Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Life can truly be unfair at times. We all have things that we want, but hey...that doesn't mean we will get it. I for example, just a couple of weeks ago had an interview for this great job. It was working in the human service field which is something I went to school for and always wanted to do. Well folks I made it past my first interview and got a call back for a second interview. Which really wasn't an interview at all, just me chating with the employee who was to be leaving the position I was trying to get. Everything went great, they said that they really liked me, and I'd hear back from them as they would have their decision in a couple of days. Well a couple of days later I got an email stating how I didn't get the position, and it was a tough choice between me and someone else, but that the other person was a better fit. Well you can imagine my devastation. I mean if there was ever a job I wanted it was this one. I usually don't let failure or getting turned down get to me. But on this particular occassion I felt like crying. You know those reality shows where people compete to win and when they are booted off they breakdown...yeah I definetely see how they now feel. I thought I had everything in the bag. I was fustrated, because I had been looking for a job for a couple of months and it seemed like nothing was going right for me. I submitted my resume to so many places and nothing. I thought this job was mine, and all that hard work of looking for a job would now pay off...but boy was I wrong. I had to pick my head up and just keep going. There are so many things in life I want achieve, that letting some employer who didn't hire me kill those dreams is just plain crazy. I've learned that you have to turn rejection into motivation. Not everyone, will see how great of an asset you are and how much you can bring to the table. I happen to look young for my age so alot times I have to go that extra mile to prove myself. Let's face it interviewers are judgmental. I had an interviewer once, ask me if I would have a problem telling people what to do, because I looked so young. It can be fustrating knowing if you looked a certain way you might have a better chance at getting a position. But, knowing that it's always the employer loss when they turn you down, and you know deep down in side you're the best, is a reason to celebrate. Who wants to work for anyone who can't see talent when it's staring them right in their face? Not me. I want to work for a company or organization that has a team of talent, and not just a team of people who physically fit in to their company's criteria.
Posted by Lis at 2:30 PM
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Clutter can clutter the mind. Making it hard to concentrate and focus on important things. We all are disorganized in some way or another unless we are a complete neat freak. Organizing your life can be one of the best things you do for yourself. When you live and work in a totally disfunctional space, its hard to accomplish tasks and you waste time. If your desk at work is a complete mess or in your home office, nine times out of ten you probably are always searching for things when you need to find it. Thus, slowing up how much you can get done in one day. If your room is a complete mess, chances are it takes you a longer time to get ready for work than someone who has a clean room. You can begin to organize your life, by getting rid of all the trash you've managed to collect over the years that serve no point in your life anymore. Clean your living quarters so that you can manage day to day life better. I bet once you become clutter free, you will feel like you've just lifted a weight off your shoulder, and like you've started a new chapter in your life.
Posted by Lis at 1:55 PM
People come in all shapes in sizes. Learning how to love your body can be a hard thing to do. Especially, when the media feeds us with unrealistic perceptions of what beauty truly is. Whether you're a size 2 or 22, embrace your body. A good way to begin loving your body, is by starting to treat your body with respect. This means eating healthy and excercising regularly. Once, you lay a healthy foundation for yourself you will begin to feel good about who you are. Stop buying into what you see in magazines and on television. Love your own body and not someone elses. Beauty is what you define it to be for yourself, not what anyone else trys to convince you it is.
Posted by Lis at 1:45 PM
Whether you're starting a business, an aspiring actress/actor, singer/songwriter, etc. staying juiced up on motivation is hard. So what exactly can you do to stay pumped up? Listen to music. I do it all the time. I love listening to music that makes me want to dance and just feel good. It gets my spirits up, and I truly feel like I'm ready to take on anything. Not only can music lift your mood, but certain songs can take you back to a really good point in your life. It's important to relive these moments with the help of music, because it gives meaning and purpose to life, and reminds us why we shouldn't give up. Life is all about living it to the fullest and creating memorable times for ourself. Music is a great way to help us keep our eye on the prize. So next time you feel like giving up turn on your radio, and listen to music that makes you feel good and take you back to a really great time in your life. Remember, music is one of our best sources of motivation.
Posted by Lis at 1:33 PM
Let's all admit it, reality television has truly taken over, and it "ain't" going no where anytime soon. With all the shows out there like,The Hills, Flavor of Love, and, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, it's hard to break away from television. I myself am a huge fan. It's fun to watch and entertaining for many. However, there comes a time when we all have to break away from these shows, and do something in our lives that is beneficial. Meaning, while you're watching people on television fulfilling there reality television dreams, we should ask ourselves if we're wasting time being glued to the shows. Just like these people are making there money you should too. So cut back on the amount of time your sacrificing in your life watching reality tv. Spend this time focusing on accomplishing your dreams and goals. Who knows maybe we'll be watching you soon on your own reality show.
Posted by Lis at 1:22 PM
Monday, March 31, 2008
Summer is almost here, and therefore I'm encouraging men and women to get in shape. Not just because it's summer, but because what more better way to motivate yourself to get healthy on the inside and out, than by shedding a few pounds to look good in the season when we bare a little more skin. I myself have created a weekly exercise plan, which consist of crunches, sit ups, running, and a little bit of yoga. Don't get me wrong it's hard to keep a consistent work out plan, but once you begin to see the results, you'll find that all the motivation you need to keep going. Grab a friend or family member to exercise with you, this will make things a little more fun and a little less boring. Whatever you have to do to start getting in shape go for it...because summers almost here!
Posted by Lis at 4:37 PM
Thursday, February 21, 2008
For a person like me who really isn't into boasting and bragging hearing others tooting their horns "all the time" can be a little annoying. I know for a fact we all know someone who is guilty of being a "tooter addict." What I've learned is that when people have to convince you that their lives are so fabulous and wonderful chances are there is something missing. For those of us, who don't toot alot it just means that we are comfortable with who we are and what we have, and it doesn't matter if other people don't always notice, because we know for ourselves. Therefore, we don't have to waste our breath telling people all the time. We all like to brag here and there, but when you do it on a daily basis this can get on peoples nerve, and make them not want to be around you. Now, for those who brag alot, I know you're thinking if a person doesn't want to be around me, because I talk about what I got, that means their jealous. This is so untrue. This just means stop talking about yourself long enough to learn about others, and what great things they have going for themselves. Remember, it's okay "sometimes" to let others know...hey look at what I got, done, have, or will have. Just be aware that you're not doing it all the time and especially to the same people. By doing things this way you give others the opportunity to feel happy for you, and not annoyed because you're tooting a bragging horn in their ear constantly. One last thing, to all those "tooter addicts," next time you brag make sure it's worth boasting about.
Posted by Lis at 12:00 PM