A New Drug That Will Boost Your Self-Confidence!

I was listening to the radio yesterday and they were talking about how scientist have found genes that links to obesity, more like the researchers scanned the genes of 284 people and found four genes that are responsible in determining metabolic rates, the speed at which people burn up food. Based on this, scientists will target the responsible genes in people suffering from obesity and come up with a drug that can control the metabolic rate and these people can eat as much as they want and won’t gain any weight. Much like the skinny people most of us know who can eat all they want and never gain any weight.  Based on that, since we are moving to a new era where almost anything can be taken in the form a pill, a pill to boost your brain power, a pill to win at the Olympics, why not a pill to boost your self-confidence?

If you lack self-confidence now and want to be famous, you can contact Dr. Phil and asked to be on the show. You may eventually have the opportunity to meet with the guru himself who would give you some strategy on how to get rid of your lack of self-confidence and be more assertive in life. Dr. Phil will most likely follow through with your progress and may eventually invite you back on the show  to talk about your experience on the lack of self-confidence and how you overcame it. At that point, you will be an household name and you can go write your own book on self-confidence and you may just have a best seller on the subject. No self-confidence pill will give you that kind of publicity and after being on TV with Dr. Phil your self-confidence will shoot up like a rocket and you may even think of running for governor of your state.

I am sure that as I write this article, some clever marketer is already busy looking for ways to market a drug that supposedly will boost your self-confidence. Hold on a second! I heard the other day that some people are experimenting on the drug they give to kids suffering from ADD and people not suffering from ADD can take that drug and it presumably boost their brain power. They were even talking about university students who were willing to try it in order to have better grades. If you can boost your brain power for school, who is not to say  you can’t do the same about your self-confidence! You may hear something like, after seven years of research where researchers have searched the world in the quest of the best and natural ingredients that will stimulate the centre of the brain where you store self-confidence, personality, charisma, irresistible charms to the opposite sex and more, we now present to you “confidia”, the self-confidence booster. Much like when the came out with pheromone to attract the opposite sex. I am sure these marketers already have signs of dollar bill in their eyes  at the thought of a potential billion dollar industry in the name of boosting your self-confidence.

Without going to Dr. Phil’s show or waiting for the self-confidence drug to come out, here are a few ways to boost your self-confidence naturally.

1. Dress like a million bucks and you will feel like a million bucks. Dressing nice will have a direct impact on your self-confidence. If you look good, you feel good and you’ll get noticed.

2. Challenge yourself every day into doing something that you have been willing to do but were afraid to. If you wanted to ask that cute girl out for coffee then go ahead and do it! If you lack courage today, try again tomorrow! Eventually you will have enough self-confidence to do it.

3. Walk fast and maintain a good posture. People who walk fast are busy people with lots to do and the self-confidence to do them. By maintaining good posture you’ll project self-assurance that people will recognize and they’ll have a good attitude towards you.

4. Speak your mind. When you are  with colleagues or in a public gathering, don’t be afraid to speak up!  By doing so you will have more confidence in yourself and become a better public speaker.

5. Be a front row sitter. When you go to school, church or any public forum, sit in the front row! That will bring attention to yourself and that way you’ll develop more self-confidence and self-assurance.

A New Drug That Will Boost Your Self-Confidence! was originally published at Ezine Articles by Pablo Castrel

How to Follow Your Dreams

Do you know what you want to be? To truly live is to follow your heart, to realize that you can achieve your dream and be who you were meant to be. Whether you are just starting this journey of life as a youth fresh out of grade school, or a middle age person, it is time to live your life.

During your life you have made a mistake or two, and you have to live with them. However you can overcome your past and create your dream future. To do that you need to know what your dream is. Did you truly want to grow up to be the night clerk at the motel, or the weekend cashier at the convenience store? If so congratulations, you do not need to read this article. If not, then you need to remember what it was that you wanted to be. Write it down and realize that it is not too late to start.

You have your dream, and you want to live it. Well, to get there you need to take a few steps along the way. Nobody ever (and I do mean nobody) accomplishes their dream life by wishing. You have to work at it a little bit at a time. You have to make progress a step at a time. You simply cannot wish to be able to be the next Mister or Miss Universe and expect them to mail you your prize from the comfort of your couch; you have to get off your gluteus maximus and go work out.

So you know your dream, but how do you get there? First you must resolve a path. Then decide what steps to take to get there. To determine what those steps are you have to set goals. Sometimes you even have to put deadlines on those goals. Goals are simply stepping-stones. You set a goal to achieve something then set tasks to achieve that goal.

Whenever you are setting a goal or two, you sometime find that your path has been blocked. Always research several alternative ways to reach your goal. You should do this just in case the most obvious path comes out short of the end. Let us say that the university you wanted to attend won’t accept you so you are crushed and your dream of becoming a nuclear scientist begins to fade. So who says you had to go there? Maybe you can go to an alternate university, and the end will be the same. When you are a nuclear scientist, do they quote you and say you’re a Harvard nuclear scientist or a University of Florida nuclear scientist? No-they simply say you are a nuclear scientist.

Be prepared to change and adapt. Have a few plans ready to go. Even a loose idea of a plan is better than nothing. If plan “A” does not work have a plan “B” ready to take its place. This avoids that trapped feeling you get when you realize that the goal that you were after has been taken out of your reach. This is similar to the way people plan a road trip. You look at the map and see the different possibilities to get from point A to point B. Say there is a blizzard or construction, or it is simply blocked; you merely back track a bit and resume your journey from another direction. Sometimes plan B is more enjoyable and more appropriate for the journey than your first choice.

Systematically re-check and as needed redefine your goals. It’s not worth the wasted time to struggle to meet a goal that no longer fits with your life. During obvious stopping spots along the way, take a day to sit back check yourself about how you are reacting to reaching this milestone. Are you happy, or relieved? Are you excited, and want more? Conversely are you scared, with slight overtones of dread or entrapment?

As you grow into your new self some nervousness is to be expected. As you reach out in a totally new direction in your life, it is only fair to expect that not all feelings you have will be super positive. There is some mourning to go through for the loss of your old life, and growing pains in your new life. Take time to

just have fun, to balance your priorities. To love, laugh, cry, and otherwise allow yourself to be a normal person. However, take an occasional planned time out to make sure that you aren’t ignoring obvious Warnings.

If your subconscious is screaming, “Run away! Run away!” then pay attention. These warnings usually happen for good reasons. For example, wedding jitters are perfectly normal. While ignoring abusive behavior, which doesn’t seem to be declining (despite promises to the contrary), is not normal. If there are warnings take heed, and go to plan B, or if need be, change your goal. Make sure that the goal is your goal, and not what someone else says is your goal.

As you accomplish a goal and see yourself a little bit closer to your dream, re-asses. Is the next step logical or was it made without enough information. Do you really need to accomplish that next goal or is there a different goal to set and achieve? Change as needed. Do you really need to take underwater basket weaving 101 to become a nuclear scientist? Do you really need to watch TV for four hours every night? Look at yourself and see what you are doing. Can you do better?

Every time you set a goal write it down. Keep it in a journal, or a notebook. Review your writing daily to keep your mind fresh. In addition, it is very effective to write a start date when you set a goal, and a completion date when you accomplish the goal. It is a very satisfying feeling to look through your notebook and see that you are indeed completing goals, and moving towards your dream. So let us quickly move through the process so you can see how the process works. Let us say your dream is to be the president’s limousine driver. You must now work from there backwards to where you are now.

To drive the president you must be trained to drive the executive limousine, an excellent driver, and a member of the secret service. To be in the secret service requires an impeccable reputation and a willingness to serve. There are three major goals in the dream. The first is to be an excellent driver. The second is to be a member of the secret service, and the third is to be trained to drive the executive limousine. (You know that tank that looks like a car)

So let us start with the first major goal. Become an excellent driver. We will have to break it down into a couple of regular goals. To be an excellent driver you must first be a licensed driver. To become a licensed driver now becomes a regular goal. The steps from there to here are: to become a licensed driver you must pass a drivers test. To be able to take the drivers test you must pass a written test; to pass the written test you must study; to study you must first have a book; to get the book you must know where to get it.

The next step is we now write down the tasks to accomplish the goal. Write them down in the reverse order you thought of them, and add a start date.

· June 1st

· Find out where the drivers books are

· Get a copy of the book

· Study the book

· Go to Department of Motor Vehicles and take written test

· Pass written test

· Take practical driving test

· Pass test, get drivers license

Each task is a miniature goal in itself. Once you have completed a task move on to the next. If you find out there is another step, you must take add it in to the list. For example, we found out after taking the written test that you have to have a bit of experience to pass the practical test, so you add the task “Practice driving.”

As each step is taken you write down the completion date. As you review your journal you see that you are making progress towards your first goal. When you have accomplished your first goal (to become a licensed driver), you re-asses and make sure you are on the right path. Then, set your next goal, keeping it in line with your dream.

There you go, you now have an idea of what to do. I cannot make you do it; you have to do it yourself. Do you want a good life where people will respect you, or is the couch just too comfortable? It’s your life-go and live it.

Be Blessed.

How to Follow Your Dreams was originally published at Ezine Articles by Ralston Heath

Motivational Stories: The Story of B.R. Ambedkar

If there is any man who has successfully fought adversary all through his life, not only from fate but also from his own countrymen, it has to be Dr. B.R. Ambedkar – the main creator of the Constitution of the largest democracy in the world – India. What makes his life so inspiring for people who find themselves in impossible situations is the fact that Dr. Ambedkar was born in a family that was one of the millions of families in India (and still is) that was treated apathetically, and sometimes even inhumanly, by the so-called higher castes. The way he managed to get himself educated and the manner in which he fought against all the obstacles while rising to the most prestigious position in the country is remarkable.

Dr. Ambedkar, or Bhim as he was called by his mother, first suffered due to the prejudice of casteism in India when he first went to school. In India, Hindus have built a ridiculous caste system where the lowermost classes are called ‘untouchables’ and they are treated just as the name suggests. The ‘untouchables’ were, and in fact still are, not allowed to stay in the village but on the outskirts. They are not allowed to drink water from the same well and they were not even allowed to worship in the same temple. Bhim was born in such a caste.

As he grew up, Bhim started observing how he and his family were treated by the other members of the society. There was this incident in his school which is said to have really motivated him. On one of his initial days in school, he was ordered to stand in a far off corner of the room, away from the upper caste students. This is how he spent his days in school and he still managed to be the most brilliant student in his class. However, being from the lower caste, he wasn’t appreciated at all by his teachers. This didn’t stop him from keeping on shining in his studies.

Bhim had to face many more obstacles as a student in his teenage years as well. When he wanted to learn Sanskrit, the language of the ancient Indian holy scriptures, he was denied the permission to do so for he was from the lower castes. However, he still managed to learn Sanskrit on his own later in life. He had to face countless insults from his fellow students and his teachers. Inspite of all the adversaries, he passed the matriculation examination and was the first from his community to do so. Further, he wanted to go abroad for higher studies but didn’t have enough money to do so. The Maharaja of Baroda came to the rescue with a scholarship for exceptional students and Bhim qualified for that very strongly.

He went to California University where he studied Economics and Sociology. The freedom and equality that he experienced in America had a profound impact on him. He had never experienced so much freedom and so much respite from the caste prejudices of his own country. After a lot of ups and downs he finally completed his education, but his educational qualifications didn’t mean anything to his own countrymen who still saw his caste first and not the man.

He lead many protests, mainly peaceful, and through great perseverance made his way up to being the father of the Indian Constitution. He had to face much pain, suffering and insult on the way but his sheer mental strength and his resolve to fight injustice provided him with all the power in the world to keep on fighting till the end. He died being an inseparable part of the great personalities who have shaped modern India.

Motivational Stories: The Story of B.R. Ambedkar was originally published at Ezine Articles by Jeremiah Say

How to Describe Your Speaking Expertise Without Using the Word "Motivational"

Are you having a hard time figuring out how to describe your expertise without using saying you’re a “motivational speaker?”

Did you know you cannot motivate any one else? You can inspire others to motivate themselves, but you cannot motivate them. The National Speakers Association online directory lists 634 motivational speakers out of the 3,600 current members. If you’d like to think of a way to define your expertise, describe your uniqueness and differentiate yourself without using the word “motivation”, here are some related words and phrases for motivation and/or the effect of being motivated, that you can use today to describe what you can do for any organization – whether the audience is comprised of employees, commissioned salespeople or entrepreneurs:

access wisdom, imagination, ingenuity, acuity, acumen, brilliance, artistry; arouse; compel;

create breakthrough thinking; elicit; embolden; encourage originality; energize; engage intellect; engage imagination; expand awareness; expand possibilities in life; galvanize; impel; induce; influence; innervate; innovate; invigorate; persuade; prompt; propel; provoke; stimulate divergent thinking; stimulate inventiveness; stimulate; urge; utilize ingenuity.

Read below to see if any of these statements are what you do when you speak to audiences.

Here are some complete sentences you can use today!

– You galvanize individuals to tap into their natural ingenuity.

– You stimulate innovative ideas that expand the mind and the organization by sharing brilliant marketing ideas that ensure continued growth, individually and collectively.

– You prompt new ways of thinking that build spirit, cooperation and productivity.

– You demonstrate through story form that the power of one idea, getting organized around it and using all resources to leverage that idea, can dramatically improve your income.

– You urge the organization to brainstorm in ways that are fun and productive – generating increased sales and decreasing turn-over. When the workplace is innovative and inviting of imagination, it’s a place people love to be.

– You incite a spontaneous combustion of creative thinking, dreaming and realization.

And remember…when you’re talking with a prospective buyer about hiring you, And the educational sessions are going to focus on industry updates and current technical practices, stress the importance having of a keynote that leaves attendees inspired.

The best way to ensure that the updates and practices covered at the conference will be absorbed and integrated is to bring in a successful individual that will inspire the audience individually, engage the intellect and reinforce that the contributions of attendees will be valued. That sets the tone for post-conference behavior.

How to Describe Your Speaking Expertise Without Using the Word "Motivational" was originally published at Ezine Articles by Mary McKay

Define Motivation

Motivation can be defined in a number of ways. Generally, it is defined as a driving force that initiates and directs behavior. In other words, motivation is a kind of internal energy which drives a person to do something in order to achieve something. It is a temporal or dynamic state within a person which is not concerned with his/her personality. There are different types of motivation such as achievement motivation, affiliation motivation, competence motivation, power motivation, and attitude motivation.

Motivation is based on three specific aspects such as the arousal of behavior, the direction of behavior, and persistence of behavior. Arousal of behavior involves what activates human behavior and direction of behavior is concerned with what directs behavior towards a specific goal. Persistence of behavior is concerned with how the behavior is sustained.

Various studies have been conducted to understand the different motives that drive a person to success. Motives are categorized into three: homeostatic motives, nonhomeostatic motives, and learned or social motives. Almost all the motives belong to one or more of these three groups.

Motives such as thirst, hunger, respiration, and excretion are included in homeostatic motives. Nonhomeostatic motives include required activities such as seeking shelter and curiosity about the environment. Curiosity, a desire for novelty, power, achievement, social affiliation, and approval are considered as learned motives or social motives.

Motivation is essential to be successful in any endeavor you undertake. It can be positive or negative, subtle or obvious, tangible or intangible. It is very important in workplaces as it plays a key role in the effective performance of employees. In industry, managers play a significant role in employee motivation. They use different motivation techniques to improve productivity, thereby promoting cooperation between employees and employers.

Learning is somewhat interrelated to motivation. In education, instructors also use motivation techniques in order to motivate the students to learn. It is essential to increase student motivation as it can make a student more competent. Also, motivation encourages self confidence and problem-solving skills.

Define Motivation was originally published at Ezine Articles by Richard Romando

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