Hurry Up and Live
It Doesn't Matter What You Experience, Just That You Experience
What crazy glue is keeping you from breaking through? If you're waiting for the right time, the right person or even the right weight, you might be waiting forever: and, you're tragically missing out on LIFE.
Just because you're an official 'grown-up' doesn't mean you must stop dreaming, accomplishing and experiencing awe-filled moments.
Don't believe in the myth that you're too
old and over the hill. You're not getting older. You're getting…okay, you're getting older. But that can also mean you're getting more confident, more adventurous, healthier and smarter!
You have the whole world in front of you. What are you going to about it?
Kiss tomorrow hello!
What are some mistakes people make with their body language that make them seem less likeable?
• Crossing your arms
People interpret you as someone who is resistant and unapproachable.
• Leaning away from someone
Leaning away sends a signal that you aren't interested in what they have to say.
• Getting too close to someone.
If you get that close to someone, you'll likely make them uncomfortable and cause them to want to leave the situation. Distance is somewhat culturally-dependent, but generally speaking it's good to keep 18 inches between you and a business associate.
• Looking at your watch, without explaining why.
If you look at your watch or put your palms on your thighs, you are signaling you are done talking. However, you could just be looking at your watch to see how much time you have left or for any number of reasons.
• Avoiding eye contact
• Not extending your hand sideways when shaking hands
When shaking hands, if you offer your hand palm-up, it makes you look submissive. If you offer it palm-down or twist your hand down when shaking hands, it sends the message you are superior. Instead, extend your palm sideways when shaking hands and keep it sideways throughout the shake.
It makes you look submissive or that you aren't paying attention. Instead, pull your shoulders back, bring your elbows away from your body, uncross your legs and place your feet solidly on the floor when sitting. It signals confidence.
• Not squaring up to a person when talking with them.
People have a tendency to turn their bodies away from someone, even slightly, when they disagree with them. The best listeners instead stay square with a person when talking with them and nod while somebody is speaking. This makes a person feel comfortable and appreciated.
What are some of risk factors when canoeing or kayaking?
"The outdoors makes us happy," said Gary Morgan, the owner of Morgan's Livery and an expert in outdoor adventure activities. "But there are some risks:"
Beginners may be more prone to injury because they do not have the skills or technique to meet the demands of the sport. Find a good instructor or class to learn how to do it best.
• Poor technique
Holding or moving the body incorrectly can put unnecessary strain on joints, muscles and ligaments, especially the wrist and elbows. "Wrist and elbow tendonitis may occur due to the repetitive nature of paddling and the excessive stress on the joints," said Tom Kiefhaber, MD, TriHealth Hand Surgery Specialist. "Maintain a light grip, avoid full elbow extension and watch your posture."
• Choosing a dangerous waterway
Seek local knowledge if paddling in a location for the first time. Also, consider air and water temperature, currents, tides and wave action.
• Failure to wear protective equipment
Life jackets are essential safety equipment.
Training too much and too often can lead to a wide range of overuse injuries.
Humility is a quality that can effect powerful positive change in your life. How do you cultivate it?
• Ask for feedback.
Humility involves an accurate view of the self. Ask several close friends to be really honest about three things they appreciate about you and three areas where you might need some growth.
• Start with a question.
If you think you already know everything or act as if you do, other people will check out. When you ask questions, it shows you are open-minded.
• Really listen.
Listening does not obligate you to agree (nor does humility make you a passive doormat), but it does make you realize that others opinions and experiences are valuable.
• Accept setbacks.
Let yourself be humbled by your experiences.
• Discover awe.
Take notice of and express gratitude for the world's beauty and wonder. It's hard to maintain your self-centeredness when you see the ocean or an amazing sunset.
Why are the waistlines of workers growing?
A new survey finds that 45 percent of the nation's workforce believes they've gained weight at their job because of the following:
• Sitting at a desk most of the day (51 percent)
• Too tired from work to exercise (45 percent)
• Eating because of stress (38 percent)
• No time to exercise before or after work (38 percent)
• Eating out regularly (24 percent)
• Having to skip meals because of time constraints (19 percent)
• Workplace celebrations (18 percent)
• The temptation of the office candy jar (16 percent)
• Pressure to eat food co-workers bring in (8 percent)
• Happy hours (4 percent)
What are the things a manager can do to set a good example?
• Being punctual.
This means the manager shows up to meetings on time and ends meetings on time. A little thing that makes a big difference, as it'll inspire (most) of their team to be punctual as well.
• Giving a person their full attention when they are talking.
When a manager gives their people their full attention when they are talking, it encourages others to do the same. This helps create a culture of respect and makes communication far more effective.
• Following through on their commitments.
When a manager responds to people and making decisions in a reasonable timeframe, it makes their team run smoothly and reinforces that reliability is valued.
• Being professional.
A manager needs to be particularly mindful of what they are saying around their team, as their topics of conversation will define their employees' topics of conversation.
• Having fun.
Happy teams are more productive and stick around longer than unhappy teams. Managers should facilitate that by being a bit less serious and spending some time each day socializing.
• Holding productive meetings.
Many employees see meetings as a place where productivity goes to die. But that attitude can change if a manager has meetings focused on action. It might actually lead to less meetings, and make your employees far more efficient.
• Acknowledging failures.
The research shows the highest performing organizations embrace failure, as opposed to running from it. By personally embracing failure, a manager encourages their employees to take risks that are more intelligent and stretch themselves to learn new skills.
• Acting with integrity.
A manager who doesn't act with integrity will create a team that doesn't act with integrity, which is unacceptable.
What are the three techniques to get noticed at work?
• Know what's rewarded in your organization.
Rather than trying to get your manager to congratulate you for what you believe is important, determine what they believe is important—collaborating with others or finding cost efficiencies—and deliver on it.
• Make sure you're working on the right things.
How you allocate your time should reflect your organization's priorities. Simply ask your manager.
• Let others know what you are working on – tactfully.
The wrong way is to send out an email touting your latest achievement under the guise of an 'update.' Instead, be prepared for when people ask you 'what you are doing?' and elaborate on a new project that your team is excited about.