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To A Joyous New Year and Possibilities!

New Year and Possibilities

possibilities

When your dreams start to seem so impossible,
When roadblocks are all you can see —
Look beyond all the problems that face you
And focus on POSSIBILITIES.
Don’t limit your thoughts to the present
Or solutions you have learned from the past;
Remember to keep looking forward —
You may find the answer at last.
It is YOU who determines your future —
How your journey through tomorrow will be;
To fill all your days with adventure,
Dare to see what no one else dares to see.
So never let obstacles stop you —
Or keep you from doing your part;
Have faith that your dreams are all possible
If you truly believe in your heart.
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Your partner in success and happiness,

Divya

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Retaining Talent

  Engaged employees form the backbone of an efficient, productive and profitable organization. Satisfied employees translate into great products and services that in turn transforms to happy and loyal customers. The following article sheds light on the reason why leaders struggle to retain talent! http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikemyatt/2012/12/13/10-reasons-your-top-talent-will-leave-you/?goback=.gde_3044917_member_197303882

 

Create a great week!

Your partner in success and happiness,
Divya

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Achieving Goals

Resilience

When I came across this story, the word ‘resiliency’ came to my mind.

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.
He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he quieted down. A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw.

With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off!

We are going to face challenges and stressful situations. We can keep our destination in sight. Let’s embrace challenges, to allow them to morph into opportunities and help us achieve our goals.

Let’s make 2013 a great year!

Your partner in happiness and success,

Divya

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Season’s Greetings

season's greetings

May the traditions
of the Season
warm your heart and fill you with joy!
Wishing you a never ending season of love and peace.
and
A very healthy and happy New Year!

Your partner in suceess and happiness,

Divya

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Thoughts and Prayers

This has been a horrific and devastating week for the people of Newtown, Connecticut. My thoughts and prayers are with both their and your families this holiday season. Hope!

Peace,

Divya

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Seven Simple Steps to Boost Productivity at Home and Work

Is it enough to simply do what it takes to complete a job in personal life or at work?

The answer is “NO”.   Today’s life demands efficiency and achievement that proves itself in the form of results surpassing expectations.   Including the steps below in day to day life will enhance your productivity.

  1. Spice up your water with lemon and cucumber slices to boost your health and energy levels.  Drink 8-10 eight-ounce glasses of water a day to keep the brain and muscles hydrated.
  2. Use inflatable exercise ball, a standing desk or a chair-and-desk combination to maintain good posture and increase movements while you work.  Good posture allows proper blood flow to body organs increasing mental alertness.  Also, ensure suitable ergonomic positioning of document holder, phone, key board, mouse…
  3. Block out phases of time during the week to let your phone take messages and email catch some rest.
  4. Consume high-protein snacks like raw almonds, peanut butter, Greek yogurt, hummus; protein shakes to keep the mood swings away caused by highs and lows of blood sugar level.
  5. Essential oils can generate various physical responses.  To name a few:  Lemon boosts immune system; lavender helps relieve emotional stress and nervous tension; jasmine produces feeling of confidence and energy; rosemary helps you get going in the mornings; peppermint helps brainstorming.
  6. Know your core values.  Simplify your goals while aligning them with core values.
  7. Balance task focus with goal focus.  To continue with a time laborious task, while performing it, keep the ultimate goal in sight.  When assessing advancement during the course of a hard task, focus on process steps and short-term goals.  As tasks get easier or you get closer to final goal, become goal oriented again.

Create a great week!

Peace,

Divya

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Career Maintenance

 

Hello Friends,

School, college, and life success demands continued learning and growth.  The results of continued learning and growth are visible in the form of good grades, degree, salary, contentment, motivation, and happiness in our lives.  Inclusion of following career maintenance techniques in day to day lives will help you achieve your career goals. Career maintenance paves the path to career expansion, career transition as well as prepares you for unfortunate events like layoffs, downsizing, or plant shutdowns.

  • A learning and flexible mindset opens the door to new prospects.
  • Ongoing education (conferences, webinars, new technology knowledge, certifications, industry and market trends, etc.) helps you stay current in your profession.  It creates new opportunities because people perceive you as a leader who is in charge of their career.
  • Maintaining an updated profile of achievements on social media provides an accurate summary about you to others. 
  • Creating a personal brand that makes you stand out can create opportunities with greater responsibilities.  It influences the employer (existing or new) that you are the one for the job.
  • Researching salary and benefits prior to accepting new jobs and promotions gets you best compensation offer.
  • Good is not enough in this shaky economy and changing times.  Look for ways to make things better in your present job and life.
  • Committed networking and helping others bestows positive impact on you and others.  When you help others achieve what they want, success will knock on your door and become part of your life.

 Set one small goal, achieve it, celebrate it and reiterate the process.

Create a great week!

Your partner in success and happiness,

Divya

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The Right Match – Career and You

 

 

Are you out of school, wanting to explore another company, finding that you have outgrown your present job, facing unemployment, desire another career, or in another career situation; “knowing career of your choice”   is significant in carving out a career plan. 

 

Various online tests can help you identify what is important to you in a career and/or which careers would suit your personality.  Few examples are listed below:

Myers Briggs Test

Strength Finder Test 2.0Emotional Intelligence Test

Kolbe Index Test

Create a great week

Peace,

Divya

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