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At some point in everyone’s life, we get stressed and feel overwhelmed. I find several ways to unwind when I have had a long day or I am stressed about something. Owning two companies, having a pet, and dealing with several different clients can be very challenging. The best part about creating my own schedule is I get to choose what I want to do when I want to do it, but these few tips can help those who work a nine to five also.
I am an avid reader. So, I find a good book in my library, one of my favorite websites, or a good magazine, and I read with a cup of coffee.
Running and exercising is one of the best ways to relieve stress and stay healthy. I run twice a day, at least three to four times a week.
Cleaning has always been a good stress reliever for me. From cleaning, redecorating, and even doing laundry helps me unwind and relax.
Go for a walk.
I live in a downtown area where there are many coffee shops, shopping centers, and much more for me to explore. I try to leave my apartment once a day to view a different environment.
Binge watching is the new relationship for singles. Go on Netflix or Hulu and watch your favorite TV show or movie. Include your favorite snack and wine. Enjoy!
Talk to someone who makes you feel good.
Talking to a friend and family member is always helpful whether you are stressed or just need someone to talk to.
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Our next book for month five of 2017 is “9 Things a Leader Must Do.” by Dr. Henry Cloud
Genre: Career/Business/ Leadership
Are you struggling with how to be the perfect leader. Maybe, you need a little guidance on how to be a better leader. “9 Things a Leader Must Do” helps identify errors most leaders make that compartmentalize them into bad leaders. Every leader is different because we add value to a company in ways that fill in the blanks needed. This book will give you tips on how to become the leader you always wanted to become and how that will help those who are depending on you to make them better employees. To purchase “9 Things a Leader Must Do,” click on links below.
I had such a great time shooting this commercial for Wild Wings Cafe in Charlotte, NC.
Book Review: The Lost City of Z
Author: David Grann
The Lost City of Z tells the story of a sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that lead to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. Fawcett did not find that treasure, but was hooked by the notion of treasure hunting in general. The rest of his life was one long quest. His mishaps and triumphs were followed by would-be adventurers around the world. The tale of a deadly obsession.
In 1925, Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world’s largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humans. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions inspired Conan Doyle’s The Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions round the globe, Fawcett embarked with his 21-year-old son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization–which he dubbed Z–existed. Then his expedition vanished. Fawcett’s fate, & the tantalizing clues he left behind about Z, became an obsession for hundreds who followed him into the uncharted wilderness.
The Lost City of Z tells two stories: of the explorer chasing his mirage, and of the reporter chasing the explorer chasing his mirage — twin obsessions spun together like strands on a helix.
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10 Tips for Successful Public Speaking
- Know your material. Once you have picked a topic you are interested in, be sure to know more than you include in your speech. Use personal stories to relate to the topic. Use conversational language.
- Practice. Rehearse out loud and repeat this action often.
- Know your audience. Greet audience members as they arrive. Converse with them prior to giving your speech.
- Know the room. Arrive early. Practice using microphone and walk around the stage.
- Relax. Transform nervous energy into enthusiasm. Try breathing exercises.
- Visualize yourself giving the speech. Imagine the audience clapping and giving a standing ovation.
- Realize people want to succeed. Audiences want you to be interesting, stimulating. informative, entertaining. They want to succeed, not fail.
- Don’t apologize. This is unnecessary because the audience never notice when you screw up UNLESS you make it obvious.
- Concentrate on the message. Focus your attention away from your own anxieties and concentrate on your message and your audience.
- Gain experience. Experience builds confidence, which is the key to effective speaking.
Professional Personality Traits Needed to Be Successful
Whether you are a model, actor, or a careerist, there are professional personality traits that will not only help you become successful, but help keep you successful. As an instructor of personal and professional development, I often discuss with my students the do’s and don’ts when moving up in their career. There isn’t a single person who goes into something new having all the answers, but they key is wanting to do your best. There are specific things we can do to stand out in our career and help us move up. Below is a list of personality traits that professionals look for in a good employee.
You must be able to give respect to get respect. Be kind to those you work with and respect them. Each day, we meet new people with different lifestyles. If you judge others on what they do, you will miss the opportunity to learn their strengths. As a boss or mentor, be sure to listen and understand those you are managing. This will make it easier to work with them and help them reach their full potential. It will also help a manager decide who it right for a position and when they are ready.
Good self-esteem can help pick you up and get you through tough times. When you go to a job interview one question asked is, “Why should we hire you?” You should be able to answer that question with confidence. You should get to know yourself daily. Always focus on personal development. This includes handling failure. Even the most confident fail. Recognizing that you’ve failed and accepting it will help with your self-esteem and confidence in yourself. Avoiding failure and not accepting it will hinder your self-esteem. Learn to be confident no matter the situation.
Be a hard worker
No matter what you do as a careerist, you’ll wait, want, and not know. You wait for promotions, you want things to come easier and you never know what to expect each day. No matter what, be prepared and always do your best. When given a specific assignment or duty, the employer is looking for results. Employees don’t always know what to expect, but good employees try to understand what to do, regardless. Give it your all in everything you do.
Be a self-starter
Can you take charge? Being prepared is always key to showing initiative. To prepare yourself means taking care of you. That begins with proper rest, a healthy diet, and exercising. You always need to perfect your craft by practicing, learning, and setting goals. Doing these things will help you do so. The key is knowing much about your career and taking opportunities to grow. When an opportunity presents itself, if you prepare for it, you will be great at it.