“Love is a flower, and hope is its stem. Salvation is the whole plant. God’s grace, God’s own life, comes into us by faith, like water through a tree’s roots. It rises in us by hope, like sap through the trunk. And it flowers from our branches, like fruit for our neighbor’s use. Faith is like an anchor. That’s why it must be conservative, even a stick-in-the-mud, like an anchor. Faith must be faithful. Hope is like a compass or a navigator. It gives us direction, and it takes its bearings from the stars. That’s why it must be progressive and forward-looking. Love is like the sail, spread to the wind. It is the actual energy of our journey. That’s why it must be liberal, open to the Spirit’s wind, generous”.
One of the skills we should all strive to master in our personal and professional lives is how to properly handle ourselves when we disagree with another person. When it is necessary to disagree, you should always consider how the other person is going to feel and address the situation with respect and humility. When you are thoughtful in the way in which you disagree, you enjoy the following benefits:
People will be more open to your point of view.
People’s respect for you will grow.
People will be more willing to share their opinions in the future.
You will appear more professional and mature.
You will feel better about yourself.
Your emotions are less likely to turn negative.
You will have more productive conversations.
On the other hand, when you lack humility and fail to show respect when expressing your disagreement, you will likely experience the following consequences:
You offend and hurt others.
You will be viewed as being egotistical.
You run the risk of damaging a relationship.
If you end up being wrong, you appear stupid or uninformed.
If you truly care for others, you end up feeling bad and later apologizing.
Your attitude will turn negative because your emotions are negative
People will be less supportive of your ideas, decisions, and points of view.
The best advice is not to dispute things that aren’t truly important to you. The next time you disagree with someone’s position, ask yourself, “Does it really matter? Do I need to point out why I think the other person is wrong?” If so, “What do I hope to accomplish?”
If the subject is one that is important, before stating your position, ask questions with a tone of respect, humility, and genuine desire to learn how the other person reached his or her conclusion.
Linkedin is a professional networking platform. where employers and employees can connect to each other. LinkedIn had 630 million registered members in 200 countries as of june 2019. And 2 new members join LinkedIn per second. These numbers are larger than the population of some of the countries.
These documentaries detail just a small part of the history of military and government testing against American citizens. This should be a wake-up call for those on the fence about chemtrails. And yes, this is legal.
Have you ever heard of Oprah Winfrey or Elan Musk? I am sure you have. They are the most powerful example of personal branding and undoubtedly the most influential personalities in their niche. They build their Personal Brand by authentically sharing their stories with the world. And you can do it too.
You are your own brand.
Your personal brand is how you represent yourself online and offline. How you want the world to see you. It is a combination of skills, experience, and personality.
It is a skill of telling your story with a purpose. It is the impression people get from your online representation.
A personal brand is an image you’ve created around yourself.
A personal brand is not only for who owns the business but anyone can build their personal brand and share their story with the whole world.
Whether you want to be an actor, comedian, fashion icon, chef, singer, or artist, in this digital world, you can be anything and build your brand in your area of interest.
We all have something unique in us and that’s what makes us different from others. If you want to make an impact in the world, you should work on creating your personal brand.
This is a digital era and we all have mobile phones and internet connections. We all are using some or the other social media platform. So instead of using it only for time pass and entertainment why don’t you build your own brand and start building your community?
So, if you want to build your personal brand identify What do you want to be known for when someone mentions you or your business?
If you are still in doubt and haven’t created a personal brand yet
Here are some questions you can ask yourself to get a clear vision:
What makes you different?
What are your core views and values?
What’s your message?
What problem do you solve?
What is your niche?
What type of service you can you offer?
Who are your ideal people or customers?
How are you influential?
Why Is Creating A Personal Brand Important?
You will build your community
When you start putting yourself out there and start sharing your story, your experience, and your personality with your audience across social media, Your Perfect audience will Start to Find You.
People who can connect with your idea and can relate will your experience will actively engage with your content.
The more personal element you add to your content the easier it will get to build your community. And Over time you will build an awesome community of like-minded people who value your skills and sees you as an expert in your industry.
Once you find your ideal followers, you will start making a profit and reaching your goals.
You will Build Trust and Credibility
If you are willing to build your personal brand, it’s important to show your authentic selves.
People like to feel like they know you personally. And this way, you can naturally build relationships and connections with people throughout the world.
Brands will work with you, only if your audience trust you, and your audience will only trust you when you can maintain your authenticity, hence if you try to be who you are not or try to fake it. Your audience will instantly catch you.
So, the long story short be authentic to build trust with your audience and this is what helps you to stand out from the crowd.
You will Create More Professional Security
If you’re a freelancer, consultant, trainer, coach, author, coach, or in any other profession personal branding is a key to survive in the marketplace. When you have a personal brand, you stand out from the crowd.
You will get invited to speak at events, consult with companies, train at conferences, and work and collaborate with big brands. and gradually you will start generating profits.
So, If you want to build your personal brand then Follow the big players in your industry on social media or check out their bios, websites, and social media. Analyze their actions online and offline and recognize what makes them different from the rest? What are they doing to create that vibe and what is their brand message?
Check out all the practices they follow to create their personal brand and learn from them. You don’t need to copy them but you can use their success as an example of how to build a personal brand and take some inspiration.
So now you know that A personal brand is for everyone. It’s helpful and necessary to stand out when applying for a job, starting your own company, or just want to create a community of like-minded people.
So here are 10 golden rules for creating an engaging and unique personal brand.
Have a clear focus. Decide your key message and stick to it. Keep your message focused on your target audience. This way you can create content around your personal brand and others can easily find you and define you. Carve a niche, and then carve a niche within your niche. The best personal brands are very-very specific.
Be genuine. This way your audience can connect with you in a personal level and It will become easier for you to manage your personal brand daily.
Be consistent. It is very important for building your presence in any social media platform. People can easily recognize you if you consistently create content around your niche. And for being consistent you have to create content regularly and, in this process, you will learn a lot.
Be ready to fail. Failure is hard, and all of us want to avoid it. However, to have a personal brand that stands out, you need to have a failure.
Walt Disney said “I think it’s important to have a good hard failure when you’re young. I learned a lot from that. Because it makes you kind of aware of what can happen to you.”
Create a positive impact. Adopt positive attitude and help others. It will help you to grow your brand in the long run. Hopping over others and burning bridges is harmful for your brand. So focus on yourself not on others.
Follow a successful example. Study them and learn from their experiences. You don’t need to copy them but you can take some inspiration.
Live your brand. When you are creating your personal brand, it’s difficult to separate your brand from your personal life. so be authentic. Share who you are and never pretend or try to be fake on social media.
Keep on hustling. A personal brand is a lifelong project that constantly evolves and changes, so be ready for ups and downs. Learn from your mistakes and make changes accordingly.
Here’s are 4 things that you should never do if you are building your personal brand.
Never Attack Others. Focus on yourself, not on others. Your personal brand is all about you. It’s not about your competitors or people who you don’t like.
So, don’t bother about them because when you start attacking others, you’re showing a negative side of personality and it is a side that a lot of people didn’t like. And moreover, it’s not required. Its just a waste of time and energy.
Accept that you don’t know everything. Some people try to portray themselves as an expert in every filed and they know everything. They have opinion on each and every issue and sometimes this attitude backfire them.
Accept that you are expert in your own niche. You don’t need to know everything. And when ever sharing your opinion on any subject that is not your area of expertise, be responsible, do your research and watch your words. When you are on a public platform it is your responsibility to provide genuine information to your community.
Remember That Emotions Count. When you have a personal brand, you are an Influencer. People connect to you on a personal level. So, try not to vent your emotions on social media. Building a personal brand is all about creating connections between you and your audience to provide value. Always consider the emotional impact of your message before you show it on social media.
Never boast or brag online. Personal branding is not about being a narcissist. It’s not about misleading people or amplifying your abilities and successes.
So now you know what is personal brand and why it is important for you and your business. You also have a basic idea of what you should do and what you should not do if you are trying to build your personal brand. However, there are no hard-set rules but these general tips and tricks will help you to take your first step.
Encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.
We say, “I’m going to sit down and figure out how I can build others up.” That’s fine, but how do we build others up? How do we know what to do?
Paul gave this advice in Acts 20:32: “So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.”
How do we get built up enough to build up somebody else? My friends, it’s the Bible. Read the Bible. The Word of God is the fuel to help us be builders. In 1 Peter 2:2 we are told, “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby.”
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Members of the FDNY jumped into action after witnessing a recent assault in Brooklyn right outside a fire station.
CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis got a look at surveillance video on Sunday.
The clip shows a woman in a blue shirt walking down the sidewalk on Hancock Street in Bedford-Stuyvesant when a man on a bicycle swerves over and punches her in the face, knocking her down.
He speeds off as four people race behind him. The pursuers were firefighters and they continued the chase around a corner, and took the man to the ground.
Meanwhile, others were seen checking on the 60-year-old victim.
“It’s bad. You can’t hit a woman. She’s very nice, the whole family. I grew up with them and they very nice,” said Twin Alzokari of nearby J&A Deli and Grocery.
Alzokari said he watched the FDNY jump into action after the assault on Aug. 26, which happened at around 5 p.m. right in front of the firehouse.
“I just see the guy running with the bike and I see the fire department came after him,” Alzokari said.
The firefighters stayed with the suspect until police arrived and took him away in handcuffs as a crowd watched on.
The NYPD identified the suspect as 53-year-old Daniel Biggs. Police said he has 18 prior arrests, from robbery to assault. The most recent came on Aug. 2, after he allegedly slashed a 26-year-old man on the face.
Biggs is apparently a recognizable face in the community.
“He comes, buys his stuff and leaves. That’s it. I was like why he did it?” Alzokari said.
During the Aug. 26 incident, while he was being restrained, Biggs punched a 29-year-old firefighter in the eye causing bruising and swelling, police said.
Neighbors said they’re grateful for the firefighters’ bravery.
“You feel safe. They’re always helping the community and that’s a very, very good job what they did,” Alzokari said.
Police said the alleged attacker and the victim were strangers, adding the motive for the assault is unclear. She suffered a cut on the mouth, but police said she refused medical attention at the scene.
SURAT, India — The hit that India’s dreams have taken from the coronavirus pandemic can be found in the hushed streets of Surat’s industrial zone.
You can see it in textile mills that took generations to build but are now sputtering, eking out about one-tenth of the fabric they used to make.
You can see it in the lean faces of the families who used to sew the finishing touches on saris but, with so little business, are now cutting back on vegetables and milk.
“You see that smokestack?” he asked. “There used to be smoke coming out of it.”
Not so long ago, India’s future looked entirely different. It boasted a sizzling economy that was lifting millions out of poverty, building modern megacities and amassing serious geopolitical firepower. It aimed to give its people a middle-class lifestyle, update its woefully vintage military and become a regional political and economic superpower that could someday rival China, Asia’s biggest success story. ..
What nourishes love in marriage includes truth, trust, honesty, dialogue and fidelity. Man is mortal and a social being. No one is perfect yet to know everything and to avoid making mistakes. When mistakes occur, they are bound to be forgiven, for the love bond to be strengthened. Nowhere is forgiveness most necessary and as an everyday experience as in marriage.
As in every human situation, since the man and wife are raised from different backgrounds and orientations, frictions are bound to occur. When they do arise however, they should help to oil the relationship and not to break as we witness widely today in society.
A husband and wife have to study the temperament and psychology of each other and this should be an on-going exercise for life. When they offend each other, they should learn to seek and grant forgiveness.
“Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough?” (1 Cor 5:6).
1 Cor 5:1-8; Luke 6:6-11
The Greek word porneia covered a wide range of illicit sexual acts. Greek and Roman culture knew, explored and invented some of them in the pursuit of erotic diversion, and St. Paul was alert to this in Corinth, a port city known for its aberrations. He quickly condemned the activity reported in today’s first reading and warned the faith community that its impact could infect and degrade the spirit among them all like yeast in dough.
Jesus, too, was aware of certain predatory sins that destroyed both their perpetrators and victims. He reserved his harshest rebuke for those who corrupted “little ones,” saying it was better if they had never been born or that a millstone had drowned them. The adage, “the corruption of the best is the worst,” applied to religious leaders who used helpless victims to try and trap Jesus. The Pharisees who caught an adulterous couple “in the act” and dragged only the woman before Jesus to see if he would uphold Moses’ verdict of stoning fit this adage. Like all lynch mobs, it took instigators and a crowd lusting to see the terrified woman killed.
Though today’s Gospel is not about sex, it has the same pornographic feel, a pay per view setup in which a crippled man is callously used to test Jesus’ adherence to the sabbath law. When Jesus uses the same Law to defend life rather than destroy it, the scribes and Pharisees retreat enraged to plot his destruction. Despite their vaunted status, these teachers are filled with malice and corruption.
St. Paul’s image of leaven describes the power of both good and evil. We have plenty of examples of corruption at the top setting the tone for entire organizations. We know that integrity in leadership inspires others to be conscientious. Like leaven, even a small amount of duplicity can diminish the whole, or one example of courage can set a higher standard for everyone. St. Paul calls for a profound interior conversion in Corinth to replace “the old yeast of malice and wickedness with the new unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”
Discipleship is about continually replacing our inner thoughts and motives with this new leaven, which St. Paul also calls the mind of Christ and the Holy Spirit. As individuals, this is a matter of monitoring what we put into our heads and hearts, including what we read and watch, fantasize and cultivate to shape our desires and behaviors.
As a society, we have opportunities to purge our collective spirits with good choices, by how we participate in social media, what we support with our time, energy and money, and what we deprive of our resources to diminish their influence. Even our small leaven in the whole can make a significant difference.