Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Power through People

Have you come across a naturally friendly person? Put him in a room of strangers and he will be a friend to almost everyone in no time!

We call such individual a people-person. He is unbelievably nice and charismatic that he can charm anyone into doing anything.

A socially empowered person achieves greatness because of the people who catapult him to success. He earns the trust and all-out support of people whom he had helped before. He can do anything with the plethora of people behind him. All because he knows how to maximize his social potential!

If you develop social skills, you will achieve self-empowerment. Self-empowerment is similar to doing a general overhaul in your life. This will turn your self into a happier and more successful person. If you can be one of those persons, then there wouldn’t be any reason why you will not succeed. You just have to know how to start. Here are some steps:

1. Be genuine.
Be genuinely nice and interested in people. Hypocrisy will just bring you down. Once they perceive that you are Mr. Hypocrite with selfish intentions, you might as well say goodbye to self-empowerment.

2. Be the greatest listener that you can be.
To earn the love and trust of other people, you must listen to their problems and sympathize with them. Do not just hear them out. Listen to them with your heart. Make eye contact when the person talks to you. Listen as if every word matters for it does. You earn brownie points when they find out that there is a confidante in you.

3. Laugh aloud.
You need not force yourself to laugh at every joke cracked by someone. This means finding humor in things and not being too darn serious. A person oozing with an awesome sense of humor attracts crowds and eventually, attracts success.

4. Don't forget yourself.
While fluttering around like a social butterfly, you might forget yourself and eventually allow everyone to always push you around. Remember to love and value yourself before anyone else. If you deem yourself respectable and worthy of affection, people will flock to you and not treat you like a doormat.

5. Do random acts of kindness.
You don't have to be a John Rockefeller and blow your savings to charity. Little acts of kindness matters most and this can be as simple as giving someone a surprise “take care” card or helping an elderly cross the street. When we were in kindergarten, kindness was taught to us. Now is the time to revive the act of doing good deeds and this time, let these acts stay for good.

6. Contact your old friends.
It is sad how some friendships simply wither and end but thanks to technology, you can do something about it. Relive the good old days by flipping your yearbook. Find great people whom you want to communicate with again. Adding these old friends to your roster of support peers will surely make you feel good all over.

7. Develop your personality.
Are you grouchy, grumpy, and generally morose? Whoa! You can't go through life with those. Get rid of the bad traits and habits that perpetually hamper your growth. Really, who wants a grouchy friend anyway?

8. Be confident.
Be able to stride to the other corner of the room and introduce yourself to people with that winning smile of yours. Just remember: be confident. Exude confidence, not arrogance.

9. Practice control.
When you feel angry, don't snap at anyone. Never throw a tantrum. Stay calm and collected. Be adult enough to take control of the situation and transform your anger into something more productive and positive.

10. Nurture your relationships.
Relationships with your family, friends, and significant others are too precious to be neglected whatever happens. Go out and have fun with them. Do things together. Happiness will never fly from your side as long as the people who matter most are close to you.

In the end, using people for self-empowerment means becoming a better and more lovable person. Focus on creating win-win situations to achieve self-empowerment!

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Lets presume those girls are fit...

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Let us presume the girls are FIT:

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Visualization as a Key to Happiness

Visualization is an essential tool used by millions of successful businessmen and professionals all over the world to help them achieve their goals. Visualization however cannot only bring success to your business but happiness to your life, as well.

Learn How to Visualize Your Happiness
Using visualization to help you gain happiness is a gradual process, so don’t expect to learn it overnight. Be patient and don’t skip to the next step if you haven’t mastered the previous one.

What is Happiness to You?
Ask yourself this question first and be honest with your answer. What is happiness to you? Material and external happiness is easy to achieve once you’ve developed a plan, but you might realize later on these things don’t make you truly happy.

Happiness comes from within. Genuine happiness is born from intrinsic goals, and it’s important that you determine those first before trying to visualize your future happiness.

What is the Perfect Symbol or Image for Your Happiness?
Now that you know what your goals are, it’s time to choose the best image or symbol to reflect these goals.

What – What are those goals? What type of event, situation, or scene would best reflect those goals?

Who – Determine the persons integral to the completion of your goals; if these people aren’t present, your goals wouldn’t mean as much to you.

Where – It doesn’t have to be any place exotic or extravagant, but something that will mean a lot to you and tell you in an instant that your dreams have come true.

When – Your goals must be time-bound. Ask yourself for the ideal time to complete your goals.

Once you’ve determined all those key elements, the next thing to do is to put all those elements together into one image or symbol. Make this as detailed as possible until it resembles a vivid Technicolor scene. Commit the scene to memory. Memorize each and every pixel until you can call the image to mind with effortless ease.

Determining the How
Visualizing your happiness is like going on a race. The previous step required you to imagine what it would look like to get to the finish line. This time, you need to determine what you’ll do DURING the race in order to get to the finish line. Don’t let present limitations confine your imagination. Determine what you have to do to accomplish your goals and commit them to memory as well.

It’s Time for Self-Affirmations
You now have all the required elements for this visualization exercise to work. The last thing to do is making yourself believe that it can and will happen for you.

Every time you wake up and before you go to sleep, visualize the perfect scene reflecting your goals. Then tell yourself with utmost confidence that you have all what it takes to do it. You can face yourself in the mirror if it helps.

When you do this regularly, your brain will get used to what it’s hearing from you until it’s convinced that you’re virtually destined to make your dreams come true.

Mastering your visualization skills will take time, so be patient if you find it difficult picturing your future happiness. Keep practicing, however, as the rewards you’ll gain will certainly be beyond your wildest imaginations. Dream big and dream happily!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

How To Use Affirmations To Your Advantage

Today, there are so many hurdles and challenges in the world. People like you and me need constant pushes from ourselves, friends and families to keep going, fighting and succeeding.

Affirmations come in handy in situations like these. An affirmation is a solemn and positive declaration that you tell yourself to create a change in the way you feel and think.

Here are some of the most common affirmations:
“I am going to be who I chose to be.”
“I love and accept myself for who I am.”
“I am healthy in my body and spirit.”
“I become better in each day in every way.”

These affirmations can improve the way you perform and relate to other people by telling your sub-conscious that you can improve even more and achieve success.

Now, to enjoy the effects of affirmations in our lives, it is good to know the right way to do the affirmations. Here are some of the helpful guidelines:

1. Come Up with an Affirmation You Will UseYou can use the affirmations above or look for one that can work for your specific needs. You can even come up with your own affirmation. All you have to do is make it powerful and convincing when you say the message to yourself.

2. State It in the Present TenseAffirmations are most effective when said in the present since they imply an event or task in the present. The present convinces you more than the future tense that is still to take place. Also, use “now” and “today” to make your sentences commanding.

3. Always Be PositiveDon’t use “no” or “not” in your sentences since they indicate the things that you have to remove. Focus more on the things that you want. Remember, affirmations have to be positive to reinforce you to the thing that you want.

4. Make It Brief and SpecificAffirmations are words that you have to repeat to yourself everyday. Make sure that you keep it short to make it easier for you to say.

Shorter sentences also have stronger impact into your subconscious mind. It keeps the ideas straightforward to the message you want or need to do.

5. Repetition Is ImportantRepetition is a key in affirmation. It is a mantra that you will have to keep telling yourself so your subconscious is convinced that you want to change.

6. Give It More EmotionYou have to have more feeling when you ay your affirmations. This will not work to your best advantage if you said it mechanically. Be passionate as you say the words to yourself and take the meaning to your heart so you won’t forget.

7. Believe and Persist Belief in the affirmations is something you will have to develop in time. It may not come right away but believing in your affirmations is a must if you want to improve.

This is also the reason why you have to persist in doing the activity. Have faith in your efforts. You have the power in your hands so just keep doing it until you feel it in yourself.

Affirmations can work to your advantage and help you turn into a more improved and productive version of yourself.

Learn how to do things properly and you will surely benefit from the positive things affirmations can give to your mind, body and spirit.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

How To Get Rid Of Genital Warts

For the person who suffers from genital warts, the one thing that will be uppermost in their minds will, naturally enough, be how to get rid of genital warts. Although in some cases genital warts won’t be visible, in many cases the warts will be visible and unsightly.

Many people will do their utmost best to try and get rid of genital warts, even if this means taking a trip to their physician. This can be difficult for many people because of the shame which is associated with genital warts and STD’s in general.

Most people would rather suffer needlessly before admitting even to their doctor that they suffer from warts. They will go to all lengths to get rid of genital warts, but in secret.

This can in its own way be detrimental to the health of the person. For instance, the use of over the counter medications which are normally used to cure other types of warts will not help in any manner to get rid of genital warts.

In fact, sometimes it can make a bad situation worse. This is due to the acidic ingredients which are used in these medications. The genital area is a very sensitive area and these over the counter medications are all of them, too strong to be used effectively to get rid of genital warts.

There are of course other methods which can be used to get rid of genital warts, but the very first thing that you should do is to get a medical diagnosis about whether you have genital warts or not.

After that it’s merely a matter of deciding upon the treatment method which you should use to get rid of genital warts. You can discuss this over with your physician to come to a better understanding of what options are available to you.

For the most part you will need to make a decision between whether you want to use surgical methods to get rid of genital warts, or whether you want to use medications to get rid of genital warts.

Both of these are viable options to get rid of genital warts, but a lot will depend on, not only your preference in this matter, but also on your underlying health condition. For instance if you’re pregnant you will not be able to use most, if not all, of the prescription medications which are generally used to get rid of genital warts.

Things such as this will have to be taken into account when you are looking at the various options available to you to get rid of genital warts.

How to Beat Insomnia forever

It is so frustrating to have a sleepless night and need to be up early the next morning. Since I started writing regularly, I notice that I had difficulty finding the mood to sleep. This may be because my head cannot stop from generating ideas to write. I know that you have concerns as well when you force yourself to get up in the morning without much sleep. Here are some steps I learned on how to get best kind of sleep.

Keep regular hours. Train your body by going to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning – even on weekends.

Have a sleep ritual. Doing the same things every night just before bed prompts your body to settle down for the night. Try reading something light or listening to soothing music.

Don’t take your worries at bed. If you have a nagging problem that won’t go away, it helps if you write about it on a piece of paper and promise to take care of it in the morning.

Don’t smoke. Smokers take longer to fall asleep, wake up more often and experience disrupted, fragmented sleep. Cigarettes have stimulant like nicotine that wake up the body.

Cut down stimulants. As we all know consuming caffeine in the evening interferes with falling asleep and prevents deep sleep. Try drinking your last coffee 5 hours before your bedtime.

Drink alcohol in moderation. Alcohol consumption influences sleep. However, too much it can induce sleep disorders by disrupting the sequence and duration of sleep states and by altering total sleep time as well as the time required to fall asleep.

Create a restful sleep environment. Create a better sleep environment that will provide you with the best chances of a full night's sleep. Make sure o your mattress, lights, sounds or noise, temperature and even the scent in your bedroom are comfortable because a conducive bedroom can promote a good night sleep.

Exercise regularly. Regular exercise can help to relieve the day’s tension. It promotes improved sleep quality by allowing smoother and more regular transition between the cycles and phases of sleep. However, do not exercise too close to bedtime or you may have a hard time falling asleep.

Have a good eating habit. When we are tired, we need sleep. However, many of us respond to sleepiness with food instead of rest. Snacking may release glucose into the bloodstream making your body feel energized instead of sleepy and upset your sleeping cycles. Allow at least three hours of rest after eating before you sleep.

Make sleep a priority. Make a list of your daily activities and include adequate sleep in it, so you can prioritize. If you feel bright and alive, you will be more consistent in your commitments. The quality of hours you spend asleep affects the quality of hours you spend awake, so rest is an investment.

You owe it to your body to sleep well. However if you still have difficulty sleeping, it is essential to determine whether an underlying disease or condition is causing the problem. So, good luck and good night.

Listen to Dr. Mercola to learn more about insomnia and Why it is important to go to bed early: