Monday, 29 May 2017

Watched: Raging Bull ( 1980 ) - 6/10

The story of middleweight boxing champion, Jake La Motta, famously dubbed, "The Raging Bull" and "The Bronx Bull", "Raging Bull" chronicles two decades of his life, and how the violence inside the ring was only an extension of his violence and temper outside of it.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Wisdom About NOW & DO

Nice article, just do it !

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A select few are completely unstoppable.
Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don’t compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do — only that you will be forced to respond. Even though they don’t compete with you, they make you compete with them.
Are you unstoppable? By the end of this blog you will be.
Let’s get started:

1. Don’t think — know and act.

“Don’t think. You already know what you have to do, and you know how to do it. What’s stopping you?” — Tim Grover
Rather than analyzing and thinking, act. Attuned to your senses, and with complete trust in yourself, do what you instinctively feel you should. As Oprah has said, “Every right decision I have ever made has come from my gut. Every wrong decision I’ve made was the result of me not listening to the greater voice of myself.”
The moment you start thinking, you’ve already lost. Thinking swiftly pulls you out of the zone.

2. Always be prepared so you have the freedom to act on instinct.

“Just as the yin-yang symbol possesses a kernel of light in the dark, and of dark in the light, creative leaps are grounded in a technical foundation.” — Josh Waitzkin
Become a master of your craft. While everyone else is relaxing, you’re practicing and perfecting. Learn the left-brained rules in and out so your right brain can have limitless freedom to break the rules and create.
With enhanced consciousness, time will slow down for you. You’ll see things in several more frames than others. While they’re trying to react to the situation, you’ll be able to manipulate and tweak the situation to your liking.

3. Don’t be motivated by money or anything external.

Having nice things is, well, nice. But for you, it’s never been about the money, prestige or anything else outside of you. Take these things away and nothing changes for you. You’re still going to be pushing your personal limits and giving it your all. Give these things to you and they won’t destroy you like they do most people.

4. Never be satisfied.

“The drive to close the gap between near-perfect and perfect is the difference between great and unstoppable.” — Tim Grover
Even after you achieve a goal, you’re not content. For you, it’s not even about the goal. It’s about the climb to see how far you can push yourself.
Does this make you ungrateful? Absolutely not. You’re entirely humbled and grateful for everything in your life. Which is why you will never get complacent or lazy.
To quote Jim Rohn, “The way to enjoy life best is to wrap up one goal and start right on the next one. Don’t linger too long at the table of success, the only way to enjoy another meal is to get hungry.”

5. Always be in control.

Unlike most people, who are dependent on substances or other external factors, you are in control of what you put in your body, how you spend your time and how long you stay in the zone.
Act based on instinct, not impulse. Just because you could doesn’t mean you do. And when you do, it’s because you want to, not because you have to.

6. Be true to yourself.

Although 70 percent of US employees hate their jobs and only one in three Americans report being happy, relentless and unstoppable people purge everything from their life they hate.
Have the self-respect and confidence to live life on your terms. When something isn’t right in your life, change it. Immediately.

7. Never let off the pressure.

“Pressure can bust pipes, but it also can make diamonds.” — Robert Horry
Most people can handle pressure in small doses. But when left to their own devices, they let off the pressure and relax.
Not you. You never take the pressure off yourself. Instead, you continuously turn-up the pressure. It’s what keeps you alert and active.

8. Don’t be afraid of the consequences of failure.

Most people stay close to the ground, where it’s safe. If they fall, it won’t hurt that bad. But when you choose to fly high, the fall may kill you. And you’re OK with that. To you, there is no ceiling and there is no floor. It’s all in your head. If something goes wrong — if you “fail” — you adjust and keep going.

9. Don’t compete with others. Make them compete with you.

Most people are competing with other people. They continuously check-in to see what others in their space (their “competition”) are doing. As a result, they mimic and copy what’s “working.”
Conversely, you’ve left all competition behind. Competing with others makes absolutely zero sense to you. It pulls you from your authentic zone. So you zone out all the external noise and instead zone in to your internal pressure to produce.

10. Never stop learning.

Ordinary people seek entertainment. Extraordinary people seek education and learning. When you want to become the best at what you do, you never stop learning. You never stop improving and honing your skills and knowledge.
Your unparalleled preparation is what gives you power. No one else is willing to pay the price you’ve paid.

11. Success isn’t enough — it only increases the pressure.

For most people, becoming “successful” is enough. However, when you’re relentless, success only increases the pressure to do more. Immediately following the achievement of a goal, you’re focused on your next challenge.

12. Don’t get crushed by success.

“Success can become a catalyst for failure.” — Greg McKeown
Most people can’t handle success, authority or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy. When they get what they want, they stop doing the very things that got them there. The external noise becomes too intense.
But for you, no external noise can push harder than your own internal pressure. It’s not about this achievement, but the one after, and the one after that. There is no destination. Only when you’re finished.

13. Completely own it when you screw up.

“Implementing extreme ownership requires checking your ego and operating with a high degree of humility. Admitting mistakes, taking ownership and developing a plan to overcome challenges are integral to any successful team.”―Jocko Willink
No blame. No deception or illusion. Just the cold hard truth. When you mess up, you own it. And as the leader, you own it when your team fails. Only with extreme ownership can you have complete freedom and control.

14. Let your work speak for itself.

“Well done, is well said.” — Anthony Liccione
Cal Newport’s book, Deep Work, distinguishes “deep work” from “shallow work.” Here’s the difference:
Deep work is:
High value
And non-replicable (i.e., not easy to copy/outsource)
Shallow work is:
Low value
Replicable (i.e., anyone can do it)
Talking is shallow. Anyone can do it. It’s easily replicated. It’s low value. Conversely, deep work is rare. It’s done by people who are focused and working while everyone else is talking. Deep work is so good it can’t be ignored.

15. Always work on your mental strength.

“Mental resilience is arguably the most critical trait of a world-class performer, and it should be nurtured continuously. Left to my own devices, I am always looking for ways to become more and more psychologically impregnable. When uncomfortable, my instinct is not to avoid the discomfort but to become at peace with it. My instinct is always to seek out challenges as opposed to avoiding them.” — Josh Waitzkin
The better you can be under pressure, the further you’ll go than anyone else. Because they’ll crumble under pressure.
The best training you will ever do is mental training. Wherever your mind goes, your body follows. Wherever your thoughts go, your life follows.

16. Confidence is your greatest asset.

You’ve heard it before: Running a marathon is far more mental than physical. A person’s ability to run a marathon — or do anything hard — is more a reflection of their level of confidence than their actual ability.
Your confidence determines:
The size of challenges/goals you undertake
How likely you will achieve those goals
How well you bounce back from failures
If you’re not confident, you will never put yourself out there in the first place. When you’re confident, you don’t care how many times you fail, you’re going to succeed. And it doesn’t matter how stacked the odds seem against you.

17. Surround yourself with people who remind you of the future, not the past.

When you surround yourself with people who remind you of your past, you’ll have a hard time progressing. This is why we get stuck in certain roles, which we can’t break free from (e.g., the fat kid or shy girl).
Surrounding yourself with people who you want to be like allows you a fresh slate. You’re no longer defined by your past, only the future you are creating.
According to “the Pygmalion Effect,” the expectations of those around you in large measure determines how well you perform.

18. Let things go, but never forget.

The science is clear: forgiveness improves not only your emotional health, but also your physical health.
Being unstoppable requires carrying no unnecessary mental or emotional baggage. Consequently, you’ll need to immediately and completely forgive anyone who has wronged you. However, forgiveness doesn’t mean you forget. And it doesn’t mean you have to do further business with those who have wronged you.

19. Have clear goals.

“While a fixation on results is certainly unhealthy, short-term goals can be useful developmental tools if they are balanced within a nurturing long-term philosophy.” — Josh Waitzkin
According to loads of psychology research, the most motivating goals are clearly defined and time-bound.
Your goals can either be focused on your behaviors (e.g., I’m going to write 500 words per day) or on the outcomes you’re seeking (e.g., I’m going to get published on The New York Times by June 1, 2017).
For most people, behaviorally-focused goals are the better and more motivating option. But when you crave the results so much that the work is irrelevant, your aim should be directed straight at the outcomes you want. However, results-focused goals are better when short-term and grounded in your long-term vision and philosophy. When your why is strong enough, the how will take care of itself.

20. Respond immediately, rather than analyzing or stalling.

“He who hesitates is lost.” — Cato
Anticipation of an event is always more extreme than the event itself — both for positive and negative events.
Just do it. Train yourself to respond immediately when you feel you should do something. Stop questioning yourself. Don’t analyze it. Don’t question if it came from God or from yourself. Just act.
You’ll figure out what to do after you’ve taken action. Until you take action, it will all be hypothetical. But once you act, it becomes practical.

21. Choose simplicity over complication.

“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” — Albert Einstein
It’s easy to be complicated. Most of the research and jargon in academia and business is over-complicated.
Cutting to the core and hitting the truth is hard, because it’s simple. As Leonardo da Vinci has said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Very few people will give you the truth. When you ask them a question, it gets mighty complicated. “There are so many variables” or “It depends” they say.
T. S. Eliot said it best, “Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?”
Wisdom is timeless and simple. Learn wisdom and choose it.

22. Never be jealous or envious of someone else’s accomplishments.

Being unstoppable means you genuinely want what’s best for everyone — even those you would consider your competitors. Jealousy and envy are the ego — which operates out of fear.
The reason you are happy for other people’s success is because their success has nothing to do with you.
You are in control of you. And you are different from every other person.There is no one who can do exactly what you can do. You have your own superpower with your own unique ability to contribute. And that’s what you’re going to do.

23. Take the shot every time.

“If I fail more than you, I win.” — Seth Godin
You miss every shot you don’t take. And most people don’t want to take the shot. Fear of failure paralyzes them.
The only way you can become unstoppable is if you stop thinking about it. Just take the shot. Don’t do it only when it’s convenient or when you feel ready. Just go and make whatever adjustments you need after the fact.

24. Don’t get caught up in the results of your success.

Always remain focused on what got you those results: the work.
When you start doing noteworthy stuff, there are benefits that can become distractions. It can get easy to “ride the wave” of your previous work. Keep practicing. Perfect your craft. Never forget what got you here.

25. Think and act 10X.

“When 10X is your measuring stick, you immediately see how you can bypass what everyone else is doing.” — Dan Sullivan
Most people — even those you deem to be “world class” — are not operating at 10X. In truth, you could surpass anyone if you radically stretch your thinking and belief system.
Going 10X changes everything. As Dan Sullivan has said, “10X thinking automatically takes you ‘outside the box’ of your present obstacles and limitations.” It pulls you out of the problems most people are dealing with and opens you to an entirely new field of possibilities.
When you take your goal of earning $100,000 this year and change it to $1,000,000, you’re forced to operate at a different level. The logical and traditional approach doesn’t work with 10X. As Shane Snow, author of Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success, has said,“10x progress is built on bravery and creativity instead. Working smarter.”
The question is: Are you willing to go there? Not just entertain the thought for a second or two and then revert back to common thinking. No. Are you willing to sit with 10X thinking? Are you willing to question your own thought processes and open yourself to believing an entirely different set of possibilities?
Could you convince yourself to believe in your 10X potential? Are you willing to undertake goals that seems lunacy, to you and everyone else? Are you willing to take the mental leap, trusting “the universe will conspire to make it happen”?
10x thinking truly is hard to fathom until you experience. Once you experience it, you realize it not only possible, but even possibly conservative. Going from six figures to seven figures can happen within a few short years. If you think big enough, and are willing to act boldly and intelligently enough, it’s not that crazy.
All the tools are in place in our global world. And if their not, then build them. There’s plenty of people doing it. You have no excuse, only that you don’t really want it, and are thus not willing to pay the price.

26. Set goals that far exceed your current capabilities.

“You need to aim beyond what you are capable of. You need to develop a complete disregard for where your abilities end. If you think you’re unable to work for the best company in its sphere, make that your aim. If you think you’re unable to be on the cover of TIME magazine, make it your business to be there. Make your vision of where you want to be a reality. Nothing is impossible.” — Paul Arden
If your goals are logical, they won’t force you to create luck. Being unstoppable means your goals challenge you to be someone more than you currently are. As Jim Rohn has said, “Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better.”

27. Make time for recovery and rejuvenation.

“Wherever you are, make sure you’re there.” — Dan Sullivan
When you focus on results, rather than being busy, you’re 100 percent on when you’re working and 100 percent off when you’re not. This not only allows you to be present in the moment, but it allows you the needed time to rest and recover.
Your ability to work at a high level is like fitness. If you never take a break between sets, you won’t be able to build strength, stamina and endurance. However, not all “rest” produces recovery. Certain things are more soothing than others.
Recovering from my work generally consists of writing in my journal, listening to music, spending time with my wife and kids, preparing and eating delicious food, or serving other people. These things rejuvenate me. They make my work possible, but also meaningful.

28. Start before you’re ready.

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” — Chinese Proverb
Most people wait. They believe they can start after they have enough time, money, connections and credentials. They wait until they feel “secure.” Not people who are unstoppable.
Unstoppable people started last year. They started five years ago before they even knew what they were doing. They started before they had any money. They started before they had all the answers. They started when no one else believed in them. The only permission they needed was the voice inside them prompting them to move forward. And they moved.

29. If you need permission, you probably shouldn’t do it.

A mentor of mine is a highly successful real estate investor. Throughout his career, he’s had hundreds of people ask him if they should “go into real-estate.”
He tells every one of them the same thing: that they shouldn’t do it. In fact, he actually tries talking most of them out of it. And in most cases he succeeds.
Why would he do that? “Those who are going to succeed will do so regardless of what I say,” he told me.
I know so many people who chase whatever worked for other people. They never truly decide what they want to do, and end up jumping from one thing to the next — trying to strike quick gold. And repetitively, they stop digging just a few feet from the gold after resigning the spot is barren.
No one will ever give you permission to live your dreams.

30. Don’t make exceptions.

Zig Ziglar used to tell a story of traveling one day and not getting in bed until 4 a.m. An hour and a half later (5:30), his alarm went off. He said,“Every fiber of my being was telling me to stay in bed.” But he had made a commitment, so he got up anyway. Admittedly, he had a horrible day and wasn’t productive at all.
Yet, he says that decision changed his life. As he explains:
“Had I bowed to my human, physical, emotional and mental desire to sleep in, I would have made that exception. A week later, I might have made an exception if I only got four hours of sleep. A week later, maybe I only got seven hours of sleep.The exception so many times becomes the rule. Had I slept in, I would’ve faced that danger. Watch those exceptions!”
Hence, Zig was unstoppable.


“From this point, your strategy is to make everyone else get on your level, you’re not going down to theirs. You’re not competing with anyone else, ever again. They’re going to have to compete with you. From now on, the end result is all that matters.” — Tim Grover
When you’re unstoppable, you will make sure to get what you want. Everything you need to know is already within you. All you need to do is trust yourself and act.

Monday, 22 May 2017



Watched: Taxi Driver ( 1976 ) - 7/10

A mentally unstable Vietnam War veteran works as a night-time taxi driver in New York City where the perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge for violent action, while attempting to save a preadolescent prostitute in the process.

Saturday, 20 May 2017

Idea For Podcasting Show

LA Law - My First Legal Drama

The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.

I'm nostalgic for LA Law which was my first legal drama I saw on TV. It was in the second part of eighties when croatian TV had broadcasting it.
It might influence me in a way I can't really comprehend today. It surely played some subtle and subconsious reason for getting me into legal profession.

It was my first contact with common law. We in Europe are civil law ready.


Law, law office, courtroom, client, trial, judicial system, evidence, jury, plaintiff, defendant, attorney, prosecution, litigation, justice, law partners, judge, law firm.

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Free Web Service For Invoicing


Tracking expenses and ensuring timely payments of clients in order to maintain a healthy cash flow all to well.

Monday, 15 May 2017

Watched: Easy Rider ( 1969 ) - 7/10

Two counterculture bikers travel from Los Angeles to New Orleans in search of America.

WannaCry Ransomware Spreads

Wanna Decryptor, also known as WannaCry or wcry, is a specific ransomware program that locks all the data on a computer system and leaves the user with only two files: instructions on what to do next and the Wanna Decryptor program itself.

When the software is opened it tells computer users that their files have been encryted, and gives them a few days to pay up, warning that their files will otherwise be deleted. It demands payment in Bitcoin, gives instructions on how to buy it, and provides a Bitcoin address to send it to.

Most computer security companies have ransomware decryption tools that can bypass the software.

It was used in a major cyber attack that affected organisations across the world including the NHS and Telefonica in Spain.

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Bibisco - novel writing software

Bibisco is a unique programme where you can: develop the characters through a list of questions; define the architectural elements of the story; organize chapters and scenes; write with an advanced text editor.

Prefab House Prices In Croatia

If you need construction land in the croatian countryside, I can help you with that.

Infographic: Why Employees Quit ?

25 Reasons Why Best Employees Are Jumping Ship


Losing a great employee is a major blow to your organization. Replacing employees is expensive, thanks to onboarding and training. There's also the possibility that the new hire won't pan out. And, you're asking your existing employees to handle additional work until a replacement has been found.

You can, however, avoid this problem if you're aware of the main reasons why your top-performing employees quit. Armed with this knowledge, you can develop a workplace that encourages them to stay for the long haul.

1. Relationship with the boss.
It's not expected to be BFF's with the boss. However, there does have to be a healthy and positive relationship where leaders provide feedback and direction, recognition of hard work, and encourage employees to enhance their skills.

Even if the boss is a great person, they may lack the leadership skills to keep employees happy and engaged.

2. Imbalance of work/life.
A healthy work-life balance is one of the most effective ways in retaining employees since it prevents burnout, reduces stress, and allows them to recharge their batteries. After all, why would an employee want to stay with an organization where they're penalized if they have a doctor's appointment, have to take care of their sick child, or have no time to themselves.

Even if they love the job, employees demand an organization that's flexible enough to meet their personal obligations.

3. Inequality.
Even though we've made progress over the last couple of decades when it comes to discriminatory problems, there are still instances of inequality, such as the sexual harassment claims.

Employees demand a workplace that is tolerant and progressive and one that addresses inequality head on.

4. Overworked or under worked.
It's not uncommon for outstanding employees to go above and behind. They'll do more than what was initially asked of them without complaining. The problem is that eventually, the overwork becomes too much for them to handle -- which is a surefire way for them to punch a one-way ticket to Burnoutville. Employees should be encouraged to hit the brakes from time-to-time so that they don't overextend themselves.

On the other hand, there are some employees who are able to complete tasks so quickly that they have nothing else to do, which can lead to boredom. While employees deserve a breather, they should never feel bored. If they have nothing to do, then foster an environment where they always doing something productive, like attending a webinar or workshop that can help them develop new skills.

Always have training videos available so that any employee can access these and up their skills in those extra few moments of freedom. Perhaps they will choose the video for ten minutes of their lunch breaks.

5. Treated like a cog in the wheel.
While factors like profits, output, pleasing stakeholders and productivity are all vital to the success of a business, they shouldn't be the only priority of the organization.

Employees don't want to be treated like a cog in the wheel. They want to be respected, motivated, paid a fair wage, feel like they are providing a real contribution to something bigger than themselves, have a life outside of work, and be treated like a human being.

6. Bored and unchallenged.
Leaders should always ensure that their team isn't bored or feel unchallenged. This doesn't mean that you assign more work. It means that you should find out how to keep them engaged, excited, and challenged.

That's why you see companies like Verizon, Ford, Qualcomm, and Hasbro using hackathons to increase collaboration, as well as give employees the chance to pitch ideas and think outside of the box.

7. Promotion issues.
Don't be surprised when an employee hands in their resignation letter because they were overlooked for a promotion. This is especially true when this employee was a high-performer and the promotion went a colleague who isn't as talented, motivated, or experienced.

"If you choose to have an organization with fancy titles and a hierarchical system, then you are going to run into these problems, says Matt Wilson, Co-Founder of Under30CEO. "There is no good solution to sugarcoating the news to someone that their former colleague is now their boss. In this day and age, there is no reason why we have to have a corporate-looking system of promotions, instead of everyone just accepting more responsibility."

8. Feeling trapped.
Even if the employee is happy with the workload, type of work, and organization, they may eventually feel trapped by being stuck in the same daily routine. To prevent this from happening, shake things up.

Assign new responsibilities, have employees switch roles occasionally, and implement a more flexible schedule where they can set their own hours or work from home a couple of days a week.

9. Aren't recognized.
We all want a pat on the back every now and then - even those who are intrinsically motivated. It could be as simple as a "thank you" to something more elaborate like an award. The best leaders take the time to know their employees so that they know what type of gratitude works best for them.

10. No career progression.
As already mentioned, people don't want to feel trapped in their jobs. They want variety. They also want to know that they're not going to be stuck at the same position for the rest of their careers.

Promotions have been used in the past, but if you really want to retain top performers, offer training and educational opportunities so that they can strengthen their existing skills or develop new skills that will make them more valuable to your company.

11. No empathy.
When employees have a question regarding a task, a personal problem, or an issue with a coworker, leaders need to show them empathy by listening to them and coming up with a logical solution.

12. Toxic work environment.
A toxic work environment includes interpersonal conflicts, gossip, interoffice competition, or an unsafe workplace.

Again, leaders need to be cognizant of these problems. Pay attention to any conflicts, listen to your employees, and discourage competition.

After listening to these problems, come up with solutions like letting go of toxic employees or moving the employee to a different part of the office.

13. Stingy benefits.
Generous benefit packages, like health insurance, sick days, vacation time, flexible schedules, paid maternity and paternity leave, and funding for professional development, are just as important to employees as a good salary.

However, benefits can also be as simple as offering employees free snacks, a gym membership, and allowing them to bring their dogs to work.

14. Forgotten commitments.
When leaders uphold their commitments, they prove to their employees that they're trustworthy and honorable. When they don't, they come across as disrespectful and uncaring.

15. Aren't encouraged to pursue passions.
Passion projects are an effective way to keep employees engaged and motivated. That's why Google, Apple, Microsoft, and LinkedIn have all at one point launched programs where employees could spend a portion of their workday on a side project. As an added perk, companies may implement these creative ideas into their organization - just like Google did with Gmail.

Another way to encourage passion is by offering volunteer opportunities for employees. Instead of going to the office for the day, employees would volunteer at a nonprofit that they care about.

16. No effective motivation.
Employees aren't just motivated by a salary. They may be motivated by recognition, benefits, or working on a passion project.

Effective leaders know what motivates each specific employee and will develop motivation techniques for that individual.

17. Lack of opportunities to use skills and abilities.
Employees have a sense of pride, accomplishment, and self-confidence when they're able to use their skills and abilities - even if it's not their job description.

For instance, do you have someone in bookkeeping who has a knack for creating YouTube videos? Then give them the chance to film a series of YouTube videos as a part of your content marketing strategy.

18. No training.
Even though you hire a talented coder, that doesn't mean that they still don't need some type of training. They may not currently need more coding skills, but they need to know how to operate within your specific organization, like who they report to, how payroll is handled, etc.

19. Aren't contributing towards the organization's goals.
Employees want to be assured that they're an important part of the organization's bigger picture. It gives them a purpose and builds a connection to the overall organization. Effective leaders clearly communicate to their employees how they played a role in achieving milestones that connect to the big picture.

20. Not challenged intellectually.
Instead of setting mundane and incremental goals, great leaders set goals that push employees outside of their comfort zones so that they won't get bored. In fact, according to one study, not being challenged is the number one reason why employees jump ship.

Additionally, great leaders provide the resources needed to help their team achieve these goals. Again, that's why hackathons have become so popular.

21. Lack of independence.
While effective leaders are there to provide support and guidance, they also give their employees the opportunity to take the ball and run with it. It's a simple and powerful way to demonstrate that you trust them enough to work on projects on their own because they have the talent, skills, and expertise to handle the task without holding their hand.

22. Meaningless work.
This isn't always a challenge when working with organizations that are making a difference in the world, such as cancer research, producing renewable energy, or providing low-cost technology to developing countries. But, how can you demonstrate that your company is asking your employees to do more than just busy work?

Explaining how their work is assisting the bigger picture is a start, along with developing a culture that reflects the company's value. Take Zappos, for example. Their mission is to do whatever it takes to make the customer happy by allowing customer service reps the freedom to make their own decisions.

As a result, the reps have more meaning to their work than just handling refunds or answering questions. They're part of a culture of happiness.

23. Excessive hierarchy.
While every workplace requires some structure and leadership, a rigidly top-down organization will only make employees unhappy. Employees are seeking to work for companies where the reins are loosened so that they feel more empowered.

24. Financial instability.
How can employees trust your company, and be willing to stay, when sales are low, there are numerous layoffs or reduced work hours, salary or hiring freezes, bad PR, employee turnover, and rumors of the company merging or being acquired?

Always be transparent with employees. Don't sugarcoat the fact that times are tough. If it's temporary, then lay out your plan on how you're going to recover.

Remember, they have their futures to worry about and want to be assured that they're not onboard a sinking ship.

25. Changing career goals.
It's normal for people to switch careers. In fact, a majority people born between 1957-1964 have had 11.7 different jobs between the ages of 18 and 48.

Offering employees that chance to learn and develop new skills is one way where you could convince them to hang around since it allows them to switch careers within your organization when they have the itch to move on.


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