Is it possible to be underemployed and a grad? Why is Shelton writing yet another “how to book”? Easy, because people still do not understand the difference and the FREEDOM of being wealthy and being rich.
Journey with her.
Underemployment sucks! How I Wish Prerequisite to Adulting 101 Was out As a Kid!! I did what they told me to do. I went to college. My parents saved, so I did not have to take out loans. Quoted Shelton
She did not graduate on time; however, she did well enough to score an “A” on her college internship, what was Shelton thinking? Some thought it was a dream come true; while others thought she lost her plum mind. However, all of her friends thought she was living life and rich! Was it living in base housing, was it having a new Accord?
Everything my mom & dad told me to do, I did!–Shelton
Fast forward 5 years, Shelton found herself on 146 st and Amsterdam Ave NYC looking for ways to break into an abandoned building so she could find shelter to sleep—or at least, use the bathroom.
That dingy abandonmium was hers, it was meager but Sheltons. It was not Base Housing, but it was home for her. She would use the superintendents’ cherry-scented pine cleaner (that they left in the hallway) and tried her best to sanitize and make it bearable.
The Fall and Spring months worked well; but Hunny, come, Winter and Summer, those extreme months…no goods. It was during this difficult stage of homelessness, unemployment, and underemployment that Shelton developed the habits and skills that would help her land an opportunity that would turn into her dream job
Survival of the fittest created a strong sense of hustle, I had to begin my education all over again. If I wanted to succeed, she had to fully understand the need to succeed and the need to win..but how? Shelton traded homelessness for an abusive relationship, that was the worse, It seemed that she would most rather the bench and that abandoned Brownstone as opposed to the busted lips and blackened eyes.
LaSean wondered often what did she miss while at College, like which part flew over her head, which class would have given me skills to be better equipped because certainly, she missed the mark. Her primary goal was to make her family proud, live the American Dream and follow the plan, go to school, get married, have a kid, get a badass job, retire then die.
It looked like her life was out of order and death was not supposed to be on the chopping block, at least not just yet.
Hiding from her family, she began spiraling out of control; she medicated pain, and was losing herself, no longer did she did recognize herself and something had to give…then one day.
Someone told Shelton to read more and more daily…but how? She borrowed books from friends, got a library card, and read magazines that were left in the hallways. The internet was still young at that time, the little man was still running across the screen for goodness’ sake…Because of her financial situation (dead broke), She couldn’t afford Coaching, mentorship; but all she heard was that mind is a terrible thing to waste commercials in her head and her dad recapitulating LeVar Burton’s tagline, The more you learn the more you earn…
It was then that she landed a Counselor Training Program that kept her focused, then she earned a CASAC and grew like crazy until, she capped her income, close to 6 figures; and yet Shelton did not feel fulfilled. I fell in love and it was the epitome of unconditional. Salaam and Shelton met during an insane period of their lives… welcoming their son prior to this success, they thought we were living the life and was rich because they had more than others.
Coupled with Shelton’s mother’s passing, she felt empty. But refused to give up, she was not going back. Shelton remembers taking out her Blackberry, looking for space on the calendar to see if she could start building a business, It was like she busting working ridiculous hours for someone else; however, she did nothing for herself. So she started an LLC, E8gcreight Enterprises, and quotes:
“I did not know WHAT the hell I was doing. I just knew that it felt good to own a business, It earned about 8k that year, and then I learned more about being a biz owner and tax codes and more, Salaam was so proud of me, I was proud of me…it was like life was finally happening.”
Soon, she lost it all; she had a travel agency and made one dangerous move and it was gone, all of it. The 6 figure goal that she was back on track to earn was gone; because of one wrong decision. Rule number one in business, trust no one that is not certified and vetted near your books.
Embarrassment and shame were the words of the day; especially after what she endured, Shelton did not want to hear my name for anything!!!
She again found herself on the brink of depression, especially since she had to go back to traditional work. Besides her children, Salaam was all Shelton had, even those that “had her back” withered away and distance themselves. Yet, despite her skills, she was underemployed,
It just seemed like ends refused to meet–it was not like I lived above my means, it just meant that I needed help!
So I looked up different ways to earn online. Then I wrote a blog! I did not stay committed and before long, back to the classifieds, I went.
Reluctantly, she did, and within 3 years, they laid her off, furloughed, or the last one hired, first one fired. NEVER in all of Shelton’s’ working life did she get released under NO circumstance. They let her go 3 different times and boy did it knock the wind from out of her, the car accident did not help any either.
Shelton then figured, losing your job can be traumatic. But it can also be the New Beginning to the rest of your life story. Then her book was born…The authors This masterpiece is from a collection of dedicated Entrepreneurs that finally left the 40/40/40 Club ‘CONGRATULATIONS! YOU JUST LOST YOUR JOB’ shared journeys from Employees to Entrepreneurs. SO, Congratulations You Just Lost Your J.O.B If you were struggling THEN, well you know the rest! Read about the joys of not having a J.O.B situation- Just Over Broke or Juggling Overdue Bills. The epitome of being underemployed; but at an old age.
When Shelton wrote this book, she actually spoke from experience and it is her hope to optimistically enrich someone’s life by pushing them towards their dreams! Little did she know that she was awaking the champion within herself and others, especially now! Soon, she felt the Authorship bug…then wrote How About a Lifestyle Change
This book shares new insights, case studies, and “lessons learned” from those that struggled with some form of addiction.
The addictions depicted in this book are:
– financial carelessness,
– eating, sex, drugs, alcohol,
– being Institutionalized and
– “The Church”
The goal was to have readers gain insight and means of developing ways to fortify their worth and seeking the inner natural high as opposed to the outer fix many seeks when placating the “void”, especially after being underemployed. There is something in this book that one can gain from each of these phases;
– Acceptance: Removing the Compulsions
– Realization: Rebuilding the Inside
– Reflection: Releasing the Transformed Lifestyle. Shelton also saw the same silent suffering as it relates to attitudes and behaviors among many people that she knew or knew of including herself.
I knew that there was an answer, I mean, I was credentialed as an Expert in Substance Abuse, Mental Health Counseling, Family Counseling, and Vocational Counseling–Shelton
Trying to teach people that “addiction” as we once knew (drugs and alcohol) is an unfair assessment of what many in society are suffering from. Because if someone continues to do the same thing over and repeatedly despite the negative consequences such as increased unhealthy weight, constant pain, and suffering financially, mentally, emotionally, physically, and extrinsically, chances are there may be an addictive trait.
Did I feel accomplished? Yes!! I had many people write to me and tell me how much that book changed their lives. Yet, I needed to offer more! Something that even a young person could grasp and grow from. I felt RICH inside, not a monetary rich; but a rich that was far more of a reward– I felt like I helped others.
What was birthed, Prerequisite to Adulting 101, again, it was great to become a published Author with information that was proven to help others. Imagine, graduating from high school, onward to the most exciting part of your life, only to realize that you do not understand the basics such as dealing with disappointments?
What if you could not choose a career, how to wash clothes, how to sew a button, how to tell time on an analog clock, write in cursive, or how to cook a meal? Imagine being an adult and not knowing how to balance your checkbook, where and how to deposit money in an ATM, how to file taxes, how to get a loan for a home and so much more.
Even worse, imagine realizing this when you move out and now you are on your own… YIKES!!
Prerequisite to Adulting is a book that offers mandatory life lessons that teach students the basic things that they should know before they turn 21 years old. These are the things that we SHOULD teach in school…but we don’t!
Prerequisite to Adulting 101 covers everything from taxes, voting registration to balancing a checkbook, and mastering finances. Together, we can stop the cycle of unprepared Adults and empower them with the tools to thrive.
Shelton found that bookings were coming quicker than ever after publishing my books and consulting! She was finally taken seriously as an expert…why? because she wrote a book about it. People are looking for answers and someone credible to give the solutions! That is what Shelton did. SO, she started to teach people how to blog simply by using the content from their book, or vice versa, and get paid!
Things began to go really well, soon that memory of homelessness became more and more distant. But was she rich? Nope, it just simply replaced a much-needed income to keep a roof over her family’s’ heads.
This opened the door for contracts galore and life was looking like Shelton FINALLY made it, no more debts, no more retributions, no more bills…it looks glorious until…COVID-19
Due to COVID-19, her book Congratulations! You Just Lost Your JOB flew off the shelves in Walmart. underemployed and unemployed people needed answers, her book gave them.
Shelton felt it was her duty to inform as many people that were underemployed as possible to start their business and start it fast. But that was wrong, they had to learn how to enjoy the journey to entrepreneurship! Shelton remembered sleeping in an abandoned Brownstone not that long ago, today, she helps underemployed men and women realize their skills and what is needed to live and be successful.
Which part of the pie are you craving to enjoy? Let’s talk about it! So Wealthy Mom, Rich Mom keep running across my thoughts! Why not write a book that would break the code to wealth and teach the World that Rich is equated to how long you can stay emancipated from a job…wealth is time and living a comfortable life with the opportunity to do and buy what you desire?
Does Sneak peek?
Readers will be able to journal their journey to wealth, they will learn how to invest, put away for a rainy day, and ways to release the poverty mindset. Shelton is elated to share this masterpiece, they set it to release June 24th at 7:58 pm EST, that date is significant because that is the love of her life, Salaams’ birthday, and birth year (converted from the military time) Be sure to check out her website from time to time to learn about the release party and how you can get a complimentary copy for your child, or youth in your life.
When asked how does she feel today? She said like a million bucks all while striving towards wealth!
Technology has amazed the world in different spectrums and it continues to do so, especially within the news world. From two dimensional avatars with robotic voices to fully synthetic humans, technology within the last ten years have grown by leaps and bounds. The recent venture by the Daily Scrum News to use AI News Anchors is truly revolutionary. The unique concept of Digital Synthetic Human AI’s reading news is both striking and a step to the new decade of scientific and technological possibilities. The AI, with its perfection in presentation is hardly detectable from their voices, skin texture and down to their mannerisms.
The Daily Scrum News happens to be the only digital news organization in Canada utilizing Digital Synthetic AI News Anchors as their predominant spokespeople. They have their headquarters in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The primary focus of this news network is to cover Canadian Politics while highlighting the events within the United States and around the globe. A believer of honest reporting and a humanistic outlook in their news presentation, The Daily Scrum News has stepped in the new era of embracing technology. Their usage of the Digital Synthetic AI happens to be the best proof that they are looking to the future while offering a legitimate way for some of the world’s most renowned anchors to extend their distinguished careers.
The Daily Scrum News engaged the top AI companies from around the world to implement their vision. They chose to work with a company in the UK that was responsible for producing iconic projects for David Beckham and Snoop Dogg.
The Daily Scrum News will change the future of Canadian news broadcasting and continue to explore the limitless possibilities of Digital Synthetic AI Humans.
This organization was founded by Donovan Martin, (C.E.O) in the year 2018. They had published their first article in the year 2019. For delivering unbiased news without the rhetoric, the company has a bright outlook for 2021.
For more information, Please visit https://www.thedailyscrum.ca/
Bangalore-based Pustaka Digital Library sells and lend eBooks online and Audio Books online in vernacular languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.
As a young girl, Nivetha Padmanaban would stay up till 2 am reading books. Addicted, she would even read between her classes in school. Little wonder that she grew up to be a bookworm. But it was after she moved from Madurai to Bangalore in 2001 as an IT consultant for Thought Works, that she realized books in her vernacular language, Tamil, were not easily available. “Even the bookstores that did stock a few, had only one or two,” Padmanaban says. That’s when she decided to convert her passion for books into a venture, selling and lending books of vernacular authors with the Pustaka Lending Library portal.
What started as a physical library in 2012 at her home in Bangalore, is today also an e-book selling and lending portal – www.pustaka.co.in (October 2014) – stocking 250 titles in Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam. The portal also offers e-books for the mobile platform, and today, Pustaka is the first ever to digitize books in vernacular languages. Padmanaban quit her corporate job in April 2014, to launch the site along with her husband Padmanaban Rajagopalan and two other founders – Dr Rajesh Devadas and Indumathi Prasanna.
Initially, it was a labour of love. She created a delivery model for books with about 800 titles, dropping them off to customers on weekends. “Because I was working in the corporate space, I couldn’t do it full-time,” she says. She created a portal to list the titles, for users who could buy or borrow books for a price. During her many overseas travel on work projects, Padmanaban discovered another opportunity. Many other non-resident Indians in Australia, Europe and America were unable to get a hand on any vernacular language books. “They were all in English, and many resorted to websites that offered illegal digitization of vernacular books, because there was no other place to go,” Padmanaban says. She saw e-books as a solution to this logjam.
Today, the Pustaka e-book library has about 800 published titles and 1,500 copyrights pending digitization. “Digitizing a 100-page book takes about a week, so there is a lag between the acquired copyrights and published titles,” Padmanaban says. To safeguard the interests of the authors, the e-book versions use software that makes copying impossible. Even in the offline reading option, the text is encrypted and difficult to hack. Of the revenue, 40-50 per cent is paid to the author as royalty. Popular books available on the eBooks and audio books online platform include works of Tulasi, Pallikondapuram, Khajurao and Aindhu Vazhi Moondru Vaasal. Authors such as Indira Soundarrajan, Pattukottai Prabhakar, Yandamoori Veerendranath, Neela Padmanabhan, Rajesh Kumar, KT Gatti and more are also featured on the site.
And readers love it. Among them is Kusuma N (32), a young housewife in Bangalore. Although she speaks in English and Hindi, Kannada is her first language. The Pustaka e-book library has now become her companion in solitude. “I have something to read now. Earlier all I had was the newspaper, which I would read over and again,” she says. No wonder the Pustaka e-book library witnesses about 700 downloads every day. Vernacular authors too have found a new revenue stream.
“Nowadays there are hardly any reprints of Kannada eBooks online. Government-sponsored publishing houses, which used to be prolific, have stopped publishing any vernacular books. Writers have nowhere to go. With Pustaka library I have seen my readership increase and some traction too,” says KT Gatti, who has more than 90 novels, short stories, plays and essays to his credit. Aruna Nandini, a prolific Tamil author, has also started listing her 50-odd short story titles on the Pustaka e-book library, because “one has to keep pace with changing times,” she says.
“This way we can introduce new-age readers to our rich Indian literature and culture.” Padmanaban believes it’s not just the older generation she’s targeting, “It’s not like the youth has lost the reading habit. Only the medium has changed. If we provide good and quality content in vernacular languages, they will read.” Bangalore based copy-writer Sujatha S, an avid reader of Tamil books, could be one of them. “I finally have an organized place from where I can buy Tamil eBooks online,” she says, excited. Next, Pustaka is looking at adding book titles in other languages including Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and Hindi. A library of ideas well-executed.
Pustaka is an online book rental service that provides a unique reading experience to book lovers with a wide range of books for every type of Multi Language Novels from our best authors. Pustaka, started as a private limited company in 2014 with the intent of publishing Indian regional multi-language books in a digital format with the ease of use in the simple user interface. We started with just 200 books and grown to 5200+ Tamil eBooks, Kanada eBooks, Malayalam eBooks, Telugu eBooks, and English eBooks from 390+ authors (as of Oct 2020). Rent & Read eBooks Online and Audio Books Online From India’s Largest Bookstore India At Best Prices at @Pustaka.co.in.
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Darussalam has recently published a book series named “Stories of Prophets (A.S)” for kids that has grabbed the attention of many Muslim parents. The hot-selling book series comprises 15 books and each sharing the story of a Prophet (A.S).
Vibrant colors and appealing illustrations add value to the quality of the book and also help to develop kids’ interest in the story. Many parents have appreciated the effort of Darussalam and regarded it as the best book series they can use as bedtime stories for kids.
Islam has provided us with the ideal role models in the form of the Prophets. The Quran first introduces us to the life of the first man and Prophet, Adam (A.S), and together through the Quran and Sunnah, we have comprehensive information of all the Major Prophets. The only issue is teaching young children about the Prophets in a way that they can easily understand.
Islam has supported all its teachings practically in the form of role models. The best of which is our beloved Prophet (PBUH) and secondly other Prophets عليهم السلام of Islam. Being a Muslim, we believe in the teachings of all Prophets (A.S) and respect them without any discrimination and the same we have to teach to our kids.
The best thing about the book series is its easy and simple language. The language of these books is very simple and very easy to understand and is targeted towards young kids. These short stories for kids are not only enjoyable but also provide useful moral lessons. You can buy the book series from the Darussalam store and order it online.
1888PressRelease – She witnessed the greatest robbery and criminal conspiracy of all time. Now, seventy years later, she has to be silenced before the truth can be exposed. As the war in Europe draws to a chaotic and bloody finale with the days of the Third Reich numbered, a train filled with a cargo of Nazi gold sets off from Berlin, destined for a secret location in Bavaria. On board, a young Polish Jew is about to witness a chain of events leading to the greatest robbery and criminal conspiracy of all time. October 2018 – After more than eighty years, a Lisbon bank is about to finally shut-down its safe deposit facility. The secrets and treasures locked away for decades will soon be revealed. Influential people in powerful positions have reason to be concerned. Fusing the two events together are the recollections of a Holocaust survivor, Rita Krakowski, condemned as a Nazi collaborator and fugitive from justice. Memories are branded into her soul like the number on her forearm, revelations with far-reaching international political and financial implications. Powerful forces are mobilised. She must be found and silenced forever. For private investigators Chas Broadhurst and René Marchal, what appears to be a straightforward assignment rapidly becomes a race against time to find the woman before it is too late and to expose a cover-up seventy years in the making.
About the Author: A bio of the author is available via the link www.geoff-cook.com, via the Amazon Author’s page or on BookBub or Goodreads. Excerpt from the Book: ‘‘How do you explain your actions?’ She savoured the question before answering. ‘Have you ever needed someone and, at the same time, been needed by that someone, René?’ Memories trailed through his mind, but somehow he managed to suppress the desire to answer a question to which she wasn’t expecting a reply. ‘Some people walk through life leaning inwards,’ she went on. ‘It’s the only way they know how. Their head rests for support upon the shoulder of the person walking alongside them. It’s uncomfortable if that person is standing upright. After a while, the one doing the leaning tires or loses their balance; the one supporting becomes ever more conscious of the weight upon them. However, when the other person is also leaning inwards, the way forward is easier to negotiate.
They are both exerting a similar pressure and deriving equal comfort from each other. The feeling is one of relief, not exertion. Does that make sense?’ ‘I know exactly what you mean.’ And he did. Françoise had been taken away from him suddenly, just at that time of life when they could begin to relax into each other’s company beyond the demands of parentage. Their only daughter, Monique, had set her course in life; then in her final year of training to become a veterinary surgeon, a fiancée with prospects and a deposit on a terraced house in Lille. She didn’t need them; at least, until grandparenting duties came along. Marchal was to ask for a transfer out of detective work to a desk job, a ten-year wind-down before the earliest date he could retire on full pension. Françoise would cut back her locum work as a professor of philosophy at whichever Paris university was shorthanded. Together, they would do all those things career and family had precluded. There was a bucket list as long as his arm. He was so excited. And then, one summer’s day, when the countryside and a picnic beckoned, she had a stroke so profound it left her imploring her family to help end the suffering. Tags: The Last Rights Geoff Cook The drama of a Holocaust survivor spanning eighty years Keywords: Adult Fiction; Suspense; Drama; Mystery; WW2, Holocaust survivor; Nazi; SS; concentration camp; Jew; Poland; Berlin; Ratlines; Nazi gold; Gold train; safe deposit; Italy; Argentina; Chile; Australia; Portugal; Lisbon, Portugal; Algarve; private investigators; assassin; Nazi hunter; Estoril casino; Switzerland; Vevey; Lugano; The Last Rights by Geoff Cook is available on Kindle, as an e-book from Smashwords and other on-line retailers or in paperback from all Amazon platforms, Barnes and Noble and all major booksellers.
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