Category Archives: Training

Clean Water Project in Africa and Asia

http://static.water.org/images/2011/10/Matt-Stainless.jpg Most Americans and Europeans have easy 24×7 access to clean water and can drink as muchand whenever they feel like. But for 750 million people around the world, purified/clean water is a luxury. Women and young girls in low-income countries walk about 3.7 miles each day to collect water – a total of 40 billion hours a year. Every year poor children miss nearly 440 million school days because of water scarcity. That’s why Matt Damon and Gary White co-founded Water.org, a nonprofit dedicated to providing clean water to impoverished families and individuals living in Africa and Asia. Continue reading

Showing Courage in the Face of Adversity

Adversity is defined as a state, condition, or instance of serious or continued difficulty or adverse misfortune. That said, adversity can mean a lot of things to a lot of people.

“To be, or not to be, that is the question– / Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer / The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune, / Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles, / And by opposing end them?” — Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act III, Scene I

For Shakespeare, adversity meant nothing more than the world around him, the only obvious end to it being suicide. However, suicide is a very permanent solution to the often temporary troubles of the world, and Shakespeare understood this to be true. In the aforementioned quotation, his character Prince Hamlet broods over that which is unfair and unpleasant, offering his critique of the human experience but eventually coming to the realization that the alternative isn’t much better. Continue reading

LinkedIn Networking & Business Development

linkedin-logoWhat Is LinkedIn? Its a specialty social networking site with a strong focus on business and professional networking. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with 225+ million members in 200+ countries. The formal nature of LinkedIn is its biggest strength compared to Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus, and make this site ideal for business development, recruiting, and referrals.

This networking site offers professionals a number of benefits and features. LinkedIn is more specialized than the other social media sites due to the audience it attracts, because it is used by professionals across industries. Therefore, this site is a must-use for job search. However, business owners looking to attract prospects and connect with industry professionals can also utilize LinkedIn in a productive and prosperous way. Continue reading

Online Degree Programs

More and more, companies are requiring that their employees or applicants have college degrees. Twenty years ago, having a college degree was not as urgent or as important as it seems to be today. What is interesting is to see how many college graduates end up in careers that they majored in. I’m a prime example. I have a degree in criminal justice and I am a writer for a newspaper now. Trust me, I never dreamed that would happen. However, my employer didn’t seem to notice that my degree had nothing to do with writing articles, they simply noticed that I had a college degree and that satisfied them. Amazingly, that’s how quite a few places seem to work nowadays. Continue reading

The Inner Battle of Writers

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR1wR1YQZ2wQzggxIz4pUvqh_hkXHIBKoGdj0xdblPAQowIvObR3QThere is a psychological nuisance so powerful that can deflate the drive, self-esteem, and human spirit of many aspiring Writers of any age. These Writers are faced with an obstacle that make them stop, think twice and question their right to be a part of a respected community. This even leads them to doubt their ambition of pursuing their literary or journalistic calling. It is that inner voice echoing: “Huh! Who do you think you are, next JK Rowling in the making?” or “Oh God,  stop pretending you have writing talent!” and more similar lines of thinking. Some may call it a fiend while others may describe it as the self-defeating aspect of a person. Continue reading