Hi folks. It’s been a while since i posted my first book review on the blog, so I thought I could use my free time this month writing more book reviews about the tons of book I now, finally, have the time to read. “The leader in you” by the life and work coach Dale Carneige is my last reading. Dale Carneige was already an inspiration to me before I read any of his work since I read online some amazing paragraphs he wrote in his first book “How to make friends” and great reviews about his self-development training and coaching. He had inspired millions around the world and I still had absolutely no idea what his books were about. So I finally fed my curiosity and here’s what I think about it.
First thing I have to say is that the Dale Carneige training can be thought of as a professional group and work development that only big, rich, influent companies choose to take so as to double their productivity and look ‘trendy’. But in reality his tips and advice are applicable on all aspects of life, and everyone could benefit from them either it’s at work, in the community, marriage life, with friends and family… It’s really amazing to see how everyone can fit into the resourceful training his books provide. To summarize all the amazing techniques I already learned thanks to just this one little book, I’ll say I learned my leadership aptitudes, and how to build them stronger, how to communicate more efficiently, how to motivate others, earn respect rather than ask for it… and so many other things we all think we already know and manage well in our lives. But the truth is, we still suffer from bad communication problems, low motivation at work, lack of leadership in everyday life situations… So I would really recommend you to get a copy of this book, or anything Carnegie in that matter.
Today’s post is a little sarcastic, i agree, but what i’m asking you to ask yourself may solve your entire life problems. Do you have the Cyrus syndrome? What’s the Cyrus syndrome? Well, let me enlighten you up. The Cyrus syndrome is a serious disease that started with 14 years old whose parents failed at raising them (miserably); that was years ago, but after some celebrities catched it as well we can now say it’s a Cyrus syndrome. The later turns people into obnoxious, self-centered, whining, attention seeking, drama queens (and even kings) individuals with a peaked interest in imitating other swag/hipster/grunge youths. The illness, if not cured, can eventually (in the most severe cases) end up in being possessed by Lucifer, which explains the tongue licking, crazy-angry reactions and horny tendencies. That being said, the Cyrus syndrome can occur at any lifetime period, no matter the sex, race or religion; it also comes in all shapes, colors and sizes. And because of the dangerosity of this disease and how fast it can spread, I’m ready to give you some of the most obvious symptoms that will help you figure out either you must seek death or not.
1) You can twerk, but you can’t work! Shaking your ass isn’t gonna make you smarter, it’s not gonna pay the bills (unless you’re a hooker), and definitely not gonna make you look cool. It just shows how ratchet, low standard and influencable you are. “Yeah I saw this new move that Miley Something did in her music video a decade ago and guess what? Because I’m so unique I’ll shake It like she doesn’t even every time I go to the club or dance with my ‘girls’ until there’s a new trend I can copy on.”
2) You buy the new iPhone every month, break it and then cry about it all over the place like you just lost a parent. Or even better, you break your iPhone, buy a new iPhone and then complain about how Apple products can be ruined so easily… Really? Really?
3) Your instagram has more selfies than Afghanistan (Salafis, selfies got it? Ugh this joke just kills me every time). Or if your instagram account has way too much nudes and pictures of your bum, boobs, abs and mouth in a shitty attempt to look sexy. Unless your name sounds like Rihanna, Shakira, Miranda Kerr… No? Then it’s just not acceptable. You’re sexual, but not sexy. Think of it like a baboon’s derrière. It’s sexual, big and full of shit, but still not appealing/sexy. So cover yourself up, please.
4) You LOVE to gossip about everyone around you, to hate on people’s back, spread rumors, but then out of the blue you tweet or post a facebook status about how fake and stupid it is to talk about you behind your back, or saying ridiculously clichéd quotes like: “haters gonna hate”! Guys, for real: you can’t complain about being robbed if you’re a thief! You can’t even complain about being killed if you’re a murderer! You get what you give, that’s the policy down here. There’s some sort of justice in this world, and it’s called Karma, and it may take some time to get back at you. But once it does, don’t complain. We know.
You know I love lists. I love them so much actually I sometimes make lists of lists I want to write. I just love how well-organized my ideas become when they’re on a list. It’s also perfect because it makes me feel good each time when i take something out of the list, I can keep track of my achievements. So things I want to do-see-try this summer 2014 are no different, they go in another of my bucketlists, so I thought I could share a part of it with you here.
1) Surf in 3 different beaches
2) Donate blood
3) Finish the 100 movie list
4) Reach 300 followers on WordPress
5) Get my ears pierced
6) Finish the 100 push up program
7) Hold a snake in my hands
8) Blow perfect smoke rings
9) Eat a kidney dish (yuk)
10) Send a fan letter
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More than ever, not only are groups in the US against Israels Apartheid, and nearly everything Israel stands for, but the boycott movements are on the rise in huge numbers in other countries as well. While Israel thinks because it has a powerful nation like America behind it, it gives them the right to break many international laws. WRONG!
What they fail to recognize, the “people” wont stand for their tax dollars supporting this as countries fall more poor by the day. While the United States is running from country to country trying to destroy it for the sake of this nasty little state called Israel, the momentum grows to divest from, and boycott Israel, even from Israelis themselves. The more they do, the more people are standing against them. Keep going Israel soon enough, you will have your day.
The more “Nutty-Yahood” steals the occupied land of the Palestinians…
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To all those fasting this year, here are few quick tips on how to stay healthy during Ramadan. And to everyone else, these tips apply as well, health is a universal concern.
1) Drink A LOT of water. It goes without saying, but make sure not to keep it until the last minute, make sure you drink 2.5 l of water, by small dozes all throughout the night.
2) Don’t oversleep. We tend to sleep until late in the afternoon so as not to get exhausted, but studies have shown that sleeping that much during Ramadan only makes your body even more tired, and turns your natural clock into a complete mess you’ll need time to recover from. The best would be to sleep enough, until 10 or 11am, and then go get the day ready.
3) Don’t forget to exercise, or at least walk daily. The best time to do some work out is an hour before the ftour or later at night after you broke your fasting, this way you don’t exhaust your body and can get the most out of your working out time.
4) Avoid tea, salt, sugar and too much peppers and spices. Your body just survived a hot, active day without a drop of water nor a slice of food, so at the ftour the last thing you need is that hot tea, overly spiced dish or five-tablespoons of sugar in your coffee.
5) Prefer natural and healthy snacks like almond, nuts… to other manufactured sweets and fast food. Ramadan is the perfect time for your constipation, or diarrhea to say hello, so shut down the glutton part of you who wants to eat like it’s the last meal, and think about your health, poor digestive system and weight instead. Yeah, thank you.
If you have more tips related to fasting during Ramadan, or staying healthy, feel free to comment down bellow. Have a great day folks!
Against all odds, I survived high school. I never understood why people made such a big deal out of ‘surviving’ high school, to me it was a big dramatic conspiracy to take over the planet. But then I made it into high school. Only to realize how messed up, crazy and dumb most teenagers and teachers of today are. But after graduating, I catched myself looking back and saying: huh, it’s not a big deal after all! Moral of the story? I made my first baby steps into the hardcore environment we call high school feeling like a monkey in the water, but made my way out like a boss.
Okay, I hated waking up every morning to see the same stupid faces again, and again and again. I hated my math teachers more than they hated me and never understood why we studied how to count the infinity if we don’t even know what’s infinity for sure, I hated all the non sense we dealt with when it comes to authority, I hated being treated as a murderer/lazy arrogant student/failure each time a teacher or staff member talked to me, especially how unjust the teachers were sometimes… But guess what, it doesn’t even matter now because all I remember is making great friends, creating unforgettable memories, lots of experiences, of mistakes, laughing until my guts said enough and so much more. It’s only when It was over when I realized how amazingly great these years were, and how much I learned about life thanks to them. High school is the time when we forge our personality, so forge well. The main questions everybody asks before going into the arena of high school, is how to win the fight? How can you survive in this crazy place without going crazy yourself? Well, I don’t have the answer to this question, but I can definitely tell you how NOT to survive.
1) Talk in class. Damn. I feel like that’s all I’ve been doing in my high school years, it’s supposed to be bad but honestly I really can’t find anything wrong about it since we are human, and humans are social creatures that can’t shut up for 8 hours a day, especially not if you put them in a small class with the same faces for an entire year. It’s physically, logically and mentally impossible. Let’s try putting them boring teachers in a boring class for so long and see if they can keep quiet like they tell us to be. Unless they’re plotting a suicide or mass murder, I don’t think it’s possible. The only times I managed to shut up was when I was interested in the subject/what the teacher was saying, or when I was daydreaming.
2) Actually believe the teacher isn’t gonna hate you forever if you go out when he sarcastically tells you “Who isn’t interested in my subject can go out right now, I won’t bother”. Of course he’ll bother; and yes, I made the mistake once. But I got an imaginary standing ovation from all the classmates so it’s a pretty rewarding mistake, now that it’s over and that the teacher isn’t looking for ways to make me miserable. No really, don’t believe your teachers, they could swear to God they won’t hate you if you tell them what you truly think of their method or teaching style, but odds are: they’ll make you regret the day you were born if your answer hurts their ego. So keep your comments and complains to you.
3) Break the ‘nod and smile’ rule with bad teachers. I believe that the only interaction you need to have with the teachers you can’t stand because of their narrow-minded, old-fashioned, patriarchal and ridiculously dumb way of thinking and method should be a nod here and there so as they think you’re listening and a smile if there’s an eye contact involved. And that’s it, I know you’re dying to tell the class how bored you are, or how wrong the teacher’s ideas are… But, please, leave these precious comments to yourself and eventually to your best friend.
4) Make enemies instead of friends. Away from the teacher’s part lays another important factor for the success, or failure, of your high school years: friends! I actually believe it’s the most important thing on this list, have no friends in the already unfamiliar high school and your ‘pain in the ass’ time there will double. But don’t bear people you don’t like just to make friends, it’s sometimes better to be alone than be in bad company that could have a horrible influence on you, or just make you feel like a trapped piece of shit since it’s only gonna get harder to stop being their friends if you don’t tell them to get lost in the beginning.
5) Be rude to teachers. Really, you could hate them as much as you can but let’s face it: they’re people trying to earn a living by teaching the worst generation of teenagers the same laws and subjects each year since they got out of teacher’s school, and yet they still get called ‘Pharaoh’, ‘the dwarf’, ‘Orangina’ and other bad names, they’re hated by almost all their students and everyone entering the classroom secretly signs the ‘we know you don’t care, but please pretend you give an f’ contract. Teachers have the worst job on the planet, so let’s not make their life even worse cause God knows how mean and messed up we can be.So behave.