Thursday, July 25, 2013

10 Common Characteristics of Average People

Another good one from lifehack; Thanks Brian Penny !!!


The world is filled with two types of people: successful people and average people. There are plenty of resources online if you want to learn how to be successful, but what about those who are only looking to achieve adequacy? If you’re shooting for the big dog pile at the bottom, here are 10 common characteristics of average people to aim for:

1 – Average People Had That Idea First Anytime you hear about something cool and new, there’s always someone who had that idea first. You weren’t just one wrong move away from achieving fame and fortune.

2 – Average People Waste Time I work a lot. It doesn’t feel like work because I love what I do, but I’m almost constantly doing something for my job. Every successful person I know has the same work ethic.

3 – Average People Are Always Broke Dude… if you’re broke for a few years while busting your ass toward a goal, you’re going to be successful.

4 – Average People Talk More Than They Act These people sit around their entire lives with their hands out, waiting to be “discovered” and given instant super-stardom.

5 – Average People Focus on the Past you’re not alone — we’re all suffering… Brush that chip off your shoulder and perk up. Focus on the here and now, and you’ll find yourself in more than average situations.

6 – Average People Have Lottery Dreams I put in the work, and reaped the rewards. Keep your lottery ticket.

7 – Average People Think Inside the Box communicate with someone you trust…Worst case scenario, you discover you can’t depend on any of them and can move on to some new people — a valuable life lesson.

8 – Average People Are Never Responsible God isn’t responsible for pulling each individual out of the gutter… We create our own reality with our own effort… make the decision whether to run, stand in the rain, avoid it, use an umbrella, help people around you, or just dance.

9 – Average People Have Unfinished Projects Either shit or get off the toilet – finish those projects, or salvage/sell the materials. Stop saving your best for a later date; it’ll never come.

10 – Average People Choose Average Lives If you want to be average, all you have to do is keep your dreams and goals to yourself. Do nothing to accomplish them… You had your shot, and you chose an average life. Now enjoy the fruits of obscurity… or change your destiny.

Curious about the other side of the coin: check out: Fifty Habits of Highly Successful People

More @ lifehack

20 Ways to Strive for Excellence in Life


Thank You Eva Lantsoght!!!

Most of us are trying hard to juggle it all in life: career, work, family, self-care and then some.
 Living a life of excellence takes effort, but at the same time is rewarding and gives you energy so that you can keep up your work. Here are 20 ideas that you can implement to strive for excellence:

1. Identify your values To make the right choices in your life, you need to know what truly matters to you. Keep a list of your core values, and write your observations on how you and others live according to these values as well.

2. Stand up for a cause Express your opinion, and become active.

3. Truly listen Hold your advice and similar experiences, and go deeper into the experience the other person is telling you, sensing his/her emotions and reactions..

4. Feel your emotions Feel what truly goes on within yourself, and simply accept it.

5. Be a cycle  live with the cycles of the moon and the seasons, and feel the waxing and waning energies in yourself.

6. Meditate practice it daily

7. Journal everything from the day that might need to leave your mind so that you can relax

8. Define your limiting beliefs Define your limiting beliefs, and then release them into the wide open.

9. Practice gratitude Keep a list of 10 things that you are grateful for, every day.

10. Smile Light up your face and the heart of another person with a smile.

11. Show compassion Stop judging others when they make mistakes or hurt you. Instead, try to put yourself in their shoes, and think: “There I go, being rude/inattentive/etc.”.

12. Learn from your dreams First, learn how to remember your dreams. Then, start to analyze the symbols that occur in your dreams and explore your sub consciousness.

13. Teach Use your unique gift to teach others.

14. Face your demons What happened in your past that left a rotten piece in your heart?

15. Take up a difficult task the easy way Step forward lean into the opportunity, choose the spotlight, be realistic, and discuss with your boss/mentor/guide what you are about to take on.

16. Celebrate your body in all ways Winking smile but exercise

17. Honor your intellect Find the boundaries of your understanding, and explore from there. challenge is a good way to honor your brain.

18. Forgive Forget past transgressions and forgive yourself, your loved ones, and everyone else.

19. Focus on being, not on having who we are instead of what we have.

20. Ask yourself every day: “Did I give the very best of myself to the world today?”

More @ lifehack 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

USCIS Visa Bulletin (August 2013)

First:  Priority Workers:  28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference level, plus any numbers not required for fourth and fifth preferences.

Second:  Members of the Professions Holding Advanced Degrees or Persons of Exceptional Ability:  28.6% of the worldwide employment-based preference
level, plus any numbers not required by first preference.      

Third:  Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Other Workers:  28.6% of the worldwide level, plus any numbers not required by first and second preferences, not more than 10,000 of which to "*Other Workers".

Fourth:  Certain Special Immigrants:  7.1% of the worldwide level.

Fifth:  Employment Creation:  7.1% of the worldwide level, not less than 3,000 of which reserved for investors in a targeted rural or high-unemployment area, and 3,000 set aside for investors in regional centers by Sec. 610 of Pub. L. 102-395.

On the chart below, the listing of a date for any class indicates that the class is oversubscribed (see paragraph 1); "C" means current, i.e., numbers are available for all qualified applicants; and "U" means unavailable, i.e., no numbers are available.  (NOTE:  Numbers are available only for applicants whose priority date is earlier than the cut-off date listed below.)



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