Never Give Up

Never Give Up

Life can be very challenging at times, following our move to the UK from tropical climes we have had to to face up to higher prices and colder weather. Lucky for us this winter has been milder than normal. We realised from the start that we needed extra income. Jasmin my wife found some cleaning jobs to build an additional income stream , however it was at a cost. Lots of driving early morning and late nights for minimum wages. I spent six months applying for many jobs, filling in many forms and hearing nothing. What has happened to the country, it does not take much effort to send out a reply say sorry you have not been successful in this technological age.

Go Ape Zipline

The next problem is the zero contract hours usually run by agencies where you are registered on the books of an agency, you then rely on the agency to find you work. Both my wife and myself spent a few hundred pounds getting certified documentation such as Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks for working with vulnerable people. Jasmin attended a week of care work training at her own expense and then never heard any thing more. My own teaching agency rarely contacts me and has never offered me work.

No replies to job applications are one thing but, if you are lucky enough to be selected for interview there are employers who still fail to advise you if you are unsuccessful.

With this kind of scenarios it is no wonder that people become disolutioned.

As last year drew to a close, we took stock of our situation and wrote out our new year resolution, publishing on a group page for anyone to see, this simple action help focussing on goals and from time to down when spirits are low, we have found it refocussed our minds and effort.

I decided that in view of the poor response to job applications, due possibly to my age, although Agism is banned in the UK, I would stop applying for jobs and would instead concentrate on building my own online business with MarketHive at the end of February.

The middle of February approached and my thoughts and actions started to change as I prepared to return to full-time online marketing and then the breakthrough on 17th February:-

Do you feel as strongly as we do about living life adventurously? Then Go Ape could be for you!

I Just love adventure it been in my blood for the past 15 years and is the reason I took early retirement and became an adventure racer!, my last job in my favoured sport was teaching sailing 8 months previously and this one although land based offered the chance to help people to enjoy outdoor challenges in safety.

This is my calling, my prayers have been answered.

Four days later I was requested to attend an interview/practical assessment. 7 fellow applicants on the half day assessment aged 17-30 all younger than my own children.

To start off we had to introduce ourselves speaking for two minutes and I was surprised that most found this hard, this was where their age was against them. As I got onto adventure racing, I asked them to stop me when they had heard enough.

We split into two groups for a team task, the result was our group would probably survive the other would probable not survive

The stakes were high on the physical test a climb UP a zipline, I was in the last two the youngest and the oldest, all our predecessors had completed the task. Being the gentleman I took the the slightly higher line which reduced my starting run up and we were off. My feet left the ground early and as the momentum from my run slowed it was hand over hand with my arms keeping a steady rhythm I pulled past the girl and as angel steepened approach the landing platform arms started to fail, I turn around to see if going forward was better, not really so turned backwards once again, so near I am not giving up, Stop hold on rest a little regain composure, climb again, burn in arms platform there, not quite last effort. Clip on safety lines . Success. The final task disconnect the pulley system, now the higher line presented a problem as I was already standing on tip tow and needed to jump to be able to release the karibeener. A few attempts were required with a little help from an instructor, a bang in the face, I was off. Time to encourage the girl who was now on the steepest part and was stalled ready to give up and no amount of encouragement would change her mind she gave up and returned down the zip. Final task attach to zip line and return to start, pleased to complete in style landing on my feet.

Final task one on one interview, felt confident, a very good company to work for even thuogh I had never heard of them

Was a little surprised but happy the following day to be accepted, and immediately set about raising my fitness level after an inactive winter.

This is why I will never give up 

be prepared to do whatever it takes and more

David Ogden
Helping people to help themselves

Vote For Trump: I’m Not Asking You…I’m Telling You

Vote For Trump: I’m Not Asking You…I’m Telling You

Why Not Voting For Trump Shows Your Gullibility

While I am aware that writing this article is most likely suicidal for our media outlet, at this point, I don’t care.  I might as well write this and hopefully get a few shares before the United States collapses economically or Hillary Clinton shuts us down next year anyway.  The CNN debate last night should have created some movement within the brains of voters in the United States.  It should have been an enlightening moment in American politics on behalf of the American people and proved how stupid politicians think you are.  As the mainstream media are claiming victory today on how they were finally able to destroy Donald Trump in the debate last night, one can only hope that enough voters saw last night for what it was.  A total and complete Washington hit job.  Considering the amount of pre-debate analysis on what the other candidates needed to do and how the commentators promised fireworks in this debate, they are truly feeling superior today and are claiming a complete and total defeat of Donald Trump.  Allow me to explain something that they are completely unaware of or simply choose to ignore..

Donald Trump won the debate last night.  Pure and simple.  He didn’t win the debate because he was able to insult the other candidates the best or because he had more favorable policy positions. He won the debate because his hardcore supporters said he won the debate and it doesn’t matter how much Steve Hayes or George Will try to analyze what happened last night.  He won the debate because 30% of the Republican party said he won the debate and said that they would never vote for anyone but Donald Trump.  He won the debate because without those 30%, Ronald Reagan couldn’t be elected President if he were risen from the grave.  He won the debate because the Republican party doesn’t need another 2008 or 2012.  He won the debate because the media said he lost the debate and there is nothing that his supporters hate more than the media.  He won the debate because the RNC, yet again, loaded the debate hall with donors and special interest groups. He won the debate because two first term Cuban Senators were desperate and attempted to take him out, but didn’t bother to try in the previous 9 debates.  Finally and most importantly, he won the debate because without Donald Trump, there will be 15 Million people staying home on election night against Hillary Clinton.

The Big 3

Even if you hate Donald Trump, you cannot deny that his supporters mean business and they are seriously tired of Politicians and Politics as usual.  It doesn’t matter what anyone says or what anyone digs up on Donald Trump and his past or his past positions.  We have said here all along that Donald Trump will be one of two things if he is elected.  He will be either the greatest President we have ever had, or he will be the beginning of the end of the United States.  He is that definitive.  Unlike politicians who will just drag us slowly to our death, Trump will either shake up the system and bring us back from the edge of collapse, or he will be the final push over the edge so we the III% can finally come in and take the country back.  There is no possible middle of the road.  It will go one way or the other with Trump.  With Cruz or Rubio, you will need to train your children in the use of firearms and pass on your preparation skills and stockpiles to them so that in 15 or 20 years or so, they will be able to take care of themselves.  Politicians are the reason we are in the mess we are in right now and it has come from both parties.  Nothing will change.  I personally would rather it happen now so that I can take care of it for my children.  They need a country to grow up in and they need a future.

So why am I telling you to vote for Donald Trump?  Well…it’s because if you don’t, you are voting for Hillary Clinton.  The Constitutional Conservatives, like myself, are realists and all 8 million of us aren’t about to be walking definitions of insanity.  That means voting for phony politicians.. We already realize that the country is lost.  America doesn’t break promises.  We borrow money to keep them.  America doesn’t cancel programs.  We “reform” them.  America is broke and without significant change…you know, the kind of change that starts revolutions, there is no hope for our country.  When you hear the words “Repeal and Replace”, it means the “Same Ole Same Ole”.  It’s still a government program that costs money.  When you hear politicians afraid of creating a trade war, it means “I like foreign workers”.  When you hear “legal status”, it means “I like foreign workers”.  It means what Donald Trump says about politicians being all talk and no action. Action is building a wall and not giving a damn who it offends.  Action is creating a trade war for the sake of fair trade and not caring about the Global Economic repercussions.  Action is realizing that America is dying and unless we start making some painful choices, we will be unable to be resuscitated.  Action is pissing people off in the short term to have a positive uniting effect in the long term.

The hardcore Trump supporters understand this.  They understand it so well, that it doesn’t matter what Limbaugh says, even if he is right 99.8% of the time.  So say what you will about Trump.  I ask you simply to become a realist for this one issue alone in regards to voting for Trump.  If it’s anyone but Trump…we will stay home.  All 15 Million of us…

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Original Article By: Adam Lankford February 26, 2016