I am an honorably discharged veteran, a blogger and author with more than twenty years of experience in sales, service and leadership.
In October of 2009 I was downsized for the second time in five years. Frustrated and confused, I decided to turn my energy into looking for ways to protect myself against structural unemployment. What I learned was remarkable.
First, I am not alone. Millions of Americans (whether they know it or not) will face the same reality in the years ahead. Many of them have already received the wake up call. There is no such thing as job security.
Second, most fully-employed Americans will spend over 40 hours a week producing or protecting revenues for the companies they work for. Yet these same Americans will typically spend zero hours a week managing their own career. This is insane!
Third, there are things each of us can do to protect ourselves. That is what this blog is about: giving readers one or two bite-size tasks they can do each day. At the end of one year, think of all that you could accomplish with just a few minutes a day dedicated to managing your career!
I spent some time as a debt collector. It was one of the toughest jobs I ever did. Imagine trying to sell someone on the idea of paying for goods and services that they have already received - sometimes years before you ever contact them. Good luck!
I discovered that many of my "customers" made it rather easy for me to find them, garnish their wages and put liens on their assets. That is the purpose of my book COVER YOUR A$$ET$: An Insider's Guide to Protecting You and Your Assets Against Rogue Debt Collectors. It shows the reader many of the tips and tricks debt collectors use and how you can protect yourself from them. As an e-book, it only costs $5.99 but it can save you tens of thousands of dollars. That's a pretty safe investment.
Chapter 1: A Word of Warning
Chapter 2: The Players of the Collections Game
Chapter 3: 13 Ways to Protect Yourself Against ID Theft
Chapter 4: 10 Reasons to Sue a Debt Collector
Chapter 5: 9 Way to Protect Yourself from Getting Sued
Chapter 6: 7 Secrets to Negotiating a Great Settlement
Chapter 7: 7 Essential Letters in Dealing With Collectors
Chapter 8: 5 Myths of Dealing wit