Unfortunately Julie, side hustles, or whatever they are called today (what day is it?) are always about people wanting/believing they can make money easily and without hard work and commitment!

This attitude is as old as the hills, I can remember, back in my youth, seeing the adverts for "working from home" "make £1000 a week addressing envelopes" small ads, preying on the lazy and vulnerable, and still it goes on today.

There's no such thing as a "quick buck", but I guess people will never learn as such, so there's always people to prey on.

Let's face it, Medium is only successful because it plays that game! The most successful writers clickbate their readers with "easy money from writing" headlines, most blatently lying about their income to trap the naive.

It's a criminal shame, but hey, that's life!

I wrote about it here:

https://medium.com/be-unique/im-so-excited-i-m-gonna-make-a-fortune-i-hope-9c5a079dec4b


Self Improvement

And it’s the ultimate power for success in life

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How do you quantify success?

Perhaps you want to get to the top of your profession or career, be a great leader, the best Mother, Father, Husband or Wife you can be, or simply be one of those people that others like and respect?

Whatever your ambition in life, there is one skill that runs paramount to its success — the skill to communicate!

Think about it. We are surrounded by people, pretty much all the time. We interact with them at home, at work and at play, whatever we are doing, even when we are on our own!


Business

Get ready now, there’s no time to wait!

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It’s been a tough and torrid year! Many will see their world falling down around them. The businesses they have built over the years crumbling and seemingly disappearing.

But, here’s the thing. We all know after every storm the sun comes out, every challenge creates opportunities, every restriction of supply leads to pent up desire to buy.

To survive this crisis we need to be strong and brave. We need to get back to basics — and we need to get started now!

Creating and running a successful business is challenging at the best of times. After all, there are…


Writing

And our first writers award goes to………………

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Every month Youmeus editors like to choose one special writer as our ‘Writer of The Month’, and for March 2021 we have chosen:

Please be upstanding for, (Fanfare trumpets)

Synthia S.

SynthiaS. is a Canadian Writer & Researcher | Aspiring Therapist | Crisis Responder | Writing about mental health, psychology, etc.

Although she started writing on Medium only recently, at the beginning of this year indeed, her stats already bear testament of her dedication, hard work, and writing quality, and we were delighted to welcome her to Youmeus in February.

The Youmeus ‘Writer of the Month’ is a writer who…


Communication

Turns out, teaching kids to be nice people is not so complicated.

Please Don’t sell My Artwork AS IS from Pixabay

Ok, why is a seventy something man character like me watching a romantic film about a mistreated teenager?

I would like to say there was some higher motive, but I have to admit, it was more to do with lockdown and boredom, a bottle of red, and a roaring wood fire on a cold day.

Well, that’s how it started out. It finished though, in a revelation!

Please bear with me while I explain?

It’s all to do with our first seven years.

Give me a child for 7 years and I’ll give you the man.

Aristotle

You see, I’ve been teaching people to communicate for several decades, mostly…


Self Communication

Honestly, it’s a real gift horse!

Image by Susanne Jutzeler, suju-foto from Pixabay

The guy on the video said it’s so easy, anyone can do it! He said I deserve it and I owe it to my family! But I had to act quickly to take advantage of the opportunity. I mean, they’re giving a 90% discount and a whole list of special promotions and bonuses. All very limited and only available because of the pandemic!

Just think of it — 90% discount! Unbelievable, or what!

Actually, it is unbelievable, isn’t it?

Maybe I should have looked the gift horse in the mouth?

Cynical selling of easy fortunes is not a new past-time, sales tricksters have been amongst us for centuries.

The idiom, a…


Writing

We love to recognise outstanding value for our readers!

Youmeus is the publication dedicated to helping our readers enjoy the rewards of truly effective communication in Love, Life and Business.

We’re on the lookout for the best effective communicators to bring their thoughts and worldly experience to our publication, and we like to make it a little interesting!

Every month one special story is chosen as our featured article and gets a little extra! One month in top position on our front page — and a prize of $50 for the writer!

The featured article award will be chosen from the following articles:

  1. The article writer must have submitted and had published a minimum of two articles in the calender month.
  2. The article is chosen from previously unpublished articles only.
  3. The article will be judged as providing valuable knowledge for Youmeus readers.
  4. The…

The longer you wait, the harder it will be!

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There’s one thing you can do better than anyone else, talk to yourself!

The power to love life lives inside you, and only you can give it a free voice, make it prominent, protect it from outside influence and give it power to control your life!

Now, more than ever, we need to awaken that voice. Look forward to a great life, be in a happy place again.

https://medium.com/youmeus/why-the-voice-in-your-head-will-sabotage-or-save-you-8911bbfff64f

Love:

Love where you are. Love when you are. Love why you are. Love what you are. Love who you are. Love what you do. Love who you are with. Love what…


Self Communication

Those leading to answers you actually want!

Image by Tumisu from Pixabay

Questions are a powerful communication tool — possibly the most powerful! However, the effectiveness of our questions relies heavily on the quality!

We use questions all the time, but how many of us think of questioning as a skill that can be developed and perfected as a specific part of our communications processes?

If we compare an average use of questions with that of professionals, like lawyers and doctors, it’s easy to see the difference in quality. Important decisions they make rely on the information they gather, they understand therefore, the quality of answers depend upon quality of questions.

If…


How would you like to be an editor for Youmeus?

A couple of months into launching our new publication, Youmeus, we are looking for some special people to help us…

Will Offen

Writer & Coach of Communication for Love, Life & Business. Editor of Youmeus, dedicated to Human Interaction . Follow here: https://medium.com/youmeus.

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