Westinghouse- During the Industrial Age. Photo used courstesy of tootao.

Westinghouse- During the Industrial Age. Photo used courstesy of tootao.


The Rust Belt Chronicles is a result of witnessing, watching and learning the habits of the Industrial Age mindset. The years of going from a boom town to perhaps the new (move over Youngstown, Ohio)- “Rust Belt Capital of the World” in sunny Mansfield, Ohio has taught me not to accept the rerun of “Ground Hog Day” from the rust belt theater.

The mindset isn’t limited to the factory employees. Over the years, it has extended itself throughout various institutions, corporations, and businesses rewarding those: that don’t question authority, are unable to think for themselves and strive to be a “cog in a wheel” and nothing more!

Westinghouse- After the Industrial Age. Photo used courtesy of: Todd Hart.

Westinghouse- After the Industrial Age. Photo used courtesy of: Todd Hart.

Except these days, there is no gold watch. Instead you are laid-off, downsized, outsourced, or re-structured. Oh, by the way; all those years of being compliant, following the manual, and accepting mediocrity basically qualifies you for a job in food service.The Rust Belt Chronicles is also directed at CEO’s, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Senior Management, directors, supervisors, business owners, public relations, marketing, and human resources(?) personnel.

It’s not 1959- the old rules of marketing, public relations and employee treatment have changed. The top-down management approach is ineffective and the marketing approach of many businesses is outdated. It’s time to change how we manage and do business.

What was once a blessing- is now a curse for many people living in the Rust Belt.

It doesn’t matter where you live- when it comes to the Industrial Age. We are all in the same wagon train. The American dream has changed profusely.

We sense the frustration in dealing with something you don’t understand or was never mentioned at school. That total feeling of futility and not knowing what to do next. Perhaps you’re laid-off, jobless, hopeless, tired of being a “cog in the wheel”, mentally beat-down, emotionally drained and verbally abused or bullied.

The Rust Belt Chronicles is about:

  1. Evaluating your life and your goals.
  2. Discovering your passion to find the work you love.
  3. Thinking “outside-the-box.”
  4. The courage to conquer fear.
  5. Breaking down the barriers in the workplace.
  6. The power of social media marketing.
  7. Eliminating debt, so you can live like no one else.
  8. Starting your own business or become an entrepreneur.
  9. Doing something meaningful, that matters.
  10. Ending procrastination and doing it now!
  11. Giving you the personal tools to work with to achieve success.

Whether you are an employee, management or unemployed- we can turn this predicament around. The old days are gone. It’s time to move on and recover.

Please join me by following The Rust Belt Chronicles as togetherwe will make a difference!

****Photos used on this site are used courtesy of the original authors and in no way endorse The Rust Belt Chronicles or my work. Thank you.








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