In recent months, I have experienced more outside criticism than at any other point in my life. While I have always known, in the back of my mind, that people will always ’say what they will say’, it has been brought to the forefront of my attention recently as I have been made acutely aware of my critics through a variety of means.
I admit that it has taken some getting used to. Our natural reaction to criticism is to defend ourselves, our positions and our opinions. We want to try to convince other to see the merits in our cases. However, the successful persons reaction to criticism must be non-reaction. It has been told to me by several successful people whom I hold in high regard that: “successful people are immune to criticism.”
Well, in order to build up an immunity you must first have exposure. Therefore, this week I wanted to throw out 5 reasons why one should embrace criticism:
If you’re anything like me, you love to read. There’s so much that reading can do for us as writers.
Reading others’ work can help us hone our craft. We can pick up witty turns of phrase, grammar rules that we weren’t previously aware of, and tips on how to write with real passion.
Above all that, though, we read to learn. Chances are you’re here right now because you’re itching to learn something about freelancing. And I don’t believe that there’s ever a limit to how much you can or should learn.
…when it gets in the way of taking action.
The old saying “Those who can’t do, teach,” takes a little bit of a different spin for us writers.
For us, it reads more like “Those who really really want to do, but don’t feel like we’re quite ready, and maybe just need a little bit more time to work things through, and if we only read this one more blog post then we should be ready to go, but what’s this other recommended post on the sidebar, maybe I’ll just give that a quick… read.”
Oh-Oh! Houston, we have a problem! In this case it’s Mountain View we have a problem. It seems that the Consumer Reports article blaming a “design flaw’ for poor iPhone 6 reception is having some after effects. Some believe that Apple may have to recall the new iPhone others are saying that Apple was not honest and transparent with the ongoing reception issue. Either way one of the most respected and trusted brands in the world may have lost some of its luster.
It was hard for me to believe that there were so many people who were in dire need of a life that they waited in line for hours for a new iPhone. Even the people who had reserved an iPhone waited for hours to bet Apple to take their money.
Going for an online MBA degree will normally put you in a position to get a better job, to move up the corporate ladder or to receive a better paying job. On the other hand, an easy mistake like deciding on the incorrect business school or not networking with your associates could really ruin your prospects of becoming successful. Here we will show you what you really should avoid when earning your Online MBA Degree. The most stupid mistakes MBA students make are:
Signing up for a non-accredited online MBA program
Before you sign up for an online MBA program, verify whether the school of your choice is accredited by the proper regional and/or national accreditation organization. A college degree from an non-accredited business school is likely not to be recognized by other schools and potential employers.
In case you already happen to be signed up for a business school that has no proper accreditation, see if you can get transferred to a well-accredited school.. However, before you apply to a another school, find out everything about their transfer policy. Hopefully, you can save part of your work.
Of course. Just as we start saving and living on a tight budget, life throws us a curve ball. It’s how you deal with these unexpected circumstances that define you and make you stronger.
A year ago I decided to get a student loan for a car, it seemed a good idea at that time but I struggle now with adding car expenses to my budget now. Today I got flat tire, I hit a curb trying to avoid some kids playing in the road. The impact of the curb on the side of my tires made a nasty hole right in the rubber. My tires were in bad condition. After some research I found tires at Wal-Mart for $50.00 each. I went to my local Wal-Mart ready to buy 4 new tires. Wal-Mart gave me two quotes: $250 for 4 new tires installed and balanced and $315 for 4 new times installed and balanced AND free lifetime balance and rotation. I declined the lifetime service as I am moving next year. Unfortunately I had to put the $250 onto the credit card I just paid off! I’m not feeling good.
I’m working now on readjusting my driving habits. here is what I got so far. Read more
There’s something about being holed up feeling crook that can really do your head in. Aside from the hurts and lethargy of course. That really bombs.
But once you get past that there’s the dangerous mid point where you still have brain fog, you can’t think straight enough to actually do any of the stuff you would usually love to do, the stuff that feels like it’s making life a little bit richer and more awesome, but you’re well enough that your brain is pushing you to do something.
so what do you do?
You might be tempted to fall back on that old procrastination favorite, surfing the Internet. Combine it with a little Twitter and you’ve found the perfect way to spend your precious time without any danger of being compelled to take action. Told you it was deadly.
Technology is transforming the method Americans connect and conduct business. Yet, it has actually been slow-moving to really take it’s place in our schools learning programs. Until lately, technology has been introduced to pupils as an optional versus a full integration and redefining of the way students are educated.
The truth of the matter is that today, youngsters are maturing in a world considerably different from just what their parents and grandparents experienced. It is an environment of PC’s, software application, and cordless accessibility to details on-the-fly. It is an environment that needs a various collection of capabilities to do well. Hence, it could take quite a while to look into the role that technical innovation plays in your child’s education.
I love stories. They make me come alive. Give me a story to tell and I’ll give you voices and everything (truth be told, it drives my long-suffering hubby mad) but what would you think if the head of the board of directors started with a little story instead of his usual boring rubbish?
OK, I’m using artistic license, lots of it, because I wouldn’t know a board of directors if they came up and danced the cha-cha-cha right under my nose. But I have this image of boring suits and bar charts and looks of dire tedium. If you’ve ever sat in a business meeting you’ll be able to feel the pain.
But what if meetings didn’t have to be like that? Leaving aside my agreement with the 37 Signals guys that meetings are toxic, what if the word meeting was synonymous with entertaining and enlightening?
I read a book this week that made believe in this angelic picture.
I do my thing online. I love that I can connect with people from across the other side of the planet, while still being home in time to pick my children up from school. But I learned why it is that I make extra time to talk to people via video Skype calls instead of text chat (for example.) I thought it was just me but science has reasons why this proper connecting works so much better.
I was compiling a list of 50 idioms connected to body parts. and while i googled these phrases, i cracked up. of course, one shouldn’t take idioms by its literal meaning. however, i couldn’t help myself from laughing when i’m reading it sans its figurative content.
don’t take it literally!
an idiom contains words that when taken collectively shows us the figurative meaning of such phrase; otherwise, when each word is taken separately would indicate its usual, predictable meaning that could be readily found in a dictionary. idioms have cultural bearing and localized usage which require outsiders to be familiar with its meaning. however, an idiom’s popularity makes it universally known and used.
1. to say someone is all thumbs, means that the person is lacking physical coordination, skill, or grace, or clumsy in doing things. also synonymous with be all fingers and thumbs and be all thumbs.
2. to thumb (one’s) nose means to express scorn or ridicule someone. also used as thumb your nose at somebody/something.
3. thumbs down is used to express rejection, refusal, or disapproval.
4. you say thumbs up means to express approval, success, or hope.
5. to be under (one’s) thumb, means to be under the control of someone or be a subordinate to someone. Read more
My GF made plans to go to DC, I tried to find a reason to go there too. I went to see my adviser who told me about an internship I could apply for with one of the state’s senators. It seemed too good to be true, and in hindsight, it was, but at the time I didn’t know how things were going to fall apart, so I was super amped!
As it happened, the position had just opened up a couple of days ago and had not been made available to the student body. My adviser told me that I was a great candidate, I was majoring in political science and had done volunteer work with the mayors office for the past two years. Even though, I still had to go through the entire application and interview process, my chances did look really promising, plus I would have a head start in writing my essay and getting my letters of recommendation.