Every year after it gets cold, but before the first snow, preschool teacher Sabrina North asks parents to send in children's snow clothes. For the next few weeks, she helps 3-year-olds learn how to put on snowsuits, mittens, boots, and hats.
Again and again and again, she cheerfully deflects the whining and frustration until all the children can do it themselves.
The practicing pays off once the snow comes, but for North, this isn't just about teaching independence. She's teaching emotional intelligence or EQ.
EQ refers to social and emotional skills, to a person's capacity for relationships and sensitivity to oneself and others. It's a bit of a buzzword these days, but the concept of emotional intelligence has been around for decades; anyone who has been in therapy undoubtedly has been exposed to it, and many of us as parents promote it intuitively.View full article →
Over 240 years of Success for one of the world’s most highly trained units, an outfit that every known military worldwide fears.
The United States Marine Corps!
A former US Marine shares a few hints as to why they are so proud, strong and successful!
One of the Marine Corps many creeds is "Semper Fidelis". This means "Always Faithful" - and you should be to your associates, your company and your future. Always stay in one place and commit for the long run.View full article →
What can you do to accelerate your business during the Holiday season and get it going during what most folks perceive as the "slow down time" of the year for other network marketing?
First off, REFUSE to participate this year in the slowdown that most network marketers fall prey to. You do not have to, as we never did, and neither should you.
Most people have been in this situation: At a social or business function and you end surrounded by people you have never met before. You may become uncomfortable with the circumstances because you don't know how to start or carry on a conversation.
Successful people find themselves in these situations because they stretch themselves and put themselves in new places. That's why their businesses grow; by meeting new people. If you want to be successful, the one thing you have to get down is knowing how to talk to anybody, anytime. The good news? It is easier than you think!
There are two things for you NOT to do:View full article →
Contrary to popular belief, you are not what you eat. You are what you absorb. Not everything that hits your stomach gets used in your body, and not everything that that gets used in your body ever even hits your stomach. In fact, you consume somewhere in the neighborhood of 550 liters of oxygen every single day. If you tried drinking 550 liters of water in a day, you’d never leave the bathroom! At least not until the paramedics wheeled you out.
Right now you might be thinking that unabsorbed sounds great, and if only your body would absorb less of it, you wouldn’t have those extra pounds around the waistline. Unfortunately, caloric foods such as proteins, fats, and especially carbs are much easier to absorb than many calorie-free nutrients. Deficiency in these can lead to grogginess, fatigue, depression, anxiety and poor health. This can happen even with the healthiest of diets.View full article →
Have you ever watched a television program and wondered how the actors can portray different characters with such believability that we are convinced they are the person they are depicting? For example, when a male actor and female actor are in an emotional scene where the man breaks the lady’s heart. Tears of sadness streams from her eyes as their faces contorted with hurt and anguish. The action is so ‘real’ that you almost start crying yourself. Or, we witness a happy ending, and we laugh with happiness or cry from joy along with the actors.
Are the actors really feeling the emotions attached to these powerful portrayals? One might believe that an experienced actor can give the appearance of experiencing emotions without actually feeling them. There is no doubt that some actors are so well trained that they convey what would appear to be the true meaning and emotion of the scene. On the other hand, there are also those actors that do not have the ability to relay those deeply intense feelings, so they appear somewhat shallow and insincere.View full article →
Scotch, cheese, cast iron cookware and your favorite pair of jeans; there’s no denying that some things just get better with age. Unfortunately, your vitamins are not among them. Even under ideal conditions, most supplements degrade over time. Heat, light, humidity and the oxygen in the air all accelerate this process.
When we go grocery shopping, we select the freshest ingredients available. We recognize that the freshness of our perishables is a reflection of their quality. We test our fruits and vegetables for ripeness. We ask the butchers and fishmongers, “Is it fresh?” So why don’t we check the freshness of our vitamins? Is checking the expiration date enough? If you think about it, nutritional supplements are food, in a different form. If you’re supplementing with pills, instead of VitaMist, then they probably don’t taste as good as food, but their ultimate purpose is the same. Supplements provide a concentrated form of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals), botanicals and even some macronutrients (carbs, fats, proteins, sodium, and potassium). They are no different than food, so we should take the same approach with them that we do when we shop for groceries. Recognize that their freshness is a reflection of their quality, avoid purchasing ‘overripe‘ supplements and always ask, “Is this fresh?”View full article →
Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates put together an animated video called How the Economic Machine Works in 30 Minutes. The video itself is on www.economic priciples.org. It is well worth taking a look at for a quick and concise lesson on economic trends, why they exist and how to know where in the cycle we are right now. Here are some key points to remember when predicting the economy.
Ray describes the economy as the sum of the transactions that make it up, and he points out that it only appears to be complex due to the sheer number of transactions that occur. Transactions consist of any combination of money and credit used to purchase goods, services or assets. As productivity increases with innovation and advancing technology, the economy grows at a steady rate. This is what’s referred to as productivity growth. While productivity growth is not something we as consumers feel on a day to day basis, it’s ultimately responsible for economies increasing at steady rates over extended periods of time. If we reflect back over the past few decades, it’s easy to see that several aspects of the economy seem to rise alongside productivity growth. Since we can produce more than we could 100 years ago, incomes are much higher now than they were then. With these higher incomes come higher prices and the devaluation of the dollar.View full article →