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Potect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19

April 11, 2020 in Business, Focus, Uncategorized

The coronavirus which is spreading like wildfire worldwide can be prevented if you protect yourself and your loved ones from iy – COVID-19. The battle to eradicate the pandemic is currently ongoing and even though there’s no cure for it yet, a lot of countries have begun managing the situation through aggressive awareness drives, and temporary suspension of activities which may enhance the spread of the virus. Here are some safety measures you need to keep in mind to protect yourself and your loved ones against the spread.

Wash hands with soap and water or use alcohol-based sanitizer: Maintaining good personal hygiene has been found to be effective in protecting against the virus. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised individuals to wash their hands for 20 seconds once in every 30 minutes or use a hand sanitizer with at least 70 percent alcohol content to clean hands in the absence of water.

Stay away If someone is coughing or sneezing: This is where social distancing comes into play. It’s advised to keep a distance of 6 feet from people, whether or not they are showing symptoms. This is because the virus can be transmitted through the respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks and these droplets can land in the mouth or nose of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Don’t touch your face or the faces of others: Keeping our hands off our faces can prove a very difficult task. Oftentimes we find ourselves scratching our nose, wiping our eyes, biting our fingernails or even picking a pimple. While washing the hands often may be a protective measure against the virus, touching the face with dirty hands can get anyone infected. How? The virus lives on metals and plastics for days so, if your hands touch these surfaces and you touch your face without washing them, you could get infected.

Stay home for as much as possible: Your house is the safest place to be right now until the pandemic blows over. Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread the virus. So, by all means, stay at home and limit your contact with the outside world to the barest minimum.

Self isolate if you experience symptoms: As the experts have explained, It takes 14 days to fully detect the coronavirus symptoms so, if while at home you begin coughing, sneezing, or having a fever, it’s best to self-isolate and call the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control to get help. This simple act can help protect your loved ones against the virus.

FOCUS -Meditation

August 15, 2019 in Focus, Uncategorized
Focus

How many faces do you see?

Have you ever set a goal for a day ending up not accomplishing it?, then this is for you. Attention paves way for more ideas and more opportunities.The latest research is clear: the state of our attention determines the state of our lives. In today’s world, most people can’t focus because they have not learnt to focus and we don’t practice how to focus. So how do we harness our attention to focus?

Focus gives us foresight and far sight beyond what our ordinary eyes can see, in here you will get to see the relationship focus has with determination. A recent study pointed out the average adult spends about 1 hour 40 minutes every day on social media. Over 50 hours per month, 616 hours per year which means 128 days wasted every 5 years. Imagine if you replaced that wasted time with completely focused time, working on the person you would love to be in the next 5 years.

The opposite of focus is distraction. We are surrounded by distractions, whether we like them or not, it is up to us to disregard such distractions. If you want to make things great, shut out the distractions of the world and make your goal a priority. Steve Jobs once said ” people think focus means saying yes to what you’ve got to focus on, but that is not what it means at all, it means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that are there”. Focus is a skill, so we need to work on it to develop it.

Meditation is a popular technique for relaxation and stress relief that can significantly increase your ability to concentrate and focus.Meditation exercise  allows you to focus your attention on an object, sound or some other stimulus rather than trying to achieve a clear mind. For many people, this can feel easier than trying to focus on nothing or keeping a clear mind without a specific focal point.

Focused meditation is something that everyone can do at home without an instructor or teacher. All you need is a few minutes of time, a quiet place, and something to focus on. To reap any lasting benefits ,daily practice is required.

 

EVERYDAY LEARNING AS A MUST

August 15, 2019 in Focus, Professionalism

“If you are not learning while earning, you’re cheating yourself of the most important part of your compensation”. I saw this line about 2 decades ago even before I fully got into work life, “This is everyday learning”.

Most people focus only on monetary compensation as reward for work. It’s more than that friend. Many others also believe that if they are not yet working in a multinational company, there’s nothing to learn, so they end up wasting 5, 10 or more years of their working life, with no capability built.In order to focus ,one needs to read more on this.

It is said whatever you sow ,you shall reap .There is no limit to learning ,it continues as life continues . There is no age limit ,no time limit to learning. However, strengths and weaknesses are identified and to develop skills which are applied in diverse areas through learning . Mistakes occur so as corrections are implemented.

Maximizing your earning potential will allow you not only more financial freedom, but also an opportunity to better budget and save for big life purchases such as a home, saving for your children’s college tuition, or keeping money safe in an emergency fund.

Learning while Earning also helps in developing new skills and expanding your financial knowledge .It can be challenging to make your resume shine brightly in a sea of applicants, especially when the average corporate job opening can receive an average of 250 applications. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to not only make your resume rise above the rest, but to actually help increase your earning potential as well. There are certain hard and soft skills you can learn that are in high-demand, and some general ways you can be proactive that will help you in the long run and you can read more article on this.

Dear, whatever you’re doing today, be it volunteering, internship, working for an individual or small organization, put your mind to it. Learn cumulatively! What you’ve learnt today a few years forward may turn out to be your cash cow. That’s my experience. Happy to share from yours!