Thursday, May 8, 2014

Networking about getting work for talented displaced workers with education and experience Twitter Bash #Work4u

What do you do when you have education and experience and you are either unemployed or under-employed? It's tough.

Let me introduce you to a lady who has a way to connect workers with their potential new employers. Her name is Ellen J Harris and she's the founder and CEO of

Ellen knows first hand, in her role  as a an executive management consultant what it takes to help you find a new professional path.

Many of you are already searching online and you are there with millions of others just like you. As Ellen would say, "Your basically invisible."

To help open doors in a personalized,networking environment, Ellen is hosting a free Twitter Bash on Friday May 9, at 11AM PDT/2PM for one hour to open up the lines of communication and you get to be part of the makings of an online community.

"This community, " Ellen continued," blends the emerging market of business owners with high-performance talent, like you. So we need your  input and questions and want you to be there."

Here's how you participate: Step one: go to  and register using Hashtag #Work4U.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Will Your Next Job Deliver Goodness and Happiness?

For some people, work is a four letter word. It is a source of money and it takes their time, and yet, they don't focus on taking a job that fills their heart and their wallet.

What happens when people work for money alone? You see the statistics about worker satisfaction and how dissatisfied people are with their jobs and their lives. Then these unhappy people take their feeling of being less than satisfied, and often boredom and expand their misery to more areas of their lives.

Is there a payoff for you when you don't use your gifts and talents and share them with the world during the time you spend earning a living?

It's not too late to change things.It  you are alive, there's time to fix  a work issue like this. Ask yourself the questions, whether you're reading this today and looking for a job because you are unemployed or you are reading this because you have a job and want something more, better, different, exciting, and new.

Here in Las Vegas as well as parts of California and most of Utah, for example, there's even a company that delivers farm-fresh food right to people's front doors every week called Winder Farms. The milk is so fresh that it was inside the cow a day ago.

I began getting home delivery of  their milk and their chocolate milk( voted second best in the world) without all the extra hormones that are in some other milk and milk products we previously purchased in the supermarkets. The chocolate milk was so good that my husband had a smile on this face every morning and he stopped getting sick from milk.

I decided to check out the careers and long story short, I spent some time working with the team at Winder Farms at special events and setting up fresh-food tasting experiences where I introduced more customers to eating farm-fresh food that was home delivered. We're talking convenient, fresh,and fun.

This is one example of how I made a positive change in my life and my family by taking on a job that brought happiness into our home and made me feel good.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Preparing Yourself for Success and Updating Your Skills

Thanks for joining me today so we have a real honest discussion together. I am going to pretend you are with me, sitting beside me in this lounge chair on the beach in Florida. We're going to talk about your journey to greater success.

I hear what you are saying that you've lost your job or your income and cash flow is just not flowing like it was about five years ago . I understand you have some big decisions to make. It's time to figure out what to do next and the time is now.

I understand that you haven't been clear about what to do.I have been in that place of confusion and lots of frustration.

Depression is not the pathway to take for success. It is a downward spiral that can be disasterous. Instead, accept frustration as your friend. Let frustration be a motivator for you to seek out new possibilities.

You have options. I have met people who were going through depression and to them I say please find something other than drinking, drugs-prescribed or otherwise, gambling, and emotional pain, take actions, change your mind, move your body, change your life.

We need you and the time is now. Please find out what you are here to contribute to the world and take steps to share your gifts and talents with us. You are not alone and there are coaches who can help you take theses new steps.

It's been amazing what I've heard from people out there in the workplace today and those who have taken the leap to become entrepreneurs. The fact is  many people  have opened businesses in the last five years in fields they have never been in before and many of them are starting to experience success like they have never had before

Those entrepreneurs who have embraced learning new technology and skills and who are participating on these new platforms are part of a larger growing group of people who are having more success than they had imagined possible. That's encouraging news. I'll take that all day.

Success is not instant like rice. If you have experience in life and business and many of my readers do, you can take your skills, gifts, talents , and experience and make money. You just need a few adjustments in how you go about creating your business.

Many of us need to embrace new technology and to participate in online platforms to gain experience, exposure, and to make new connections. Yes, networking is still a key to success, it's just that some of the people you meet might not be there in person at a meeting, these connections and networking can happen online.

I want to encourage you. I know that you have what it takes. "Believe in what you do, then others will too."-Lori Wilk .

Having  business and life experience and knowing what to do with it will take you to making a living again. You just need some guidance about how to use what you've got.

It's time to package yourself for success. Send out a tweet using the hashtag#NWBF which stands for my statment of urgency and means Now Would Be Fine and I'll be able to follow your progress. Connect with me on Twitter@Successipes


Business is still business. In business people market and sell products and /or services to make money. The promotion, marketing, and the way people experience and receive your products and services has changed. Fabulous. That means there are more pathways than ever before to success.
Think of it as a highway to success. Where are you getting on?

There are more tools and more platforms and more channels than ever before. This is like a global goldmine, you just have to learn how to participate.

Did you know that many entrepreneurs who create and sell products and services online have more international customers than ever before because the Internet helps us to be part of a global business community.

Let me be clear "You do not have to read this You do not have to change.You do not have to learn anything .You do not have to grow . You have a right to stay as you are.. If you are willing to work for minimum wage ---if you can find someone to Hire you for Minimum Wage -because you are overqualified.

Do you want to be broke, old, and depressed? It is an option... I think you are sitting next to me here on the beach because you have had enough being disappointed and Depressed and you want real money again.

Here's the option- Let's get you the skills you need and a Personal Success Plan for Growth and Income... Let's build this and get started...

I was at an event the other day and the person in charge of the marketing department for this company was the age of my son. It was very clear that those of us who have years of business experience had best get up to speed with what we need to compete.

Here's the best news yet--- The world needs what you have, you just have to get this to the world in the format they need to receive it in. That's just a few skills away from where you are now.

It's time to lift yourself and your spirits UP. To be energized and excited again about the possibilities.
You can be an entrepreneur and create your own destiny or you can work for others with these new skills and your yours of business experience. Both are options,

Work on yourself and your skills. Be visible and get known. Build your online reputation. Participate as professional and showcase your skills in the online global marketplace. Get endorsements and recommendations from others who know you and of your talents and experience.

Have you claimed your place in Cyberspace. One way to participate in the online marketplace is by having your own web domain. The latest news is that there are now 700 web domain extensions in the marketplace. That's more than you need to know about.

One simple step is to see if you can have a website in your own name with the domain ending in dot com. For example, I reserved the web domain for Lori Wilk

One of the free tools you can use to learn how to be more effective and boost your social media skills and to network and learn from others is on a site called Empire Avenue. I am learned from others and growing as well.

Social media and learning how to use it to your advantage is one of the skills that we all need to be more effective and connected in this world. To learn more about social media I have spent some time on the Empire Avenue using the name of my talk show as my name there which can be found at

If this tool helps you , feel free to e-mail me there and let me know. 

Another way to update your skills for success is get motivation and inspiration from books, audio, or watching dvds, or all of the above.

Some new books which I would recommend include: Mastery: 48 Laws of Power and Consistency: Prosperity Mindset Training for Sales and Business Professionals.

Once you have a personal web domain like I reserved with the, another free step you can take is to find out how to boost how the page for your domain shows up in online searches and I have worked on this using They have a free and premium paid version. I started with the free version.

I often interview and write about what entrepreneurs are doing to be successful You can read these  articles at

Thanks for joining me and I look forward to sharing more time together again soon. Let me know if  you're ready to join me on the chair by the beach. The best compliment you can give me is to share this blog with others.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Naked house cleaning job was posted on a Vegas job website

If you watched the local Las Vegas news in the last few days there were stories about arrests at homes being used for prostitution. Nevada laws prohibit prostitution in Las Vegas. Prostitution  is legal and regulated in some parts of  Nevada, not in Las Vegas.

In Las Vegas we can be sexy, but it's illegal to sell "SEX." .

In the last few days I was looking   through the most recent  job openings posted on a number of websites I subscribe to with the intention of trying to decided what to write in my new blog posts. I found this posting about the  naked housecleaning jobs offered by a company in North Las Vegas which stated that these openings were for jobs paying 75/hr.

At first when someone reads the job posting they might be saying to themselves, what do I have to clean to earn $75 per hour? It's even hard to write about seeing this posting in this blog because in my heart of hearts I would want all my readers who are looking for jobs to find them and I want people to make a good living and be able to enjoy living in Las Vegas. I want good things for people and I would love to be able to say that there are high paying jobs out there just waiting to be filled.

The job posting for the naked Housecleaners had the initials NHC in the job posting and it really made me wondered. I found the job posting humorous and then horrible. I laughed I came across one for Naked Housecleaners using initials NHC and I found it both humorous and then horrible. It became horrible as I imagined someone taking this job, entering a home alone to get paid $75 to clean it naked and then being in danger.

If someone wants to be a house cleaner or other cleaner I am not one to judge. I am all for clean properties and clean people, and I would not judge someone for being a nudist or enjoying taking their clothing off for a living. My concern is with the safety of the person making that sort of choice and leaving themselves in a vulnerable position to be harmed physically, emotionally or both.

This sort of job is in a home and not a commercial setting such as a strip club where there are at least other people around and possible protection in a situation that doesn't go as planned or someone gets out of control.

Every day people disappear and are never found and the state of Nevada has a reputation as one of the worst places in the nation for situations of domestic violence.

My words of caution as you go job hunting today are to be careful about who you chose to work for and under what conditions you chose to make money. You are special and your life is valuable and worth protecting.

In fact, if you have any questions or concerns about a potential employer or job you are considering, do your homework and check on the company or individual before you say "Yes." Each city has requirements for business licensing and you should be sure instead of being sorry.

It's possible that the naked housecleaning job is really not for cleaning houses at all , I was surprised that it was listed on a job website and I wonder if the job website has verified the company information before allowing this to be posted.
I ask you my readers to keep me informed about job postings you are finding whether in print or online and if there's something I should be warning people about, please send me the news.

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