All posts filed under: Uplifting/Motivating/Inspirational

‘Hire me’ Graduate is Back with a New Sign

January 28, 2015 After 300 unsuccessful job applications 22-year-old Alfred Ajani’s search for work had become “depressing”. So much so that he decided he needed “do something different”, heading down to the UK’s busiest train station with a sign asking passers-by for a job. It worked. Alfred was inundated with offers and started work as a PR manager within weeks. Now he’s back at London Waterloo, but with a different sign. This time it has “Now I’m hiring” printed on it. “I went back to the exact same spot,” he told Newsbeat. “I’ve already had more than 90 CVs to go through.” The 22-year-old was offered a job at a recruitment consultants shortly after his stunt last August. Now he says he wants to give something back. “More people are going to university and a degree is less relevant,” he said. Alfred graduated from Coventry University “I wanted a degree to mean something again.” “Tuition fees went up the year or two after I went to uni, so kids are paying a lot of money …

Inspirational: Chick-fil-A Owner Declines Homeless Man’s Offer to Work For Food and Gives Him Something Even Better

January 21, 2015 Mark Meadows is no stranger to the public eye, but not because he wants attention. The local owner of a Birmingham, AL, Chick-fil-A, Meadows is known around those parts for being something of a Good Samaritan. Last year, for instance, when the “Snowpocalypse” blanketed parts of Alabama with snow and stranded motorists along Highway 280, Meadows distributed chicken sandwiches and chicken biscuits free of charge to drivers stuck in their cars. And last Wednesday, when a young man came in from the cold and asked if he could do some chores in exchange for food, Meadows didn’t hesitate to help. A customer caught the incident, snapped a photo, uploaded it to Facebook, and has made Meadows famous once again for his generous heart: The caption below the photo reads: “I’m a Chick-fil-A fan and have been for years. I trust the food for my son and support companies that are founded on Christian beliefs. What I saw today just confirms why this chain is so successful — God blesses His people. My son …

You’re Bored? That’s So AWESOME.

December 3, 2014 So…I saw your tweet. You’re “bored”? Bored. Really? WOW! I am…absolutely floored. Hopelessly lost in admiration! You are everything I aspire to be. Oh. Hold on. ….. Back. I had to go and check what “bored” meant, just in case the definition had changed recently, but no! It’s the same! In essence, you’re saying you sat there, with all the resources of the internet at your disposal, and you’ve run out of interesting things to do. Which is just incredible. You are amazing. HOW YOU MUST HAVE LIVED. I mean, by being “bored”, you must have…  Eagerly delved into everything Stanford, Harvard and Yale are offering up on iTunes, entirely for free – or lost your mind wandering around Coursera, which aggregates courses from some of the most famous universities in the world… …and then filled any gaps with Academic Earth and Khan Academy… …before testing yourself on the basics – all the basics – with Memrise. Learned how stories work. Mastered travel, all travel, so you don’t need these guys. Prepared every single foodstuff suggested …

Uplifting: 45 Lessons, Written by a 90 Year Old

November 26, 2014 No prelude needed. Check out the lessons below… 1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. 2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 3. Life is too short not to enjoy it. 4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. 5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need. 6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself. 7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone. 8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it. 9. Save for things that matter. 10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. 12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry. 13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it. 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye… …

Hump Day Smiles: Dog prays before eating dinner {video}

November 19, 2014 Okay, I think we’ve almost seen it all now. Seriously, a praying dog? Well, apparently, this is NOT the only praying dog, as there are MANY VIDEOS depicting such a scene. I took a liking to this one, in particular, though. Check it out: Is this not one of the cutest things ever?! Yes, I am a HUGE animal lover so you’ll be seeing quite a bit of these. Hope this helped make your mid-week a little brighter! Until next time… ~Hospitality Shero

Uplifting: Dog for Sale

October 30, 2014 A guy is driving around the back woods of Montana and he sees a sign in front of a broken down shanty-style house: ‘Talking Dog For Sale’ He rings the bell and the owner appears and tells him the dog is in the backyard. The guy goes into the backyard and sees a nice looking Labrador retriever sitting there. ‘You talk?’ he asks. ‘Yep,’ the Lab replies.. After the guy recovers from the shock of hearing a dog talk, he says ‘So, what’s your story?’ The Lab looks up and says, ‘Well, I discovered that I could talk when I was pretty young. I wanted to help the government, so I told the CIA. In no time at all they had me jetting from country to country, sitting in rooms with spies and world leaders, because no one figured a dog would be eavesdropping.’ ‘I was one of their most valuable spies for eight years running… But the jetting around really tired me out, and I knew I wasn’t getting any younger …

The Reason Behind the Struggle of Not Making Money

October 29, 2014 Money is truly an elusive topic for the best of us, and it is a topic whose psychology has always seemed to have fascinated me. Why do some have more than others? Why do we hear some people perpetually struggle ALL their lives, whereas some struggle and after a few years, they’ve “made it”, financially? It’s something the average person does not think about it and it is the very reason they are average. Firstly, money is neutral however your beliefs towards it aren’t. If you are to make real money, make it an absolute point to surround yourself with people who are already generating it. The law of synchronicity applies here and simply because we are the sum of the five closest people to us. Money itself has it’s own laws, and until you really learn them, understand them and begin to rewire your mindset to always and consistently think like a wealthy person, you will be stuck in the poverty trap FOREVER. Most people never ever make a substantial amount …