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Bracane is at BIO 2018 Boston, MA – making history. BIO is the largest conference that supports the life science development community. The international conference held in Boston, MA boasts as the largest networking event. The conference celebrates the victories of biotechnology and innovation! Bracane exhibit and representing as a delegate for the state of Texas. Check us out at boot 2121.
Peace. The ability to have peace of mind rests with our faith. When we can lay aside the tremendous burdens of the world and focus on the wonder and creations of our God.
I wonder what I would say if I were a press secretary? Definitely skill, self-control, sense of humor and critical thinking and true GRIT. I will keep my day job.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the 34th annual awards luncheon – Quest For Success of the Dallas Black Chamber Of Commerce. The event was held at the Renaissance hotel in Dallas. I enjoy hearing the stories of business owners who have success. One thing I noticed is that each one spoke about the people who helped them get to where they are. No one is an island. We are designed for community. Reach out to others and live happily.
Life, challenging yet rewarding, exciting and uplifting. I thank God for the challenges because after the storm, there is so much peace.
I often try to ge organized and have everything in one place. The plans are intricate and planned to the least of steps to carry out the project. Some of this attention to detail is a direct cause of my profession- hence clinical research where leaving out a process intentially or covertly can pose a major problem.
However, sometimes it is hard to find a balance between making the lists and just going off the cuff.
There is a balance scale that we all must face. The truth of the matter is that just like when you are trying to balance the scale as weight and burdens increase on one site, the other side side becomes unbalanced. So depending on what you are trying to do, it might seem more feasible to stay out of balance when weighing matters such as stress vs. non-stress times. I would like the stress to be so minimal that it cannot be weighed and thus my non-stress tray is just swinging freely beucase there is nothing to measure it against.
Just something to strive for-
I talk to many people daily who are constantly striving for balance in work, home and relationships. Employers, the problems that your employees face at home spill over into the work place.
Employers can help by offering options for employees that benefit their well being. Whether you are a small or large company, employees benefit from a Workplace Wellness program.
Contact us today for a fre workplace wellness consultation and review of your current pan.
As mature adults we have come to realize that life is not always the way we want it. Regardless of the amount of money, influence and power that we may have, sometimes we just don’t get what we want. That said, there is no magical formula or bewitch around to wriggle her nose and our object(s) of desire appear either.
However, these experiences should shape us, mold us into who we are and not focus on what we don’t have or missed out. There is an old saying that you can’t miss what you can’t measure-
Sometimes we have to get out of our own way. This article gives some practical tips that I have found helpful to bring me back in alignment with purpose. We all face adversity and some more than others but whatever you face, only you know the impact of that adversity on your life. So whether we see the adversity as mound or a mountain, it is a mound and a mountain.
Your experiences are shaped by your thinking. Even obstacles have a value when you can see it. You can develop convictions that will help you to feel happier and achieve more, regardless of the situation.
Consider these empowering beliefs that you can start using today to transform your life through the power of positive thinking.
Understand your potential.
You can achieve amazing results when you put your mind to it. Feel excited about reaching your true potential.
Count your blessings.
List each thing that you have to be grateful for. Remember to include the smaller items, like warm socks or tart cranberries. Expressing your appreciation reminds you of how rich you are.
Learn from mistakes. You can make setbacks work for you by focusing on the lessons that they contain. Flubbing one job interview can teach you how to ace the next one.
Find meaning in adversity.
Tough times can be the most rewarding phase of your life. Know that you can emerge from any challenge with greater wisdom and courage. Look back at the obstacles you’ve already overcome, and reassure yourself that you can handle what’s ahead.
Accept that life is a series of changes. Focus on the present moment, and prepare yourself to adapt to whatever circumstances come your way.
Expand your wish list. Setting demanding but attainable goals gives you adventures to look forward to each day.
Lighten your load by clearing away any resentment you’re holding onto from the past. Set reasonable boundaries while you respond with compassion when others disappoint you. Pardon yourself too.
Sharing your blessings makes you more powerful and joyful. Volunteer in your community and speak kindly to each person you meet today. Buy coffee for your co-workers or give your receptionist a flower.
Empowering Beliefs to Make You Strive I take responsibility. You are in charge of your life. Hold yourself accountable for the outcomes you create. Celebrate the fact that you have the power to determine your own future.
Figure out your definition of success so you know what is worth working for. Give yourself credit when you’re making progress rather than comparing yourself to others.
Leverage your strengths.
You have your own individual strengths that you can draw on. Figure out what you’re good at and what you want to do. Let that knowledge guide your choices.
Online job applications play a major role in job hunting today. They’re convenient, but you may feel like your resume disappears into a black hole after you hit the send button and hear nothing in return. With so much uncertainty, how can you protect your peace of mind and increase your probability of being invited in for an interview? While some companies tend to leave job candidates in the dark, there are steps you can take to follow up. Stand out from the pack by using these persistent but polite suggestions for what to do after you’ve applied for a job opening online.
Protecting Your Peace of Mind Think positive. Maybe you’re hesitant to follow up because you’re concerned about appearing desperate or annoying. In reality, appropriate communications demonstrate your enthusiasm and conscientiousness.
Keep things in perspective. It’s easy to feel shunned when you see policies about no calls. Avoid taking it personally. After all, any business would be overwhelmed trying to handle personal conversations with 200 or more candidates.
Look ahead. Once you’ve put forth your best effort, switch your attention to other opportunities. Having multiple options will help you stay motivated.
Be flexible. Even if you don’t receive a job offer, there may be other benefits. Maybe you’ll welcome the hiring manager into your network or ask to be considered for future openings. Increasing Your Chances of Being Interviewed
Act promptly. Note if there’s a close date on the job notice. If not, anywhere from 5 to 10 days is usually a reasonable window for confirming your application and trying to continue the discussion. Choose your methods. Pick the approach that lets you shine. Write an email or pick up the phone depending on the situation and your strengths. Be prepared. Outline your thoughts before making contact. You want to sound as articulate and thorough as possible. Clarify the process.
Ask pertinent questions if you get the chance. Find out more about the selection timeline and hiring priorities.
Post a letter. Sending a hard copy of your application by snail mail sometimes gives you a second chance to capture an employer’s attention. Think twice if it’s an environmental organization that prides itself on being paper free or a technology company that might think that’s old fashioned.
Find a contact. If possible, research the company in advance so you can address your application to a specific individual. Afterwards, continue using your network to identify other company personnel you could consult with.
Watch the news. You’ll make a more favorable impression if you have something substantive to say instead of just asking the hiring manager when they’ll make a decision. Try commenting on industry news or one of their Facebook posts. Look for ways to work your relevant accomplishments and qualifications into the discussion.
Juggle multiple offers.
Congratulations if you receive a competing job offer while you’re application is pending. You may want to ask the company about their hiring schedule so you can make a decision or withdraw from consideration.
Track communications. Keep a log of your job applications and related interactions. It will help you to schedule future action, stay in touch with valuable contacts, and evaluate your progress. Looking for a job can be stressful, but you can take some of the uncertainty out of applying for positions online. Skillful follow-up gives you the confidence of knowing that you’ve maximized your opportunities, and reassures you of your value while you’re making your next career move.