Showing posts from August, 2011

Budget Cuts

In regards to where the cuts should lie within the Debt, here is some food for thought...
Salary of House/Senate .......................$174,000 FOR LIFE
Salary of Speaker of the House ............$223,500 FOR LIFE
Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders ...... $193,400 FOR LIFE
Average Salary of a teacher ................ $40,065 ANNUALLY
Average Salary of Soldier ...................DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN $38,000 ANNUALLY

For the men and women of the Armed Forces that are risking their lives for OUR safety, that is all they get and that's not including their Combat Pay. And look at the Teachers, they risk they're lives dealing with some of the youths of today that are unruly. There is a BIG, MAJOR problem with those two figures.

I think we found where the cuts should be made!

(This was a post on Facebook)

Until Next Time,

Jeane' Elliott Bennett

Authors Spotlight

Some people have asked, "Who is this new Author/Writer that just came on the scene?  She just came out of nowhere."  Well, to be perfectly honest, she just didn't "come on the scene", she's been here all along.  Help, Promoting, Networking, Coaching,...a little of this, and a little of that.  You want to find out more about her?  Check out these Spotlights...

That's just the tip of the iceberg.  If you want to know more, check out her website:

Until Next Time!

Jeane' Elliott Bennett

Morning Question for Writers...

Good Morning Everyone,

Here's a question to start off the morning conversation. As an Author/Writer, do you sometimes find that you resemble one, if not all of the character(s) in your book? If so, which character(s) do you identify with? 

When I wrote Intimate Moments, I found myself identifying with the character named Gisselle. I called her Ghetto but, Gisselle, is a tell it like it is, speak your mind type of Lady. Some people when they read the book, thought I was the main character, Tonju (seeking her soulmate). But in all essence, I really identified with all three female characters, Tonju, Gisselle, and Patience (who is grounded and laid back). 

And with writing The J Spot, I'm getting into my main character Kevin, yes, that's right, it's a male. This is interesting as men can be a little complex, but I'm developing his character and showing his soft side, not a wimp, his caring side. Men do have that as well. LOL. Well, that was my question for th…

Developing Your Skills as a Manager

If there's one thing that just about everyone who works in a company needs to know, it's how to be a good manager. Now, before you start to protest and explain that you're in an individual contributor role and there's no way that you need to know how to be a good manager, I can promise you that you'd be one hundred percent wrong.

The same skills that you acquire as a good manager as skills that you can use in every aspect of your life. Whether it's interacting with your partner or your friends or even with someone in customer service who's giving you a hard time, you can use management skills to handle just about any situation.

Developing skills is important, but if you're not passionate about the job you're using them in, maybe it's time to look for a new one. One way to jump start your job search is by getting your resume posted on all the job sites. A service like ResumeDirector can do this for you. Using their service, your resume wi…