Wednesday, July 11, 2012


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) - "The 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 remaining or former 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!

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 for 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 The top-down management approach is ineffective and the marketing approach of many businesses is outdated.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.

But it doesn't really 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 becoming 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, recover and change your life.

Please join me by following The Rust Belt Chronicles as together- we will make a difference!

Until We Meet Again,
 Jim Carver Author: The Legacy of David A. Wells- The Lexington High School “Band of Gold”
Something Meaningful that Matters!


  1. Thank you so much.I appreciate you checking out my blog and being my first comment! Take Care, Jim

  2. Check out my website:

    Not much traffic. My site is more of a story telling then motivational. Good luch on your site.


    1. Bruce, Nice site! So your the one who has ownership of the name I wanted. LOL. Oh well, such is life. Thanks for checking my site out and telling your stories! Jim Carver

  3. it doesn't really 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.

    Public Relations

    1. Excellent observation Stephan! Thanks for stopping by and chiming in. Jim