|Are you in the 3% or 97%? - Alpha Insights Newsletter - Jan/2014|
|Redefining the way the world lives one life at a time.||January 2014|
|Living Alpha is... Living with an... Adventurous, Loving, Positive, Healthy, Attitude.|
Words From the Founder
Dear Fellow Life Enthusiasts:
Studies have proven that only 3% of people get to achieve their dreams and the main reason they did is the simple fact that they actually took the time to write their dreams down, and further back them up with steps they would start taking towards their achievement.
Take a look around you and see how many people have made (as they always do every year on January 1st), a list of utterly useless New Year’s resolutions. The truth is that most are empty of resolve all year long! In fact, I believe many people don’t even know the meaning of the words resolution and/or resolve: “a firm decision to do something” or “firmness of mind or purpose through determination”.
Bottom line is that most people carry the same UN-resolved problems over year after year. By starting this habit of reviewing your dreams and to constantly be working on them and tweaking them you will become part of the 3%. As Jim Rohn said “Motivation is what gets you started. - Habit is what keeps you going.”
We can all do something to improve our Success Mindset no matter where and at what stage we are in our lives, and since it takes 28 days to form new habits, I will be sharing a new Habit of Excellence to further develop every month. Since it is the start of a new year, and we all want to keep going towards the achievement of our dreams during the year, I can only see fitting that we start with the Habit of Persistence.
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Did You Know
Auld Lang Syne was written by Robert Burns only after he had overheard someone else singing the tune.
“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. “
— Martin Luther King Jr.
Add Style and Color To Your Home
You can give the interior of your home an instant makeover just by taking heed of a few simple tips to gain inspiration and ideas. If you want to give your home an update, the addition of a bit of color can be a good help.
You need to start thinking about the kind of colors that you want to add, whereabouts color will have the greatest impact and where a fresh look is needed for your home.
You should pick the looks that you are drawn to the most or the kind of colors which evoke a feeling of happiness and calmness. Colors are a reflection of your own personal style and what will make you feel the most comfortable within your home.
It is also a good idea to start small. Pick out a color palette and just alter your throws, lampshades, accessories or pillows at first rather repainting your entire home, as even this can have a big impact.
Make certain the colors flow well throughout your home, particularly if your home has an open layout floor plan.
Staying Healthy While Travelling
Another disease that should be taken into consideration is malaria, a parasite which is spread by mosquitoes with one bite, and can sometimes be fatal. Africa, Latin America and some parts of southern Asia are high risk areas for malaria, so think about anti-malaria drugs that you can have prescribed by a doctor and should be taken before, during and after visits to any of these danger zones.
Energy Boosters for Young Athletes
Millions of girls and boys participate in sporting activities every year, and the downside to that is that injuries are inevitably a part of that. One mistake made is the overlooking of proper nutrition as a prevention measure for sports injuries. Making sure that a young athlete is given a balanced diet as fuel is every bit as important as the wearing of protective gear.
While many people focus on the meals eaten before a sporting activity, equally important is post-game food, where protein and muscle recovery are key. Sources suggest that up to eighty percent of the performance given by an athlete is down to nutrition. Avoid pre-game meals packed with carbohydrates, as this causes tiredness and sluggishness. Include items that are low in fat and fiber, such as low-fat yogurt with fruit and grilled chicken.
Tips for Job Seekers
Job seekers can make use of social media to have a terrific online presence and gain an advantage over other job seekers. Your skill sets can be learned about by potential employers via sites such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook, and they may find that you match their needs. There are, however, some things that you should not do on social media sites when looking for work.
When choosing a username and profile picture, it is important that you put some thought into it. Remember, this could be the first insight to you your potential employer will see.
Not posting inappropriate comments may seem obvious but take a look at social media sites and you will find endless examples of people doing just that. Off-color jokes or negative comments about former employers should never be posted.
All job hunters should have a profile on LinkedIn as this is the site to which businesses head to when trying to fill up jobs. Users are also able to build vast professional networks on this site and networking is very important in today’s market. Employers that feel they know you are much more likely to hire you.
|Dream It… Live It… Preserve It!!!®||January 2014|