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Made Redundant? See It As A New Door Opening…

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If you have recently been made redundant, the chances are that you are feeling a little low. Losing your job, even if it is through no fault of your own, can be demoralising. You want to be valued, show your impact and feel like you are an expert at what you do. Just because you have been made redundant doesn’t mean that you aren’t good at your job; it simply means that the company you had been working for can no longer keep you on for financial or political reasons. If you have been made redundant recently, don’t see it as a negative thing. While not a personal choice and the timing may be a little crummy, you can see redundancy as an opportunity to embark on something new with your professional life. Take a look at these inspirational ways to view redundancy as a positive step forward and revolutionise your life for the better.

 

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Career Switch

Don’t think that you have to launch yourself head first into an array of job applications in a rush to get a new position. The chances are that you received some sort of payout to help cushion the redundancy blow. This should give you some much needed breathing space to focus on what you might want to do next. Losing your job can give you sleepless nights and make you worry about the future. However, before launching yourself into a new position immediately and making the wrong professional choice and being unhappy, you should take a breather. Reflecting is vital to help you recharge your batteries and focus on what is important to you.

You might want to take the opportunity to focus on a passion in an effort to turn it into a career. Often when we are fresh out of college, we take the first job that comes our way and we build a career around this. However, this may not inspire and fire us up. What is it that you love? Consider checking out a range of job training courses to help equip you with the skills you need for a potential new career. Just because you were an accountant doesn’t mean you can’t be a car mechanic. And just because you have social media management skills doesn’t mean you cannot be a hair stylist. Focus on what you love and forge a career.

 

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Go It Alone

If you are sick and tired of working for the man (whoever the man is) it’s time to break the mould and go your own way. Consider using your financial cushion to construct your own business plan. Perhaps you want to launch a street food business, or maybe you want to produce your own custom made jewelry, or maybe you want to provide accountancy services to IT contractors. Whatever it is that you want to do, you can. You simply need to be prepared.

Focus on your funding and make some accurate financial predictions in your business plan. Write about your experience from your previous role and never be ashamed to admit that you were made redundant. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about, and potential investors will appreciate your honesty and the efforts that you are going to in order to launch your own venture.

When pitching to a potential investor, ensure that you are suited and booted and that you know your figures inside out. A bank manager may be a scary proposition, but a business angel is even more terrifying. These individuals are experts in their field and use their own money to invest in startups that they think can make them money. They want a strong return on their investment so they will be investing in you as much as your venture. Know your gross from your net figures and be prepared to have your business plan scrutinised. Ensure that you understand the risks that your business may face and have contingency plans to show your potential investors that you have thought of every eventuality, and that you can weather any financial turmoil.

Being an entrepreneur is no easy task, but the door that redundancy has closed, could leave the self employment door ajar. If you have been made redundant, don’t think that you have to find the exact same job elsewhere in a different company. You need to think outside of the box to explore different professional options. This could be your chance to seek out new opportunities, giving you a better work life balance and revolutionising your life for the better.

 

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Toys for Kids this Christmas

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Christmas is around the corner and I have started wrapping up presents already. I like to be well prepared and that means getting gift buying out of the way behind December. This year has been so busy and the last few weeks of 2019 has even been more busy for me, thanks to me studying for a new degree. I hardly have any spare time these days but I can’t complain because this is exactly what I want out of life.

If you are on the hunt for toys for kids this Christmas, you may find this post very useful. Here are some cool toys the little people in you life may love –

Robo Dash, Remote Control Dog for Kids

 

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This Robo Dash, Remote Control Dog for Kids, would make an excellent gift this Christmas. Robo Dash is a cute puppy that follows you everywhere you go. It also follows commands and movement, barks, pants and wags his tail like a real life puppy!

I love this toy for my twins because they have been asking for a pet for sometime, and I think this Robo Dash would be a nice way to see how they will get along with a real life pet when they do get one. You can shop for Robo Dash at great stores like Argos, amazon, Very, Little Woods and more. 

 

 

 

LEGO ‘Brick Box Creative Suitcase’ Set 

 

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This Classic LEGO ‘Brick Box Creative Suitcase’ Set would make an excellent gift for the LEGO lovers. The Kiddies are forever building something with their LEGO set. If they had their way, they would play with LEGO all day. So I know LEGO is a hit with the kids especially between the ages of 5 and 8 years. If you are after an affordable but adorable gift this Christmas, you should check out this set. 

 

 

L.O.L Sparkle Series with Glitter Finish and 7 Surprises

 

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For the L.O.L Surprise! fans, no gift is ever complete without a doll from the range. My daughter is a huge fan of L.O.L Surprise! She has the playset and her doll collection is growing steadily. I know she will be getting new additions to her L.O.L Surprise! Collection this Christmas and this Sparkle Series looks fab!

 

 

 

All-new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet | 10.1″ 1080p Full HD Display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case

 

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This All-new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition Tablet | 10.1″ 1080p Full HD Display, 32 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case would make an excellent gift this Christmas. I love the kid-proof case. We have a similar case and they do protect the tablet from falls, drops and all the usual damages that could happen when you give a child a tablet.

It comes in other colours as well, which is fab! I also love the fact that this tablet comes with a 2 year worry-free guarantee plus all the amazing features it has. 

 

 

What do you think of these toys for kids this Christmas? Did any of them catch your eye? Do sound off in the comments section below.

Have a good one.

Abide – A Christian Way to Meditate

I fell in love with meditating sometime ago and I have not looked back since. The benefits of meditating regularly are just too numerous to mention. Being still has changed my life for the better, which is why I find the time to do just that every day. I have been listening to many guided meditations on YouTube and most of them are great. I found them useful but I wanted more. While browsing the App Store, I found the Abide App – A Christian Way to Meditate and I quickly downloaded. I was lucky enough to get a free trial for a week and that gave me time to see if I really liked it.

When it comes to Apps, I like getting them for free like many other people, so deciding to keep this Abide App and pay a monthly fee tells you how much I like the App. It is the only App on my iPhone I pay for. The picture below best describes how I feel about this Christian Meditation App.

 

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Abide – A Christian Way to Mediate

For those who have never heard of the Abide App, it is a christian guided mediation and daily prayer App. The App comes with daily meditation, bedtime stories to hep you fall asleep soundly, various meditations for different topics and more. I am currently enjoying the guided mediations for women and it has already changed my wellbeing and whole life for the better. I wonder how I am only just finding out about this amazing App.

If you want to try out this mediation App, a quick search on your App Store should do. You should be able to get a free trial for a week like I did and that will give you time to browse the App and see if it is what you would like. The monthly fee for the basic package is only £3.99 per month as at today. So it is not too pricey.

Since I tried this App, I have not had the desire to go back to listening to the guided meditations on Youtube. This App is worth every penny and I highly recommend it to anyone in search of  christian guided meditation App. You need to try Abide. It may be all you need.

 

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What do you think of this Abide App? Do you like the sound of a Christian guided mediation? Please share your thoughts.

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