Today I am celebrating my 6 years blogging anniversary on my other blog – Quirky Books . If you have never visited it before – please check it out!! Quirky Books is where my writing and blogging journey began and I originally set it up to help me practice my craft of writing, find my writer’s voice, and to help other writer’s to write better. This year, I have gone back to those roots.
I want you to be one of the first to know, that coming soon, I am changing my www.quirkyacademy.com site into an online education training centre for Entrepreneurs, Start-ups and Creatives. So if you fall into any of these categories of interests then expect courses to come, to give you the skills require in all aspects of these, taking your carer to a whole new level.
If you have been made redundant here is a helpful book for you!!
Generation Cherry Book Review
Generation Cherry is a cracking book for the 50+ generation. Being an avid reader and Author of self-help, how-to and Personal And professional development books, I can see how much time, effort, knowledge and skill, the writer has put into creating this book.
Essentially, this book is a well-written and crafted system for how to cope with your life after retirement, redundancy, or a change in circumstance, using the 4 autonomies to get your life in balance, keep it that way, and get a second bite of the cherry of life!
What is good about this book is it also covers how to deal with life when you have less money, in a productive and positive way, using Enlightened Thrift. So you have that feel good factor in your life, whatever the circumstances.
The use of quotes and references throughout the book adds to its helpfulness and I particularly enjoyed reading the play on Stephen Covey’s words “Seven Insidious Excuses Forcibly Rejected By Highly Effective people”.
If you are into NLP, A Coach, Entrepreneur, or New Lifer, this book is for you!
I would have given this book 5 Stars because I admire the Author’s work and have respect for him because of it. However, I am not the intended target audience, I am under 40 and did not like the remarks made about young people throughout the first half of the book. I felt they are stereotyped and as not knowing what they want and that they aren’t as successful in business as older people are. The Author managed to redeem himself in the latter half of the book, where he reveals having a young mindset is key to living a long and happy life, and that in his 70s, he adopts a young mindset and is still learning and looking forward to new adventures, while being a second biter of Generation Cherry!
When you are feeling down it’s a good idea to take your mind off things. One of the ways you can beat your redundancy blues, is to do something different and have a Guinea Pig or Pet Party! If you haven’t got pets, you could throw one for a neighbour or friend’s pet, with their permission. Or have a party for any kids you may have, or go out yourself and just have fun.
Many of you may know me from my other blog http://www.quirkybooks.wordpress.com, that has over 500 followers. As that is my main blog, I have more followers because I post more stuff to it, more regularly. However, this blog is super awesome, because it has lots of inspirational posts that are written from the heart. Be sure to stop by and let us get to know each other better.
I would like to introduce you to Sherri Matthews, she is a writer and fellow blogger. After reading my redundancy success story on my sandrabellamy.co.uk site, she wanted to share her own redundancy success story, with us.
You are inspirational. I too was made redundant twice, both due to office closure. The second time, in June 2011, was at the same time that my then 18 year old daughter was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Like you, at first I was distraught but I realised that I needed to change my life and pursue the one thing I’ve always wanted to do, which is to write. I hoped that by doing so I could encourage and inspire others to change their lives, my message being that it is never too late since this all seemed to happen to me after I turned 50.
I’m now 54 and my life has changed dramatically. I have had some articles published in magazines and when I started my blog in January of this year I had no idea of the community I would find here. I am going to be writing about this and my experiences since that time soon.
Your site is so helpful and encouraging and I wish you every success in all you do
As you may know, I enjoy writing and I am currently working on my first e-Book about breaking through the barriers of redundancy, to help people who are redundant to get back into work. It will also be useful to jobseekers.
On my writing blog http://www.quirkybooks.wordpress.com I have recently gained more followers and more recognition through being nominated for several blog awards. I was happy to make my nominations to other well deserving bloggers and was absolutely thrilled when one of then did a blog about myself, making references to my writing and my redundancy help.