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Cyber Eau De Parfum – Digital Fragrance of The Future

Bad Bosses Bark Out Orders, Good Bosses Coach Their Teams

The 80/20 rule roughly states that the 80% of the value of what you are doing will be derived from the final 20% of the effort you put in. If you apply this principle to the task of leadership, that final 20% falls to the role of being a Coach. As leaders, we can learn that first 80% from blogs and books until we reach the last 20% gray area, coaching. Effective coaching can make the team grow fast through self-reflection While a Leader focuses on the here and the present, the coach is concerned with focusing on the future (what do you need to do) and the past (what could you have done better) . Think of a good sports coach – they will discuss strategies with their team before they take the field and talk to them on the bench, but when they are on the field, they are not running beside them telling them what to do, that’s the role of the on the field Leader. Some leaders struggle with moving from a hands-on leadership to a coaching model where they can no longer control and/or infl

How to Stop Your Mind from Going Blank in Any Stressful Situation

I wasn’t breathing. At least that’s what it felt like to me. My body was seemingly paralyzed, my mind futile in its attempts to once again get me moving. There is very little else that I abhor more than raising my voice in the presence of a group, no matter the size. Right now, what I need is to quiet the noise of the five thousand thoughts racing through my mind at the same time. Who am I to think that I could do this? What do I know anyway? What if I embarrass myself in any number of possible ways? What then? Needless to say, this was not the time to freeze up. This presentation was a significant portion of my final grade, and without it, all of my other hard work would have seemed to be in vain. The anxiety continued to rise. It’s so often to have a blanked mind under pressure. Have you ever found yourself in that situation? Drawing a blank at the most inopportune times, your wealth of knowledge almost instantly depleted under the watchful eyes of your own high expectations,

What Makes a Relationship Boring and How to Avoid It

You’ve finally reached that comfortable spot in your relationship. You finish each other’s sentences and know before they order what the other one will have for lunch at your favorite restaurant. But, it’s starting to feel like boredom to you. Security Can Lead to Boredom It is normal to reach this level of security in a relationship. The longer you’re with somebody, the more you get to know them and what to expect from them. This level of familiarity is the cause of relationship boredom. Although security is definitely something you want with your significant other, what you don’t want is the boredom. One of the biggest mistakes a couple can make is believing that their predictability makes up for the loss of intimacy or excitement they used to feel together. [1] Why? Because this boredom increases your chances of losing the love between you. When a couple starts to settle for feeling safe and secure, they believe nothing in the world can tear them apart. And this sense of confi

7 Resistance Band Exercises You Can Try at Home for a Perfect Body Shape

Do you ever feel like there’s just not enough time in the day to pack everything up, drive across town, and head to the gym for a good workout? Having so many responsibilities these days (like long work hours, children, or pets) makes going to the gym more complicated and seemingly impossible. If you’re one of those people who have a hard time getting to the gym, resistance band exercises could be your answer to a toned and healthy body. You Can Easily Turn Your Home into a Gym Room With Resistance Bands Resistance bands are some of the most versatile and easy exercise equipment you can find. They come in many different lengths, sizes, and strengths for challenging workouts and are relatively inexpensive for an entire set. Also, they are extremely portable and easy to store, making them perfect for stowing away at home and bringing them along on your vacation or to the gym. Keep reading for 7 of the best resistance band exercise ideas! 1. Squat via POPSUGAR Tones butt and legs

The Secret to Being Mentally Strong? Remove These 10 Errors from Your Mind

You may think thoughts are inconsequential – coming and going in a sometimes meaningful or meaningless way. But the thoughts we have and the way we think are more substantial than you may realise. Getting into patterns of thought and creating different beliefs essentially shape our lives and our outlook on ourselves, how we perceive others and the world around us. We can choose to think positive or negative thoughts on any given subject but, as humans, our tendency is to go straight to the negative which can have a detrimental effect on our mental strength. Fixing Common Thinking Errors Can Bring You Lifelong Benefits Making a conscious effort to notice our negative thought patterns and stopping them, takes great habit but it’s not impossible. It can be hard to undo a lifetime of thinking. But if you do find your thoughts are erring on the side of negative ask yourself, you should ask yourself: are they really benefiting me? Here I’ll be going through 10 thinking errors and why t

Letting Go Is Not Giving up, It's Taking the First Step to Taking Back Control

Letting go can sometimes feel a lot like giving up. You may feel that you are betraying the part of yourself that believes you can still make things work. But by dragging out the inevitable until it’s tattered and torn, you are only betraying yourself. That’s why you need to love yourself more, put yourself first, cut your losses, and move on. Forgetting an ex is exactly like kicking an addiction. Turning your back on something that you still want can be one of the most emotionally exhausting endeavors that you can hope to endure. And although you feel that you’re amidst a groundbreaking existential crisis, what you are experiencing is actually purely chemical. During a breakup, your brain generates dopamine in excess. Dopamine  [1] is what causes you to obsess and over-analyze your circumstances. You’re literally addicted to your ex. But like all addictions, this too can be kicked to the curb. Regardless of the good times, it’s time to move forward. I’m sure your ex was great “i

Save Yourself the Trouble: How to Quit Your Job With Grace by Just One Email

Contrary to conventional wisdom, giving a two weeks notice in person sends a professional message to your superiors. In addition, you should follow up with a resignation email that formalizes your intent to depart from the company. The minimum is usually a period of two weeks, and it is a standard practice independent of the industry. However, if you have a contractual agreements, part of a union, or specific requirements, follow those specific guidelines pertaining to you. Also, processing the resignation for an employee may require forms to sign, and additional paperwork. So, be courteous and patient throughout the entire process no matter what. In the next section, I will list what specific details need to be included in your two weeks notice email. Don’t Miss These Things in Your Email or You’ll Destroy Your Professional Image As previously mentioned, it is important to inform your manager, supervisor or superior of your intent to leave your current post. It is possible the p