Sioux Indian Story

“My grandfather took me to the fish pond on the farm when I was about seven, and he told me to throw a stone into the water. He told me to watch the circles created by the stone.Then he asked me to think of myself as that stone person. “You may create lots of splashes in your life but the waves that come from those splashes will disturb the peace of all your fellow creatures,” he said. “Remember that you are responsible for what you put in your circle and that circle will also touch many other circles. You will need to live in a way that allows the good that comes from your circle to send the peace of that goodness to others. The splash that comes from anger or jealousy will send those feelings to other circles. You are responsible for both.” That was the first time I realized each person creates the inner peace or discord that flows out into the world. We cannot create world peace if we are riddled with inner conflict, hatred, doubt, or anger. We radiate the feelings and thoughts that we hold inside, whether we speak them or not. Whatever is splashing around inside of us is spilling out into the world, creating beauty or discord with all other circles of life. – Unknown 

May Mantra

I didn’t have the time

But I made time

I didn’t have the knowledge

But I did what I knew

I didn’t have the support

But I learnt to support myself

I didn’t have the confidence

But the confidence came with results

I had alot going against me

But I had enough going for me

I had plenty of excuses

But I chose not to use any of them

6 Things Employers Say Will Get You Promoted

Everyone wants to get promoted. A promotion usually means you get a salary increase as well as additional benefits.

However, getting a promotion is not that easy and you need to put in a lot of work into it. In this article, see some of the things employers say doing will get you a promotion.

1. Tell your boss when they are wrong

Don’t be afraid to tell your boss when they are wrong or when you think that their idea won’t work.

This is not to say that you should argue with your boss all the time but you also shouldn’t be afraid to contradict them at times.

The trick here is in how you deliver the message. Just saying ‘you’re wrong’ won’t work. You need to come up with a professional way of saying it in order for them to listen. Have your facts straight and be ready to explain why you think their idea won’t work.

2. Be drama-free

If you are known to cause drama in the office, the chances of you getting a promotion are very low.

No employer wants to risk promoting someone who is always arguing with their colleagues, this means that even if you don’t like the person sitting next to you; it shouldn’t affect your work.

As a professional, you will have to work with people from different backgrounds with different personalities, so you need to learn how to deal with it in order to avoid workplace conflict.

You also need to cut down on the gossiping because most employers view this as a problem and are less willing to promote the office gossip.

3. Love your job

Your employer would like to believe that you like your job this is because when you like what you do you are more likely to do it well.

This means that even though you don’t necessarily love your job, your boss or colleagues don’t have to know. If your boss sees that you actually enjoy what you do, then they will be more likely to offer you a promotion.

However, if they feel like you don’t enjoy your job and would quit if something better came along, you most likely won’t get a promotion.

4. Never skip office functions

If you work for a big organization, it is likely that you never have enough time to actually speak to your boss. However, office events give you this opportunity.

Take this chance to actually socialize with your colleagues and supervisors this will ensure that they actually know of you.

Take for example; when a promotion comes up, who do you think is more likely to get it, the person who the bosses know by name or someone they can barely recognize?

5. Don’t expect to be rewarded

Promotions are not just given; they have to be earned. Your boss will not give you a promotion just because you have been working there the longest; you need to prove that you actually deserve it.

You need to let your work speak for you, what have you managed to achieve, how have you benefited the company?

If you are worried that your boss is not seeing your work, then you can always set up a meeting with them to talk about the work you have been doing as you ask for feedback.

6. Be solution oriented

A good employee won’t only bring up the problems but they will also offer solutions to these problems. Your boss will appreciate you more if you offered solutions to whatever problems come up.

If you brand yourself as a problem solver, you will greatly increase your chances of getting a promotion because your boss will be looking to keep you around as well as put you in a role where you will be able to help the company more.

In conclusion,

Promotions won’t just land in your lap; it is something that you must actively work towards getting. So if you want to achieve career growth, you need to start doing the things listed above.

 

My friends you are like Angels.

 

 

My friends you are like Angels.
I can count on you to be there,
To give support through all my
Joys and also through my despair.
Every time I turn on my computer
You are the Angels who are waiting,
No matter how far the distance, to tell me
“Hello” and to wish me a “Happy Day.”

I can’t wait each day to tell you
All about life’s good events that
Have been happening to me because,
I know you will be happy for me.

You are the Angels who are so
Near in spirit as your heart hold my
Hand in your loving thoughts,
To help get me through my bad days.

You seem to know when something
May be going wrong in my life because,
I will find something in my email
That tells me just how much you care.

I thank God everyday for my Angels
And I’ll ask Him to let me know
Just when you need someone to send
You a word of encouragement too.

God bless each one of you loving souls,
“My Dear Internet Friends,”
Because you are one of those Angels
Whose friendship I will forever treasure.

The Secret To Mastering New Skills

1. Start with your goal. What are you trying to achieve: to be the best in the world, or something else? Without knowing where you want to get to, you cannot plan.

2. Work backwards from your goal, what do you need to do to get there? Eliminate things from your training that are unnecessary for meeting your goal.

3. Break up your plan into smaller steps. Set yourself deadlines. This way you will know if you are starting to fall behind or have plateaued.

4. Ask for feedback from someone experienced, or film yourself at your task. If you want to be a good public speaker, film yourself presenting and compare it to other videos of speakers.

5. If you plateau you might need to work backwards. What do other people do that you do not? Getting worse before you get better is a real possibility.

"in pursuit of GREATNESS"

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