The “Funemployed”

June 7, 2009 at 1:01 pm (Finances, Good Vibes, Law Of Attraction, LOA, Uncategorized, www.plbenson.com) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

The Wealthy Freelancer

Meet the New Generation of Freelancers: The “Funemployed”

“I’m looking for the least possible amount of responsibility.” What a great line from the movie American Beauty.
In this scene, Lester Burnham, a tired and overworked 14-year advertising executive (played by Kevin Spacey), has just quit his corporate job.   He’s tired of his life at home and his dead-end career.   And upon seeing a “Now Hiring” sign at the local fast-food joint, he decides to really simplify and start all over as a burger flipper.

This scene came to mind when I read an article in the Los Angeles Times about high-powered and highly educated single young professionals who have recently lost their jobs. The article talked about a trend called “funemployment,” where many young professionals are opting to stay unemployed indefinitely.

Basically, these individuals gave their careers everything they had.   And after years of sacrifice, they suddenly find themselves unemployed…and tired of the corporate BS.   So instead of looking for another job, they’re taking advantage of the opportunity to do all the things they’ve been putting off for years.

Some are traveling the world. Others just want to hang out at the beach and drink margaritas, take road trips to see friends and family, or play golf every day.

To me, this is just more evidence that we’re about to see a massive paradigm shift in the way we view work.   The current “work them to death” model in corporate America is broken.   People are tired of sacrificing everything for their career, only to get a pink slip at the end.

And we have a new generation entering the workforce that has a very different view of what the right work-life balance should be.

That’s why I’m confident that a large percentage of these “funemployed” will come back (when their severance and savings run out!) as freelancers and solo professionals – not as corporate execs. They want the high pay, but they’re not willing to compromise too much to get it.  Which means that in many cases they’ll have to settle for less until they build their solo careers.

But I think most of them will be OK with that. The freedom to design the life they want and live by their own rules will be the biggest reward. And it won’t be long before many of them are earning more (and doing more of what they want) than they did in their corporate jobs.

What do you think?

When you talk to friends and colleagues, are you sensing the same attitude changes about work?

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Intuition

May 18, 2009 at 1:58 am (Good Vibes, Jeannette Maw, Meditation, www.plbenson.com) (, , , )

  Intuition   

What is an ‘Intuition’ and what is it meant when we are told to just ‘trust your gut? What is intuition?
 
Intuition is the ability to get a sense, vision or feeling about someone or something.  Intuition communicates with us through symbols, feelings and emotions. It usually does not speak to us in clear language. We all have intuition.  We are born with it.  We use it as children we do not know any better.  We go on our instinct or gut.  But as we grow older and our rational and reasonable mind develops, we lose touch with our intuition.  We ignore it, cast it aside forget about it.  But like an out-of-shape muscle, intuition can be strengthened and exercised back into shape.
When you listen to your intuition it connects you with a greater knowledge.  That part of you has an overview of your life that has your best interest at heart. It can provide an oasis of peace in the midst of chaos, bring you to harmony, help you release negativity, and give you confidence to take action and prepare for change in your life.  It also can be a valuable guide as you take steps to create your dreams.
 
For more information about ‘Intuition’ and how to harness this energy please contact me directly and we can setup a time to discuss this fantastic topic.

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Journals

May 9, 2009 at 6:42 pm (Debbie Friedman, Good Vibes, Jeannette Maw, Law Of Attraction, LOA, Meditation, www.plbenson.com) (, , , , , , , , )

Happy Spring My Dear Friend – It is finally Spring up here in the Sub-Arctic. 
 
As I view out onto my deck – thinking of the beautiful flowers and greenery that will soon take up space in the, currently, empty planter boxes. 
 
I start reflecting back on my ‘winter’ journals and how I described in detail ‘My Summer Deck Garden’.  The details about my garden are vivid – describing each plant with colors and smells – describing my ‘new’ Garden Gnome (haven’t come up with a name yet for the Gnome) – describing my ‘High Vibe’ that I feel as I am working with the plants and enjoying their beauty throughout are endless summer here in Alaska.
 
Then it occurred to me – I have to share my Journal Process with you.  The process I use for so many things in my life has honestly changed my life!  Check out the ‘Journals’ article below for more information about Journals.

Journals  

There are two wonderful Journal process that I use.  One is from Jeannette Maw “Good Vibe Coach” and the other is from Debbie Friedman “Cleaning Out  the Closet of Your Mind” (creator of the Awesome meditations that I sent last week – download here.) 
 
Jeannette has two wonderful e-books on Journaling, the first is titled “The Magic of Pray Rain” (love this book) and the other is “The Art of Self Love”.  Both of these books come with audio guides, worksheets and of course the book. 
 
Debbie’s e-book (one of many I might add) is “Cleaning Out the Closet Of Your Mind for Success Journal”.  This is a four-week program that will get you into a habit that really works!  Debbie also has a wonderful Free Manifesting Workshop (audio) for you as a special gift.

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How to Stay Calm in a Financial Crisis

May 3, 2009 at 12:39 pm (Finances, Good Vibes, Law Of Attraction, LOA, Uncategorized, www.plbenson.com) (, , , )

*How to stay calm in a financial crisis?*

No one loves a financial crisis, but it can be the greatest
gift of growth. The first truth to recognize is this
– the world is dynamic and changing – and no matter the
severity of the situation, it is ALWAYS possible to turn
it around. It’s simply a matter of time.

Most millionaires have been broke at least a couple times
in their life. What is the difference between someone who
turns around $25,000, $100,000, or $1M+ in debt (remember
Donald Trump years ago)? It’s their ability to embrace the
reality of the situation, then consciously act and adapt.
It may mean getting creative or taking a job that isn’t your
first choice. It could mean filing bankruptcy. It may
require you to let go of your fears and play bigger than you
ever have before.

Finding your peaceful center during a financial crisis will
allow you to remain connected to your most powerful sense of
self and make clear and conscious choices.

http://www.plbenson.com

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Feelings and LoA Law of Attraction

April 19, 2009 at 8:56 pm (Good Vibes, Law Of Attraction, LOA)

footprintAre there things you do because you feel you have to?

Many people convince themselves that they have to know so much, do so much, and be capable of so much.

Spending time on all the things they have to, there is not any time left for what they want to.  Seeing life as a series of have to’s can be destructive. In reality, you don’t have to do anything.  On the contrary, you choose to do everything. 

If, in fact, you were governed by have to’s, you would be renouncing all responsibility for your life.  Taking full responsibility for your existence on Earth gives you the key to recognizing your freedom of choice. It is liberating to stop saying to yourself that you have to and rather say that you choose to.

Of course, consequences follow from your decisions, and become apparent as you actively make choices.  If you decide not to choose, there will be consequences nonetheless.  Taking a step back from your life lets you see that what you are and where you are results from the choices, conscious or not, that you’ve made along the way.  That’s why it’s so important to practice being mindful of your choices.

Now, reading about this is helpful, but it won’t change you unless you use this information to take a deeper look at yourself and make some new choices about your life.   Master this, and you master the Art of Leading Yourself. 

The reason www.plbenson.com exists is to make this process easier, faster and more pleasant for you. 

Contact me and lets talk about your goals, life desires, and where you want to be in your life.  info@plbenson.com

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Meditation

September 15, 2008 at 1:04 pm (Debbie Friedman, Good Vibes, Jeannette Maw, Law Of Attraction, LOA, Meditation) (, , , , , , )

Ah, Monday.

Over the weekend I found a great source for Meditations — I had listened to this particular practitioner before and really enjoyed her voice and the very light music in the background.

Well, I have finally found her website and was so happy to find how easy it is to download the meditations that I want (very affordable too!)

If you are looking to find some special and specific meditations – I encourage you to check out Debbie Friedman’s site for a complete listing of her products.

You can (Click Here) to see her website and you can also listen to samples of her CD’s and MP3’s.

Let me know if you like this site and if you purchase any meditations – I would love to hear your feedback.

Cheers, P.

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September 13th

September 13, 2008 at 8:54 pm (Debbie Friedman, Good Vibes, Jeannette Maw, Law Of Attraction, Meditation) (, , , , , , , , )

Saturday, September 13th.  Hum, this day should be like any other Saturday on the calendar.

However, today, at least where I live, is not like any other Saturday.  Today, is the day, the day that most Alaskans will be receiving what we call the PFD – Permanent Fund Dividend — and we will also receive an additional $1,200 to help off set the high cost of fuel and heating for 2008.

Wow – the additional $1,200 plus the dividend is an additional $3,296 per person (not household) in Alaska (for those who qualified under the Alaska Residency qualifications.)

My questions is, what would, what would you do with an extra $3,296 in your bank account today?  Give it some thought — just because you are not getting this amount of money doesn’t mean that you can’t dream about what you would do with the extra financial funds . . .

Have fun, dream, imagine, write about it . . .  your dreams can happen – believe!

Cheers, P.

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