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Concentrate - It is Important for Inner Peace



Concentration means focusing your undivided attention on one single thought, action, or project, in accordance with your will and decision, for a certain length of time, while ignoring distractions and unrelated thoughts.

Concentration is one of the pillars of inner peace. When this ability is well-developed, inner peace becomes easier to achieve.

If you wish to improve your life and to achieve success in any area of life, you need a certain degree of concentration.

I am sure you know what are the benefits of being able to focus your mind. I know how frustrated and unhappy you can become, if you are not able to focus your attention when you need to.


3 Kind of People About Risks



A wise person takes the risks that are more than compensated by the likelihood of succeeding and how rich the reward.

An ordinary person that takes a risk tends to focus only on the size of the reward.

A fool ignores both and focuses only on personal fears and desires regardless of how unlikely the success or small the reward.



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​How to Deal With an Angry Person




In my life, I have found myself many a time having to deal with an angry individual; sometimes I was that individual. These situations often begin with one side feeling slighted in some way, and in most cases, the angry person is simply expressing frustration and is looking for a solution. I have decided to adopt clinical psychologist Dr. Albert J. Bernstein's 7-step method to dealing with an angry person and found it to be very effective. I would now love to share it with you, and hopefully, give you a way to diffuse an unpleasant situation in the future.

Step #1: Keep Calm
It's bad enough when one person loses their calm, but when two people do Рthe situation can become explosive. Angry people often cannot separate their emotions from the discussion, thus preventing it from being resolved in a manner that is satisfactory to both sides. By remaining calm and collected, you're more ly to help the other person calm down as well. Once both of you are calm, a reasonable discussion can resume. If you have a hard time staying calm, go with the old clich̩ Рhold your breath and count to ten.

Step #2: Treat them as You Would a Child
You wouldn't shout at a child throwing a tantrum, you would simply ignore them, and an adult shouldn't be any different. People expect to be able to reason with the angry individual, but it doesn't work for children, and it won't work with an adult. Just let them get it all out until they can calm themselves down.




Step #3: Ask them to Slow Down so That You Can HelpWhen a person is at the point where they're shouting and screaming, simply telling them to stop doesn't work. It's even more ly to exacerbate the situation. Instead, ask the individual to speak slower so you can help them. A slower conversation is a calmer one, and letting them know you want to help will contribute to them feeling validated, allowing you to continue with the discussion.

Step #4: Ask "What Would You Me to Do?"
Once the situation has calmed down, continue the conversation in a manner that will not cause things to heat up again. Asking the other person "What would you me to do?" gives them room to express themselves and feel validated. This, in turn, provides you with the advantage of knowing what the other person wants from you, and allows you to lead the conversation from there.

Step #5: Don't Tell Someone, Ask Them
In a conflict, trying to explain something to the other party can often be misconstrued as "fighting back", instead of informing the other person what your reasoning was. In some cases, if the other person realizes that, through your explanation, they were wrong, it can make them even more defensive. Instead of saying "I did something because of…", ask them "Why do you think I did something?"

Step #6: Start Sentences with "I'd …" instead of "You Are…"
Once you and the other person managed to resume a rational discussion, the worst thing you can do is make them feel you're accusing them of something. Construct your statements to focus on yourself, rather than on them, and how you can contribute to resolving the problem. This way, the both of you are working on a resolution, rather than on who started it.

Step #7: Let Them Have the Last Word
Once you've reached an understanding, let the other party have the last word. The reason behind this is to avoid saying anything that may be interpreted as an accusation, rekindling the flames. Your goal is to end the conflict and to reach an agreement and to have the last word rarely gets you there. Keep your cool and ignore the little things. Let the other side feel they won while you concentrate on your achievement.



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You Are Who You Are, Not What You Do


You Are Who You Are, Not What You Do
Becoming Your Wrong Decisions


Our perception of the traits and characteristics that make us who we are is often tightly intertwined with how we live our life. We define ourselves in terms of the roles we adopt, our actions and inactions, our triumphs, and what we think are failures. As a result it is easy to identify so strongly with a decision that has resulted in unexpected negative consequences that we actually become that "wrong" decision. The disappointment and shame we feel when we make what we perceive as a mistake grows until it becomes a dominant part of our identities. We rationalize our "poor" decisions by labeling ourselves incompetent decision-makers. However, your true identity cannot be defined by your choices. Your essence-what makes you a unique entity-exists independently of your decision-making process.

There are no true right or wrong decisions. All decisions contribute to your development and are an integral part of your evolving existence yet they are still separate from the self. A decision that does not result in its intended outcome is in no way an illustration of character. Still, it can have dire effects on our ability to trust ourselves and our self-esteem. You can avoid becoming your decisions by affirming that a "bad decision" was just an experience, and next time you can choose differently. Try to avoid lingering in the past and mulling over the circumstances that led to your perceived error in judgment. Instead, adapt to the new circumstances you must face by considering how you can use your intelligence, inner strength, and intuition to aid you in moving forward more mindfully. Try not to entirely avoid thinking about the choices you have made, but reflect on the consequences of your decision from a rational rather than an emotional standpoint. Strive to understand why you made the choice you did, forgive yourself, and then move forward.

A perceived mistake becomes a valuable learning experience and is, in essence, a gift to learn and grow from. You are not a bad person and you are not your decisions; you are simply human.



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HEALTH: 10 Step to Lower Triglycerides - (A Cholesterol Article)



​Many of the same things you do to improve your overall health can dramatically lower your triglycerides. Lifestyle changes—such as modifying your diet and losing weight—can potentially cut your triglyceride levels in half.

1. Lose weight. If you're overweight, losing 5 to 10 percent of your body weight—just 10 to 20 pounds for someone who weighs 200 pounds—will reduce your triglycerides by about 20 percent.

2. Cut the sugar. Individuals whose added sugar intake is less than 10 percent of daily calories have the lowest triglyceride levels. The AHA recommends that only 5 percent of your daily calories come from added sugars. That means no more than 150 grams (9 teaspoons) for men and 100 grams (6 teaspoons) for women per day. Because the biggest sources of sugar in the American diet are soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages, one way to restrict your sugar intake is to drink no more than three 12-ounce cans a week.

3. Stock up on fiber. Instead of consuming sugar and other refined carbohydrates, focus on more fiber-rich foods, such as vegetables, fruits and whole grains.

4. Limit fructose. Studies have found that consuming too much fructose—a type of sugar—leads to high triglycerides. High-fructose corn syrup is a major source of fructose. Because regular table sugar contains about the same amount of fructose as high-fructose corn syrup (50 percent versus 42 to 55 percent), you'll need to limit both in order to lower your triglycerides. You can determine whether a food contains sugar or high-fructose corn syrup by reading the ingredients list. Even the fructose that's found naturally in fruit can increase triglycerides, so if you have high triglycerides you should watch the types of fruit you eat. Dried fruits, such as raisins and dates, have the most fructose, whereas peaches, cantaloupe, grapefruit, strawberries and bananas are relatively low in fructose. To reduce your triglycerides, limit the total amount of fructose you consume to less than 100 grams per day—preferably less than 50. To learn about the fructose content of specific foods, visit the USDA nutrient database at www.nal.usda.gov/ fnic/foodcomp/search.

 5. Eat a moderately low-fat diet. You may be surprised to learn that diets that are very low in fat are not as effective at lowering triglycerides as diets moderately low in fat. The AHA recommends that people with high triglycerides get about 25 to 35 percent of their daily calories from fat. That's only slightly lower than the average American diet, which is about 37 percent. Replacing your regular dairy products with those marked "low-fat" may help lower your triglyceride levels. How do you know whether you're getting the right amount of fat? For someone who eats 2,000 calories a day, 30 percent is 600 calories. At 9 calories a gram, that's about 67 grams of fat a day. You can learn the number of grams in a single serving of packaged food by reading the "Nutrition Facts" label.

6. Watch the type of fat you eat. Cut back on saturated fats, which are found in red meat, poultry fat, butter, cheese, milk, and coconut and palm oils, and keep trans fats, found in shortening and stick margarine, to a minimum. Replace trans fats with healthier polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Examples of polyunsaturated fats include safflower, corn and soybean oils. Examples of monounsaturated fats include canola and olive oils. Although unsaturated fats are better for you in terms of cholesterol and triglyceride counts, they're high in calories, so go gentle on the amount you cook with or you may gain weight.

7. Add omega-3 fatty acids. Fatty fish such as salmon, herring, sardines, lake trout and albacore tuna are abundant in omega-3 fatty acids—a type of fat that is actually good for you. To reap the benefits, the AHA recommends that you eat fatty fish at least twice a week. If you already have high triglycerides, you can take omega-3 capsules to supply the extra boost that food alone can't provide. The capsules must be taken under your doctor's supervision, as too much omega-3 can interfere with your blood clotting ability.

8. Exercise. If you have high triglycerides, getting at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity most days of the week may lower your triglyceride levels. Exercise is also an important part of keeping your weight under control.

9. Stop alcohol. Some studies have linked even small amounts of alcohol to modest increases in triglycerides, although others have found no association at all. The AHA recommends that people with very high triglycerides avoid alcohol entirely.

10. Take triglyceride-lowering drugs. If your triglycerides are very high (500 mg/dL or above), your doctor might recommend a medication shown to lower triglycerides, such as fibrates, niacin, omega-3s (a prescription form called Lovaza is approved for lowering triglycerides) or statins. But lowering triglycerides with medication alone has never been shown to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke, so be sure to watch your diet and continue exercising as well. -



6 Attributes of courage



Courage is something that everybody wants — an attribute of good character that makes us worthy of respect. 

Yet courage is not just physical bravery. History books tell colorful tales of social activists, such as Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela, who chose to speak out against injustice at great personal risk. Entrepreneurs such as Steve Jobs and Walt Disney, who took financial risks to follow their dreams and innovate are like modern-day knights, exemplifying the rewards and public accolades that courage can bring. There are different types of courage, ranging from physical  strength and endurance to mental stamina and innovation. The below quotes demonstrate six different ways in which we define courage.Which are most relevant to you? In the last section, i present an exercise to help you define and harness your own courage.

(1)  Feeling Fear Yet Choosing to Act

Fear and courage are brothers. — Proverb
I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear — Nelson Mandela
There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid. — L.Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Being terrified but going ahead and doing what must be done—that's courage. The one who feels no fear is a fool, and the one who lets fear rule him is a coward. ― Piers Anthony
Courage is about doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. Have the courage to act instead of react." — Oliver Wendell Holmes

(2) Following Your Heart 

"Passion is what drives us crazy, what makes us do extraordinary things, to discover, to challenge ourselves. Passion is and should always be the heart of courage." ― Midori Komatsu
And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary." — Steve Jobs, Stanford commencement speech, June 2005
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
 — Soren Kierkegaard
"It takes courage ... to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives." ― Marianne Williamson, "Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of 'A Course in Miracles'"

(3) Persevering in the Face of Adversity

When we are afraid we ought not to occupy ourselves with endeavoring to prove that there is no danger, but in strengthening ourselves to go on in spite of the danger. — Mark Rutherford
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer. — Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)
Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them — Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924)
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the   day that says I'll try again tomorrow. — Mary Anne Radmacher
"Go back?" he thought. "No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!" So up he got, and trotted along with his little sword held in front of him and one hand feeling the wall, and his heart all of a patter and a pitter." ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." — Mark Twain

(4) Standing Up For What Is Right

Sometimes standing against evil is more important than defeating it. The greatest heroes stand because it is right to do so, not because they believe they will walk away with their lives. Such selfless courage is a victory in itself ― N.D. Wilson, Dandelion Fire
Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes — Maggie Kuhn, Social Activist
From caring comes courage. — Lao Tzu
Anger is the prelude to courage. ― Eric Hoffer

(5) Expanding Your Horizons; Letting Go of the Familiar

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. — Lord Chesterfield
"This world demands the qualities of youth; not a time of life but a state of mind, a temper of the will, a quality of the imagination, a predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over the life of ease." ― Robert F. Kennedy
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. — Anais Nin

(6) Facing Suffering  With Dignity or Faith...

 "There is no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bear witness that a man has the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer." — Frank
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances. — Aristotle
Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage. — Jean Anoulh
A man of courage is also full of faith. — Marcus Tullius Cicero
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36 things we take for granted, every day!



'Take for granted' in the sense that we don't notice, acknowledge, enjoy these things fully, and even complain about sometimes…
  1. Waking up alive in the morning – thousands die every day
  2. Seeing everyone else in the family also waking up alive and safe – no disasters
  3. Having running water for brushing and shower – millions in the world don't
  4. Having a choice of hot or cold or warm water for shower
  5. Wearing nice clothes, with lots of choices and matching shoes and bag and jewelry
  6. Eating breakfast and other meals – millions are starving to death
  7. A job to go to – how many are jobless in your city/country?
  8. A car, Cycle, Motor-bike or other means of transport that allows you to get to work on time
  9. Traffic that keeps moving
  10. Weather that's live-able – would you rather be at the poles or Sahara?
  11. People trusting you with their problems at work
  12. Appliances and technology that (seem to) make life easier – imagine life without a microwave, washing machine, mobile phone, computer…
  13. Stable electricity – many places have daily power cuts
  14. Getting paid on time
  15. Our ability to see, hear, taste, touch, read, write, think, walk, talk, work, pray, love…
  16. Our education, knowledge, skills, experience, values…
  17. Having a home with furnishing and comforts
  18. Someone waiting for you at home, someone to wait for
  19. Someone that loves you, someone you love
  20. Kids – so what if they are not like us
  21. Friends, and people who care about you, people you care about
  22. Home-cooked meal
  23. Enough clothes to change a couple of times within a day
  24. The air we breathe, water we drink, the variety of food we eat
  25. Money in the pocket, money in the bank  – millions live under $1 per day
  26. Newspapers, magazines and books to read
  27. Games to play
  28. Clubhouse or gym to workout
  29. Parents – they are the reason for our being
  30. Good health and fitness – thousands of hospitals in the world full of millions of sick
  31. Functioning government
  32. Good school for kids
  33. Weekends, public holidays
  34. Faith, religion, beliefs and values. Faith in God is a must for positive things to happen in your life.
  35. Nice bed to sleep in, pillows, blankets, reading lamp, alarm clock…
  36. Trees, flowers, sunrise, sunset, stars, moon, sea, mountain, rivers, breeze…
How different would our days (and therefore life) be if we noticed, acknowledged, enjoyed and were grateful for even half the things we take for granted every day? Would we be happier, more cheerful and have more enthusiasm? Would we complain less?
Right now, I am grateful for the long battery life on my mac, the comfortable sofa, the cushion on my lap absorbing the heat from the notebook, the lamp, the cool breeze from the window, the family sleeping quietly, the calm of the morning (4 AM), WordPress, Facebook, people who ask me when they don't see a new post on my blog… a fridge full of stuff, mostly healthy!



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35 Ways to Respect Your Parents and Elders


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1. Put away your phone in their presence
2. Pay attention to what they are saying
3. Accept their opinions
4. Engage in their conversations
5. Look at them with respect
6. Always praise them
7. Share good new with them
8. Avoid sharing bad news with them
9. Speak well of their friends and loved ones to them.
10. Keep in remembrance the good things they did.
11. If they repeat a story, listen like it's the first time.
12. Don't bring up painful memories from the past
13. Avoid side conversations in their presence.
14. Sit respectfully around them
15. Don't belittle/criticize their opinions and thoughts
16. Avoid cutting them off when they speak
17. Respect their age
18. Avoid hitting/disciplining their grandchildren around them
19. Accept their advice and direction
20. Give them the power of leadership when they are present
21. Avoid raising your voice at them
22. Avoid walking in front or ahead of them
23. Avoid eating before them
24. Avoid glaring at them
25. Fill them with pride even when they don't think they deserve it.
26. Avoid putting your feet up in front of them or sitting with your back to them
27. Don't speak ill of them to the point where others speak ill of them too
28. Keep them in your prayers whenever possible
29. Avoid seeming bored or tired of them in their presence
30. Avoid laughing at their faults/mistakes
31. Do a task before they ask you to
32. Continuously visit them
33. Choose your words carefully when speaking with them
34. Call them by names they like
35. Make them your priority above anything​

20 Simple And Creative Ways to Earn Money


We could all use some extra cash. Whether it's to pay off your debts faster, save up for a vacation, or buy yourself that new gadget you've been wanting, it's always helpful to have that little extra in your pocket. Luckily, there are a myriad of ways to make yourself a nice little side income, and you can do these whether you have a full time job or you're looking to work from home. Try these tips out and start earning now:

1. Sell your old clothes

You've probably got old clothes sitting in your closet that you've forgotten all about. Clear them out and sell them online on sites like eBay or ThredUP. With ThredUP, you can get paid almost instantly if you're selling less than $60 worth of clothes. Clear out the clutter and make some money along the way. It's a win-win.

2. Tutor children

This tip works especially well for students, as they can tutor in the subjects they're studying themselves. Teach the subject you enjoy and set your own hours. Sign up with a website such as Tutor.com and make around $9 per hour to start with.

3. Become a mystery shopper

Love shopping? Become a mystery shopper and get paid to go shopping. Sign up with a site like Marketforce and pick out assignments to do. Go undercover in stores and restaurants. Then, fill in the form after your visit and collect your money. The profit you make isn't large, maybe a couple of dollars on a typical job, but it's a great way to get your meals out and other luxuries paid for.

4. Scan your receipts for cash

You have to buy your essentials regularly, so why not earn some extra money for doing so? The Ibotta app offers rebates on certain products, from milk and eggs to luxury products like Birchbox subscriptions. If you've purchased something included in the app, use your phone to scan your receipt and get a rebate. The rebates vary in price, from 25 cents for a can of Reddi-wip to $2 for a bottle of sunscreen, but they can quickly add up.

5. Recycle your phone

If you're about to upgrade your phone, don't let the old one sit around doing nothing. Try a site like The Whiz Cells, which will find the best price and buyer for your phone. The money you make depends on the model and condition of your handset. For example, an iPhone 4S in good condition can go for around $60.

6. Drive people around

If you have your own car and want to work flexible hours, working as a driver for Lyft could be for you. Lyft is an app that lets people request drivers near them. It promises to be quicker than hailing a traditional cab. As a driver, you can make around $35 an hour with them.

7. Rent out your house

Do you have a spare room you never use, or are you often away from home? Why not rent out your space to travellers for cash? Airbnb will let you list your place for free, and you can set your own availability and pricing. What you can make varies, but this blogger made $2,276 a month renting her place out.

8. Do surveys online

Many companies are looking for people's opinions to improve their products and advertising, and they will pay you for your feedback. Sign up with a site like Swagbucks or MySurvey and fill out surveys in exchange for points, which you can cash in for Paypal payments or coupons for your favorite stores. What you earn depends on how many surveys you complete, but the smallest payout on MySurvey is $10, which you can earn rather quickly.

9. Get paid to tweet

If you have a large Twitter following, companies may want to pay you to promote their products by Tweeting about them. Companies such as Sponsored Tweets will pay around 50 cents to $20 per Tweet, depending on your audience and the age of your account.

10. Rent out your driveway

If you have a parking space that you aren't using and you live in a busy area, you may be able to rent it out to others. It's free to advertise your spot on sites like Just Park, and you can make up to $150 a month.

11. Sell your photos

Are you a keen photographer? Businesses are always looking for stock photography, so why not sell your snaps? There are plenty of sites that will sell them for you, such as Shutterstock or Getty Images. Starting out, you can make roughly $50 a month, which can go up if your photos are in demand.

12. Participate in medical studies

If you have a flexible schedule and are fairly healthy, this may be for you. Payments can vary depending on what study you take part in, but some people can make a decent living by becoming human guinea pigs. Try sites like the NIH Clinical Center to find studies you may be eligible for.

13. Search the web

Why not get paid for something you do anyway? Qmee puts an ad on onto your browser and rewards you for using your favorite search engine. When you click on a sponsored link, you'll be rewarded. There's no minimum payout, so you can claim your rewards quickly. One tester made $1 on their first search, which they could claim straight away.

14. Review websites and apps

Many companies are looking for people to test their websites for usability. User Testing lets you sign up to test and answer questions about these sites, earning $10-$15 for about 20 minutes of work.

15. Start a blog

If you have a special interest and can write entertaining and interesting prose, you can be a blogger. Pick your subject, start writing, and start building an audience. Bloggers have said that they can earn between $1,000 and $10,000 a month when they become established.

16. Sell your notes

If you're a diligent student, make some cash from those who aren't. NoteSale lets you upload your notes and sell them to your less-dedicated classmates. You can make roughly $3 per set of notes, but you can make more if they're typed up, rather than handwritten.

17. Do odd jobs

Lots of people have odd jobs around the house that they'd rather not do, and that's where you come in. For traditional jobs such as lawn mowing or painting, try sites like Craigslist. If you can offer a more unusual service, such as designing a logo or even pretending to be someone's girlfriend on Facebook, try Fiverr, which lets you sell any job for $5.

18. Be an affiliate marketer

Do you have a lot of sales know-how but no product to sell? You could do well as an affiliate marketer. Promote other people's brands and products, and when they sell, you get a cut of the price. If you do well, you can earn around $100 a day. Try out Amazon or Clickbank to get started.

19. Try new products

Some companies will offer users money to try out new products and services. If you sign up to a site like CashCrate, you can get these products sent to you. Once you've tried them, you'll be paid. Most users average between $25-50 a month.

20. Write articles

Much like blogging, if you're good at turning out entertaining and informative articles, you can make money from it. Try sites like Article Sale and Ghost Blogger to get started. Payment depends on length and quality of articles, but on average you can expect around $25 per article.
For most people these days, it's getting increasingly harder to feel content working at a 9-to-5 desk job, let alone survive on a single stream of income. Dissatisfaction with jobs not only leads to burn out, high stress levels, and loss of health – it also explains why billions of dollars are wasted on loss of work productivity.
Thanks to the internet, there are hundreds of ways to offer your services and reach those willing to pay you. Make the most of your spare time and make some money on the side — whether it's to supplement your income or put away for a rainy day.

How to Be the Center of Attention at Work

At work, it's great to get a little recognition now and then. However, being the center of attention is tough if your work team is comprised of over achievers or if you're surrounded by employees who regularly claim the spotlight by pouting or freaking out about work projects.
Since being recognized by management often paves the road for future raises and promotions, you must cleverly find a way to outshine other employees and claim the spotlight. Here are four effective ways to be the center of attention at work without having to freak out to get noticed.
Claim Project Leads
If the same team member always snatches project leads and claims the workplace spotlight, it's time to end their reign. The next time a collaborative work project is announced, immediately consult with management regarding why you should take the lead.
This is no time to play the waiting game because, while you're working out a strategy, other employees will be pleading their cases. Send an email, pick up the phone or march directly into your manager's office to show your desire of taking on more workplace responsibility.
Organize a Workplace Event
Most employees are too shy or lazy to organize a workplace event. As such, this may be the ideal realm for you to outshine coworkers. Whether organizing a workplace weight loss challenge, beginning a new office potluck tradition or arranging another fun event, you'll likely be remembered for the effort. Since the event must first be approved by management, the discussion regarding your idea can be the ideal opportunity to showcase your workplace commitment.
Be Outgoing
You'll never be the center of attention if you're cowering inside a cubicle all day, too shy to speak with coworkers. If you want to earn the respect of coworkers, you must be willing to put yourself out there. Be friendly and outgoing with others from team meetings to break room lunches. With each conversation you start and joke you tell, the workplace buzz surrounding your name will increase.
Change Your Appearance
Let's face it, falling into a wardrobe slump at work is easy. Whether you fix your hair the same every day or dress in the same drab colors, a downtrodden appearance won't get you anywhere near the office's spotlight.
During an upcoming weekend, get a new hairdo, update your wardrobe with color-rich clothes and plan for a grand entrance on Monday morning. Along with turning some heads, you'll gain more confidence to take additional chances in many aspects of your work.
You needn't pull crazy stunts or freak out about project details to be the center of attention at work. Rather, by being outgoing and friendly with coworkers and by becoming more involved in the workplace culture, you'll claim the spotlight in a more effective manner. The more chances you're willing to take at work, the increased chance you'll have of being noticed by management and selected for future advancements.

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It can be fun to be the center of attention -- as long as it's for the right reason. Rather than having everyone's eyes on you because you're in the midst of a scandal, dressed inappropriately or acting like a child, position yourself as a successful, outgoing person to make everyone want to pay attention.

Position Yourself Well

  • If you want to be the center of attention at a party, find the perfect spot as soon as you walk in. This is, according to "Cosmopolitan" magazine's body language expert Janine Driver, the very middle of the room -- making yourself literally the center of the event. However, don't linger for too long. As the party fills up, move spots every 15 or so minutes. Each time you move, people will see you from a new angle, which can keep them looking.

Organize an Event

  • It's hard to ignore the host of an event. Whether it's a workplace happy hour or an at-home holiday party, guests naturally gravitate to speak with the organizer. If it happens to be an event that requires any sort of public speaking, such as a speech or a presentation, this again puts all eyes on the host. In an age where people often shy away from stepping up to the responsibility of organizing events, you'll likely be remembered as someone who doesn't mind being in the spotlight. This can put you in the prime position of being the go-to person for future events.

Change Your Appearance

  • If you want people to do a double-take when they see you -- and keep looking over and over again -- drastically change your appearance. However, don't take this as an opportunity to wear something inappropriate in a quest for attention; thigh-high boots in the office will certainly get you noticed, but not in the right way. Rather, choose a radically different haircut, color your hair, add a pair of glasses or, over the long run, lose a good amount of weight. People will flock to ask you what's different and how you pulled it off.

Remain Enigmatic

  • People who are the center of attention often talk a lot. You can be fabulous at making chit-chat while surrounded by friends, but don't give away too much. To be the center of attention, you want people to continue to ask questions about your life and clamor for more. Resist the urge to be the center of attention by boasting about your recent accomplishments; instead, ask those surrounding you what they have recently accomplished. In turn, they'll likely return the question.