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Work Hard but Can’t Get Ahead?

Work Hard but Can't Get Ahead?

What can I do about the fact that no matter how hard I work I can’t ever seem to get ahead? In these difficult economic times, I hear this all too often… so many people have lost their jobs and are struggling either to find a job or make do in a new job where their pay and benefits have been cut. Lean times come and go (or at least I remain hopeful that better times will again find us), so accept the tried and true saying of “this too shall pass”. Hold on to that hope, but also be practical in taking action to better your chances for getting ahead. Sit down and take the time to objectively analyze why you seem to be working hard, only to be left with so little in your bank account at the end of each month. If you don’t have the facts, you don’t have a starting point from which to better your situation, so write down everything using “Money In” and “Money Out” columns. Be honest with yourself in looking at whether you are overspending for your income. Case studies I’ve heard of people who’ve gotten themselves out of debt, all carried the discipline of closely monitoring the “In” and “Out” columns. Remember too that getting ahead isn’t all about watching your spending~it’s also about looking for a better job, taking a second job, or asking for that long overdue raise (Yes! Even in this economy good employees are getting raises!). Another thing you should seriously consider is going back to school for the training that will bring you a better paying job. Talk with career counselors at your local colleges and vocational schools. They can tell you which employers are hiring right now. I just heard how welders in training

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Setting Goals for Success; Make Your Dreams a Reality; Live Your Passion; Job Loss

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/8.30.14/8.30.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Positive Outlook After Job Loss @ 0:00 Move Forward After Job Loss @ 17:51 Live Your Passion @ 20:10 Make Your Dreams a Reality @ 38:15 Setting Goals for Success @ 45:00 Unemployed Eight Months @ 53:33 “I Love The Body”~Listen for More @ 1:11:02 Goal Setting Tips @ 1:28:02 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center The Joan Jerkovich Show News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am CST Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!

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Fighting Fair; Communication in Relationship; Affair with Ex and How To End It

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/8.9.14/8.9.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Why People Have Affairs @ 0:00 Relationship Limbo After Affair with Ex @ 6:50 Online Flirtations, Angry Over Affair @ 21:52 End Affair with Ex @ 41:15 Fighting Fair in Relationships @ 45:08 Entrepreneur and Interns @ 52:33 Communication in Relationship @ 1:11:45 Keeping Score @ 1:29:21 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center     The Joan Jerkovich Show   News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am CST   Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions   Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!  

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Eeew! Embarrassing Text?

Eeew! Embarrassing Text?

I sent a text out to the wrong person and am dying of embarrassment. I sent the text to a man I work with who has the same first name as my husband. I didn’t realize until after the text was sent that it went to the wrong person. The text I sent was complaining to my husband about a vaginal itch I’d been suffering with, asking him to pick something up from the pharmacy on his way home from work. I am dying of embarrassment, and soon will be seeing this person face-to-face, but don’t know what to say. He didn’t respond to my text. I’m guessing he realizes it wasn’t meant for him. What shall I do? Ouch! I feel your pain! I have had a text go out to the wrong person on several occasions, but thankfully I wasn’t discussing my vagina with a co-worker! There are stories about these happenings all over the Internet. There are whole websites dedicated to smart phone autocorrect mess-ups, and texts like yours that got sent to the wrong person. Recently in the news, there was a story about a young college girl who texted a sexy post-coital picture, with a telling caption, to her boyfriend…but, the message ended up going to her Father. Cringe. One can only hope her Dad didn’t cut her out of her college fund account! Getting back to your itchy vagina…since he didn’t respond, I agree with you that he probably has no intention of addressing this, and neither should you. The next time you see him don’t even bring it up. Treat him like you always have. Do your best to put on a brave face and a smile and act like the text never happened. A non-response will always keep him guessing. Maybe he’ll

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Pornography at Work; Business Entrepreneurs; Believe in Yourself; Joan Gets Excited

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/8.2.14/8.2.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Joan Gets Excited @ 0:00 Business in Bloomberg @ 9:10 Beer Pong Business @ 27:04 Balance in Life @ 41:17 Pornography at Work @ 45:14 Believe in Yourself @ 49:36 Stimulation Junkie Views Porn at Work @ 1:08:07 What Draws People to Porn? @ 1:28:05 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center     The Joan Jerkovich Show   News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am CST   Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions   Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!  

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Unappreciated and Passed Over for Advancement at Work?

Unappreciated and Passed Over for Advancement at Work?

I’ve been in my job for the past 10 years and I’m in a place of feeling like I don’t get the level of support or respect in my job that I deserve. I don’t feel supported when implementing new ideas. I’ve always been one to go above and beyond with my job. I will stay late while others just show up, but no one seems to notice, and I keep getting passed over for advancement. It’s becoming hard to work in this place that feels negative to me. What can I do? There seems to be a lot of the ole, being taken for granted going on here. If you’ve been consistent with your habits of giving extra, your bosses have probably just come to expect that from you. It’s nothing new that you put in more time and effort on the job. Yes, it has to feel frustrating that you are getting passed over for advancement, but let’s talk about the two key points you make. First, you feel unappreciated for what you do at work. Let me say, I hear this quite often from my callers and have even felt this myself. We all like to be told thank you for the work we do, but the reality is that you can’t hold fast to expecting that all of a sudden your bosses are going to wake up and give you a pat on the back each day you show up for work. Maybe it’s that expectation that this is your job, this is what is expected from you, and you’re getting paid to do this. Whatever dynamic is at play here, you can be proactive by finding little ways to make sure your bosses do know what you’re doing to go the extra mile. A good

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Friend Used by Bosses?

Friend Used by Bosses?

We’ve all been struggling to get good jobs since college, and we’re a close group of friends. What makes us angry is that our one friend is being used by her bosses. First, she was passed over for a promotion that even the Board of Directors thought she should have gotten, but some guy with no experience got hired for the job instead of her. She had to train him for the job she should have gotten for herself. Then, she had to pick up the slack when he always seemed to be out of the office for one reason or another. It was like she was doing her job and his too. Now, she has been telling us that he has gotten fired, so she really is doing both jobs full time. The problem is that she always complains about this to us and we keep telling her to step up and let her bosses and the board know that she should officially be given the promotion, and the salary that goes with it. But, she just seems to keep complaining about her situation without doing anything to change it. When we ask her why she doesn’t stand up for herself, all she ever says is that her work situation “is complicated”. We hate seeing her being used and wish that she would assert herself, but since she doesn’t, how do we respond to her complaints and how can we help her? Maybe this is just the Life Coach in me but, from what you wrote, I sense that there is more to this story. If I were you, the next time I heard her complain about her job I would ask lots of questions. Try and get her to open up and talk more about the specifics of

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Negative Self-Talk; Positive Thinking; Sexual, Workplace Harassment; Effects of Low Self Esteem

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/7.19.14/7.19.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Sexual Harassment @ 0:00 Low Self-Esteem @ 7:30 Workplace Harassment @ 25:44 Low Self-Esteem Effects Relationships @ 42:04 Stop Negative Self Talk @ 45:01 Improve Your Life Using Positivity @ 48:38 He Called Joan “Wonderful”! @ 1:08:16 Key to Positivity @ 1:28:14 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center     The Joan Jerkovich Show   News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am CST   Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions   Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!  

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Porn Addiction; Avoiding Women; Leave Your Toxic Job

http://joanjerkovich.com/podcasts/7.5.14/7.5.14Podcast.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPodcast Segments: Excuses Used to Avoid Women @ 0:00 Addicted to Porn @ 8:23 Using Porn to Avoid Girls @ 26:32 Porn Stats @ 43:56 Clues You’re in Toxic Job @ 45:02 Leave Toxic Job, Part 1 @ 50:17 Leave Toxic Job, Part 2 @ 1:09:45 What’s New with The Joan Jerkovich Show! @ 1:28:11 Brought to you by: Martinelli’s Little Italy Hospice of Salina Bennington State Bank Dignity Care Home Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Peaceful Body Wellness Retreat Sunflower Carpet One Preventative Medicine Center     The Joan Jerkovich Show   News Radio 1150 KSAL with Live-streaming Saturdays @ 6am CST   Click HERE to send Joan your Life Coaching questions   Join the conversation and post your respectful comments anonymously. We learn from each other!  

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Manager Scheduled Vacation During Office Move?

Manager Scheduled Vacation During Office Move?

Our manager, in an effort to save costs, is telling all of us we have to help move our office to a new location. We’re not professional movers. The problem is, the manager has arranged to be on vacation during the move, and won’t be there to help out. We’re not happy. Anything we can do about this? What a terd…Ok…I’ll be politically correct and simply say that your manager isn’t a “team player”? Really? Wow…when you work in a place where management pushes their power around to dump on the employees, it’s a tough road to hoe. These are the type of managers that push employee morale to new lows. I’m going to guess that this isn’t the first, or only, thing this manager has done to dump on employees? Just a guess… This is a subject I’ve learned quite a bit about from my radio callers. The most important thing they’ve taught me is that you and your fellow employees need to document all the instances of dumping. Take notes and keep records when things happen. Don’t count on your memory. If you can capture “evidence” on your cell phone video or voice recorder do so. I know this is legal to do in my state, even if the other party is unaware that you are recording them, but check the laws in your state. Once you have sufficient evidence, organize as a group to decide who will be your spokesperson and make a case to the higher up bosses against your manager. There is power in numbers, so get as many fed-up employees together as you can to stand behind your claims. Yes, there are risks involved. One risk is that the manager can turn the tables on you and make a case against you as an

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