From University To Happy EFT Coach in a Few Decades

Are you graduating in 2014 or sometime soon thereafter? Or maybe you know a youngster who could do with some practical advice? Perhaps you are even 22 at heart and starting all over again? If your answer is Yes to any of the above, then this article is for you.

Let me think back. Oh, if only … If I Were back in my 20s … With what I know now!

What do I know now that I wish I had known then? Well, the biggest insight that age and experience has given me is that when life gives you chances, grab them with both hands. For me personally, I had the chance to do an Honors degree in four years that had a one-year element of working in industry. Oh, how I wish I had taken that great offer up. Instead, I was in a 3-year Honors degree that to me was pure and in my opinion better. But people who had taken the four-year option had jobs waiting for them at the end, ease of getting into their Masters and PhDs, but I moved to a different part of London, which I thought was the better part, and moved to a university that had the faster course, and basically ended up in horrid accommodation which contributed to me becoming seriously ill for 25 years. So when I left University, my options were limited to work that I could fit around being ill. Only, I still was cocky and let go of many opportunities that could have been excellent to wait for the right one. But on the other hand, I soon accepted offers that were below my capabilities, and once you get stuck in that rut, you get labeled by the recruitment companies for that kind of job, and they end up playing safe by only putting you forward for the lesser jobs, because they are your experience.

You see, after graduation, I wanted to be a salesperson on the road. That was the second prize for not being able to be a scientist full-time due to illness. But, the recruitment agencies put me in an office-based telemarketing job after I had gone for an office-based sales job and messed it up. It took me a long time of doing the job the recruitment agents trapped me in before finally taking things into my own hands and calling one company after another until finally getting myself a job as a salesperson out on the road. Sometimes, that job changed into a mainly office-type job, but by then, I had plenty of experience, and I applied directly to companies for work in marketing with good pay. But the independence of being out on the road never left my blood, and I hankered for making it on my own somehow.

Somewhere along the line, I was introduced to holistic and alternative health to help me with my own health challenges. As I started to get better, I was introduced to …

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College Football Week # 13: Ohio Revisited

For the first time this season, I'm returning to a well that ran dry.

Back in Week 10, I took Frank Solich's Ohio University Bobcats, giving 6.5 points to Eastern Michigan. Alas, Ohio won 16-10. And I said: argh.

But I still love the story over in Athens. The Bobcats just clinched the MAC East, and will play Central Michigan for the overall MAC title next week. Just winning their division gave Ohio their first football title of any kind since 1968. All those people who thought the University of Nebraska were morons for dropping Solich after some pretty successful years can feel smart; In just his second season at the Bobcats' helm, Solich has led this program to heights not even Jim Grobe (currently winning raves as Wake Forest's head man) reached here in the late 1990s.

All that's left for the Bobcats before the title game is some unfinished business with their archrivals, Miami of Ohio.

This has not been much of a rivalry of late. The RedHawks have won six straight over the Bobcats, and 11 out of 12. But this season, the tables have turned. Miami (OH), a perennial MAC powerhouse over the past decade and the former home of Ben Roethlisberger, has suffered a bevy of injuries, and will post its first losing season since 1994: they're 2-9 overall, and 2-5 in the MAC. Meanwhile, Ohio is 8-3 overall and 6-1 in the conference, their first winning season since 2000. The Bobcats are a superior team, but the question is: with nothing but pride to play for, will Ohio rest its best players just six days away from the MAC title game?

Solich says no. He and the Bobcats want to win this game badly. Star running back Kelvin McRae has a six-game streak of 100+ yards rushing, and he wants it to continue. Ohio also has a four-game streak of preventing 10 points or fewer to opponents, and a six-game winning streak overall. And most importantly, there's the fact that this is a game against Miami, a school that's absolutely waxed the Bobcats over and over the past decade. Check out the last five scores: 38-7 (2005), 40-20 (2004), 49-31 (2003), 38-20 (2002), 36-24 (2001). If this really is going to be a dream season in Athens, Ohio University has to beat Miami of Ohio, and beat them soundly.

Even better, Ohio's strength, running the ball, matches up perfectly with Miami's greatest fatigue. The Bobcats average 148 yards rushing per game; the RedHawks allow 162 a game. What Miami has done best is stop the pass, but you will not see Ohio try and throw more than, say, 15 or 20 times all game. And while Miami is an extremely pass-happy offense (35 attempts per game), the Bobcats have allowed just 160 passing yards per game, second-best in the MAC and 12th-best in the nation. Solich's team dominates time of possession with its running game, rarely throws to the wide receivers, lets the quarterback …

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