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2022

Change is a constant in my life. Like most struggling to figure out what it is they want to do and who they want to do it for in 2021, I changed course. Again. Turns out the Insurance Industry is not a nice place to work. I do NOT appreciate the multi-level marketing aspect of ALL insurance sales. I cannot represent a product nor a company that is not always giving its best for every customer. The unnecessary layers involved in the insurance business is disgusting. Why on Earth should seniors have to pay for the commissions that make their policies unaffordable? Why should I have to get paid $476 dollars for a new policy? The multi-level marketing tactics are unacceptable. I know the only good that came from my time exploring this field, was learning how to protect myself and my family better. To know that unless the rep you are talking with is actually a broker who represents YOU the purchaser as opposed to that of the insurance company is a secret that many never learn.

So now that I have that out of my system, let me explain what I am up to now. This year is about me. I am working to make connections that count. I want to be happy in my work. I want to be part of something that is good, a project that helps others. I want to be a part of the GIVE Society. To GIVE you must be free and to be free, you must cut out the middleman. This has always been part of my life goals. I have had several small businesses but all have had some entity required to oversee my efforts. I am done with that. This year I am helping creatives monetize. I am helping myself do the same through many independent projects. But I am giving back. I am on a mission to help creatives in any way I can and if I can do it for free, I am all in.

I will write a post about this soon. In the meantime, I am writing about my progress in helping market a debut SFF indie author. Check out my blog for updates and please subscribe to get updates about new posts. Sending you good positive energy and the power to change your every day.

2021

It’s 2021 and time to update this page. Much has happened since 2019. I closed my business (The Sound Staffing, Inc.), moved from Seattle to Nashville, took on jobs during COVID to keep an income when businesses were sending employees home. Hiring was the last thing on their minds. My staffing and recruiting agency didn’t make it and I moved on.

In 2021 I decided to pursue insurance licensing and am now a licensed Life, Accident and Health insurance agent. I’ve also started to recruit again and forgot how much I enjoyed the thrill of the right placement! I guess for all that I love about HR, Business, and Employment law, I’ve got sales in my blood and it keeps resurfacing in my life. My father was am Electrolux salesman for decades, that should explain some of it.

I love to learn. I love new information and old information, books, journals, and learning about people. I believe that knowledge is power.

I like to live near large bodies of water and places that do not require shoveling snow for survival.

I have a formal advanced education and massive unforgiving student loan debt.

I am a lifelong learner. Current daily reading interests include USDOL WHD, FLSA, FMLA, HR Analytics, HR Technology, SHRM, CPC, Statistics, R Programming, RStudio, Analytics, RStudio with ggplot2 and dplyr. Anything from R-bloggers. AI and how it relates to the World of Work. Management (theory both old and new). Also online learning from Udemy, Coursera, Lynda.com, Ed2Go, and Edureka. Also, Kindle Direct Publishing for self-publishing news and trends.

I completed an MBA in HR Management July 2015 from Excelsior College. I also have a BS in Business, Management, and Economics with a concentration in Information Systems from SUNY Empire State College. I have a 6-month certificate in HIT, the Health Information Technology, Practice Work Flow and Information Management Redesign Specialist program from the University of Hawaii Community Colleges. I studied Ray Optics for a stint and I taught myself how to sew, cook, garden, budget, and DIY like nobody’s business. I have become a logistics pro at moving a family across time zones.

I challenged myself to learn WordPress, Podcasting, Shopping Carts, Small Business Marketing, Amazon Seller (FBA), Shopify, eBay, FaceBook marketing, and USPTO.  I have an insatiable need to learn as much as I can (because you don’t know what you don’t know) and continuously strive to make things better.

To learn more about some of the businesses I’ve created, visit my Business page. Want to talk business? Hey, shoot me an email. I love a good idea chat. I love talking to entrepreneurs. What is your vision? What are you doing to move it forward? Are you doing more doing than planning?

Heidi

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