Angelia Vernon Menchan

Angelia Vernon Menchan is an author, publisher and public speaker who owns two publishing companies, MAMM Productions and Honorable Menchan Media. Mrs. Menchan is also a Budget Officer and former Job Corps Counselor. To date she has published twenty-three books of her own work, both fiction and non-fiction and more than eighty ebook novellas on You can access her bibliography on search words: Angelia Vernon Menchan

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Tighten Up Your Game!

Game tightening is a necessary thing in this day of firings, layoffs, downsizings and the like,
Everything we bring had better be on point and critical to the mission,
I can remember when my husband was active duty military,
Every time we moved, I had to reinvent myself,
Learn a new skill set, take a class, reinvent the wheel,
And work my butt of when I got the job,
Because I had no intentions of leaving the job at the same rate of pay as when I started,
I knew that a tight game was necessary even when things were flush,
As such that lends to some concern for a lot of people,
Because the understanding that game tightening might mean doing without,
Yes, you heard it here, to survive economic down times we might have to do without some things, prioritize our wants over our needs and save like the old days,
Even when we don’t have much to save,
I was so proud the other day when talking to a young person in my life,
She spoke of saving to buy furniture,
Not renting it and overpaying,
Or placing it on a charge card and way overpaying,
But literally paying,
She went on to say that she needed a laptop for her side business,
The one in addition to her real job…(you know mama loves a side job)
So she had almost saved enough to get it,
But within that same day,
I spoke to another young person who whined about how bad things are,
Had no job, had had many jobs however,
And was mad because mom and pop,
Were not inclined to hand out anymore handouts,
And thinking about these two,
I knew what made the difference was game tightening,
And expectations,
Young person #1 had been taught that once grown,
They were on their own, had to pay their own way,
And that there were no free lunches,
Young person #2 truly felt the world owed something,
And had spent years going hither and yon when things didn’t go their way,
Living as if money really did grow on trees…
Well if it did, my children,
The trees are now barren,
And we are all going to have to tighten up our games,
Along with our belts to survive this thing,
So find something you love doing,
Find out how you can add to your bottom line,
With it and until it is enough to handle all your business,
If you still have a day job,
Keep it….

Love and Blessings,

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