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How First Time Workers in a Corporate World can Save in their Day to Day Life

First-Time-Job

Starting your first job can be scary. You’ll probably thinking a lot of things in your first day, like what would you do, how would you handle new colleagues, what’s your supervisor like, will you survive? No need to worry anymore because the tips below would probably save your day first day.

Accept that You’re a Newbie

You might love your position and will do anything to be good at it. But if you show up disinterested, unfriendly or rude you could end up loosing your job. Being amiable and cheerful will help you to keep in most workplaces. Accept the fact that you’re new and you need to make friends even if you can do your work on your own.

Be Contented in your First Salary

Competing with fresh graduates is hard, you can be better than them but there will be a lot better than you. Lot of employers will make a basis of the salary you want. Help yourself to be contented in your first salary, it’s not important how much you earn as long as your working in professional workforce. Bare a little while, you can always negotiate a raise after six months or at least a year.

Everything Communicates

How you speak, how you dress, the way you talk define you. Everyone will be looking at you in your first day. If you want to succeed in a corporate environment, you have to communicate in a way that others will not be offended. Show them that you are a kind of employee that can bring success in the company.

Be Competent

Whatever you do, be competent. Show what you got and that you deserve to be there. Be confident. Don’t ponder to share what you know, and what you believe if it’s the right thing to do. Don’t others look down on you because your young, but make them see that you’re not just an ordinary employee, you have the condidence to bring achievement in your employer.

Challenge Yourself

Don’t stop learning, you’ll never know how long would you last in your company. Things will change and it will not be always your way. You probably got a job that you love, but don’t don’t stop reaching your goals. Set your goals for yourself.

Perks of Being Scholar

Perks of Being a Scholar

Perks of Being Scholar

Perks of Being Scholar

Being a Scholar is a dream of any college student. Why? Obviously the reason is that you will not spend any single cent in your tuition or you’ll have a big discount, unlike other students who paid a lot to finish their degree.

I myself a scholar since first year in Jose Rizal University, taking the course Bachelor of Science in Information Technology is not an easy subject. You have to study very very hard and maintain the needed general average every semester to maintain the scholarship.

Our tuition is worth P25,000 above, I did not came from a rich family to afford this, but I am blessed because I became a scholar. I can proudly say that this is one of the greatest thing that God has given to me, an opportunity to be a scholar and now a candidate for Cumlaude. I am now in my fourth year and will be graduating this coming April 1, 2016.

Maintaining my scholarship is very ambitious to do, but it is worth it. In my own experience, every time I will apply for scholarship, then I will told my mother that it was approved she will hug me and kiss me, saying “I am very proud of you”. Every time I remember that, I feel very happy and thankful to God, for another blessing. And one of the best thing too or you can say annoying, is that I am popular in our university, I am known as a smart, diligent person, and honestly many students wants to be my friend, sometimes they just want me as a friend for high grades. It makes me feel sad, but that is a fact and there’s nothing I can do about it. But I don’t mind if I don’t have a lot of friends, the important thing to me is that I am doing the right thing where God will be glorified.

When you became a scholar, you will surely have this

-High Grades
-Free tuition fee
-University Popular
-Lots of Friends
-Future Purposes (Career, Work)
-Have an opportunity to be an Honor student
-Your parents will be glad (Stress free)
-Self Confidence
-You can save more money
-Professors will like you
-Happiness and Contentment

So why not study hard? And achieve the Perks of being a Scholar.

Bill Gates

The Schedules Of Successful People

This article is very worthy to share. Credits to Amy Johnson, the writer, lifehack.org and the owner of Bill Gate’s pic.
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Bill Gates

Do you want to be more successful? Many successful entrepreneurs share similar ideals and routines which play an intrinsic part in their success.

Here we look at 8 routines and beliefs successful entrepreneurs use every day.

 1. They Have A Morning Routine

Author Laura Vanderkam extensively studied the schedules of various high achievers. She found one thing that they had in common; they got up early, and almost all of them also had a morning routine.

Richard Branson is also an advocate of embracing the morning.

Getting up early has lots of benefits. You get the chance to be available and present before demands are made of you, and before you need to start working on your goals. This can improve your mood, as you feel in control of your life.

Getting up and completing your morning routine will help you to feel confident and in control, ready to handle the challenges that the day throws at you.

How To Adjust Your Schedule: Consider scheduling tasks you would normally do in the evening in the morning instead. For instance, try exercising before you go to work to help you feel revitalized and productive.

2. They Don’t Panic When Things Go Slightly Wrong

Many people start to feel stressed and anxious when things don’t go exactly to plan, but these things can happen on a daily basis. Successful people realize they cannot control everything, and anticipate mistakes.

Dealing with problems is a big part of being a successful entrepreneur. Plan for mistakes, and you will deal with them rationally and efficiently as they arise.

How To Adjust Your Schedule: Factor In time every day to help you deal with any problems that arise. Half an hour at the end of your working day is ideal, as it means you can focus on the tasks you want to complete during the day.

3. They Work When They Don’t Have To

First thing in the morning, the evenings and the weekend are all times that most people are not working. However, you could be wasting your productivity. Many successful entrepreneurs will work whenever inspiration strikes, as they know they will be more productive then than later.

If you have a great pitch for work, strike while the iron is hot and get working – even if you’re not in work.

How To Adjust Your Schedule: Plan two hours work you will do during your free time, from replying to emails to making important calls. This will help you to get ahead and stay ahead.

4. They Do Important Work First

Many people arrive at the office and start their day with the little tasks, like emailing and admin. However, our brains are sharpest earlier in the day, so this is the best time to tackle the more creative work that challenges you.

If you don’t get the opportunity to work on your chosen tasks first thing, take matters into your own hands; do the work from home, or come into work early.

How To Adjust Your Schedule: Set your schedule for the next day while you are still at work. Plan your most important tasks for first thing in the morning, and then respond to your emails before lunch to guarantee a productive day.

 5. They Keep Their Full Schedules In One Place

“It’s crucial to make sure you record all your meetings and appointments in one place instead of having them scattered throughout different calendars, notebooks, and apps,” says Alexandra Weiss, a partner at CA Creative in New York.

Instead of planning parts of your schedule on your phone, laptop, work computer and notepad, gather everything together on one device. It won’t seem intimidating – it will seem clearer and easier for you to understand. You don’t have to worry about fitting everything in, as you can see your full schedule and arrange it as you please.

How To Adjust Your Schedule: Choose the device you are most comfortable with and use the most, whether it is your smartphone or a notebook. Keep it on you all day while you are at work, so you can adjust your plans accordingly throughout the day.

 6. They Understand Teamwork

Many of the most successful companies in the world were started with teamwork; Google was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Apple was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, and Paypal was started by a team of five.

Being successful is rarely about being completely independent – successful people are able to work with others, able to compromise, and accept other ideas.

How To Adjust Your Schedule: If you work in a team alongside others, schedule an email chain with your co-workers. Make a note to email your co-workers at lunchtime if you do work on a project for feedback. This will help your team to feel involved, encouraging them to share their opinions and get involved.

 7. They Take Their Work Seriously

Successful entrepreneurs truly believe in their work and see value in what they do. It is difficult to work productively and become successful if you don’t believe in your work.

It is important to stay motivated and not to get side tracked by people who don’t believe in you – remember that if you believe in your work, you shouldn’t need the reassurance of others.

How To Adjust Your Schedule: At the end of your working week, set aside half an hour to review your goals and dreams, and see how you are progressing towards them. This will help you to achieve your goals, but more importantly – it will encourage you to truly believe in your goals.

 8. They Relax When They Are Done

Worrying about work while you’re not there can run you down, and actually make you less productive when you start again. Author Tim Ferris recommends writing down your working goal for tomorrow when you finish work, as this will help you to feel motivated for the next day – so you can actually switch off for now, and enjoy your evening.

How To Adjust Your Schedule: Write down three goals you want to achieve during your next working day. Write down how you will achieve them too, as this will help you to feel focussed, so you can switch off and enjoy your down time.

Original article link: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/this-what-the-schedules-successful-people-look-like.html

The Passbook Story

The Passbook

The Passbook StoryShe married him today.

At the end of the wedding party, her mother gave her a newly opened bank savings passbook, with $1000 deposited in it.

She told her, “My dear daughter, take this passbook. Keep it as a record of your married life. Whenever something happy and memorable happens in your new life, put some money in. Write down what it’s about next to the amount. The more memorable the event is, the more money you can put in. I’ve done the first one for you today. Do the others with your husband. When you look back after years, you will know how much happiness you’ve both shared.’

She shared this with him after getting home. Both of them thought it was a great idea and couldn’t wait to make the next deposit! This is what the passbook looked like after a while:

– 7 Feb: $100, his first birthday celebration after marriage
– 1 Mar: $300, she gets a salary raise
– 20 Mar: $200, vacation to Bali
– 15 Apr: $2000, She’s pregnant!
– 1 Jun: $1000, He gets the big promotion
and so on…

However, as the years went by, they began fighting and arguing over trivial things. They didn’t talk much. They regretted that they had married the most nasty person in the world…There was no more love.
One day she talked to her Mother. ‘Mom, we can’t stand it anymore. We have decided to divorce. I can’t imagine how I decided to marry this guy!’

Her mother replied, ‘Sure, that’s no big deal. Just do whatever you want, if you really can’t stand it. But before that, do one thing. Remember the high yield savings passbook I gave you on your wedding day? Take out all money and spend it first. You shouldn’t keep any record of such a poor marriage.’

She agreed with her. So she went to the bank, and was waiting in the queue to cancel the account. While she was waiting, she took a look at the passbook record. She looked, and looked, and looked. Then the memory of all the previous joyful moments came back to her. Her eyes were filled with tears. She left and went home.

When she got home, she handed the passbook to him and asked him to spend the money before getting divorced.

So the next day, he went to the bank, and was waiting in the queue to cancel the account. While he was waiting, he took a look at the passbook record. He looked, and looked, and looked. Then the memory of all the previous joyful moments came back to him. His eyes were filled with tears. He left and went home.

He gave the passbook back to her. She found a new deposit of $5000. And a line next to the record: ‘This is the day I realized how much I’ve loved you throughout all these years. How much happiness you’ve brought me.’

They hugged and cried, putting the passbook back into the safe.

P.S. This story is very ideal but worth sharing. Who knows that it could really save a marriage. I have never been married but when I read this the first time, I got inspired and would like to do the same thing with my future husband. Most of the time, we needed a reminder of how we are once in loved with our partner and this passbook does not just serve as a reminder but also allows us to treasure memories and money.

Source: Learning Petals