• Self-development

    The 3 Ways To Know That Your Boss Retaliated Against You

    An employer can try to intimidate its employees as a way to do unethical and even illegal things and get away with them. They will try to use this intimidation to keep people from speaking out and to keep them in line. This is called retaliation and is totally illegal.    If you were to stand up and make your voice heard about things you see that you are against and you find yourself being mistreated as a result, then this is an example of retaliation. Luckily, there are laws to protect people from retaliation. There are also many law firms that will help you. If you are in California,…

  • Self-development

    The Benefits of Getting Certified in Workplace Coaching

    Workplace coaching is a relatively new profession that has been gaining popularity in recent years. If you’re interested in becoming a workplace coach, or if you’re already working as one and would like to become certified, there are a few things you need to know. For instance, the coaching certification you can obtain will help legitimize your profession and show employers that you have the necessary skills to prove effective in your role.     In addition to legitimizing the profession, certification can also provide workplace coaches with benefits such as higher pay, more opportunities for advancement within the field, and greater job security. Becoming certified requires completing a training…

  • Self-development

    5 Things I wish I knew in my 20s

    Experience they say is a hard teacher, because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.   There are a lot of people who if given the chance would go back in time and change a lot of things. Unfortunately, you can’t turn back the hands of time. There are so many things I know now that if I had known about 10 years ago, I would have acted differently on, and also have different results.   I cannot count the number of things I wish I had known in my 20s, maybe I did know them but I didn’t just plain priority on putting them to practice. Do you…

  • lifestyle

    Raccoon Baby Season: 5 Things You Need to Know

    With spring finally here, homeowners across Illinois and beyond have been going through their to-do lists, cleaning up homes and yards, and making plans for the warmer months ahead. While homeowners have been preparing the way for future plans, female raccoons across the state have been making preparations for the arrival of new litters. Read on to find out what homeowners need to know as raccoon baby season approaches.   1. Raccoons Start Preparing Nests Early   Raccoons don’t have their litters until mid-late spring, but expecting mothers tend to start preparing early. In some cases, homeowners and their families begin to notice the telltale noises of raccoon activity starting…

  • Business

    How to Make an Impact as a Green Entrepreneur

    While some may say the goal of “saving the planet” is a lofty, if not an impossible feat, a green movement is burgeoning, and if you’re an eco-minded entrepreneur, there’s no better time to start sowing the seeds of a green business. Here’s some advice to help you get started.     What Are Your Skill Sets? Before delving into the business planning process, the U.S. Small Business Administration and also the phase 1 esa recommends you make an honest assessment of your interests, strengths, and skill sets, as these will be integral to the type of business opportunity you pursue. While you can certainly hire people to fill in…

  • Self-development

    How to Look Rich and Classy on a Budget

    How to look Rich on a Budget   You have heard it countless times, haven’t you? That you are addressed the way you are dressed, and whether you believe it or not, people will more often than not, judge a book by its cover, so, needless to say; you must pay attention to the details of your appearance.     Looking good is good business. There are tons of opportunities your appearance would bring your way, and there are tons of relationships and opportunities your appearance could deny you. Nothing is inspiring and exciting about a person who looks unkempt and tardy all the time. When you look clean and…

  • Inspiration

    Quotes that inspire you to stand up for what you believe in

    Do you find it hard to stand up for what you believe in? We all feel this way sometimes! Too afraid to speak up, too many times! Just so that we don’t hurt people’s feelings. Standing for what you believe in can be hard sometimes, but the truth is, if You want people to give you your due respect and if you want to enjoy your right and benefits, then you must develop the courage to stand up for what you believe in.   But here’s the Truth, it’s ok to stand up for yourself, It’s perfectly fine to stand up for what you believe in, even if it means…