Funny Work Quotes – For Labor Day And Beyond

September 1st, 2014

Funny work quotes – it’s interesting to see what people find funny about work. Or not so funny.

As I was looking for funny Labor Day work quotes for a client’s daily quotes series, I came across some very amusing – and thought-provoking – quotes.

And so, I’m going to share some of those funny work quotes with you and comment about what they say about us and our relationship with work…

Funny Work Quotes – “Necessary Evil”

“When a man tells you
that he got rich through hard work,
ask him: ‘Whose?”
- Don Marquis

“Work spares us from three evils:
boredom, vice, and need”
- Voltaire

All I’ve ever wanted was an honest week’s pay
for an honest day’s work.
- Steve Martin

The world is full of willing people;
some willing to work,
the rest willing to let them.
- Robert Frost

“The best way to appreciate your job
is to imagine yourself without one.”
- Oscar Wilde
.

Funny Work Quotes – Curious stuff about work

If it weren’t for the last minute,
nothing would get done…
- Anonymous

“How can I think outside the box
when I work inside a cube?”
- Found on a coffee mug

“Nobody notices what I do.. until I don’t do it.”
- Also found on a coffee mug

Funny Work Quotes – How to get OUT of “work”

“Tell your boss what you really think about him
and the truth shall set you free.”
- Patrick Murray

“I love my boss,
I love my job,
I’m self employed”
- Anonymous

“Executive ability is deciding quickly
and getting somebody else to do the work”.
- John G. Pollard

“If you don’t want to work,
you have to work to earn enough money
so that you won’t have to work.”
- Ogden Nash

“I always try to go the extra mile at work,
but my boss always finds me
and brings me back.”
- Anonymous

Funny Work Quotes – Taxes

“America is a land of taxation
that was founded to avoid taxation.”
- Laurence J. Peter

“Why does a slight tax increase
cost you two hundred dollars
and a substantial tax cut
save you thirty cents?”
- Peg Bracken

“Did you ever notice
that when you put the words ‘The’ and ‘IRS’ together,
it spells ‘THEIRS?’”
- Author Unknown

“Taxes:
Of life’s two certainties,
the only one for which you can get
an automatic extension.”
- Author Unknown

“A fine is a tax for doing something wrong.
A tax is a fine for doing something right.”
- Author Unknown

My Commentary on Funny Work Quotes

It was fun looking (and especially finding) all those funny work quotes. And there are lots more.

What does that tell us about work? Most of us don’t like much what we do for a living. And even when we do, the pay may not be what would make it all worth our while – but we’ve got to eat.

So what can we do about that?

Figure out what we REALLY would like to do!

The question is – is that because we do work we don’t like, or because we just don’t like working.

Confucius said….

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

I partially agree – it’s a good idea to have a job you love. But don’t think it won’t be work. In my years as a professor, I used to resent it when people told me they didn’t think reading and writing was work – after all I liked reading.

But when you HAVE to read certain stuff, and on deadline, it’s work, no matter how enjoyable the actual activity may be under different circumstances.

Still, doing what you love is really a key part of making your work and your life successful. You’ll be unlikely to get really good at and enthusiastic about something you hate.

So let’s find a way to make a living doing what we love…

And if you have trouble figuring out what that is, check out my FREE report here:

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And if you’re sure you’d rather work for yourself, try this report:

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In the meantime, I hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend (and enjoyed my funny work quotes)!

Elisabeth

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How to make yourself feel better

August 30th, 2014

feel better fastHow to make yourself feel better, lift your spirits and raise your vibration?

That’s a tall order, especially if you’re NOT feeling so hot. But the key to get out of any kind of funk is to feel better FIRST.

And yes, that’s very annoying when you’re in the middle of it. I used to consider it my right to be grumpy when I wanted to be, and got a bit angry at people who told me to “smile.”

I mean, I was a crusader for the right to be grumpy! When I first moved to California from Germany, I had a hard time with people telling me to have a nice day when I was feeling lonely and depressed and overworked to boot.

Well, that was then. Meanwhile, I’ve learned… that the way to feel better is to feel better FIRST, and then things will get better.

In fact, I first started to get really serious about learning that when I had breast cancer about 18 years ago. I learned from Lawrence LeShan and his amazing book, “Cancer as a Turning Point” how important it is to be happy in order to make the immune system work effectively.

I loved the way he put it (approximately): Why would the immune system go to bat for me when I was miserable? It would do me a favor if it would just help me get out of my misery.

Uhm, not so good. I decided I wanted to stay alive, and if it took getting happy to do that, I was going to be happy.

I was quite determined. And so I deliberately sought out “positive aspects” (which I now re-encountered in Abraham-Hicks) in everything, from the city in whcih I lived to my job to even the cancer.

And it must have worked. 18 years later, I’m still here, and feeling pretty darn good.

Now, I have lots more tools.

Here are just a few that I use on a regular basis, complete with some books that I consult:

1) Asking myself, “So what DO I want?”

When I’m feeling stressed, unhappy, whatever, and I can just FEEL that I’m driving the good stuff away, it’s so important to change my vibration and my thoughts (and feelings). Or the other way round.

Anyway, so I remind myself of what I want to drown out my anxiety and the “what ifs” and it usually works quite well.

2) Meditate

I meditate fairly regularly. Not terribly formally, but it seems to help.

One of the meditations I do is the Body Mind Spirit Integration Meditation I learned during my Quantum Touch training. It helps me calm down and if I do it at night, it helps me go to sleep.

And I also listen A LOT to my Abraham Hicks Getting into the Vortex Meditation. I find it so calming and it really does raise my vibration and gets me into the vortex, whatever that is.

Just kidding. I think it’s that space where we are in alignment with who we really are and stop putting up resistance to what we want. And it just plain feels good.

Another couple of great calming and mood lifting audios are Doreen Virtue’s “Manifesting with the Angels” meditation, and Jon Gabriel’s evening meditation (the morning one too, but the evening one is longer and goes deeper).

3) Positive Aspects

The exercise of finding positive aspects to EVERYTHING. Tough to do, but it works wonders. I wish I had learned to do that a long time ago, or continued to do it after I recovered from cancer. Thanks to Abraham-Hicks, I do it now.

4) Emotional Scale

This is really one of my powertools. When everything fails, tsitting down and writing statements that work their way up the emotional scale is amazingly effective.

5) EFT

Yes, EFT, Emotional Freedom Technique. One of its most powerful applications is as a mood lifter. It helps tone down and even eliminate negative emotions and blocks, and with that frees up space for good feelings.

6) Prayer

Yes, prayer works very well. Whether you pray by yourself or wtih others, or for others, it is a powerful healer.


7) Exercise/walks in nature

Get moving, preferably outdoors, preferably during daylight hours. I can tell the difference when I skip it for a day.

8) Hugs etc.

Human touch. Or even cuddling with your pet. It releases the hormon oxytocin and lowers stress as well as blood pressure.

I have a free ebook(let) with 7 Stress tips that you can find here:

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And, by the way, if you want to check out my Breast Cancer poems, you can do that here:

Breast Cancer Poems

Want my guide to EFT? Just try to leave my website, and you’ll get a pop-up window that will offer it to you for free. Click “Cancel” and then claim your Easy Intro to EFT.

Or go to EasyEFT.info

So when it comes to raising your vibrations or lifting your spirits, you have lots of options. Just pick one you like and go for it.

To your health and happiness!

Elisabeth

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How To Encourage Yourself – Encouragement Tips For Difficult Times

July 25th, 2014

bumble beeSometimes things can be challenging. Yet it’s so important not to let it get to you because, as Abraham says, like draws like, and the more discouraged you might be, the more you get reason to be discouraged.

I find this is all too true, and that’s why I’ve made it my mission to gather and literally collect strategies for encouragement. From encouragement quotes, of which I have many, to techniques and other stress reducing and feel-good tips, I have a repository of “encourage yourself” or should I say “encourage myself” techniques that I draw from constantly.

I used to think, I’ll wait until things get better before I feel better, but that’s just not how it works. It’s important to feel better first. To find encouragement in yourself. To protect it from the nay-sayers in your world.

It can be hard. So why don’t you join me in my mission to bring more words of encouragement into our world.

Words of Encouragement & Encouragement Quotes

Here’s a famous encouragement quote by Richard Bach:

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”
- Richard Bach

Then, there are those quotes of encouragement that point out that it is our attitude that makes all the difference.

“Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.”
- Mary Kay Ash

I love that one! It always makes me smile. That’s why I picked the image at the top of this post.

And here’s another encouragement quote that focuses on perspective and keeping ones eyes open:

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
- Alexander Graham Bell

Plus a long-time favorite among the encouragement quotes I have collected over the years – this one by Winston Churchill:

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
- Winston Churchill

You’ll be surprised how quickly you may come out on the other side if you just keep up your spirits.

A Story about coming out on the other side

In fact, that reminds me of a horrible tropical storm I got caught up in a long time ago. I thought my car was going to float away on the freeway. I could barely see where I was going. I was afraid to stop, lest I get run over by some trucks that didn’t see me. And I was scared to death about going on.

But I figured I would just keep going, slowly, a few yards at a time, a mile at a time, hoping that maybe there’d be some sort of rest stop or something. No rest stop appeared, but suddenly, after an hour or so, the rain stopped. I had come out on the other side. Woo-hoo!

And I looked back, and it was practically black behind me. So I kept going to make sure it wouldn’t catch up with me again.

Encourage yourself with a new perspective

Finally, here’s another cool one:

“Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.”
- Hugh Miller

It’s all in how you look at them.

I have a friend, Michael, who has the most wonderful metaphors and sayings. He calls problems and challenges “growth opportunities” and says we should be thankful for them.

And that makes me laugh! Thank you for the growth opportunities!

And suddenly the focus isn’t any longer on the problem but on the challenge and how to get through it, and what will be on the other side.

Stay tuned for more encouragement quotes and techniques/strategies

I’m goimg to write more on encouragement in the next few days and weeks. It’s like a new series ;-)

Meanwhile, remember that even behind the darkest cloud, there’s the sun!

Here are a couple of things I like to help me keep up the courage: encouraging quotes mugs and jewelry. You can find some examples on my Squidoo pages on inspirational quotes coffee mugs and on inspirational quotes jewelry.

I can’t quite remember who said that one first, but it’s also a German saying, and I have a cute little image that i might include in one of my upcoming posts.

Wishing you much encouragement and success!

Elisabeth

P.S.: Want more powerful tools to encourage yourself? Discover how you can heal with your own hands Yes, get rid of pain, discouragement, frustration, and lots more.

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eMoney Magic — Why Your Money Mindset Is So Important

June 26th, 2014

eMoney MagicWhat is eMoney Magic? It’s a combination of two things: Money Mindset Strategies and Turbo-Charged Internet Marketing Techniques.

The truth is that you need both.

You can have the best internet marketing strategies, but if, deep down, you don’t believe you deserve to have money, one of several things may happen:

a) You may not make much money at all, either because you sabotage yourself at every turn, don’t take the action you need to take, or — just because of bad vibes you send out.

b) You make money, but then you lose it faster than you earned it because — well, you don’t believe you really deserve it.

CLICK HERE for eMoney Magic

I’ve read about a money thermostat (much like a fat thermostat, or the type of thermostat we have in our homes) in T Harv Ecker’s book. And he’s so right. We have a comfort zone, and if it is lower than what we need, we’re in trouble…

And of course, we might even want to raise it to the point where we’d really LIKE to be! So why not do something about it.

In eMoney Magic, I’ve asked three mindset experts to share their favorite techniques on how to attract money more effectively.

Morgana Rae, the Money Goddess shared some amazing information about how to have a better relationship with Money — by way of personalizing Money and making it into your Money Honey rather than your Money Monster (which is what many of us have).

It’s a way to appreciate Money and invite it and be good to it, and that’s just for starters.

Meanwhile, Brad Yates, EFT Master extraordinaire, leads us through two complete tapping sessions that are amazing at literally exorcising some of those sabotaging beliefs.

CLICK HERE for eMoney Magic

And now, I’ll also send you two cool bonus interviews (by hand, after you ordered the main program, so please allow up to 24 hours for their arrival).

Elisabeth

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Attracting Abundance – What’s Stress Gotta Do With It?

May 15th, 2014

money buudhaSo how does attracting abundance work. If you’re reading this, you probably want to manifest or attract prosperity and abundance, or do so quickly. But the more urgently you want it, the BIGGER the roadblock that might be holding you back.

Case in point. I just talked to a friend this morning who was getting ready for a very important phone conversation about a big contract – and he was stressed out because he really NEEDED the money.

I can certainly relate. I’ve been there, and I still find myself in that spot much more often than I would like.

But I also know this:

If there is one thing you can do to improve your odds of attracting abundance, it’s to reduce the stress and focus on the positive outcome you want.

And that’s no matter what it is you want.

Sure, it’s tough to step back from your NEED…

Click here to read more!

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Spring Cleaning Tips – Get Rid Of Clutter

April 3rd, 2014

spring cleaning -  waste basketMy father used to say that the soul of order was a big waste basket. And he was so right! I should have heeded his advice many years ago, which would have left me with a much more organized home.

But as one of my favorite inspirational fridge magnets says…

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” -Carl Bard

I can’t change the fact that I have not made sufficient use of my waste basket in the past, but I can start today.

And you may want to do this too.

So what does that have to do with spring cleaning?

Have you ever noticed that it’s awfully hard to clean a cluttered up room? So if you get rid of the excess first, keeping things clean is a breeze. And so I’m providing you with some tips on getting rid of clutter…

So How Do You Get Rid Of Clutter?

As you’re getting the rooms ready for their deep spring cleaning, why not use the opportunity to get rid of stuff you no longer need. Sort it into 4 (or 5) sets of boxes:

1) Keep for later or put back and/or use in another room.

2) Sell it on eBay, Craigslist, or in a garage sale. Or list it in the Cheap Stuff section in the paper. Or in the Trading Post.

3) Donate it to charity.

4) Throw it out.

5) Shred it.

Depending on what you have, you MAY or may not have that fifth category, i.e., sensitive documents. However, if you do have them, do NOT throw those into the garbage. Instead, mark them… “Shred!” And then do it.

Where Can You Get Sensitive Documents Shredded?

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Where can you have these documents shredded? Chances are you don’t have HUGE amounts of documents. So calling your local Shred-it Truck might be overkill. Here are some alternatives:

A couple of times a year, your local Credit Union, the Better Business Bureau, and other such institutions hold Shred-a-thons. This is especially common right after tax season is over, so look for them in April and May. You can bring up to 3 bags of sensitive documents to have them shredded, and they will take them and no one will ever lay eyes on them again.

How do you find out about them? Call the above places to find out, or your local recycling resource center. You can also keep an eye on the paper.

Alternative: Buy Your Own Shredder!

Or, you can buy your own shredder and enjoy destroying those no-longer-needed documents yourself. I have heard it’s a great stress reliever! If that’s your choice, check out my review of the best shredders on Squidoo.

And if you keep your shredder handy, you may never find yourself with piles of sensitive documents you’re wondering how to get rid of. They’ve been safely turned into confetti.

And here’s another cool option I just discovered… Staples. Yes, they accept shreddables by the pound. So if you have just a box or even less and don’t fell like investing the time and money into doing your own shredding or waiting for the Credit Union Shred Fest, that’s a terrific alternative.

Getting rid of all that extra stuff will also make it easier to move things out of the way for spring cleaning – and any other home beautification projects!

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