Positive Impact on Others

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Impact People and their lives.

Seeing someone you have helped in the past being upbeat and doing well is always a positive thing. Knowing that you could be the one to touch their lives and be that ray of light that they needed is a special feeling.

Then one day you run into them again, on a break or just in the hall at work. You see them and you start smiling and so do they. In this instance, I smiled and he smiled and said…

“You must be my angel"

Of course, I had no idea what he meant or how to respond, but he proceeds to tell me that he is suicidal again. I had a feeling that something was wrong when I saw him but just asked how he was doing.

This is a very heart breaking issue for anyone to experience, whether you are the one that is suicidal or the one they come to for help. Was glad I was at the right place at the right time for him, but still it was a sad moment.

Put on my smile and patted his shoulder to let him know that everything was going to be alright and walked with him to the clinic. Helped him check in and stayed with him to make sure he was comfortable while waiting. I told him I would stay but he smiles and assures me he will be fine.

All of this to say, you never know how much you impact someone

You never know when that one special person will be a part of your life. Just stop for a moment and think about how you react or will react in certain situations. There will always be someone who needs that extra smile, that little extra bit of encouragement in life.

Often people ignore situations or one another. Ignoring them by looking down and not smiling or listening to them. You might be able to tell there is a problem going on but do not want to get involved.

Chose to care

For example, I could have just spoken to this man, smiled and walked on. I CHOSE to take the extra step and listen. That because I picked up on the fact that something might be wrong.

When you see a co-worker or even a stranger looking sad or know they are having a bad day and you smile at them or just speak to them, they feel you caring.

Having an impact on someone means that you took the extra time to care. No matter how small you think it is, I can promise you that it is noticed.

Take the time to get involved!

Just that one smile or conversation could be a life changing moment for them, even though it seems simple to you.

For example, the next time you see a homeless person in McDonalds or a gas station, someone you see each day on your way to work, just smile at them or tell them good morning.

It is really the simple things in life that stick with someone. It really does not take much to be nice or have an impact, sometimes we just need to be reminded. I truly hope that these words make at least one person stop to think.

 

Melonie Shelton

Author’s Bio

My name is Melonie Shelton and I’m a 44 year old single mom. I have 1 daughter in college and we live in Arkansas. Work for the VA hospital and have a side business doing mostly abstract art, but some wood working as well. I never meet a stranger one of my goals has always been to help others.

 

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Power of Consistency: A key that opens all doors

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Wouldn’t it be just wonderful if you could find a single solution to everything in the world?

A dynamic solution like that would of course come with a catch.

Because the answer is “Consistency". And the catch is that, consistency always comes with “persistence" sashaying on its left arm. The two are inseparable. And tethering on a thin chord not too far behind this power couple, is the little boy wonder we all want – success.

Too much of an analogy? Nevertheless, here are some examples that will prove the formula works everywhere – be it in matters of the heart, sports, professional success, war or great life changing discoveries.

#1 Refusing to give up

Hrithik Roshan, the Bollywood actor, launched his own brand- HRX. The brand, a personification of the man himself – a man determined to push himself to his extremes. Being born into an affluent family didn’t make the journey to being one of the top actors in Bollywood easy. From overcoming speech problems as a child to proving his doctors wrong when they diagnosed him with scoliosis and predicted he could never become an actor, Hrithik Roshan has crossed every wall life put in his way, reducing it to nothing more than a speed bump.

After all, this is the man who as a child practiced for 36 hours just to be able to explain to his cook exactly what he wanted to eat. And even today, in the midst of all his success, he still practices every day.

Consistency is not perfection. It is simply refusing to give up.

#2 Fitness

If you are a fitness freak, you already know this. If you are not, then you should know, that running for 2 hours a day and then not running for the next 2 weeks will result in nothing but sore muscles. Sporadic spurts of rigorous exercise is strenuous for the body. Instead a steady but consistent increase in intensity will more likely give you better results. “Long term consistency trumps short term intensity" said Bruce lee, world renowned martial artist and action film actor. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times."

A consistent workout routine also improves your mental health as endorphins released by the body as a result of regular workouts will enhance your mood and let you experience positive feelings.

#3 Love

In any relationship, consistency is key. If you want to win over that girl, be consistent in your efforts, so that she takes you seriously. Lack of consistency could be seen as lack of interest. A man who is consistency will never have to complain about loyalty.

If you are a parent, then you know how the consistent presence and love of your parents (or lack of it) influenced you.

#4 War: Consistency and the human mind

Robert E. Cialdini, in his book ‘Influence: the psychology of persuasion’ tells that, once we have made a choice or taken a stand, we have a “nearly obsessive desire to be (and to appear) consistent with that commitment."

 

A surprising example of this was seen in the Korean wars when prisoners of war from the United States gave away military secrets, informed on fellow prisoners and even publicly denounced their country, without being beaten or threatened. The prisoners were made to state mild anti-American statements, like the “United States is not perfect."

 

The critical step was that they were made to write it down, preventing them from denying the statement on a later occasion, thereby forcing them to corroborate the same. Thus, using these mild remarks the prisoners were then pushed to expand on ways in which this statement was true.

 

Not wanting to be inconsistent they complied. To remain further consistent, they would agree to read their statements aloud in a discussion group and later maybe even record it as an anti-America radio broadcast. This then kept escalating until they completely change their self-image, not wanting to appear inconsistent.

 

#5 Business: Branding and loyalty

The ultimate objective for any company is consumer loyalty. A consistent presence in terms of visuals as well as messages, will improve the top of mind recall for the consumer.

This is because, through repeated visibility and consistent presence, the brand and it’s product moves to the permanent memory of the consumer. And like in the previous example, if the consumer admits to himself and to another at some point that he prefers one brand over another, they continue to be loyal to the brand, if only to stay true to their statement. Without brand consistency, customers will lose sight of the message you are trying to portray and vital trust in your business.

However, companies also need to be consistent with their services. No one wants to deal with a company they can’t rely on for consistency. With so many industries being saturated with competitors, inconsistency is often enough of a reason for consumers to take their business elsewhere.

If you are persistent you will get it. If you are consistent you will keep it. This is a principle that applies everywhere. Consistency shows value in whatever you’re chasing.

“Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hardwork gains success. Greatness will come." ~ Dwayne “the rock" Johnson

 

Author’s Bio

This article has been written by a staff writer at CEO Hangout and Trainer Hangout, units of Zaang Entertainment Pvt Ltd.

 

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The Power of Imperfect Starts

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Not everybody has a well-defined goal. But most people who do have one are usually on a quest to observe the successful people. Why? Well, in order to copy their strategies and their habits. This may sound like a great plan, but it’s not always such a clever idea as it may seem.

Learning from successful people and creating habits based on their experiences is an excellent way of keeping you disciplined and on the right path to success. But you should keep in mind that all those systems and habits that successful people use, might not be the habits and systems they used when they began their journey. This really makes sense if you think about it. In order to get started, you should focus on completely different things than when you are only maintaining your success.

Each of us has his own way of emerging out of the unknown, so, trust yourself! Your first step and the most important one is getting rid of the procrastination attitude. You can do that creating constructive habits.

The Difference Between what is Needed and What is Ideal

Following successful people and learning from them is extremely important for your overall development. But remember; never compare yourself with someone who is already prosperous in his field of activity. As we already stated before, the system that you must develop in the beginning is not the same as the one that someone who is already successful uses.

If you ignore this important fact, whenever you look at someone who is already on the peak, you will get the impression that in order to take your first step, you must first get new stuff, new skills, and new connections.

Most of the times that’s not even true; to understand it better I’ll give you a few examples.

Wondering the World

Most people that travel consider that in order to travel smart, they have to spend a lot of money on expensive gear like bag packs, clothes, and accommodations. Even if this is important and may help you a lot along with your trip, it’s not a necessity.

You don’t need expensive shoes to start training or new dishes to start cooking healthy food. And for sure you don’t need new bags to start wondering the world. We like to think that better equipment is what we need in order to travel. But that is more like an excuse than a necessity.

Opening a Business

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When you are just starting your life as an entrepreneur it’s easy to get trapped by details such as a perfect tagline or a crowning logo. These are indeed important but can be determined or improved later. We always plan too much and think too much before even starting putting the first brick. A close friend of mine invested a large sum of money into essay writing services, only to get a ton of content for his newly born business. This is an example of too much too soon.

We wish everything to be perfect and we forget that this is a long term process. Here is the problem; we focus on things that are optimal but not really needed. Again, this may seem like an excuse to procrastinate the start. Try to avoid this struggle by taking action from the beginning.

Eating Healthily

We can see exactly the same “struggle" when people are trying to eat healthily. Let’s say that you just committed to eating healthily and you decide to go see a nutritionist. He will create a healthy eating plan for you with a lot of organic and super-healthy foods. It’s great, isn’t it? Now that you have your plan and everything put together, it’s time to start eating healthily.

Buying all those foods and keeping up with the plan might be a pretty time-consuming activity. And in order to cope with it, you will need a stainless discipline. Most people will quit after just a few days. So, instead of trying so hard to force yourself to eat healthily, you should take everything much slower. Start buying a few vegetables each week and only implement those in your diet. Start small and simple.

Asserting that You Need to “Learn More" In Order to Start

Most people tend to play the “I need to be more prepared" card when they must start something new or implement a certain life-changing habit.

  • You may complain that traveling without a light backpack may be almost impossible, but the truth is that you could handle everything even without it.
  • Or you may consider that your successful friend is thriving because he uses certain tactics and strategies, but you forget that he didn’t use those when he started his business.
  • You may envy your gym teacher and assert that he uses some mysterious supplements in order to look so good, but you forget that he has been training for the past 8 years.

Concerning yourself with all these insignificant details only prevents you from doing the difficult work. Don’t let ideas of what is ideal to counter you from getting started.

Conclusion

The whole of point of this article is to open your eyes. When you really wish to do something you do it. It’s important to be aware of this in order to spot the excuses that your subconscious mind may be created with the intention of delaying proper action. An imperfect start may be a wakeup call for those who observe it.

Author’s Bio:

Inspired by literature and experience that she got during psychological courses, Amelia White adores writing articles about motivation and productivity. She will be happy to befriend you on Facebook

 

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6 Steps for Creating Good Habits

Have you ever taken a step back and counted all your good habits? It’s a valuable exercise that can help boost your confidence and inspire positive feelings. In a lot of ways, it’s similar to gratitude journaling. First, be grateful for your good habits, and then work to create new ones.

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  1. Identify problem areas

    The most productive place to start creating good habits is in replacing bad ones. For example, let’s say you’re drinking too much alcohol. Before you can replace that bad habit, you must admit that it’s an area of your life that needs to be changed. Accept you have a problem with addiction and plan your next steps. This step works for virtually any problem area. Stressed? Identify the causes of stress, and you can figure out how to eliminate them.

  2. Brainstorm ideas to create good habits

    If you don’t know how to replace your bad habits with good ones, that’s ok. It’s ok to ask for help. Talk to people you trust and come up with productive ideas. If you need help quitting a bad habit, this is the time to do so.

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  3. Pick a tangible goal

    Maybe you plan to lose 10 pounds, exercise three times a week or to dedicate more hours to a passion project. It should be something that will take at least 10 weeks to accomplish. Experts say this is how long it takes to form new habits. Whatever your goal, be specific and write it down.

  4. Don your positivity cap

    Think about your good habits in terms of cans instead of cannots. Instead of focusing on the things you’ll have to give up to reach your goals and form healthy habits, think about the things you’ll gain. For example, if you’re eating healthier, you may gain energy,health, and confidence. This is the time to get excited about the good habits that are on the horizon!

  5. Have patience with yourself

    Once you start your goal, you’ll feel amazing. You’ll feel like you’re on top of the world on the first day of your new habit. Unfortunately, old habits die hard, and they will try to creep back into your life. Don’t let them! Understand that these feelings are natural and keep doing what you’re doing. If you falter a bit, don’t beat yourself up. Just pick yourself up and get back to that good habit.

  6. Count the days

    When you’re having trouble sticking to your new habits, remind yourself that it’s only 70 days out of your life. It may be even less if you’ve been at this for a while. After about 70 days, the things you’ve been doing to reach your goal should be habits instead of chores. After your initial 70 days, you’ll barely have to think about doing these things that are good for your body and mind. But you don’t have to think about any of that. For now, just focus on getting to the end of your goal.

We create good habits in the same way that we create bad ones. Remember, a habit is just something you’re doing. Why not spend your time doing things that are positive and productive? If you do, your thoughts will naturally shift to become more positive too!

 

Author’s Bio:

Trevor is a freelance writer and recovering addict & alcoholic who’s been clean and sober for over 5 years. Since his recovery began, he has enjoyed using his talent for words to help spread treatment resources and addiction awareness. In his free time, you can find him working with recovering addicts or outside enjoying about any type of fitness activity imaginable.

 

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5 Secrets To Make Your Boring Day Job Exciting Again

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Can you recall how many times you tried dragging yourself to work? It can be definitely hard to be enthusiastic and excited about going to work after you have been doing it for quite a while. This can be very hard for most of us, however, let us rekindle your drive for your job.

 

Why Low Career Libido Happens?

Then, one day you wake up that you just do not feel the zeal for your work the way you once did. Nothing about your job has changed. However, it is your drive to do things which has suddenly died down.

 

We may not truly and fully understand this phase in our careers. Yet, our first instinct is to tell ourselves to pack things up and leave. Remember, as long as our job provides us with various opportunities, we are not being stagnant; so why don’t we exert some effort to bring the passion and drive back?

 

Though it can be hard to have an enthusiastic attitude about your job, even if you once found it to be exciting, it is easy to be caught in the pothole.

It does not mean that you need to find a new job as soon as you can. Sometimes, a change in your own perspective can turn things around. There are plenty of different things you can try to help your old job feel like a little more fun and exciting:

 

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  1. Find some time to goof off with your workmates.

    It is important to take your job seriously. Just not too much. However, it does not mean that you have to take yourself and the job like too seriously. Have some fun at work. You can try to share some laugh and some fun with your friends at work. These simple things, to my surprise, can turn around the mood at work.

 

  1. Try changing your daily routine.

    One of the steps into shaking things up is by checking on your activities or routine. Try changing your assumptions and about what you have gotten used to. Perhaps when you are too familiar with what you do on a daily basis and eventually lost the magic of spontaneity. Everyday feels like a boring routine. Well, you might as well change a thing or two. This will somehow stir some fun and interest. You can change your bedroom setting. Rearrange your breakfast spot. Or hunt for redesigning plans from a huge home improvement blog online and look for painters in Sydney. You will surely find a lot of ideas on how to break the monotony through design and planning of your space.

 

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  1. Set tour goals beyond what you normally have in a day.

    This will make you feel motivated. However, not all are great in working with you in establishing your goals and benchmarks for the day. Just do not take it against yourself. List down attainable goals. Plus, you can include goals that will make you exhaust your means and will make you exert extra effort. A milestone will make you achieve larger goals which will keep you motivated as you celebrate a victory along the way.

  1. Take the time to take a break.

    Just because you feel boredom at work, you shouldn’t also be busy and totally stressed out. The monotony of daily routines can definitely kill your enthusiasm for work. It is never wrong to ask for a time off. Once you had the chance to unwind, you will not feel the boredom that much.

  1. Never be afraid to help someone at work.

    To add a little fun and novelty into your life, you should get out of your way to make someone’s day even brighter. You do not have to do something extravagant not it has something to do with your job. Just learn one thing that can help bring some fun into your day. You will get that “helper’s high" when you help others and feel a sudden boost of mood. You will surely feel efficient and motivated instantaneously.

These are just of the ideas we can share to spruce and inject some fun into your boring day at work. How about you? How do you motivate yourself at work? Please let us know with the comments below!

 

Author Bio

Aiza Mabayag is a Manila-based writer who’s gone full-time freelancing about five years ago. Since then, she’s written for many overseas client including A One Korean Painting, a Sydney-based painting company.

 

 

 

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