I remember my grandmother’s kitchen cabinet, stacked with a lineup of white coffee cups. She would say something like, “there’s no room for colored cups there; all need to be the same, everything needs to match.” By age 12, I brought my favorite cup, a round deep blue with sunflowers designs on ... Views: 71
The morning of my first ever outdoor training session I ran into an old acquaintance. She’s a delightful woman who hosted a Kids 4 Jesus club at a neighboring parish for her daughter and friends several years ago.
We talked about how we signed up for the training group and our history with ... Views: 110
Big Data and Aging
In this time of fast paced change, it is easy to lose sight of the bigger picture of life- because we have a wealth of fine tuned and distracting minute data poured forth upon us. Google, Amazon, EBay- all are responsible for generating reams of information on the public ... Views: 197
Over the last 40 years we have seen an explosion in the popularity of books and movies, all promoting the benefits of being positive. This is great advice and has worked wonders for thousands of people all over the world. It may be easy for the chosen, special few- but what about you?
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We all know that January is the time to set goals. We make an extra effort to think about what we want to change in our habits and achieve in the coming year. Yet, as we all know, the best intentions very often do not lead us to the results we so dearly want. Now that January is over and you are ... Views: 186
One of the most magnificent things in life, I think, is learning. Learning what? I hear you say. Learning anything, I think is great. Just fall in love with learning, get curious.
There is so much information and so many ideas out there it is amazing, particularly with the Internet
The ... Views: 235
Leaders are responsible for making things happen, on-time and as scheduled. Superiors and subordinates don’t want excuses from their leaders, they want results.
When a leader makes a commitment to complete a task or accomplish a mission, follow-through is the guarantee that he provides to ... Views: 238
Good leaders must possess the ability to effectively communicate to superiors, subordinates, and peers. Responsive leaders must not only be able to communicate effectively, they must be able to communicate in a timely manner with clear purpose and intent.
A leader must possess the ability ... Views: 218
Leaders are responsible for producing outcomes and getting favorable results; sometimes the results are good, other times the results are not so good. Whether the results are positive or negative, a leader’s objective is to continuously improve organizational performance over time. One way to ... Views: 292
Everyone, at some stage in their lives, struggles with reading, learning and memory. Do you know someone who has ever struggled with learning, who has ever found it difficult to remember something, perhaps you find it difficult to concentrate, to focus your mind and pay attention? Perhaps ... Views: 439
A poet once wrote on his essay about the Painting of Modern Life, "be very sure that this man, such as I have depicted him, this solitary, gifted with an active imagination, carelessly journeying across the great human desert aims for something other than the fugitive pleasure of circumstance.” ... Views: 196
When it comes to learning and remembering things there are often no easy answers.
Where some people find learning a relatively easy task, for others going through the whole process of trying to cram information into their brain can be frustrating and stressful, through no fault of their own. ... Views: 356
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Frederick Douglass
Our kids have so much choice these days. It certainly is a different world they find themselves in to that of say, 20 or 30 years ago. We had no internet, no MTV, no cell phones, iPads or Facebook. They have ... Views: 358
If you are considering a career as a caterer, it’s important to consider the reasons why you should become one. There are plenty of professional catering schools for you to attend. With becoming a caterer, you can take advantage of a great salary range of a caterer and much more.
There are 10 ... Views: 347
In 1900 few Americans finished high school. Those who did had a huge advantage over everyone else. By 1950 high school graduates were common, and gaining a career advantage from education required a college degree. By 1970 people with bachelor’s degrees often began adding master’s degrees to ... Views: 325
Author's program note. It's far too early in the morning for me to be up and at 'em like I am. But I'm on a rescue mission, yeah, a real Florence Nightingale. I'm about nothing less than saving your bacon by sharing -- and in every particular -- one absolutely crucial piece of advice; advice ... Views: 421
The most important skill a leader possesses is the ability to think. Remember, when you were a student in school, your teacher always told you to put your “thinking cap” on? It’s still true; leaders must always have their thinking caps on to operate at their highest level.
Henry Ford, founder ... Views: 471
Learning the new language means that you want to develop a bunch of new skills that will help you to process what other people say in other languages and to communicate with the people of different regions. As all of you are familiar with the importance of learning the new language. Language ... Views: 376
We have each been given a wonderful mind, one that is capable of learning and storing staggering amounts of information. How well we learn has to do with both the way the information is being presented to us and in how the information is being received by us. This sharing of information is a ... Views: 457
As a blogger there are many ways to be successful (make money) and there are many ways to do it badly.
When I first started blogging, I pretty much did it all wrong. I had some success which brought me some attention and money, and of course I jumped at it.
I thought “hey, I’m making ... Views: 373
A very wealthy man raised a beautiful son who was given all the finest luxuries life could offer, yet the son had the belief that he could live more fulfilled under his own accord. The son being caught with wild emotions of pride and grandeur was certain that separation from his family and old ... Views: 482
I have written extensively around the need to have clarity of purpose, and if you have read any of my articles, you will know that I am a firm believer in the need for a crystal clear vision, a very strong self-belief, having a deep understanding around why you want to succeed, showing a ... Views: 303
Leadership is about growth and development, if you are not growing and developing on a continuous basis, you are simply not working hard enough. Leading is like being a student in a laboratory; every day you should conduct experiments to see what works and what doesn’t. After trying your hand ... Views: 473
Having a how-to manual for your life would be great, wouldn’t it!
~Knowing when to zig and when to zag
~Knowing the best way to approach and influence people
~Making big decisions with confidence
~Knowing when you are on-path to fulfill your soul’s purpose, and how to get back on track ... Views: 730
Confidence and Learning
Confidence is an attribute in children which has to be built slowly over time, but can be knocked quickly. If in a day a child receives 50 positive comments and one negative, you can guarantee it will be the negative that they remember and which has the greatest ... Views: 288
Are you interested in attending or taking part in personal development courses? Now, you may be wondering why I asked you that, especially if it never crossed your mind. However, there are benefits in doing so. In this article, I will be sharing with you the benefits that come along when you go ... Views: 335
Leaders have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge; they have to know; they have to learn; they have to get as much information as possible. Leaders seek to learn from the experiences of other people to include those captured in the form of biographies, autobiographies, organizational histories, ... Views: 449
Many of us are on the lookout for tactics they can best match their money objectives.
However even if you understand what the top franchises are, you need to ask if this financial model will be ready to best help you to match your financial objectives. Are you able to actually succeed by ... Views: 276
French is spoken in over 43 countries in the world. French is an easy language to learn. There are many methods on the market that make French learning enjoyable for children and adults alike. It does not take long to reach a level where you can communicate in French. It is the international ... Views: 324
For a while now, a family member of mine has experienced some ongoing conflict within our extended family unit. It’s gotten pretty ugly at times. In fact, you could even ask what it was all about and not really get a clear answer. Very frustrating for all involved, because with no clear answer ... Views: 330
Job Interviews are tricky. They can go wrong in the fraction of a second. Many people lose the contention for jobs even before introducing themselves. During an interview, your every move is under observation, so it is vital to play safe!
Following silly mistakes during an interview are made ... Views: 912
You’ve heard people say again and again, “I learned more from my mistakes than my successes.” My reply is “I doubt it.”
They’ll spend hours, days, and endless energy trying to correct (or worse defend) a mistake by analyzing and dissecting in post mortem, generally producing a patched up ... Views: 503
The world is a very competitive environment today in every field. To ensure the future of your child, it is highly recommended that he or she has a successful academic life. However, not every child finds the courses in schools engaging enough. Some courses are very difficult, while some are ... Views: 345
Have you just completed your graduation and waiting for your results? Would you like to utilize this time by learning a new language? Or if it is that you want to learn a new language real fast then here are a few tips on how you can learn French in a fast manner. In today’s busy world we all ... Views: 347
Self-Assessment is Very Important
We often have to keep reminding our/ selves that we are self-respecting individuals, who will not allow ourselves to be short-changed. Despite professional knavery and skullduggery, if we do an honest day’s work and remain true to ourselves, we ... Views: 350
12 GOOD REASONS TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN
TO SPEED READ--
BEFORE A COLLAPSE HITS
By George Stancliffe
The world is going to hell in a handbasket. Most of us agree on that.
Homeschool parents are being punished as criminals in some ... Views: 572
Today a person with poor English is characterised as an illiterate man. It has by far become the most spoken language worldwide. Most of the time every work related conversation in oral or written form is done in it. It has International standard so its importance cannot be denied and ignored. ... Views: 612
The modernization in technology has left an impact on every field of our life and has made it easy and fast-paced. Executive education is one such innovation that has changed the face of education and has marked its importance among individuals, especially in case of working professionals. To ... Views: 321
Years ago many consultants, speakers and authors taught that we must work on our weaknesses in order to succeed. Then there was the period where we were told to only focus on our strengths.
The fact is, we must know both our strengths and weaknesses in order to fully position our offerings ... Views: 443
Conversing in the English has been a part of every dialogue to Filipinos. The popularity of the usage of English in daily discussions is a reason why a good number of Filipinos are believed among the best English speaking countries in the world. Due to this know-how in the English language, ... Views: 533
The parents are a child’s first instructors; hence it is very important that you pay attention to the things you do and say around them. Children are good mimickers. Without even realizing it, they’d have already copied half of your mannerisms and vocabularies.
This is especially true in the ... Views: 338
Anyone who has been marketing online for any period of times knows you have to use many different methods to achieve a solid outcome. Most everything will fall into two primary categories; push marketing and pull marketing.
Online push marketing is literally “pushing” information to your ... Views: 468
One of the primary reasons most entrepreneurs won’t achieve the highest level of success in their business is their lack of effective marketing.
One of the most important types of marketing you need to learn is pull marketing.
As the name implies, pull marketing is persuading consumers ... Views: 438
How Natural are natural therapies The concept of NATURAL health care
The other day I was asked how I could both believe in natural medicines and eat meat. This reminded me of the people I have met, usually city dwellers with no first hand practical knowledge of the natural world, who think ... Views: 358
For years I held back, thinking success was for others but not for me. It wasn’t until I was willing to step out in a big way that things began to change. And change they did! I went from struggling day-in and day-out to having an abundance of money, business, and impact.
Not only had my fear ... Views: 441
Nothing can be changed without some kind of effort. Let’s assume you’ve come to that stage in your English learning where you feel comfortable using your grammar and your vocabulary span is pretty decent. But when it comes to talking to native English speakers you freeze, and it seems like you ... Views: 648
Have you ever wondered how some people seem to succeed with ease while most struggle to build their business?
There are some commonalities with those who are “making it happen.”
Here are ten essential insights to building a highly successful and influential business in today’s ... Views: 471
How often do you have someone who sends you an email with, “I have a couple of quick questions.”
As you read their questions you quickly realize it will require a fair amount of time to respond to all of them.
Wanting to be polite, the temptation is for you to respond. It’s not that you ... Views: 480
The most annoying aspect of driving a vehicle is parking. It can be hard to find a space to begin with. Once located, the driver has to properly maneuver his or her automobile into the spot. Parallel parking on the road can be particularly troublesome. Furthermore, there are a number of ... Views: 473
Working with a coach is a considered choice which involves personal commitment, and an investment of time, energy and money. Whether it’s a personal or business investment, committing to coaching is a seriouschoice but it is imperative that thisseriousness does not result inpressure, poor ... Views: 601