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$27 Million – Teamwork Bonus

Teamwork at its finest. Nevzat Aydin, CEO of the recently sold food-delivery company Yemeksepeti believes in the power of teamwork – and he paid out $27 million in bonuses to his employees to “reward” the good teamwork he believed they brought to his company. Hats off!

-CNN Money $27 Million Teamwork Bonus

Want to Feel Independent? 5 TED Talks for today

Hey Everyone in the USA – Happy 4th of July! Being and independent thinker is a gift. Help yourself and others to learn better independent thinking skills. Here are 5 TED talks for you! Talks to help you claim your independence

Overcoming Procrastination – getting important things done and feeling good about it

Do you go to bed at night saying, yeah, I accomplished everything I expected to accomplish today? I know I don’t. I’ve known about this procrastination stopper technique for awhile, but this article brings me to an even easier way to begin. Anyone up for joining me? Feeling Good About Getting Things Done

9 Habits to Master Before Turning 30

Peggy Stinson

For all the young people out there – Happy Monday! I’m over 30 and I’m still working on #5 “Building Meaningful Professional Relationships”. Which of these 9 habits do you still need to master? 9 Habits to Master Before Turning 30 from Business Insider

 

Convincing Others – How to use your hands when you speak

I just ran across this really short, but REALLY helpful lesson about using your hands when you speak to other people. Start being even more convincing by using this expert advice.

 

Staying Determined When the Going gets Tough

It’s basically your call, when you give up. How many resumes does it take to land a job? How many relationships to find a mate? How many times to talk to your teenager before it actually gets through? How is it, with all of the medical experts around us and all of the money invested in research, that a 15 year old student can find a detection for three cancers – which only costs 0.3 cents to run and has an almost 100% accuracy rate? To find a lab which would allow him to set up his experiments, he sent 200 requests to institutions. He received 199 denials… and one maybe. The rest is history.

I wonder if young Jack Andraka felt like giving up. I’m glad he didn’t. Instead, he went off to prove his theory.

Death by Email… or Not?

Create Yourself

Create Yourself

Lately I’ve been feeling a bit “non-effective” and “non-efficient”. Today I changed one tiny thing, which in turn will have a huge affect on my business. As soon as I did it, my efficiency rose immediately and with that my personal happiness for the day.

Remember, I’m self employed; but, if you work in a company, you can do the same thing. Every day, I turn on my computer and go through my email inbox. I answer priority mails first and then go through non-priority mails answering and moving them out as I go along. After that is done, I almost always go to FB to check my business page and to connect with other humans whom I really like. But… the whole process takes “forever”–especially the part about the email!

Today, I set up an empty file in my email program. Then I looked through all my emails without opening them, fished out only those which had something to do with today’s work and put them into the empty file. The other emails I left in the in-box. Then, I went to my new file and opened it and started working. It was so refreshing first to have the feeling of relief (not so many mails in this box). I had a great feeling of success by working on the most important mail until it was finished and thereafter going to the next mail, in order of priority. At the end of the day, I actually had FINISHED every, single to-do item. Oh my gosh… this hasn’t happened in a long time.

My emails have been taking over my life lately. I even set up a new email address thinking that would help. Nope, that just means I have to look in four places for emails. Uggghhh! Wasted time. No efficiency. Communication bottle-neck! Now, I have a system and it’s great! What was really cool about it all was, I noticed during the day, that I continued the routine. I checked my mails maybe once an hour (WAY LESS than normal) and only when I found something for today had arrived, did I move it into the empty file. That way, I was able to have just a few things to work on at a time.

The thing which has stopped me for a long time from finally taking this step? That I didn’t want to lose any of the mails I was already receiving. The thing which finally put me over the edge? I read something on FB yesterday. The sentence went something like, “…most people spend more time managing their emails than reading them…” It resonated with me. I could see immediately, I spent more time managing than reading. It was so shocking and the sentence stayed with me all day long so that finally the next day… I did something for me, for my happiness, for my personal effectiveness in my business.

The one thing I’d like to leave you with is: any time you make a change in your life, it takes a few tries (after long reflection) and then all of a sudden you are doing it. You might fall back on the old routine, but that just means you can’t pick up again where you left off the next day. Also remember to take TINY steps. It is really helpful.

Hope this helps someone out there and maybe my happiness in my own success will rub off on someone else.

Best of 2012 – Women at Work

Working Woman

Being part of an organization gives you support and motivation and creates momentum. Join an women’s organization near you now! For a short list of some of the best women’s organizations around the world, take a look at this!

http://storify.com/peggystinson/best-of-2012-women-at-work

Women Leading Women

Women Leading Women
“You fat thing! You’re so fat, if you fell down, you’d just roll around! What if I roll your fat ass up in a piece of carpet and stuff you in the trunk of my car. Nobody would even know! What do you think about that?”
Those words were said to the thin, frail neighbour of the family I have been staying with for the past two months. It was her son-in-law saying those words to her. He said them just outside my window…very plainly, very clearly. I’ve heard him say more than just that over the past two months that I’ve lived here. I never heard any physical abuse. Never any loud pounding or loud shouts…just many, many terrible sentences filled with terrible words. What did the police say when I called them? Without physical harm, nothing can really be done. What did the 96 year-old neighbour say to the policeman when he asked if she was ok? I’m fine, she said. My son-in-law is very nice to me, she assured him.
What is it about this picture that I’m not getting? What is it about women, that some are not able or willing to let men go out of their lives when those men are abusive to the women around them? Even standing up for this neighbour, a person I don’t even know, has won me a backlash of reaction from the woman I am staying with. What more do we women have to do to lead other women out of abuse and into freedom?
What a strange coincidence: the last time the verbal abuse began (just an hour ago), I was sitting at my computer taking a look at a TEDx Talk by Natalie McNeil about the state of women around the world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDIdnlJHJCQ&feature=colike As I was sitting there listening to Natalie’s inspiring words, I had to interrupt to make a call to the police and to go outside and tell the abusive son-in-law I could hear every word he was saying to his frail, 96 year-old mother-in-law.
I don’t really care that my action in turn brought verbal abuse on myself. Basically, I just feel sometimes totally alone being a true leader. For me, being a leader means sometimes having to have the courage to do things others simply don’t have the courage to do. And in that, you just sometimes feel alone. Maybe I have stopped some sort of verbal abuse tonight. But I’m not sure I’ve even made a small dent in the future of that thin, frail 96 year-old neighbour.
This is not a blog post against men…it is a blog post FOR women. If you want to do something to help women around the world, there are many programs doing just that. I encourage you to pick just one and make a pledge. Or, go to Natalie McNeil’s TEDx Talk and take action on one of the programs she discusses. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDIdnlJHJCQ&feature=colike
Or check out Natalie’s website for information on being a female entrepreneur: www.shetakesontheworld.com

“You fat thing! You’re so fat, if you fell down, you’d just roll around! What if I roll your fat ass up in a piece of carpet and stuff you in the trunk of my car. Nobody would even know! What do you think about that?”

Those words were said to the thin, frail neighbour of the family I have been staying with for the past two months. It was her son-in-law saying those words to her. He said them just outside my window…very plainly, very clearly. I’ve heard him say more than just that over the past two months that I’ve lived here. I never heard any physical abuse. Never any loud pounding or loud shouts…just many, many terrible sentences filled with terrible words. What did the police say when I called them? Without physical harm, nothing can really be done. What did the 96 year-old neighbour say to the policeman when he asked if she was ok? I’m fine, she said. My son-in-law is very nice to me, she assured him.

What is it about this picture that I’m not getting? What is it about women, that some are not able or willing to let men go out of their lives when those men are abusive to the women around them? Even standing up for this neighbour, a person I don’t even know, has won me a backlash of reaction from the woman I am staying with. What more do we women have to do to lead other women out of abuse and into freedom?

What a strange coincidence: the last time the verbal abuse began (just an hour ago), I was sitting at my computer taking a look at a TEDx Talk by Natalie McNeil about the state of women around the world: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDIdnlJHJCQ&feature=colike As I was sitting there listening to Natalie’s inspiring words, I had to interrupt to make a call to the police and to go outside and tell the abusive son-in-law I could hear every word he was saying to his frail, 96 year-old mother-in-law.

I don’t really care that my action in turn brought verbal abuse on myself. Basically, I just feel sometimes totally alone being a true leader. For me, being a leader means sometimes having to have the courage to do things others simply don’t have the courage to do. And in that, you just sometimes feel alone. Maybe I have stopped some sort of verbal abuse tonight. But I’m not sure I’ve even made a small dent in the future of that thin, frail 96 year-old neighbour.

This is not a blog post against men…it is a blog post FOR women. If you want to do something to help women around the world, there are many programs doing just that. I encourage you to pick just one and make a pledge. Or, go to Natalie McNeil’s TEDx Talk and take action on one of the programs she discusses. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDIdnlJHJCQ&feature=colike

Or check out Natalie’s website for information on being a female entrepreneur: www.shetakesontheworld.com

Women at Work

National Geographic - Child Brides

National Geographic - Child Brides

Today is International Women’s Day 2012. Just sitting here thinking about how many women I know work…and that led me to think about some of the recent articles I have been reading about women in general. While women in the industrialized world argue about the necessity of reminding themselves of International Women’s Day (something they say should be a “no-brainer”), I try not to be enraged at the conditions of women around the world. Child brides, sex slavery, not allowed to work or drive, beaten and burned for wanting what we in the industrialized world would call normal. Every day I help women who work to understand what good personal interaction is and help them with their personal development. Good personal interaction means for me: respect of others, treating others (at work, in public, anywhere) with the same dignity as I would myself and my family. Developing character means, among other things, for me: having a strong enough character to respect others and treat them with dignity. Women who are not allowed to even live like human beings are not even thinking about developing their character. They cannot be concerned with good personal interaction. …they are too busy surviving.

Yes…we still need to remember and talk about International Women’s Day…even in 2012.

National Geographic Story on Child Brides…  20 Minute Video

National Geographic Story on Child Brides…  written story

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