Offering fabulous opportunities, a career in the plumbing industry is probably more diverse than you think.
Not only do you get good training and decent wages, many qualified plumbers broaden their horizons and start their own business or turn to consultancy work and even teaching to pass on their much-valued skills to others.
To become a qualified plumber can take many years of training, and with new advances in technology on the job training will be required to keep abreast of the changes.
The infographic below includes information on how much you could potentially earn, the personality traits and skills set you’ll need and the types of things to expect from your chosen career path. Read the rest of this entry
Sitting at a desk for hours on end is something that most people in the workplace are very familiar with.
Along with that comes the inevitable wrist pain, eye strain, or back pain that we all have to deal with. But did you know that too much sitting can lead to heart failure later in life, and can slow down your metabolism almost 90% after just 30 minutes of sitting?
If you are sitting at your desk right now reading this, not to worry, you can combat these effects with proper ergonomics at your office.
GetVoIP, a cloud communication advisor, has put together the complete guide to office ergonomics. This will help you properly align your posture so that you will avoid painful injuries caused by repetitive motions like carpal tunnel, lower back pain and eye strain. Read the rest of this entry
Chances are either you’ve done some freelance work or you know someone who has.
Over one-third of the American workforce will be freelancing by 2020, and the gig economy has been a huge driver of economic growth, generating over 1 trillion dollars for the United States economy alone.
The internet has been essential to this growth, with 65% of freelancers using internet sources to connect with clients and find work. Read the rest of this entry
Nicoya is a warm climate peninsula located in the province of Guanacaste in Costa Rica.
This small country in Central America, where a growing number of its inhabitants reach extreme longevity.
This peninsula has been declared Blue Zone in the Dan Buettner’s research work and National Geographic in 2008. The Nicoyans are now happy that they can enjoy a long and healthy life with their families and friends just by the fact of living there. It has been discovered that people in the area can go over 100 years old in good shape by living the Nicoyan way.
The 5 Blue Zones in the world are Nicoya, Costa Rica; Okinawa, Japon; Ikaria, Grecia; Loma Linda, California and the Barbagia region in Sardinia, East Coast of Italy. Read the rest of this entry
No matter what type of work you do, It can sometimes be difficult to sort through all the “small stuff” that naturally rolls across your desk while staying focused on the larger goals you want to reach.
We all hope to be mindful of choices when setting up a work routine that will enable us to be happy and productive.
As a small business owner, I have learned through experience to make sure I include 10 key elements when planning my work day. Read the rest of this entry