Ambition

Ambition

Everything you need - from interviewing and communication skills, to office etiquette and how to balance your budget.

  A key component to moving forward is facing the reality that one must let go of the past.  If an addict and/or alcoholic wants to reap the benefits in the process of recovery and not just stray away from substances but genuinely flourish as a sober individual living by the principles they have been exposed to, then they must be willing to toss the baggage of yesterday away and take the leap of faith to wherever that may bring them.  Coming into recovery, an individual may get frustrated because it’s likely that as an alcoholic and/or addict, they are…
  What is the definition of promise? Promiterre. Prometida. Promesse. Promise. However you choose to say the word, promise sends a message of impact because it means that a person is guaranteeing that they will follow through with the words they are assuring you. There is a level of trust immediately thrust within such a promise that can easily be broken if the promise is falsely given. This can happen simply because people tend to make promises not realizing how significant of a commitment their own words have the potential to hold. Definition of Promise In the definition of promise,…
When in the process of recovery from an addiction, a common suggestion may be to act as if. This can be a confusing concept for the recovering addict to comprehend, especially early on. Allowing such a heavy theme to digest can prove to be beneficial for the addict as they trudge their way to learning more about the disease they have and divulging into working on themselves to pry away at the root of what drives them to act out on their addiction. Act As If to Recover The recovering addict may first ponder what exactly it even means to…
  Knowledge of life management skills can benefit you in your recovery from alcohol and/or drugs. When you find healthy ways to cope with life on life’s terms, you will find you have a better grasp on how to handle the business of living. When you were abusing drugs and/or alcohol while stuck in the active use of your addiction, you may have found it difficult to hold a job or keep up with work, maintain relationships with friends and family, and handle your financial responsibilities. Areas in life that other people are able to manage may seem increasingly difficult…
Communication Skills in the Workplace What is Communication?  Communication is the process of sharing information, such as thoughts and messages, with another person or group of people through speech, non-verbal cues, and writing. For communication to be effective, your message must be understood by the intended recipient(s) in the manner that you intended it to be received. Whether you work in an office building, from home, or in the field, you will need to be able to communicate clearly with managers, employees, coworkers, and customers on a friendly and professional level. In almost every workplace, effective communication is a vital…
While in recovery or after having recovered from an addiction, finding a job or continuing a career is important to continued sobriety. The first impression is the impression that your employer will remember. In a professional work setting there are some etiquette guidelines that, when followed, can lead to success in the workplace. Dress For Success Before going out on a shopping spree for a new job it is best to keep your wardrobe to something that is simple and business casual. Business casual for men means that men should wear a pair of dress slacks or khakis that are…
One of the most precious gifts of recovery is the ability to pursue lifelong goals and dreams.  Suddenly, you have time and money to invest in the opportunities you have always dreamed of.  Sobriety is the time to take action and explore the unlimited possibilities that life has in store for you. Maybe you were kicked out of school or dropped out because it got in the way of your habit.  The past is the past.  Now is the time to take the necessary action to live up to your potential and make your dreams reality.Why do I need a GED?…
When applying for jobs, you will be asked to submit your resume. If you don’t have one already written (or if you do, and want to freshen it up), check out these resume writing tips to help you market yourself to future employers. Before you begin When you are preparing to write a resume, you need to set objectives. What is the job position? What are the objectives of the company for the person they hire? What are your objectives in obtaining that position? In your resume, you will need to clearly state what you want (the job position) and…
The Interview Process As you prepare to re-enter the working world, here are some helpful tips for your upcoming interviews. The scenario: You happen upon a posted job opening via Craigslist, word of mouth, Facebook, etc. You read the job description and say, “Wow, I would really like to have that job.” You decide to take your chances; you fill out the mile-long application, submit your resume, cross your fingers, and wait (this could take days or weeks!) for a call. Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock… will the phone ever ring? Suddenly, the sound of your favorite ring-tone comes to life and…
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