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17 Jun 19
Ford Focus 2019

Our weekend was spent enjoying the beauty of the Lake District in Cumbria. This area is the home of the poet William Wordsworth and after travelling through the area we can see where his inspiration came from. This post will be mainly photos as we just couldn’t stop gasping as we came across awe inspiring […]

17 Jun 19
The Modern Writer

PitMad is a mad rush of excitement, panic, and hopes and dreams literally pinned on the idea of an agent seeing your query in the mass of hundreds of thousands of other queries. There was some discussion in the ranks of hopeful writers that perhaps PitMad wasn’t as effective as it once was and that […]

17 Jun 19
Happy SAHD in Silicon Valley

Ahhh, camping! The simple life, right? Pack light, live free. Ok, no. Ever been camping with two pre-schoolers and an American, family-sized vehicle? Not so much pack light as fill every orifice of the mini-van with so-called essential equipment. In fairness my parents did something similar with our estate cars on our wonderful family camping […]

17 Jun 19
IPO EMPIRE

Hunger Games prequel book and likely movie announced.  Slate The Hunger Games Is Getting a Prequel Novel, Set During the ‘Dark Days’ of Panem [Updated]  Gizmodo ‘The Hunger Games’ Prequel Is in the Works  The New York Times The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins to release new prequel novel  Entertainment Weekly News Hunger Games prequel set 64 years before […]

17 Jun 19
Adventures with Emily

Road trips produce some of my favorite memories. Even just a 20 minute trip to get ice cream. As you reach new achievements, where will you write your name? #happyadventuring

17 Jun 19
TheBookSwarm

I just finished The Alice Network and it is one of my new favorite books ever.

17 Jun 19
Niles & C.C

Part 1 by Angelchik2734(Angelchik2734@aol.com) This story is in the fifth season. Max and Fran are still getting married. Just so you know CC realized that Max belonged to Fran and has stopped all the flirting. CC also lost all her weight because she got her confidence back. She never went to “the place”. Even though […]

17 Jun 19
Avid Readers Global Network

Nephilim: Living Among Us by Theodocia McLean Is This Half-Breed Living Among Us Today? People are experiencing encounters with these fallen angels who have both de-evolved and evolved with an insatiable lust. Theodocia McLean’s book, The Nephilim: Is This Half-Breed Living Among Us Today? is a unique approach to the “Nephilim” (offspring of fallen angels […]

17 Jun 19
ESPECIALISTAS EN CORRIENTE DIRECTA

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17 Jun 19
NACCHO Aboriginal Health News Alerts

This weeks featured NACCHO SAVE A DATE events 18 -20 June Lowitja Health Conference Darwin Download the 2019 Health Awareness Days Calendar  20 – 21 June First Nations led content and free tickets at Progress 2019 2019 Dr Tracey Westerman’s Workshops  5 July NAIDOC week Symposium 6 July National NAIDOC Awards Canberra 10 July Minister Ken Wyatt […]

17 Jun 19
Thrive Global
We were in the subway on our way to dinner when during our conversation my best friend Brandon reminded me of a particular habit both him and I have had for years. “Don’t tell anyone where you’re applying to,” he said. It wasn’t due to competition nor to be scorched earth. “Or else you’ll get all these questions.” We were about to have dinner to celebrate the master’s degree in journalism I received that day. Though I feel fulfilled and joyful, I graduated with no job offers. Ergo, my blessed situation invites questions about my career goals, which came in droves (and are still coming): “How’s the job hunt going?” “What’s next for you?” “What are your plans?” I’m now writing a standard response. My best friend and I have maintained the habit of not sharing our goals to anyone. Our habit could well be rooted in superstition so as not to solicit any comments that would “jinx” our aspirations or as he noted to dodge questions or more inquiry. But it turns out, the question on whether it’s helpful to disclose your goals publicly or not leads to some interesting answers. Derek Sivers/ Source: TED Conferences, LLC. In 2009 New York University Professor Peter Gollwitzer and colleagues published a study in the journal Psychological Science that revisited the goal setting theories of Kurt Lewin, father of social psychology, and proposed “that social recognition of an identity-relevant behavioral intention may have negative effects on its enactment.” Noting a 1926 conclusion from Lewin, Gollwitzer, et. al, wrote, “people often construe behavioral intentions in more general terms, thus allowing substitution of means for attainment.” Simply put: our ability to work towards our goals (something personal to us thereby identity relevant) is compromised when we disclose them to others, because the response (social recognition) we get by doing so is interpreted by our minds that we have already realized our “intention” (the goal). The social recognition served as a substitute for attainment.  Derek Sivers, in a TED talk titled “Keep your goals to yourself” which has been viewed 5 million times, explained Gollwitzer and company’s experiment that led to their conclusion:  “It goes like this: 163 people across four separate tests. Everyone wrote down their personal goal. Then half of them announced their commitment to this goal to the room, and half didn’t,” Sivers explained. “Then everyone was given 45 minutes of work that would directly lead them towards their goal, but they were told that they could stop at any time. Now, those who kept their mouths shut worked the entire 45 minutes on average, and when asked afterward, said that they felt that they had a long way to go still to achieve their goal. But those who had announced it quit after only 33 minutes, on average, and when asked afterward, said that they felt much closer to achieving their goal.”  Shaka Smith/Instagram Sivers, who has started two companies and wrote two books, advised the audience to resist the temptation to announce their goal. “You can delay the gratification,” Sivers said, “that the social acknowledgment brings, and you can understand that your mind mistakes the talking for the doing.”  But the TED speaker acknowledged that to keep mum on what you hope to achieve contradicts the celebrated notion of accountability. Entrepreneur Thomas Oppong said that having an accountability system of sort helps “increase the odds of reaching your goals by 95%” citing a study by the American Society of Training and Development. He recommends choosing your spouse or a reliable friend to share what your goal is and its significance. He even suggests blogging about your goals and publicly sharing progress reports.  “When you are accountable to someone or a group of people for doing what you said you would do, you can easily get stuff done,” Oppong wrote on Medium, “because you engage the power of social expectations.” He said that when you have a goal but tell no one about it, “you are less likely to do it.”  Shaka Smith, a fitness model, actor and podcast host received his law degree at Princeton University. Though by the time he got his degree, he wanted to become an actor. “I’m a huge believer in energy,” he said, and thus initially did not want to share his preferred career path. He thought people will think he’s absurd for wanting to be in Hollywood after all the effort he put in at Princeton. “There was a certain point for me though that sharing my goal to people became essential to motivating me,” Smith said. He felt he was stalling by not telling anyone he wants to move West to pursue acting. “When I started telling people about it, things aligned.” He made the big move in 2011. According to Smith, making his dream public made it real for him.  Jeliza Olaguera, a friend who I’ve known for a decade has been an achiever throughout her financial career. She’s a former country manager for a foreign bank in the United Kingdom and an alumnae of the most prestigious accounting firm in the Philippines. She graduated with honors when she received her MBA and now works as a financial manager at a hospitality firm and runs two small businesses on the side. “My goals happen sooner when I tell my goals to Charlie (her boyfriend),” she said. “I feel pressured to make it happen because I told it to someone.” She also says Charlie encourages him to pursue her aims, which only helps in achieving her goals.  “ Jeliza Olaguera/Facebook In 2014, in a play of both circumstance and opportunity I decided to moved back to the Philippines after living in New York City for seven years. But I told Brandon I would apply to the Columbia Journalism School at some point to get my master’s. The day of my flight five years ago, he gave me a going-away present which he purchased from the Columbia University bookstore— a Columbia hoodie and cap. Him and I kept in touch and would talk over the phone on weekends. We would occasionally discuss my master’s application, which I did finally submit in Dec. 2017. I was admitted to graduate school in Mar. 2018 and on May 22, less than a month ago, my best friend attended my graduation from J-school. We both witnessed a huge goal achieved. 
17 Jun 19
Mi EduBlog

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17 Jun 19
Kristine's life design

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17 Jun 19
A Book Lover's Book Guide

I read How to Walk Away by Katherine Center last summer.   I couldn’t wait for this book to be released and I was lucky enough to read an ARC. Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel about family, hope, and […]

17 Jun 19
Web Design & Development

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