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Everybody wants to show you there resume, but all a resume tells you is "what". Maybe it's time we looked beyond and throught about what the person you're looking for brings to your company.
I think that being average is something we all struggle with. From birth, we're told that we're unique - we're special - just like everyone else. I feel like every day I have to fight to not be a TV / computer couch potato. I must get up, go to work, and actually contribute to society in some way.
The title, An Enemy Called Average, drew me to this book. Some times it just feels like you're in a tar pit and trying to keep your head above it all and work your way out is the hardest thing in the world. Especially when the biggest producers of laziness and average-ness are around me constantly (namely my phone and laptop) because of my job.
An Enemy Called Average is filled with 52 nuggets if insight into making you question your average-ness and get motivated to separate yourself from it. John Mason has many strong biblical connections throughout the book. I found them nice and refreshing as I do very little biblical reading, but am always interested in learning more about any religion when the opportunity arises.
I would give this a three out of five in my rating. I'm not sure what I was looking for in this area, but it didn't quite kick me off the couch like other books have. I really wish there was some magical solution to becoming less average and sedentary. Still definitely worth a read and great for weekly book groups as light discussion points.
Overcoming Procrastination with Brenda Bailey-Hughes is a great course for understanding why we procrastinate while developing strategies to kick our bad habits out the door. I really enjoyed this short 20 minute course.
Did you know that we procrastinators often suffer from: feeling a sense of panic from putting stuff off a little too long, we sacrifice qualtity because we create time crunches, we feel guilty, we get sick more often, and we often have more insomnia. But there are ways we can attack these negative symptoms of our root cause.
First we identify the common causes of procrastination:
Brenda digs into each of these and talks about their causes and ways to combat them. Basically, you need to be real with yourself. Question why you're feeling the way you do, and change something to get it done.
Try setting a 10 minute timer, changing your environment, or putting some money in the game to make not doing it a little harder.
I give this course a 5/5.
So I just got this email today and since I'm not seeing a lot of results for it in Google, I thought I'd put it out there. Please don't fall victim to scams like this.
Personally my key determining factors for scaminess are:
We are a team of researchers. We want to sell the information that we got through certain research techniques.
It’s just like database (not usual database which provides bulk datas without accuracy) with Name,Company Name, Phone, Email, Designation, Website, Address, Industry etc.
You can increase your revenue by approaching your potential customer through our database.
We can generate minimum of twenty contacts daily, depending upon your requirements to reach potential customer.
We need 50cents per contact. Daily payment (through paypal) is necessary as we are a small group. Hope we both get benefit through this.
Awaiting your response.
So you've probably heard of the Lost Generation, the Greatest Generation, The Baby-Boomers, Generation X, Millenials, and maybe even Generation Z, but today I want to talk about Generation Y. More specifically Generation iY.
This is anyone from the 1980's to the late 1990's and the concepts we refer to in the book even apply to Generation Z (people born from the year 2000 to present day). Basically, we're referring to anyone who's grown up around a computer. So many older adults from previous generations, and even the older Generation Y's sometimes have a hard time connecting with the younger generations. The words, concepts, and values that we use just don't seem to matter or connect with the latest additions to our society. And it frustrates us as to why we can't seem to connect with them.
Generation iY is like a Rosetta Stone for connecting with them. Do you ever wonder what has influenced Generation iY to think and act the way it does? Is it bad parenting? Is it television? Is it fast food?
What about leading them into a better, brighter future? What about inspiring them to learn? Generation iY discusses all of these issues and more, giving you a great toolset for connecting with and inspiring the next generation instead of constantly getting frustrated with them because they don't learn the same way you do.
I found this book very useful. Even though I'm part of Generation iY, I still have a hard time connecting with these kids and am always looking for better ways to motivate and inspire them. This book will give you practical tips and insights for helping you connect with the next generation.
You can find the book at http://www.savetheirfuturenow.com/. It was written by Tim Elmore