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Framing Your World | Changing Your Bad Days to Good Days

If you don't get it at first, God will repeat it until you do. 
At work, since about last October 2015, things at work got bad overnight. Leadership has much such a series of bad choices since then, that our work environment has become stressful to the point of nervous breakdown for people. At least two people are now on Zanex, several have left, and I'm on the verge of both.

At lunch the other day, I met with an adviser to discuss my situation at work. Should I leave, should I stay, what do I do? She said a lot of great things, but one thing she said stuck out as something I could immediately apply.

You need to Re-Frame your idea of what success means.People, males especially, often view their value as being successful.

I was viewing success at work by the tasks I was completing, staying ahead, being efficient. My work situation has changed to the point that getting ahead is no longer an option. I used to get my research cases closed in an average of 5 days, not it's closer t…

Announcement: Change Complete | Evolution Begins Here

Hello Followers,
Many of you came to me for a variety of reasons. As a Multipotentialite I've struggled with having any real focus. I thought I could get one unifying theme for all of my writing to fit on one site... I couldn't.

Therefore, I am separating my content, writing, studies, etc, into Niche Specific sites. This will allow me to focus on as many topics as I want to; while allowing my followers to pick from only those topics that interest them.

New SiteDarrellWolfe.Com (HERE) is live, and will act as my single point of entry for referred traffic. When I want to tell someone to check me out, I will hand out one card, one link, point everyone into one direction.

I have listed all of my sites (and will continue to list others as my interests continue to expand) on The Hub page. In the future, as I publish books, videos, podcasts, and other material, DarrellWolfe.Com will be the One Stop Shop for all of my crazy ideas.

Where's the old content?With the exception of Banking B…

Interviews 3 | Know Yourself

Nosce Te Ipsum - Know Thyself
This phrase primarily means to know your strengths and weaknesses.
Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought to. Romans 12:3This common phrase doesn’t mean to put yourself down, as some religious folks would have you believe. Rather, it asks that you know who you are and who you aren’t. 
Know the gifting(s) God has placed inside of you and also what he hasn’t called you to. By doing so you are able to narrow down the position that fit you and those that do not.

Know your strengthsYou have been given strengths and giftings by God. He has enabled you to be particularly good at certain things. If you know what those strengths are then you can boldly assert what they are and be confident in your answers.

If you are not sure what your strengths and giftings are, check out another article I wrote called "Discovery | Finding Your Place In God's Plan".

Maybe you are strong at something but not as strong as you want to say you are. Don’t be tempt…

Interviews 2 | Know the Job Description

Knowing the Position, Title, and Job Description are keyYou must know the position for which you are applying.

Applying for a position and then declining it can begin to look bad for you if you do it over and over with the same company. You will look like a flake. 

Many times the employers don’t make this easy. They post job descriptions but not salary levels and you are left to fend for yourself asking: “Is this a fit for me?"

Where do you start?
Narrow Your SearchIf you know what you are looking for in a job, then you will be able to weed through the countless job offers on the internet and in the newspaper more easily.

You can spend your time pushing for the jobs you really want and not wasting your time on interviews for positions you won’t enjoy.

ResearchTake time to research the positions you apply for, before applying.

If you are not sure that you are a great fit, find out first (or at least develop an educated guess). There are so many tools on the internet now for understanding…

Interviews 1 | Concrete and Specific

Concrete and Specific:One of the key elements to mastering the interview process is knowing how to give Concrete and Specific Answers to every question that is asked.

Consider the following example:
The interviewer is asking the same questions to 15 different candidates. Marvin who is looking for a trainer asks one question that he is more interested in than all the rest: “Tell me about a time you worked with another worker who was under preforming?”Then 14 candidates come in with answers that sound something like this:
” Once I worked with someone who was struggling in their sales stats. I gave her suggestions about how to profile for sales and ask open ended questions. She improved so dramatically within the two sessions we worked together that her supervisor emailed me a thank you note.”Then candidate 15 comes in and is asked the same question with a very different answer:
“Last month, I worked with Rachel. She had worked four hours that day and only had one sale so far. Her position i…

Interviews | An Introduction

Interview Skills- An IntroductionInterviewing is one of the most important skills one can have in the workplace, especially if you are in a large corporation (where they've eliminated personal relationships as much as possible).

You cannot move in or up without passing the interview. Yet as important as it is, few people ever take the time to study material on the skills needed to master that process. They go in to an interview, answer the questions as best as they can and hope for the best. 
However, there IS a process. There is a technique to interviewing. It’s just as important as your resume’, skills, experience, and accomplishments.
The Right FitEven interviewing your very best or THE very best doesn’t mean you will get the position. You may be the very best salesman in the company and that may come out swimmingly in the interview. But the fact is the person is not JUST looking for someone who is great at their job. They will also be looking for someone who will make a good “Fi…

Financial Training Course (Future Project Needs Your Help)

Banking Basics - Financial Training Course
I'm considering the idea of developing a Banking Basics training course. It could consist of basic things a person would need to know to be financially successful. 
I want this to be simple enough to hear once and walk away with something small to read to remember the points. Maybe 1-3 courses and if there are more than one course they should be stand alone, you don't need to take them in order and you don't need to take all three to benefit from one. Money Management (Balancing, Budgeting, and Basics of Money as a Tool)Savings and Investing (Buying the future one dollar at a time)(Including Retirement)Using Credit (Maybe teach on credit if they want to build it or use it for select things)Over the past 10+ years, I've helped people one on one with these topics. I can build meaningful material, cover it in a quick class and provide an impact to others. Let's break it down into more detail.
Money Management
Money as a tool, what…

Resume: God's or Yours?

What if your resume was more about God than you?Do a search for "Resume" online and you'll find things like the "10 words that ruin a resume", "6 tips for writing an effective resume", or simply "How to make a resume".

While these are all fine and good, helpful even, there seems to be a missing link. There's one big thing that's not being said by the experts about resume's that needs to be said.

What is a resume?Recently I was talking with a close friend who is a hiring manager.During the conversation he made a point that struck home with me. He said: "What do your qualifications, or those of the other interviewees, have to do with your getting hired? It's the Favor of God that's going to promote you in due time, not your qualifications."

WOAH! What a a great reminder! It's about God, not about me!
In addition, he noted how he has so often seen a resume embellished or enhanced in an attempt to sell "how gre…

Announcement: Changes are coming to this site

Announcement: Change to the web address... and other good stuff to come.
I'm making some changes behind the scenes that will go live soon. They should be for the better. Some of you followed me for my banking material, others for other reasons. If you've been following DarrellWolfe.com for any amount of time, you may have noticed my material has been a bit scattered... 
Listless even.

I've recently discovered I am a #Multipotentialite, and a wealth of random information. See the Ted Talk on #Multipotentialites (HERE) by Emilie Wapnick.

But since my personal interests and passions are so varied, it's hard to stay focused for an audience.

Niche-ing OutI'm breaking up my topics into Niche Sites and Journals, each specific to a topic of interest. This should allow someone who liked my post on building credit but didn't want to read my thoughts on politics, to hand pick the topics they want to hear about.

One Stop ShopI am now setting a Hub Site (preview here) so that I …

Hello.... Welcome

I'm setting up this site to be a single HUB for all of my various creations. I'd rather not hand out a different business card to each person, as the topic of interest changes and I happen to have written about it.

Since I'm a Multipontialite, I figured it fits to have a single hub. If it works for Seth Godin, it works for me!

Thanks for stopping by, Darrell

Why have a blog on your website?

The fact is that although MOST blogs do not produce an income for the blogger in and of themselves, however they are a great way to express yourself and sharpen your skills to present your work to the world, and get your name out there as a business. For businesses looking for start a blog in addition to their website I recommend a book called: Go Blog Wild by Andy Wibbels They are also a fun way of sharing your life with your family and friends, especially those who live far away. Some of the uses of a blog might be, but are not limited to: Online Journal (Web Log or BLOG for short)An About Me site, especially helpful for artists, musicians, and actors who need to post head shots and bios.Ministry to othersOnline Log to post pictures and events from your family to your family and friendsBusiness or Ministry Website that is free and doesn't require a lot of work.Book writing and place to organize your thoughts (can be made private so that no-one else can view it and protect your wor…

FICO Credit Scores | Everything you need to know & one easy way to build credit without paying interest!

Want to build credit without paying hundreds of dollars in interest? Find out in this article.

Credit Building Myths

So, I'm hearing a lot of people say things that are just not true, don't make sense, or are just plain bad advice, when it comes to building credit.

Credit building is not rocket science. 
It's true that the math formulas behind the scores are actually akin to rocket science math... But some of the basic things the average person needs to know are actually quite simple.

If you want to build credit without paying interest or creating debt read on, or just skip to the bottom to the conclusion. 
I'm sure you've seen this funny commercial:




I wrote a post previously about FICO and Lending Decisions, to tell you how the banks makes the decision to approve or decline your application.

Now I want to bring in the focus a little to some Credit Building basics. The score isn't the only factor used in lending decision, but it's a big one.


What is a FICO credit sc…

Darrell's Reading List


Here are some books I've been reading lately:
  • Hacker: The Outlaw Chronicles (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). The story of a young Hacker girl, who went on a wild adventure into the supernatural realm beyond trying to save her mom, but saved her self too in the process.
  • Saint: A Paradise Novel (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). He's an assassin, or is he? He finds a secret to his past that unlocks supernatural abilities, at a cost.
  • For a full list of all my book suggestions, see my Amazon Store.

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