By Joe Lamacchia, Bridget Samburg

The All-in-One source for Infrastructure Jobs, eco-friendly Careers, trustworthy Blue-Collar paintings, and More!

Not everyone seems to be suited for a white-collar profession or desires to get the four-year degree
that those jobs mostly require. yet that doesn't suggest you want to flip your back
on a superb wage, intriguing paintings, and a career that instructions respect.
Joe Lamacchia is facts. After graduating highschool, he stated no to college—and found
personal good fortune because the proprietor of a thriving landscaping corporation. He additionally all started BlueCollarandProudofIt.com, a source for those that are looking to locate paintings within the expert trades. Blue-collar staff construct and continue our bridges, maintain our vehicles working, repair our plumbing, and supply important companies to each domestic. That's why Lamacchia
calls those 'necessary jobs.' such a lot blue-collar paintings easily can't be outsourced to foreign
countries and it's frequently recession-proof. As child Boomers retire, blue-collar industries
are experiencing crew shortages simply because there aren't sufficient well-trained
people to fill all of those jobs. that's, beforehand . . .

Blue Collar and pleased with It grants the data you must pursue a solid, relaxing, well-paying job—one that makes a distinction each day on your community.
Whether you're simply out of highschool, were a sufferer of downsizing, or are trying to find a brand new path, Lamacchia explains the entire concepts, outlines the mandatory education, and supplies real tales of people that have made their very own approach within the blue-collar international. find a wealth of possibilities, including:

• carpentry • equipment • roofing • electricians • truck drivers • eco-friendly construction
• Broadband technicians • welding • ironworkers • sun panel installation
• water conservation

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35 4 Assertive Communication Introduction Assertiveness is about self-respect and respect for others, of communicating from an I’m OK: You’re OK life position with other people. The language of assertive communication reflects the values and beliefs that underpin assertiveness, of self-awareness and awareness of other people, in particular of being aware of choices that we are making in terms of how we interpret situations, and how we behave towards others. Assertive communication is a language of connection in which each person is self-aware and aware of others, physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.

Trust. Be brave physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Be vulnerable physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Not know always how to do something. Make mistakes. Take risks. Have fun. Live with passion. Do something differently. Shift and change thinking and feeling. Question self and others. Challenge negative thinking about self and others. Case study: The essence of assertiveness, positive self-assertion, and assertive relationships in organizations It was feedback about his behavior at the final stage of an interview process that was the beginning of a journey of personal and interpersonal transformation for Atif Sheikh.

He has reclaimed his humor and now sees the intent behind it as coming from a very different, much more positive place than previously. He enjoys using it to challenge others and to remove status from around the table. The process of becoming himself, of having the courage to be himself and to be open and honest in relationships, started with feedback from Positive Self-Assertion others about his behavior. Atif used the feedback to explore and clarify his true values and the beliefs about himself and others; and to further and better his understanding of himself and his relationship with others.

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