I think, if this person cant present themselves professionally on paper, what will they be like as an employee.
4) Correct grammatical errors and typo's. Your spelling must be perfect!
5) Give some thought to what you would like to accomplish in your next job opportunity, then rewrite your objective statement.
6) Get feedback! Ask your friends and family to look at your resume and give you honest feedback. What is their first impression?
7) Your resume is a work in process, re-read and edit it every few months.
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
When we look back at our lives, we remember that close friend, that we couldn't imagine being without. They may have been there to help you to have fun or to laugh, or through a difficulty or to provide guidance and support.
....one of you moved, or got married, or had a child, or changed jobs, or graduated...and that friend was gone, your paths and priorities had shifted.
Accept the friendship for the season it is in, and incorporate those experiences and learned lessons in other areas of your life.
Friday, July 3, 2009
After an especially taxing and stressful week…I went to a Reiki treatment during my lunch break yesterday. Not only did I have my energy replenished, but my Reiki Practitioner, reminded me….to Forgive.
Where did that come from? But knowing the details of my tough week….I knew immediately, she was right. A few years ago Oprah Winfrey had a message of forgiveness on her show. She said there was a woman that she was mad at, for whatever reason, for years. Then one day she saw this woman walking down the street, shopping and the woman was so happy! Oprah had spent so much time and wasted so much energy being mad at this woman, and she was blissfully happy, seemingly, without a care in the world!
With that…..I forgive and send love…..and this morning, I feel great!
Edit to Post: I’ve already had people asking me what Reiki is… according to http://www.reiki.com/, Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well being.
Reiki is a simple, non-intrusive (clothes on), non-manipulative, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement by correcting energy imbalances to the head, arms, hands, legs and feet. The treatment takes place on a massage table in a tranquil environment, with soft music and is deeply relaxing. I use an amazingly sweet, intuitive, caring woman, Kippy Kern, Nutrition Educator and Reiki Practitioner, who I found through http://www.vallejoyoga.com/ (the best yoga center I've ever attended!!)