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How to Make Stress Your Friend [Video]

How to Make Stress Your Friend [Video]
How To Make Stress Your Friend – A Ted Talk by Kelly McGonigal About this TED Speaker Name: Kelly McGonigal Profession: Health Psychologist Scientific research: Relates to achieving personal goals despite inner conflict. My take: She has beautifully brought out the fact that stress could actually be beneficial if perceived in the right way, as it creates resilience. Instead of viewing stress as a thing that affects life expectancy, if you view your stress response as a good entity, it creates courage in you. Another good thing about stress is that it makes you reach out to fellow human beings – either when you seek support or when you offer support. Yoga for Pain Relief: Simple Practices to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Chronic Pain (The New Harbinger Whole-Body Healing Series) Visit her website @ kellymcgonigal.com/ Twitter Handle: @kellymcgonigal The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It Handling stress has become inevitable in work and personal life. Watching this video will definitely put you in a different yet positive perspective about stress. The Upside of Stress: Why stress is good for you (and how to get good at it) You might also want to know about these  5 Mobile Apps That Help Relieve Stress And Anxiety. Relax Melodies –  A sleep aid app that helps you to unwind and relax through musical sounds and melodies. Suits people who find sleep a luxury. Headspace – Headspace is made for people who find it hard to make time for relaxation. In about 10-minutes, Headspace teaches the basics of meditation. The app also tracks your progress and lets you keep tabs on your friends’ practice. Breathe2Relax: There are times when so much stress and anxiety builds up that we forget to simply breathe. Need to unwind? There’s an app for that. Breathe2Relax allows users to take a deep breathe to calm them down. The app guides you through breathing exercises to learn diaphragmatic breathing, and provides information on the effects stress has on the body. RestEasy: Sleep is one of the best ways to combat stress and anxiety. A good night’s sleep can make you feel more relaxed and allows you to start the day off on a fresh note. But whether its money, work, family life or just plain ole’ distraction keeping you up at night, sleeping seems easier said than done. Rest easy, because there are plenty of apps to help you track and better manage your realm cycle. Happify: The app uses a series of positive-thinking activities  such as posting about something you’re grateful for or imagining what it would be like in someone else’s shoes — based on what they call the “Science of...
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The Essential Social Media Image Cheat Sheet

The Essential Social Media Image Cheat Sheet
Social Media Image Cheat Sheet Knowing the correct picture sizes is important when posting on Social Media. Use This Handy Chart to Size Your Social Media Images Perfectly For 2016. It’s no secret that images are an important part of your social media content. They attract attention and stand out – posts with visuals deliver 180 percent greater engagement. The tricky part is that each social network has its own dimension requirements to make your visuals look their best. That’s why we’ve made it easy for you with the 2016 social media image size guide. Bookmark this guide so you can quickly access the right size for the right network. Twitter Image Sizes Header photo: 1500 px wide by 500 px tall      2. Profile image: 400 px wide by 400 px tall      3. In-stream photo: 440 px wide by 220 px tall EternalRomantic on Twitter A #CheatSheet to size your #images for #SocialMedia – http://bit.ly/1mjhCX8 pic.twitter.com/TMobtsqMgQ     Facebook Image Sizes Cover photo: 815 px wide by 315 px tall       2. Profile image: 180 px wide by 180 px tall       3. Highlighted image: 1200 px wide by 717 px tall      4. Shared image: 1200 px wide by 630 px tall      5. Shared link thumbnail image: 1200 px wide by 627 px tall This social media cheat sheet breaks down the most popular social media networks and describes the different demographics of users so you can determine how to strategically utilize each platform. Get the most out of these social media platforms and start posting today! socialmedia socialmediacheatsheet marketing graphicdesign printing consultant womeninbusiness entrepreneurlife socialmediapromotion eventplanner businesscards branding designer websites graphics print smallbusiness businesswomen instagramflyer business marketingdigital entrepreneurofinstagram flyers logos business followme follow4follow like4like businessowner entrepreneur advertising A photo posted by Brand Panacea Enterprise (@brandpanacea) on Jan 19, 2016 at 9:25pm PST LinkedIn Image Sizes Background image: 1500 px wide by 425 px tall Profile image: 400 px wide by 400 px tall Career cover photo: 974 px wide by 330 px tall Banner image: 646 px wide by 220 px tall (minimum) Standard logo: 400 px wide by 400 pixels tall (maximum) empression socialmedia socialmediacheatsheet A photo posted by EMpression Marketing (@empressionmktg) on Oct 12, 2013 at 5:24pm PDT Pinterest Image Sizes Profile image: 165 px wide by 165 px tall Board display: 22 px wide by 150 px tall Pin sizes: 236 px wide Stitchz.net on Twitter Pinterest Image Size Chart and Tips http://www.socialmediabusinessacademy.com/new-pinterest-image-size-chart-and-tips/ … #pinterest #pins #boards #profilepic.twitter.com/PFfQ2HDcri Instagram Image Sizes Profile image: 110 px wide by 110 px tall Photo size: 1080 px wide by 1080 px tall Photo thumbnails: 161 px wide by 161 px tall Louise Myers on Twitter WhatÕs the Best #Instagram Image Size? #Infographic http://bit.ly/bestigsize pic.twitter.com/O1GLTB251L YouTube Image Sizes Video uploads: 1280 px wide by 760 px tall Channel cover photo: 2560 px wide by 1440 px tall Tumblr Image Sizes Profile image: 128 px wide by 128 px tall Image post: 500 px wide by 750 px tall Google+ Image Sizes Profile image: 250 px wide by 250 px tall Cover image: 1080 px wide by 608 px tall Shared image (on home stream): 497 px wide by 373 px tall Shared image (on feed or your page): 150 px wide by 150 px tall...
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Stats You Should Know About Employee Recognition

Stats You Should Know About Employee Recognition
Employee Recognition – Employees Want to be Appreciated Employee recognition is an increasingly important management requirement in the workplace, with a number of research studies showing the importance of staff engagement and appreciating employees for their daily positive contributions to the team.  “To win in the marketplace you must first win in the workplace.” – Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup Appreciation and Recognition are the two major factors that bring about employee job satisfaction and happiness. According to the equity theory, based on the work of J. Stacy Adams, workers compare the reward potential to the effort they must expend. Equity exists when workers perceive that rewards equal efforts.  “When people are financially invested, they want a return. When people are emotionally invested, they want to contribute.” – Simon Sinek  But employees just don’t look at their potential rewards, they look at the rewards of others as well. Inequities occur when people feel that their rewards are inferior to the rewards offered to other persons sharing the same workloads.   “Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied customers, which leads to profitability.” –Anne M. Mulcahy Fine! Let’s see some amazing statistics that clearly shows “What are and what aren’t making employees happy?” Unhappy Employees’ Stats 88% of employees don’t have passion for their work. 75% of workers don’t quit their job, but quit their boss. 78% of people would work harder in their jobs if they were recognised. 60% of those who don’t feel they are appreciated are looking for a job. 65% of working Americans say they receive no praise or recognition on the job. Employee turnover was up by 46% in companies with ineffective employee recognition programs. Did you know the 1 reason most American employees quit their jobs is they don’t feel appreciated? Happy Employees’ Stats Organizations where recognition occurs have 14% better employee engagement, productivity and customer service than those without. 90% find a “fun” work environment extremely motivating. 76% said opportunities for growth were the top reason they stayed in an organization. 70% of workers are motivated by non-monetary rewards at work. 80% of those who feel they are being appreciated stay put. The equity theory makes a good point: What a manager thinks is irrelevant to an employee because the real issue is the way an employee perceives his or her situation. Rewards perceived as equitable should have positive results on job satisfaction and performance; those rewards perceived as inequitable may create job dissatisfaction and cause performance problems. Every manager needs to make sure that any undesirable consequences from equity comparisons are avoided, or at least minimized, when rewards are allocated.  To motivate workers, managers must strengthen workers’ perceptions of their efforts as both possible and worthwhile, clarify expectations of performances, tie rewards to performances, and make sure that rewards are desirable. So, some hard hitting facts Strategic recognition drives engagement Lack of recognition drives turnover High employee engagement leads to better business results or ROI Awards, recognition and praise might be the single most cost effective way to maintain a happy productive force. Respect employees, ask for their opinion and show genuine...
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25 Great Motivational Quotes to Kickstart Your Life

25 Great Motivational Quotes to Kickstart Your Life
Here is list of 25 wonderful motivational quotes that will kick you right in the spot and make you moving. When I happen to come across great quotes like these, they make me thinking and start over again with heightened enthusiasm and spirit. 25 Awesome Inspirational Quotes for Instagram “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” Thomas A. Edison “Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.” “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” Confucius “Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.” Theodore Roosevelt “There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” Aldous Huxley “Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.” W. Clement Stone “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” Norman Vincent Peale “Stay positive. Work hard. Make it happen.” “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” Albert Einstein “Do what you have to do, until you can do what you want to do. The time will pass sooner than you think. Your goals will be achieved.” Oprah Winfrey “There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.” Julie Andrews “There is no passion to be found playing small -in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” Harriet Beecher Stowe “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett “If you want something you never had, You have to do something you’ve never done.” “Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” George Herbert Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.” “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” Wayne Dyer “If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.” Jim Rohn “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” Charles R....
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