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I would like to announce the launch of sandrabellamy.co.uk
This is a sample taken from the About Sandra Bellamy/Home page.
Welcome to the website of Sandra Bellamy.
A Writer and Redundancy Breakthrough and Employment Success Specialist by night, a part-time Tutor for the Recovery Learning Community, a full-time Fitted Bedroom Specialist in John Lewis by day and a volunteer Health Buddy. Sandra Bellamy has a range of skills, experience, knowledge and expertise that she loves sharing with others to advance their own career and their own learning.
Sandra’s life changing moment came when she was made redundant for the second time in 2009.
“When I was made redundant for the second time in my career, it changed my life. At first I felt my gut was wrenched from me, worried about my future, concerned about finances, bewildered and lost, I just didn’t know what I was going to do.
A couple of weeks later I began to feel relieved that it was over. I thought about the negative aspects of the job I had just left and focused on what I could change about my life and my future career to make me happy. Rather than just being in a job that I was good at, I began to see and understand what job I was meant to be doing. I assessed –
What I was passionate about?
What made me happy?
What did I ultimately want to do with my life?
I came up with two answers:
- To be a writer
- To help people
I now do both of these.
I have had:
- An article published in Country Small Holding.
- A Star letter published in Freelance Market news.
- Two articles published in the Be Involved Devon newsletter
- A blog article published on the Sage One website: Have you got the guts to run your own business?
- A blog article published on the Pay Justice website: How can women make men pay for injustices -16 warning signs of constructive dismissal
- A blog article published on the HR company Exclusive website, that got a mention in The New York Times: Manager, Leader, Teacher or Coach?
I have written the course content for ‘Blogging as an aid to recovery – How to start a WordPress.com blog’ that I am teaching for the Recovery Learning Community.
My blog about writing is at quirkybooks.wordpress.com. I write all of the content for beatredundancyblues.com and beatredundancyblues.co.uk. and beatredundancyublues.wordpress.com. I have my own author website at quirkybooks.net that is currently under construction and I am working on my first two e-Books.
I help people who are redundant to get back into work via my two websites beatredundancyblues.com and beatredundancyblues.co.uk. These are free to use resources, that have access to lots of job sites, recruitment sites and courses sites from within the one site. They have a wealth of other useful information, help and advice. Including about job interviews, time management and health and wellbeing. beatredundancyblues likes to take a holistic approach to redundancy and getting back into work.
Redundancy changed my whole outlook on life and now I am a much happier and more fulfilled person, who believes in myself and what I was born to do. I do not profess to be the best, just to enjoy what I do and to help others as best as I can.”
Keep smiling, keep being positive, believe in yourself and that good things can happen for you.
- Launch of beatredundancyblues.co.uk (beatredundancyblues.wordpress.com)
- Launch of beatredundancyblues.com (beatredundancyblues.wordpress.com)
- When Opportunity Knocks – Don’t Close The Door (beatredundancyblues.wordpress.com)
- Special Recognition Award beatredundancyblues – It’s official (beatredundancyblues.wordpress.com)
- Guest Blogger Sandra Bellamy On Sage One (quirkybooks.wordpress.com)
- Recognition for beating redundancy blues (beatredundancyblues.wordpress.com)
If you are redundant and thinking of starting your own business or of trying a new approach to life, this book may be for you.
Voted best business book 2011 by Brad Burton’s wife, Get of your arse too , is a no-holds barred, tell-it-like-it-is, book about taking action to succeed in all aspects of your life. Brad speaks in his plain talking no-nonsense, meeting-a-mate-down-the-pub voice, making it easy to relate to whatever he is talking about.
In this book you will discover:
- Brad’s own story and what propelled him to move his life forward, both personally and professionally.
- How you can make positive changes to make more progress in your life and career.
- That as you are your business, being true to yourself in all aspects of your business, is essential for it to succeed.
- Ruling fear, instead of letting fear rule you, is a basic principal in getting ahead of whatever is holding you back in your life and career.
- The only way to live your life to its full potential, is your own unique way and only you can lead the way to what you want.
- It’s up to you to rely on yourself to make things work.
- Your success and happiness depends on you.
- There are no short cuts, running your own business means work, work, work, not a quick-fix cash machine.
- What results you get depend on what you put into your life and your business. It’s up to you to work hard, to put the hours in and get off your arse to make things happen.
One of my favourite quotes from the book is on page 5. “There is nothing worse than working for years only to realise that your ladder to success is leaning against the wrong wall.”
In short, Brad continually emphasises throughout the book, that it’s you who must take charge of your own destiny by really thinking about what you want and want really makes you happy. You must then face your fears, learn new stuff, make changes and get of your arse to achieve it.
If you want an unconventional business book to read, or a fresh approach to life and business, then make sure this one is on your list.
Are you currently unemployed? Do you think you would like to run your own business? Are you asking yourself, have I got what it takes to become a self-employed businessman/business woman?
If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, there is no better opportunity of finding out if you are suitable to run your own business, than enquiring about the New Enterprise Scheme and attending an Enterprise Club Start-up Training Course. To learn more about what the course has to offer, read my guest blog article “Have you got the guts to run your own business?’ on Sage One uk.sageone.com/2013/08/23/guts-to-run-your-own-business. The course is free and if you don’t want to go on the New Enterprise Allowance after you have completed the course, you don’t have to but you will receive lots of invaluable information that is vital to starting your own business. When opportunity knocks, don’t close the door.
As always, terms and conditions to attend the course and be able to have the New Enterprise Allowance, do apply.
Let me know if the blog article for Sage One is helpful?
If you have been made redundant and decided to start your own business, here is some great advice from Louise of Inspire Your Business.