Why is striving an important part of keeping vitality for long, effective living?

Having goals is important for us to maintain good mental, physical and spiritual health and to maintain a sense of purpose and well-being.  Without actively striving for achievable goals we experience lethargy and discontent that can take much of the joy out of living.

The key word is “achievable.”  If our goals or unreasonably high we experience struggling, not striving, which creates a sense of failure and disappointment.  Conversely, if our goals or too low, we are likely to feel a loss of self-esteem.

Every day, at every age, we should engage in some physical or mental activity that gives us a sense of accomplishment and fulfillment.

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.

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The impact that other people have on us for good or ill.

In his new book, The Power of the Other, author Henry Cloud, who also authored Integrity, discusses how other people impact our lives and the things we can do to create dynamic relationships that can produce positive outcomes.

If we experience conflict with another person, we can choose to  think positively, rather than negatively about that person.  And in time, we may find that person changing positively toward us in response to the change in us.  It’s not rocket science, but it can work if we have the willingness to do what it takes.

Now in print or as an eBook from Amazon, Thriving in the Changing Workplace and The Successful Entrepreneur, Second Edition by Norman York and Using Your Inner Power to find Meaningful Work by Norman and Madeleine York.

How can part-time jobs become full-time work?

“Today it’s not unusual to find people with varied backgrounds working in employment configurations other than full-time.  As the trend continues for organizations to flatten and to outsource functions previously held by full-time employees, more and more firms will seek to minimize payroll costs and their related benefits.

“The trend toward the use of temporary help as reported in an issue of Business Week;   ‘Temporary help is one of the fastest-growing employment sectors.  In the third quarter, such temporary jobs were up 16% from a year ago, compared with a rise of 1.6% for all payrolls.’

“Since full-time employment is the culture most of us understand best, this phenomenon can be a source of discomfort.  Yet while some may decry the circumstances, others see them as  opportunities to become independent through self-employment since several part-time jobs can take on the characteristics of a business.  In short when work is transferred from inside the organization to without, a market is created for the skills and abilities of those who may have previously performed the same functions internally.”

Quoted from Thriving in the Changing Workplace, now available in print or eBook from Amazon.com.  Or contact http://www.yorkinc.com

What drives the need for short-term employment relationships?

“Success  requires the managerial and technical expertise that makes the product or service better than the competition.  This includes the ability to deliver in a timely manner and in a cost-effective mode sufficient to achieve a reasonable profit, for without profit no business can sustain its growth.  The issue is not about the need for growth, the question is always how much growth and profitability are reasonable. It requires the ability to treat all who serve the organization, whether supplier, vendor, or employee with fairness and consideration that will encourage their desire to maintain the relationship.”

Quoted from Thriving in the Changing Workplace, now available in print or eBook from Amazon.com.  Or contact http://www.yorkinc.com