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How to Deal With Unsupportive Parents

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 7, 2019 Social

For the longest time in a kid’s life, their biggest role models are their parents. Children follow their parents’ teachings from the day they are born. As they grow up, they learn to make their own choices, make their own mistakes, and learn from them. Every kid seeks their parents’ approval from a very young age. When they are older, that approval may matter less and less, but deep down, everyone thrives for it. Not everyone is lucky enough to have parents that support their every single decision. Many parents overlook the fact that their little kid is all grown up and has a conscious of his/her own. Having different opinions doesn’t mean that your parents don’t love you. Most parents love their children unconditionally. But, sometimes, they don’t show that love in the best ways. What is a supportive parent? Teenage years are the most rebellious time in a...

Best Strategies to Avoid Groupthink in the Workplace

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 6, 2019 Strategy

Often, we are called to have camaraderie with our workmates. Especially when the company is about to embark on another book year or a new project venture, it helps to have that atmosphere of unity among its employees. This fosters collective sense of encouragement and positivity in the group. However, collective thinking becomes a problem when there’s no room for outside opinions, freedom of choice is limited, and healthy disagreements are rare. Groupthink is an unhealthy consensus in decision-making wherein the compelling forces for the agreement are fear, lack of judgement, and lack of critical thinking. Group or department leaders must be responsible not to allow his or her team to develop groupthink. Even if it means that not everyone will agree with you, what’s more important is that you can count on them to help you arrive at the best decision and not just nod in agreement with you...

Five Tips to Develop Your Character in the Right Direction

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 5, 2019 Life

People tend to confuse character with ‘personality’ but both are very different things. Your character has very specific traits that define who you are, your core beliefs and values. It is a window to a person’s soul, where you evaluate vital characteristics: honesty, courage, loyalty, integrity and virtue. Please note these characteristics cannot be judged easily in one day of meeting someone. On the other hand, a person’s personality compromises of unique traits that make him or her, the way they act every day. You can include a person’s likes and dislikes here. Is he or she introvert or extrovert? Do they pay attention to detail or are they careless? Do they like spending time with other people or do they like being alone? These are traits that you can easily judge a person when you meet him or her. Now do you see a significant difference between personality and...

Memento Mori – A Visual Reminder Of Mortality

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 4, 2019 Life

Remember “Valar Morghulis” from Game of Thrones? It became the most uttered phrase after the series went viral. But do you know that ‘Valar Morghulis’ in High Valyrian, which translates to ‘all men must die’ has a Latin counterpart? ‘Valar Morghulis’ reminds us of another phrase, ‘memento mori’. This Latin phrase originated in ancient Rome and has a symbolic connotation to death. What is memento mori? The Latin phrase ‘memeto mori’ literally means “remember, you are a mortal”. It reminds a person of his or her mortality or the inevitability of death. It symbolically reminds of the fragility and the ultimate end of human life. At the same time, it indirectly reminds people to seize the day and make the best of it since everybody must die. Origin The origin of ‘memento mori’ lies in antiquity and is an artistic tradition. Ancient Romans perhaps realized that human life is ephemeral...

5 Ways to Stop Overeating and Transform Your Physical Health

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 3, 2019 Body

Are you worried about overeating making you obese and affecting your health? Learn about its causes and adopt proven solutions to finally put an end to it. We’ve all been in that situation: it’s your friend’s birthday and the cake is so delicious that you end up eating more than you intended to in the first place. Or, you’re stressed about something and you constantly find yourself turning to your fridge to help you cope with it. Even though you might be conscious that it is not good for your health, there’s a lot more to overeating than you might have imagined. In the long term, overeating can cause serious health issues including type 2 diabetes and obesity which can significantly reduce the quality of your life. To tackle it successfully, you need to first understand why it happens in the first place. What makes you eat more than you...

How to Deal with Rejection

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 2, 2019 Emotions

We’ve all been dismissed at some point — regardless of whether it be from a partner, an occupation you applied to, or a gathering of companions. Facing rejection is an essential aspect of living. It is unavoidable. Whichever sort of dismissal you’re confronting, the truth is that rejection is hurtful. When you let rejection affect you psychologically, it can cause a lot of destruction on all parts of your life. Luckily, however, there are ways you can manage rejection that can help you emerge from it more grounded. Getting dismissed doesn’t need to be the end-all-be-all. The experience can assist you with a yearning to become stronger in your life. So, if you’re considering how to manage rejection from your companions, family, or associates, here are the absolute best tips and procedures to help you bob back from experience. Accept rejection as a part of life. Dismissal is an unavoidable...

How Resourcefulness Helps Individuals Succeed

Darryl Bachmeier Jun 1, 2019 Success

Resourcefulness is the ability of using resources in your environment at your full capacity. A resourceful individual will not break under pressure, no matter the circumstance and rise like the Phoenix from the ashes. It is noted that creative and successful individuals like Sam Walton, Temple Gardin and Walt Disney were resourceful personalities. They found inventive solutions and optimized assets in their environment. Most importantly they worked hard and smart. Executive functions in your brain help you be resourceful Experts say people are not born with resourcefulness. Luckily this is a skill that you can develop with time. The key is to improve your executive functioning skills. Your brain is a muscle; different mental and emotional exercises can help improve your executive function skills. Let us look inside your brain first. It compromises of three components that help executive functions: working memory, self regulation and cognitive flexibility. All three components...

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