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Attitude of Gratitude

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”
– Brian Tracy

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“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

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“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”
– James Herriot
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“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.”
– Melody Beattie

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“Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
– William Arthur Ward 

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 “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
– Melody Beattie 

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“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.”
– Zig Ziglar 

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“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up.”
– Eckhart Tolle 

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“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.”
– Henry Van Dyke 

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 “Gratitude is a mark of a noble soul and a refined character. We like to be around those who are grateful.”
– Joseph B. Wirthlin 

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 “For me, every hour is grace. And I feel gratitude in my heart each time I can meet someone and look at his or her smile.”
– Elie Wiesel 

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 “When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.”
– Kristin Armstrong 

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“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”
– Marcus Tullius Cicero 

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“Everything we do should be a result of our gratitude for what God has done for us.”
– Lauryn Hill 

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Win-Win Negotiation : Finding a fair compromise

Negotiation skills can help you. The aim of win-win negotiation is to find a solution that is acceptable to both parties.

There are different styles of negotiation, depending on circumstances.

Where you do not expect to deal with people ever again and you do not need their goodwill e.g. buy or sell a house.

When there is a great deal at stake in a negotiation, then it may be appropriate to behave in 'gamesmanship' to gain advantage. Anyone who has been involved with large sales negotiations will be familiar with this. This approach is not good for resolving disputes with people with whom you have an ongoing relationship: Similarly, using tricks and manipulation during a negotiation can undermine trust and damage teamwork. Here, honesty and openness are almost always the best policies.


Depending on the scale of the disagreement, some preparation may be appropriate for conducting a successful negotiation. it should strengthens your position, it should not weaken the other person's.

However, if you need to resolve a major disagreement, then make sure you prepare thoroughly. Some of the points you should consider like:-

What do you want to get out of the negotiation? What do you think the other person wants? What level is comfortable giving away? What other alternatives do you have? Does failure to reach an agreement cut you out of future opportunities? And what alternatives might the other person have? What is the history of the relationship? What are precedents set before? What are the consequences for you of winning or losing this negotiation? Who has what power in the relationship? Etc.. Etc...

For a negotiation to be 'win-win', both parties should feel positive about the negotiation once it's over. This helps people keep good working relationships afterwards.

Emotion can be an important subject of discussion because people's emotional needs must fairly be met. Be as detached as possible when discussing your own emotions - perhaps discuss them as if emotions belong to someone else.

In an ideal situation, you will find that the other person wants what you are prepared to trade, and that you are prepared to give what the other person wants.

If this is not the case and one person must give way, then it is fair for this person to try to negotiate some form of compensation. Ultimately, both sides should feel comfortable with the final solution if the agreement is to be considered win-win.

A Special Prayer by Senior Citizen! Inline image 1

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A Simple, not-so-intelligent, but sincere prayer
My dear God you know that I am growing older,
Keep me from becoming too talkative,
from repeating all my jokes and anecdotes, and particularly
keep me from falling into the tiresome habit of
expressing an opinion on every subject.

Release me from craving to straighten out everyone's affairs.
Keep my mind free from recital of endless details.
Give me wings to get to the point.

Give me the grace, dear GOD, to listen to others
as they describe their aches and pains.

Help me endure the boredom with patience and keep my lips sealed,
for my own aches and pains are increasing in number and intensity, and
the pleasure of discussing them is becoming sweeter as the years go by.
Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally, I might be
mistaken.Keep me reasonably sweet.


Make me thoughtful, but not moody, helpful, but not pushy, independent, yet able
to accept with graciousness favors that others wish to bestow on me.

Free me of the notion that simply because I have lived a long time,
I am wiser than those who have not lived so long.

I am older, but not necessarily wiser!
If I do not approve of some of the changes that have taken place
in recent years, give me the wisdom to keep my mouth shut.
 
GOD,
please let me  know that when the end comes,
I would like to have a friend or two left.

Powerful Boss?

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If you constantly say to Others
“I am Powerful  ”
Then you are as powerless as
the person hearing you…
Just that
Today is your day and
Tomorrow will be his..
HUMILITY
And
ART OF LISTENING
Is the secret of
SUCCESSFUL MANAGER

What is Positive Thinking?

What is Positive Thinking?
 

Have you had a day that started with the alarm not going
off. You think, "Oh, no, not one of those days." You can't
figure out what to wear. When you finally do, you spill coffee
on your only clean white shirt. You forget your lunch on
the way to work. You wish you could start the day over.

Or could you wake up from the alarm going off and think to
yourself, "Oh, that was so nice to get a little extra sleep. I
guess I'll skip the shower because I certainly can't skip my
coffee." Don't rush. Take some deep breaths and begin your day.

I know which day I'd like to start.

The old expression is your glass 1/2 full or
1/2 empty is used a lot because it is so true.
Do you embrace life? Do you anticipate
happiness and successful outcomes? Or do
you find yourself expecting the worst and
then not being surprised when it happens?

If you believe that what the mind thinks is often what happens,
then you should replace your negative thinking habits
with positive thoughts. Here's some things that positive
people have in common:


• Positive Thinkers find opportunity in adversity.
• Positive thinkers are optimists.
• Positive Thinkers surrounds themselves with other positive thinkers.
• Positive Thinkers are confident.
• Positive Thinkers create their own futures.
• Positive Thinkers change negative problems into positive opportunities.
• Positive Thinkers try to see two sides to every story.
• Positive Thinkers expect good things to come their way.



Each generation rediscovers positive thought. I am amazed
When I read all the many quotes of positive thought from
centuries ago. It reminds us that the human experience is
one of self discovery and it's been happening since the
beginning of time.

​​Story: Piece of Cloth

Michael Jordan was born in 1963, in the slums of Brooklyn, New York.
He had four  siblings and his father's earnings were not sufficient to provide for the whole family.
 
He grew up in a poor neighbourhood. Exposed to mindless violence and heavy discrimination in the slums, he saw for himself only a hopeless future.
His father saw in Michael, a lost soul and decided to do something.

He gave Michael, who was 13 years old, a piece of used clothing and asked: "What do you think the value of this outfit would be?"

Jordan replied,"Maybe one dollar."

His father asked, "Can you sell it for two dollars? If you can sell it, it would mean that you are a big help to your family."

Jordan nodded his head, "I'll try, but no guarantee that I'll be successful."

Jordan carefully washed the cloth clean. Because they didn't have an iron, to smoothen the cloth, he levelled it with a clothes brush on a flat board, then kept it in the sun to dry. The next day, he brought the clothes to a crowded underground station. After offering it for more than six hours. Jordan finally managed to sell it for $2. He took the two dollar bill and ran home.

After that, everyday he looked for used clothing, washed and ironed it, and sold it in the crowd.

More than ten days later, his father again gave him a piece of used clothing, "Can you think of a way you can sell this for 20 bucks?"

Aghast, Jordan said, "How is it possible? This outfit can only fetch two dollars at the most."
His father replied, "Why don't you try it first? There might be a way."

After breaking his head for a few hours, finally, Jordan got an idea.

He asked for cousin's helpto paint a picture of Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse on the garment. Then he tried to sell it in the school where the children of the rich study.

Soon a housekeeper, who was there to pick his master, bought that outfit for his master. The master was a little boy of only 10 years. He loved it so much and he gave a five dollar tip. 25 dollars was a huge amount for Jordan, the equivalent of a month's salary of his father.

When he got home, his father gave him yet another piece of used clothing, "Are you able to resell it at a price of 200 dollars?" Jordan's eyes lit up.

This time, Jordan accepted the clothes without the slightest doubt. Two months later a popular movie actress from the movie came to New York for her Movie promos. After the press conference, Jordan made his way through the security forces to reach the side of actress requested her autograph on the piece of clothing. When she saw this innocent child asking for her autograph, she gladly signed it.

Jordan was shouting very excitedly, "This is a jersey signed by her, the selling price is 200 dollars!" He auctioned off the clothes, to a businessman for a price of 1,200 dollars!

Upon returning home, his father broke into TEARS and said, "I am amazed that you did it My child! You're really great! "

That night, Jordan slept alongside his father. His father said, "Son, in your experience selling these three pieces of clothing, what did you learn about success?"

Jordan replied, "Where there's a will, there's a way."

His father nodded his head, then shook his head, "What you say is not entirely wrong! But that was not my intention. I just wanted to show you that a piece of used clothing which is worth only a dollar can also be increased in value, Then how about us - living & thinking humans? We may be darker and poorer, but what if we CAN increase our VALUE."

This thought enlightened young Jordan. Even a piece of used clothing could be made dignified, then why not me? There is absolutely no reason to underestimate myself.

From then on, Michael Jordan felt that his future would be beautiful and full of hope.

He went on to become the greatest basketball player of all times.

How can I increase my own value? I am finding it a very interesting thought. I am sure, you too, will.
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How to Create Secure PDF Documents













Of all document-type formats in the digital world, PDF files resemble classical paper documents the most. They are universal, which means they can be seen on absolutely any device or computer on Earth, because of their amazing formatting. On the other hand, they are pretty troublesome for editing, but that’s a different story altogether, and today we’re going to dedicate our attention on a specific feature that the PDF has, and that is the ability to be secured.

Just like paper documents, digital files often require protection, and here we’re going to show you how to create secure PDF documents using a swell desktop software which comes totally free for a period of seven days.

With PDF Converter Elite 5 securing your PDF is very easy to accomplish, and there are several different layers of protection you can choose from, depending on your current requirements.

To start, after opening the program, click on the file icon in the upper left corner of the screen.



       There you’ll find a “PDF Creation Options” bar, which you should open.


       This will open the dialog box in the middle of the monitor, where you need to select the Security tab, and tick the “Secure PDF” box, as shown on the image below.


Here you will find the space to place passwords for the user and owner. The owner of the document has all the permissions, and as the owner, you can manually select the permissions you want the user to have.

There are several options that include allowing printing, copying and modifying the file, which you can tick or untick depending what you want the user to do with your PDF. Once you’ve arranged the options to your liking, click on the “OK” button. If you want to save the settings and to use them next time, click the “Save to File” button to save the template. Next time you want to apply those settings, just repeat the same process to open this window and click the “Load from File” button. If you want to save the settings as default, click that button.

After this, in the upper left corner choose the “Create PDF” button, and select the file you want converted to a secured PDF. Note that you cannot secure a file that is already in PDF form, but only files that are in the Word, Excel, CSV, PowerPoint, Publisher, OpenOffice and HTML and AutoCad format.


Once you’ve opened the file that you’re securing, the program will apply all the permissions and limitations you’ve added to it, and the only remaining thing to do is to save the file. This is accomplished with the “Save As” button.


       Every time you send this particular PDF file to someone, the recipient will require a user password to open the file at all, and will be able to perform only the operations you’ve allowed, using the limitations and permissions options.

       If your work requires frequent sharing of sensitive information, make sure to try this great PDF converter, because it will make your files far more secure, and your overall business much safer.