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5 Things My Manager Did That Helped Us Work Effectively At Home

5 Things My Manager Did That Helped Us Work Effectively At Home

Working from home can be challenging.

No one was prepared for the changes in our routines that the Coronavirus caused. My new manager did the next best thing. He moved faster than others in getting us ready for what is now the “new normal.” My office has been working effectively from home for two months now. We are part of a larger government entity that is part of the national defense department.  From the seat of the new guy in the office, here’s what I saw.

The most important thing my manager did was:

(1)  assign us tasks that we could effectively accomplish remotely. To do this as a manager you must know the jobs, responsibility and potential of your team.

(2) prepared for the confusion that was to come.  He  did not wait to be told by his managers how to take care of his team.

(3) revised our processes.

(4) made rituals.

As the newest member of our team, he prompted me to take training on the security ramifications of working outside the office. He found out the right equipment I would need to connect with the team. He identified what we were going to need, what was expected from his managers, and filled in the gaps. There were a bunch of tools available and as security concerns came up he paid close attention to the best practices.

“Through effective listening during senior staff meetings, while watching national and local news on the hour, I leaned on my 30-plus years of experience and quickly determined that I needed to set my team up to successfully work from home,” said Ron Young. “Our team could not have been successful without each member quickly buying in to the process as it evolved.”

He solicited frequent feedback from our team about how things are going and what we could do to better enable our processes. He set clear objectives and emphasized why we were going in this direction. He assigned responsibilities based on the strengths of the team.

But wait there is more.

Early on he established and maintained trust and accountability with us. We have our own remote, short “stand-up” meetings a couple of times a week.

We are required to check in on the hour. Even if in my case, the new guy that doesn’t know all the ends and out of the office, checks in with the team with one of my “dumb jokes.”

“Our success is due to the outstanding professionals on the team,” Young said. “It might take a few months after we return to the office for the ‘new guy’ to fully understand how he helped the long-serving members of the team. Without much time to get to know us personally while in the office, once he began working from home he relied on his interpersonal strengths by using humor throughout the day, while reminding us to stay focused on our families well-being and to not forget how the world is affected by the virus.”

In the government environment there is often a requirement to handle classified information that cannot be done remotely. He established a team to go into our old workspace to do the necessary tasks on a fair schedule. While some things are time sensitive, he is managing that by personally attending to what is required.

“Decisiveness is the one word that makes a good manager.” – Lee Iacocca

Here are the five things you can do if you are a manager.

  1. Plan
  2. Prepare your Team
  3. Find and Use the right tools
  4. Set clear objectives
  5. Maintain trust and communication

 

I hope you are staying healthy and safe during this season of uncertainty. If you are working from home help your office mates with whatever is missing. Be whatever your team needs to succeed. We can make it.

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Pastor and a Porn Star

Pastor and a Porn Star

This story was too strange not to share it on Indian Motorcycle Radio.

Pornography is older than podcasting by a million years. It is frowned upon by many openly that have consumed it in secret. Pornography is a moral issue for some, but not everybody. Some believe it is a health issue. How pornography is used and within what context can determine how helpful or hurtful it can be to any one individual or relationship. It can be addictive. It can mean that you are depressed, and need to talk to someone professionally. This is the story that taught me something I had never realized before and put some others things in context for me. What happened when a pastor speaks to a famous porn actress on his podcast?

I’ve been podcasting for twelve years. I attend a lot of podcasting conferences and events to learn. Podcasters have a community where we share equipment, tips, tricks, best practices and marketing information. We are all trying to do better with what we have.

It’s our art. It’s our craft, man!

One day, about six years ago, my podcast mentor said that he was scanning the podisphere for new shows and saw that former Porn star, Ginger Lynn has just started podcasting but didn’t have all the right links and tags displayed in iTunes. My buddy said it was going to hurt her in the long run. The name struck a bell with me. She was a hot blonde from the 80’s that was a displayed expertly on the cover of VHS tapes they used to keep in the back room of the video renting place.in my neighborhood. Back in the day, 18-25 years old,

I thought “OOOH MAMA.”

I’m just keeping it real.

 

Well, I went to the website and hit the contact button. I found an email and the next thing I know I am talking to Ginger Lynn. I shared with her all the things my mentor had mentioned that were wrong and how she could better her show. She was like the woman next door. Honest, humble and didn’t judge me for being a Christian pastor. I admitted to her that we were the same age and that I had seen one or two of her videos in our youth. You know what happened next?

She shared some personal stuff and I told her that if she ever needed to talk to someone I was here. In Christian talk, I witnessed to her, and said if she needed a pastor, call me. Something about this call was different though. You know when you, well maybe not you are judging someone and then you realize you got just as much dirt to hide as the next person you shut up.

I’m glad I got to speak with her. It taught me something.

My faith is built around the belief that we are all less than perfect. We have all sin and still do. I realized that some stay where they are because the perfect people make it so hard for them to talk. Not you. I have spoken to drug addicts, sex addicts, coffee addicts, alcoholics, liars, murderers, and probably a host of things they never confided in me about. But here I was. It made me readjust my collar. I looked in the mirror.

Sin is breaking the Law of God.  1 John 3:4 says, “Sin is lawlessness.” Sin is a transgression, an iniquity, an unrighteous act.  Sin is a deviation from the will of God.  It is a form of evildoing since it is in opposition to God’s decrees and desires. Sin is not a merely a deficiency. It is an open rebellion and disobedience to what God has declared is right.  Sin can only be properly understood in relationship to God since God is the holy one (1 Peter 1:16) and all sin is unholy. God’s standard of moral perfection is what we are all obligated to obey and when we do not, we have sinned.

Everyone commits sin

Every person who’s ever lived, except for Jesus (1 Pet. 2:22), commits sin. This is because when Adam sinned in the garden of Eden, we inherited his sinful nature. This is why the Bible says that sin entered the world through one man, Adam. (Rom. 5:12) Furthermore, we are by nature children of wrath (Eph. 2:3).

 

Again, what is sin?

Sin is doing that which is contrary to the revealed will of God. It’s plain and simple.  If God says “Do not lie” and you lie, then you have broken His law and sinned.

There are two main reasons for not feeling the conviction of the Holy Spirit when a person sins. One is that the person is not born-again, and the Holy Spirit is not indwelling him. Therefore, he would not feel the conviction that the Spirit of God brings.

Here’s what I have found out personally about porn. If our bodies are temples or vessels that can contain the Holy Spirit, it can be polluted. It can become full of trash. Porn and the Holy Spirit don’t dwell in the same vessels. You set yourself up for failure, abandonment, the feeling of emptiness when you secretly or openly invite that into you. Your vessel is empty and can be inhabited by other spirits and entities.

So, I have learned that I have to be careful what I allow into my mind, body and soul.  We should not use our weakness in the flesh as a justification or excuse to do that which is against God.  We are made new creatures (2 Corinthians 5:17), and as such we have been bought with a great price — the blood of God (Acts 20:28) — and we should act in a manner consistent with our redemption.  We’re not to abide in sin or seek it, but when we do sin we have someone we can turn to who will cleanse us.

Just as this sidetracked podcast may have unintentionally turned into a preaching moment, it was intentioned by God, to help someone.

Back to the story. The first time I aired this podcast, I had a good guy berate me on how wrong I was to talk to Ms Ginger. I was shocked at first. Then I was hurt. You will hear in our conversation that she could be your neighbor. That is what I mean about adjusting my collar. I had to check my own prejudices, judgments. I have no hell to put you in or a heaven to kick you out of. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the Judge.

The Old Testament contains the Law of God.  It is a perfect standard because it is God’s standard.  When we fail to keep the law, we sin.  When we sin, we offend God.  This offense against God results in a judgment.  Laws are laws because they have penalties.  There is no law without a penalty.  Therefore, breaking God’s law brings judgment which is separation from God.  “But your sins have made a separation between you and your God,” (Isaiah 59:2).  And, “the wages of sin is death . . . ” (Rom. 6:23).  So, to sin, to break God’s law, results in judgment.  The judgment is known as damnation which is the righteous judgment of God upon the sinner.  If God did not judge the sinner, then He is not upholding His holiness; and he would be allowing sinners to go unpunished.

I am still working on my salvation with fear and trembling. I am still studying and learning the Word of God so that I may rightly share it with the people God has put in front of me. I’ll understand if you don’t agree with me.

Most don’t go to church.

So now you will hear a conversation with a porno star. One who has done just about everything you can do and still live. She has survived thus far. We must be extremely careful as Christians to apply moral judgments with equity, non-partiality, love, and truth. Moral judgments without compassion and mercy become immoral in themselves. This is why we are to keep our eyes on Jesus who is the judge and the standard of righteousness. We must keep our eyes on his words and his deeds and emulate him. Jesus forgave, was patient, taught, and healed.  His words were not simple moral statements.  They were manifested by his life and loving character.

That’s how I got to Ms. Ginger. That is what transpired after I first aired this thing. I learned a lot from the conversation.

Ephesians 1:11 says that God works all things after the counsel of his will. This means that everything that occurs in your life, all your free will decisions, all your choices, all your intentions, all your mistakes, all your sins, etc. work within the divine knowledge and will of God. Nothing is outside the scope of God’s knowledge, and no one can do anything that surprises God.

Ain’t that something?

Can I get an Amen somebody?

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Goal Setting with a Indian Motorcycle Podcast

Goal Setting with a Indian Motorcycle Podcast

What I Did On My Spring Vacation

The coronavirus pandemic is challenging enough.  I decided to make one of my goals to create a motorcycle podcast that in the process would help me get better at goal setting and give me a win. The show is about Indian Motorcycles and the community that loves them. The Indian Motorcycle has been an iconic American brand for more than a century, and it still resonates among older motorcyclists. That is my jam!

 

first episode

If you have never had good fortune at goal setting follow me on this and I’ll explain how I am working it. I am using what is called S.M.A.R.T.E.R. template for goal setting. There are hundreds of talking heads and motivational speakers that mention this. Look it up on YouTube after you read this and see if it makes more sense to you.

A  S.M.A.R.T. goal is one of those terms you have to know if your job requires you to write your achievements and accomplishments at the end of a reporting period. It’s good to know because without goals I don’t finish projects. I lose focus. This is my “why.” We all know about those pesky New Years Resolutions. If you have goals here is what I am using to succeed with the podcast.

S.M.A.R.T.E.R

  1. Specific
  2. Measurable
  3. Actionable
  4. Relatable
  5. Time
  6. Evaluate
  7. Reward

 

The main thing about making a good goal for yourself is that it has to be something that makes you want to get out of bed in the morning. It has to inspire you. It has to motivate you. Right now, I don’t own an Indian Motorcycle. I have test ridden a couple and talked to several salesman. I learned for myself that they are at the top of the food chain. Its a high quality American made motorcycle that rivals Harley Davidson with a cult like following. I like talking about it. I like the community that has them. If I do this well, I could end up being sponsored by the company or maybe get invited to the factory for a tour, a test ride or maybe even get a free bike. [fat chance there, but I keep hope alive]. Either way these goals inspire me.

Specifics

And now the specifics. This is about Indian Motorcycles and not every other bike. This is using the power of niche marketing. I found a Facebook community that let me in with over 9000 and growing members. A good goal has to be specific. I know why I failed. It “pod-faded” when I tried to include all motorcycles, trikes, quads and whatever four years ago. I have to overcome the “curse of familiarity.” I lost momentum the last time.

Measureable

To make this podcast successful it has to measurable. It has nothing to do with the microphone, the album art, the hosting service although I have twelve years experience producing podcast and know the best practices. Publishing a show online gives me metrics. Talking to the guys that ride, give me feedback, input and a sense of where I need to go. I am constantly measuring. When I entered the Facebook group, I decided if I could get could get 3 percent of the folks in it to download the show I would keep going. What is 3% of 8900?

Actionable

To make this podcast good I need action steps. I have to know my audience. I have to do this to get where I want to go. If I have to “Start Ugly,” I will and did. I wasn’t and still not sure the company isn’t going to hammer me from using their name. I am prepared to change it if I have to though. I had to overcome my fear of failure, the unknown and over analysis. I decided to invest in myself. To create a really good podcast it’s gonna cost me about 100 bucks a month and that’s to keep up with social media for graphics, for hosting, software upgrades and a host of new things that pop up to help me promote the show. It was going to be risky, yes.

Relateable

At this stage in my life, and my experience in motorcycling, podcasting and marketing, I believe I can make this work.  I identify with my audience.  I know motorcyclist.  I know podcasting.  Over the years, jobs and positions that motorcycle enthusiast (bikers) are in have been my largest friends base.  I have been a protector all of my life.  I am known internationally as the Black Man With a Gun.  I had a website with that URL since 2000 and published my first book with that title that year.  I know is how to push through.  I know how to keep my internal motivation and focus when the external elements beat you down.  What I have is a good grasp on is the mental preparation and mindset needed to fight one more round. 

I am in this target market.  This niche is my community.  It is what Seth Godin wrote about in Tribes.  I’m looking for the tribe to support my show.  My tribe will become super fans that consume all of my content as soon as I put it out and will “quickly” tell me if there is a type-o, glitch or shortcoming in my content so I can fix it.  Unlike those that just like to find fault, these fans are easy on my ego, and seek to make me better.  It is like having your brother and sister review your blog or podcast.  That is the kind of “love” you get when you identify your niche.  One of the benefits of identifying your niche is that you can grow this garden of super fans that help you succeed. 

“You don’t win with X’s and O’s. What you win with is people.”
– Joe Gibbs 

Here are three things a niche podcast can do.  (I am adding this for me to remember later.)

  1. Niche Podcasting allows you to solve certain problems for specific people. 
  2. Niche Podcasting makes it easier to define your target audience so that you can know where to find them. 
  3. Niche Podcast allows for you to tap into a more loyal and highly engaged audience.  

 

Timely

A good goal has a timeline. I was going to create a weekly show. I would know after 1 month, if “the juice was worth the squeeze.” I can read the numbers of downloaded episodes and track my weekly statistics.

Evaluate

These elements help me Evaluate how I am doing. Feedback is crucial in goal setting. I have learned you have to ask a lot of questions to get just a few answers. Most people don’t respond unless it is a hot button for them. Hot button issues and thoughts also are key things to think about when making content for the show. I look for both evergreen and hot button topics. When I remember that is.

Reward

The reward portion of this goal setting endeavor is both in the process and the product. I am asking businesses to consider sponsoring the show that doesn’t even have 1000 subscribers yet because of the potential. The “big ask” is also a big goal. It prepares me to ask the subscriber to fund the podcast. When I get enough subscribers to cover the $100 a month I am putting into making the show, its a milestone. I like the dopamine feeling of seeing someone that just donated $5 through https://www.buymeacoffee.com/motorcycles .

All success in life is basically task completion. When I finish and episode, I feel better. When I get feedback, I feel better. When I get positive feedback, a share and someone donates, it motivates me to go on a little further.

The lockdown has kept many of us home but my spirit is free to create, engage, and make things happen. I’m learning about this incredible product and I don’t even own one yet. I am become a brand ambassador without the pay. There’s a 2005 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Standard in the garage that I was saving for my son. It may be a trade in. My goals are to have a successful podcast with 1000 raving fans, in a community I like to be in, among people that get my jokes, like my voice and the content I am putting down. I have a chance to work with a company that is doing great things. I’m one of those guys that would own a biker bar and blues club if I had the money. This is the next best thing for me.

“Losers focus on what they are going through while champions focus on what they are going to.”

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Broken Relationships

Broken Relationships

Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.

 

Is your heart broken? Is your relationship busted? If it is I have some suggestions for how to deal with it on this episode.  If you can relate, what you can do to get through this.
 
 
Relationships break when both partners don’t want the same things.
 
Relationships break when there are underlying hidden issues that sabotage every chance to connect.
 
Relationships break when one is not accepting responsibility for their words or actions.
 
Relationships break when you’re walking around on eggshells and they find fault with everything you do. 
 
Relationships break when there is no trust.
 
Relationships break when you look forward to them not being with you.   
 

8 Reasons It May Be Time to Move On

  1. You find everything your partner does to be irritating 
  2. Your conversations end up being very abusive
  3. You’re always finding faults with one another
  4. You’re walking on eggshells around one another
  5. You no longer feel like yourself around your partner 
  6. You don’t turn to your partner when there’s a problem
  7. You behave like you’re still single
  8. You find it impossible to have a connection

 

 

So how do you move on?

 

 

  • Cut off contact. ( but don’t Ghost them.)
  • Let go of the fantasy
  • Make peace with the past
  • Know it is OK to still love them
  • Love yourself more

 

 

 
Nothing can keep you from a happier future than a gaping relationship wound. I’ve all been there: Experiencing good love gone bad is painful. It doesn’t really matter what the circumstances were, or who was right and who was wrong. Pain is pain.  The bottom line is that it hurts and that the pain is preventing you from moving forward. Time is the best healer, but here are five things to help you. 
 
 
 
We need relationships with others to see ourselves more clearly. Every relationship we have reflects back to us what we are putting out into the world. Know that a relationship isn’t a failure just because it ended. If you grew as a person and learned something to move your life forward, then it served a purpose and was truly a success.
 
 

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Not Accepting Guest Post

Not Accepting Guest Post

If you haven’t posted on this site before and claim to be the marketing manager, writer, blogger or SEO consultant in charge of finding websites that have been around awhile and can give you great link juice, I am not interested. I am also not interested in sponsoring links from existing post. I am not interested in your offers to pay me nor links to casinos, gambling sites, porn, dating or anti-freedom organizations.

This url has been around since 1999. It has had its ups and downs. I lost most of the content a few years ago when I was unsure if I was going to keep it. I’ve lost many URLs like that. Domains that are being held hostage by foreign brand squatters.

I will accept guest post from my friends, known members of the Second Amendment community, and folks that have interacted with me on the podcast or this blog. Even if you are pro-2A and I don’t know you, NO.

If I were to publish your post the main focus of the article should be to inform or inspire my audience. I maintain the right to lightly edit your article (mostly for spelling, grammar, and formatting) and to choose a post title that I feel best fits my blog and audience. And I maintain the right to reject submissions or to request that you revise & resubmit to better tailor the article to my audience.

To all the rest,

Get Off My Lawn.

If you receive a link to this post, then I am not interested.

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
When Everything is Going Your Way, You’re In The Wrong Lane

When Everything is Going Your Way, You’re In The Wrong Lane

Yesterday some one from Viet Nam was trying to access my gmail account.  Google alerted me several times that someone not from where I live was doing this.  I changed my password and it stopped, for now.  Why should you care?
I use that account for Video conferencing and online platforms.
Some VTC software companies may not have the user’s best interest in mind.  I just heard that a  well-known VTC company is currently being sued for allegedly selling user data to third parties, including a popular social media company. According to the lawsuit, a VTC company has provided the third-party with customer information, including details of the device used.
Like all online accounts, it’s important to use complex passwords coupled with two-factor authentication, even though it is a pain. The majority of online platforms offer two-factor authentication in the form of SMS text messages or even through the use of an Authenticator App. Additionally, it’s important to never use the same password for all your accounts.
I am not sure which company my friends were referring to but if you are using a FREE service to broadcast, stream or post, those companies may sell your information.  Nothing is really free my friends.  The threat is real.
Remember, when everything is coming your way, you are in the wrong lane.
Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
How Does It Feel to Be Right?

How Does It Feel to Be Right?

The Coronavirus has made it obvious that gun owners were not crazy. We were right to prepare for emergencies. You can see the foolishness of our neighbors now. The panic is as real as the pandemic. People are hoarding stuff they can’t eat, or use.

Gun stores are doing good still. They are still making a profit. Non gun owners are finding out what we already knew about gun laws, waiting periods and common sense. You were right. You bought your arms and ammo before the government shut it down. Before the price gouging. Before the toilet paper flew off the shelves. How does it feel now to be right?

Now what do you do.

Be vigilant that is what. You can’t eat ammo but make sure you have adequate stores of basics so that you can make meals too. Be operationally aware so you don’t tell folks what you have online (anymore than you already have). Some of us have shared too much. You know who you are. Be smarter.

Take the time to explain to your family the next steps. They may listen now. Turn off those celebrities that are easy on the eyes but bad for your soul. Take the time to reconnect, refocus and refresh.

What’s new

I’ve been working on the passion project I call Game Changers. I’v’e met too many good men going through the same trials as I have and I want to help as many as listen to do better.
Supporting Men. Fatherhood. Family.

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKLa_hk7pOx6O78a3kvmV1w

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KBgamechangers

Instagram: https://instagram.com/kenn.live

https://Blog.kennsgamechangers.com

This new podcast is for real men, sharing stories, wisdom and laughs as we talk about the joys and pains of fatherhood and life in general. I’m still talking about guns and the Second Amendment. My focus is on supporting our families and helping you remember why we fight and who we are fighting for. We aren’t making excuses or asking for permission.

I love being a dad. It’s made me a better man. I believe that being a dad is one of the most rewarding aspects of a man’s life.

“When you know better, you can do better.”

I am still using the Patreon.com/blackmanwithagun for sponsorship. If you can, please.

You can support the show at https://support.kennspodcast.com

In a world of players, why not be a game changer?

 

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
Conversation with the host of WarriorCast

Conversation with the host of WarriorCast

Host of Warriorcast.com 
This is a casual conversation with Kenneth Blanchard, II, the host of the Warriorcast podcast. He has been in the martial arts for over 20 years.  He is not the stereotypical gym rat.  Listen as we talk about combat sports, how he got started and what he thinks about the martial arts.
He is a college educated, home owner who’s passion can hurt you.  He is also into the photography of action figures, check out his instagram  @kickinkollector.  He’s a funny guy. A pleasure to be around. 
He got into podcasting to help develop his communication skills.  
I love this guy.  He makes me proud as a dad.  

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.
The Gun Owners’ Guide to Democrat Presidential Candidates

The Gun Owners’ Guide to Democrat Presidential Candidates

Are you ticked off about President Trump’s lack of support for the Second Amendment? Steamed that he banned bump stocks? Are you annoyed that he hasn’t signed executive orders repealing FOPA, GCA, NFA, and enacting nationwide constitutional carry? Maybe you’d like to teach him a lesson, and vote for a Democrat…but you can’t decide which candidate is the best choice for a no-compromise gun rights purist like yourself?

Hey…I’ve appointed enough conservative federal judges to overturn gun-control laws for a generation! (Including the bump stock ban.)

You’re in luck! Read on, and I’ll help you deduce which Democrat you can trust to respect the Second Amendment and protect your gun rights, all while making you feel better by sticking it to that bump-stock banning orange man! What follows is a list of Democrat candidates, their individualized positions on specific gun rights issues, for a simple compare and contrast guide to help you make your selection.

I don’t like (your) guns! Don’t be stupid!

First up is Michael Bloomberg:

  • Would ban private transfers without a background check. No private sales, loans, or gifts.

  • Would implement “red flag” laws, allowing confiscation of guns without due process.

  • Would ban the most commonly owned semiautomatic rifle in the country.

  • Would ban standard capacity magazines common to the majority of semiauto rifles and pistols in the country.

  • Would ban bump stocks.

  • Would appoint liberal judges.

 

I don’t like guns, except around my gulags!

Then comes Bernie Sanders:

  • Would ban private transfers without a background check. No private sales, loans, or gifts.

  • Would implement “red flag” laws, allowing confiscation of guns without due process.

  • Would ban the most commonly owned semiautomatic rifle in the country.

  • Would ban standard capacity magazines common to the majority of semiauto rifles and pistols in the country.

  • Would ban bump stocks.

  • Would appoint liberal judges.

 

Of course I don’t like guns. Not for you, anyway.

And then there’s Pete Buttegieg:

  • Would ban private transfers without a background check. No private sales, loans, or gifts.

  • Would implement “red flag” laws, allowing confiscation of guns without due process.

  • Would ban the most commonly owned semiautomatic rifle in the country.

  • Would ban standard capacity magazines common to the majority of semiauto rifles and pistols in the country.

  • Would ban bump stocks.

  • Would appoint liberal judges.

 

I don’t like guns just as much as the rest of them don’t like guns.

Next is Amy Klobuchar:

  • Would ban private transfers without a background check. No private sales, loans, or gifts.

  • Would implement “red flag” laws, allowing confiscation of guns without due process.

  • Would ban the most commonly owned semiautomatic rifle in the country.

  • Would ban standard capacity magazines common to the majority of semiauto rifles and pistols in the country.

  • Would ban bump stocks.

  • Would appoint liberal judges.

 

Do I like guns? Two words…Wounded Knee!

And then Elizabeth Warren:

  • Would ban private transfers without a background check. No private sales, loans, or gifts.

  • Would implement “red flag” laws, allowing confiscation of guns without due process.

  • Would ban the most commonly owned semiautomatic rifle in the country.

  • Would ban standard capacity magazines common to the majority of semiauto rifles and pistols in the country.

  • Would ban bump stocks.

  • Would appoint liberal judges.

 

I got your double barrel shotgun right here.

Then there’s Joe Biden:

  • Would ban private transfers without a background check. No private sales, loans, or gifts.

  • Would implement “red flag” laws, allowing confiscation of guns without due process.

  • Would ban the most commonly owned semiautomatic rifle in the country.

  • Would ban standard capacity magazines common to the majority of semiauto rifles and pistols in the country.

  • Would ban bump stocks.

  • Would appoint liberal judges.

 

This is NOT a finger gun! Don’t like ‘em!

And don’t forget Tom Steyer:

  • Would ban private transfers without a background check. No private sales, loans, or gifts.

  • Would implement “red flag” laws, allowing confiscation of guns without due process.

  • Would ban the most commonly owned semiautomatic rifle in the country.

  • Would ban standard capacity magazines common to the majority of semiauto rifles and pistols in the country.

  • Would ban bump stocks.

  • Would appoint liberal judges.

There you go. That should make it pretty easy for any voter who values the Second Amendment to decide which Democrat is the best choice for gun owners in 2020. None of them!

USAJOBS ADVICE

USAJOBS ADVICE

Looking for a government job? 

Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before… Phil 3:13


When I was unemployed.  Looking desperately for a good government job, I was crushed by how many jobs I put in for without hearing anything.  I was convinced USAJOBS was the devil.  I found out later that there are ways to do it better.
Have you ever tried to get a position through USAJOBS?  It isn’t easy but not impossible.  After 7 years, I finally got one of my resumes through the gauntlet.  It wasn’t luck or a celestial event.  Someone gave me advice.  I want to share some of that with you. 
When you start or restart, create a professional profile for yourself.  You email address should not be anything but your name.  You will be judged later by RUMPSHAKER-123@ mail.com for sure. The key word here is professional. 

Pay Attention to the Announcement


Make sure you see how the supporting documents can/should be submitted.  Success is not in the number of resumes you send out, but in how thoroughly you address the employer’s needs and show your value in each submission.
In reviewing the basic qualifications and the job description – if you do NOT have similar types of duties, which make use of similar knowledge/skill/ability then you will not be considered for the position.
Don’t lie if you don’t meet all of the requirements.  If you meet the basic qualifications but not the specialized experience, you will likely not be rated as well qualified by the HR team.  Don’t dishonestly claim something you didn’t do or a skill you don’t have.

About that Resume


Match the language used in the posting. Do NOT spell out numbers (i.e., “ten” vs. “10”), even for small numbers. Get the dates right.  This is important when HR is determining whether or not you have the 1 year of specialized experience (if that is part of the qualification requirements). Be thorough in your description of job duties for each position on your resume. HR can NOT ‘guess’ or ‘assume’ or ‘give you the benefit of doubt’ that you have the knowledge/skill/ability to do the job that is being advertised.
A typical federal resume is 4-6 pages. Make good use of your resume “real estate;” everything on your resume should be focused on the job you are applying for. Anything else should be eliminated. Ten years is the main focus. You are not likely to achieve success when applying for federal jobs with a 1-2-page resume. 
Success is not in the number of resumes you send out, but in how thoroughly you address the employer’s needs and show your value.  Don’t use full sentences, but start a phrase with a verb.

For the majority of the assessment questions, if you can say expert or near expert, when relevant, do it.  But be able to back it up in your text afterwards. (i.e., examples)

You have the opportunity to save five resumes in USAJOBS.  Use it.  Do not submit the same resume for every opportunity. It may be easy but by using a cookie-cutter resume, you’ll make the same mistakes.  
And finally, don’t give up.

If it doesn’t open, it’s not your door.

I finally got that good government cheddar in November.  I hope this helps you.

Check out these podcast:  Black Man With A Gun Show ,  Speak Life church , and  Indian Motorcycle radio  The Books, Kenn has written.

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